Because most succulents are adapted to hot, arid areas where prolonged periods of heat are the norm, they respond by dropping leaves when stressed by heat or drought. Although this is relatively normal, keeping succulents in the shade when temperatures soar will help prevent this.
Subsequently, how do you keep succulents from losing their leaves?
For starters, give your succulent about an hour of exposure first or morning sunlight, and once your plant has fully adjusted to its new spot, it should stop dropping leaves. You can also consider using a grow light to supplement your succulent’s light requirements per day to prevent any issues and to keep them happy.
Considering this, how do you tell if you are overwatering succulents?
The best way to tell whether your succulent is being over or underwatered is by the appearance of the leaves. An underwatered plant will have wrinkly, shriveled up leaves whereas an overwatered plant will have soft, mushy, almost translucent leaves.
Do succulents need direct sunlight?
Succulents love direct sun, but if yours is sitting in the same exact spot day after day, it’s likely that only one side is getting enough light. … Succulents will lean towards the sun, so rotating them will help them stand up straight. (Leaning may also be a sign that they need to be in a sunnier spot.)
Steps on How To Save an Overwatered Succulent:
Let the plant dry out completely for at least three days to a week. Set the plant somewhere bright and dry, but away from direct sunlight to avoid burning the plant and the roots. Once dry, replant in a suitable well draining potting mix and do not water immediately.