Kalanchoe tomentosa: Give this fuzzy succulent softy a hug
Every day. Kalanchoe tomentosa, aka panda plant, is a succulent with long oval-shaped leaves that are densely covered in fuzzy felt. Kind of like a cat’s ears.
Correspondingly, what does it mean if a succulent is soft?
Soft leaves are an indication that the plant is not getting enough water. This is because the cells of the plant which typically hold in moisture have nothing to keep them firm. Thus, they lose pressure and the healthy tissue is being affected.
Accordingly, are succulents supposed to be soft?
An underwatered plant will have wrinkly, shriveled up leaves whereas an overwatered plant will have soft, mushy, almost translucent leaves. These are the obvious tell-tale signs to indicate whether your succulent is being over or underwatered. Oftentimes, however, the signs are not that easy to read.
What succulents have fuzzy leaves?
Succulent Plants with Fuzzy, Velvety Leaves
- Kalanchoe tomentosa, overwatered.
- Cotyledon tomentosa – the Bear Paws Plant.
- Tentatively, Crassula lanuginosus ‘David’
- Delosperma echinatum – Hedgehog Iceplant.
- Echeveria ciliosum.
- Echeveria harmsii – plush plant.
- Echeveria pulvinatum – Red Velvet Plush Plant.
Dig the succulent out of the soil and remove excess soil stuck to the roots, cut off any brown/black roots as these are rotten already. Leave the plant on a mesh or any kind of strainer till the roots have air dried from anywhere two to three days. When the roots are dry completely, plant them back in the pot.
The main reasons why a succulent is drooping are overwatering, freezing temperatures, underwatering, rotting. Other reasons for drooping succulents include pests and diseases and sudden temperature changes. Normal succulents should be plump, firm, not etiolated.
The most common reason for brown leaves on succulents is sunburn or sun damage. If you’ve recently moved your plant to a bright location, or if you’ve recently had a heatwave or intense heat and you notice your plants have brown spots on their leaves, these spots are equivalent to sunburn.
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.)
Most of the varieties of tender succulents I grow are pretty forgiving, and even if they get very dry they recover well once they get another drink. I use warmed tap water or rain water, as if it’s too cold it takes a long time for them to use it, sometimes creating good conditions for rot to set in.
The arid gardener may ask, “Why is my cactus going soft?”. Likely causes are disease, cultivation, and improper site and ambient conditions. Cacti generally have low moisture needs. … The reasons for such spots may be disease or simply mechanical injury to the pads and stems of the cacti.
Keep reading for the top 10 most popular types of indoor succulents.
- Burro’s Tail (sedum morganianum) …
- Crown of Thorns (euphorbia milii) …
- Flaming Katy (kalanchoe blossfeldiana) …
- Aloe Vera (aloe vera) …
- Panda Plant (kalanchoe tomentosa) …
- Pincushion Cactus (mammillaria crinita) …
- Roseum (sedum spurium)