An overwatered plant will have mushy leaves that feel soft and squishy. … The color of the leaves would appear lighter than a healthy plant, or turn translucent in color. A lot of times an overwatered succulent would drop leaves easily even when lightly touched. The bottom leaves are usually the ones affected first.
Herein, why are my succulent leaves translucent?
As succulents grow or adjust to new conditions, they shed their older, lower leaves. … If, however, you notice top or center leaves becoming mushy, translucent, and yellow, the leaves are likely rotting from too much water.
Keeping this in view, how do I know if my succulent is dying?
As a general rule, common indications that a succulent is dying include:
- Brown, mushy leaves mean the roots are rotting.
- Pale, yellow leaves indicate that rot or infection has spread.
- Wrinkly, dehydrated leaves mean the roots are drying up.
- Brown roots indicated rot or infection.
Why do succulents turn yellow?
Over-watering is the most common cause of yellowing leaves on a succulent plant. Constantly wet soil can rot the plant’s roots, interfering with its ability to take up water and nutrients from the soil. … Check your plant’s soil with your fingertip and, if it feels wet, over-watering is a likely cause.
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.
Just as succulents stretch out from not getting enough light, they may also lose their vibrant colors. … When grown in the shade or in areas that don’t get bright light all day, such as indoors, they will slowly fade to green. It doesn’t mean they aren’t healthy though.
A loss of colour is often what happens when a succulent is exposed to too much sunlight, as there is a bleaching effect. A green succulent may turn to a pale green or white, and if it was bright pink, purple or yellow it may turn a lighter green colour.
The telltale signs are pretty obvious: If the leaves near the bottom are turning yellow, feel mushy, and fall off the plant very easily, your succulent has had a bit too much water. … Let the succulent sit out of dirt for a day or two before repotting in new soil.
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.)
For stimulating succulents growth, the best color temperature is 6500k. If you want your plant to bloom, a 3000k light is better. Just be careful if your plant is a monocarpic succulent, it may bloom with too much of the light provision. You will not need to turn the lights on all the time.