The stretched part of the plant won’t un-stretch, but new growth will once again grow more closely together. The only thing to do if you want to get rid of the etiolation I.e. stretched-out part is to cut your succulent down and propagate the cuttings.
People also ask, are stretched out succulents bad?
Succulents are rather slow growing plants. But if they are not having enough amount of sunshine, they start to grow longitudinal fastly and stretch out to reach the light source. It is a really unhealthy situation for any plant suffering the inadequate light. And it may even lead to a withered plant in the end.
Just so, why are my succulents leggy?
Most succulents will grow “leggy” if they don’t get enough light. But those succulents that change colors when stressed are usually more light sensitive than others. Their reaction can be quick, putting out etiolated “growth” in a mere few days.
What does Overwatered succulent look like?
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.
How to trim tall succulents. Use a sharp knife for cutting succulents that grow too tall so that the cut is not squashed. If you don’t have one at hand, you can also use (pruning) scissors, most succulents are tough. Make the cut as horizontally as possible in order to keep the cut and thus possible spot for dirt small …
Succulents will grow long stems when they are not getting enough sunlight. This process is called etiolation, where they start to turn and stretch out in search of light, giving them a “leggy” appearance with a long stem and smaller, spaced-out leaves.