Placement of the Succulent
You might think it can recuperate inside with other indoor plants. Sorry, the sudden shock will stress the succulent further instead of letting it heal. (Sunburned leaves won’t recover, but the plant will).
Consequently, how do you treat sunburned succulents?
Also to know is, how do I know if my succulent is sunburned?
A recently sunburned plant will still have fat and full leaves that have begun to turn black or brown and may still be glossy. Older sunburn will be black or brown and dry or shriveled, or even completely desiccated. Leaves that are showing signs of rot and too much water will appear mushy and wrinkly.
Should you cut off sunburned leaves?
Do I clip them off or let them fall off on their own? Sunburned leaves will eventually fall off on their own, but you could remove any leaves that have more than 50% damage now to improve the plant’s overall look. You can also help the plant by fertilizing to support a flush of new growth.
In general, succulents need at least 4-6 hours of sunlight a day to keep them happy. They love being in bright and sunny locations. Succulents that do not receive enough sunlight will exhibit problems such as elongation or etiolation, where the plants stretch to seek more light.
When succulents sunburn, they are not able to absorb enough water and nutrients through their leaves. Treat sunburned succulents by replanting them in a shady spot and spraying the plant with cool water to keep it hydrated.
Sunscald injury of plants is easy to prevent, though there is no cure. Once leaves are damaged, all you can do is support the plant until it manages to grow new, stronger leaves.
Give it a good shower because if the plant is dealing with excessive sunlight, it’s probably dry. Usually, succulents do not need much water but giving them a shower will help them revive from excessive sunburn.
Here’s what to look for to know that your succulent is overwatered: Soft, mushy, translucent leaves–An overwatered plant will have soft, mushy leaves that may also appear shriveled. … Leaves turn black–If the overwatering continues, the leaves will start to rot and you will see them turn black.
So to that end, the best thing I can advise you to do is move it into a cool, shady spot. Plants in the sun use more water. Give it some water. … I would recommend misting the plant daily (several times a day) to provide adequate humidity while the plant is recovering.
Common in non-woody annuals and perennials, many plants will recover when temperatures drop. Potential for permanent damage increases with the length of time that a plant remains wilted.