And though most succulents can seal off damaged parts, it is always good to quickly remove broken, diseased, or dead leaves, stems and flower stalks. … Because new growth typically sprouts near the end of cut ends, simply prune stems to where you want new growth to emerge.
Thereof, what do you do with broken succulent leaves?
Saving a broken-off succulent depends on the damage. If the leaves start to fall, you can just let them dry for three days. If the stem is decapitated, keep it away until it gets callused. When you notice these changes, you can then place it on cactus soil, and it’ll grow roots in a few weeks.
One may also ask, why succulent leaves fall off?
Why are leaves falling off your succulents? The most common reason is watering issues. Too much water can cause the leaves to swell, become soft and mushy, and eventually fall off. Leaves that fall off from overwatering appear wet and mushy, and the stem may appear puffy.
Can succulents heal themselves?
If your succulents have physical damage they will never fully heal. In most cases they will begin to callus where the trauma occurred but may also begin to rot. With calloused plants, they will bounce back and be healthy again in time, they just won’t be as pretty as they can be.
Cut a few surviving healthy leaves from the base or stem and let the ends dry for 5 to 7 days. Plant them in a tray or a shallow pot in succulent soil mix. Water regularly for the roots to grow but make sure there is good drainage.
In many plants, leaf splitting may be a part of their growth process, especially when leaf splitting mostly occurs in older leaves. As long as there are plenty of leaves to replace the damaged ones, you can simply pick out the split leaves and discard them. Unfortunately, split leaves will never heal.