If your succulent’s leaves are turning red, orange, blue, or purple, it means that your plant is a little stressed! Succulents produce pigments called anthocyanin and carotenoid in response to environmental stressors like intense sunlight and heat.
Considering this, what is the name of the red succulent plant?
Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’
This ravishing red succulent is native to Mexico. Its long stems reach up to eight inches in length and are covered in fleshy, round leaves. The leaves range in color from pink to deep red. The more sunlight this plant receives, the deeper the color of the leaves.
In this regard, how often do you water a Ruby Ball Cactus?
In the winter, when the cactus isn’t growing as much as in spring, summer and fall, cut way back on watering both outdoor and indoor plants, giving them water every three or four weeks to keep the roots alive.
Why are my plant leaves turning red?
Fluctuations in the soil and air around plants upset nutrients and cause red pigments. Cool spring air and cold soil often produces red and purple foliage tints. In summer, extremes of high heat followed by cooler temperatures cause nutrient imbalances.
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.)
Red succulent plants are all the rage and most everyone’s favorite. You may have red succulents and not be aware because they are still green. Or perhaps you bought red succulents and now they’ve reverted to green. Most red succulent varieties begin with a green color and turn red from some type of stress.
How to Grow Ruby Ball Cactus (Moon Cactus)
|Red, orange, or yellow
|11 to 12 (USDA)
Lack of Sunlight
Succulents stretch out when they aren’t getting enough sunlight. You’ll first notice the succulent start to turn and bend toward the light source. Then as it continues to grow it will get taller with more space between the leaves.
Red or purple-tinged foliage and wilting are two common symptoms of a magnesium deficiency, which is a common ailment in Christmas cacti. It occurs mainly during the winter months when feeding and watering are restricted and cold temperatures slow the plant’s nutrient uptake.
Keep in mind succulents are not cold hardy and will die if exposed to a prolonged period of frost or below freezing temperatures. During winter when the temperature goes below freezing the tips of the leaves will start turning red.
The main cause of Jade plant leaves turning red is that they’re receiving too much sun. Jade plants typically like bright light and will thrive under these conditions but they don’t always like direct sunlight. In fact just like humans, Jade plants can be sunburned by strong intense sunlight.