A healthy succulent should be full and have leaves that start from the base of the plant and are closely spaced. Succulents are often called “compact” because the leaves grow closely together and can seem to be bunched up. … They might also be denser in how they grow, with thick rosettes of leaves.
Besides, how do I make sure my succulent is healthy?
8 Foolproof Ways to Keep Your Succulents Alive
- Give them breathing room. …
- Provide some shade. …
- Start with the right soil. …
- Low-water isn’t no-water. …
- Include drainage. …
- Succulents need food, too. …
- Rethink propagation. …
- Beware of frost.
Similarly, what does a stressed succulent look like?
Basically, observe the plant. If it’s leaves are margined or tipped in red, it’s a likely prospect. But if excess heat, sun or cold makes its tips shrivel and turn beigey-gray, it’s suffering.
How do I know if my succulent is happy?
As long as the leaves in the center look happy and healthy and it’s only the bottom leaves shedding, this is a sign your succulent is thriving! * If all the leaves are falling off, or if they turn yellow and mushy rather than drying out, this is a good indicator your plant is being over-watered!
Signs Your Succulent Has Been Overwatered
The first sign of overwatering to watch for is discoloration and change in the leaves’ form. You’ll notice the leaves becoming translucent, soft, and squishy, and unlike those that have been under-watered, they will be dropped by the plant rather than recovered.
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.)
Lack of sunlight
- Lower or bottom leaves will start to arch and point downwards, instead of upward as light deprivation continues.
- Succulent with round leaves like String of Pearls will show sign of elongated leaves and spaced a bit further apart than normal.
When succulents are indoors it’s often hard for them to get enough sunlight. Outdoors they generally need about 6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight each day. However, indoors, you’ll want to place your succulents near a window that gets light all day.
Succulents need bright sunlight all day or at least 6 hours a day to become “stressed” and display their bright colors. If you grow succulents indoors, south-facing windows are a must to allow your plants to receive enough sunlight, grow healthily and maintain their vibrant red/pink color.
Succulents turn red because of extreme conditions such as sun exposure, extreme temperatures, under-watering, inadequate nutrition and poor soil. Basically, succulents change colors when they are under stress. That change in color is an adaptive response to the changes in the environment.
Some succulent plants naturally get reddish tips on their leaves when exposed to full sun or extreme heat. The plant is coping with the extreme heat by producing a red pigment (carotenoids) on its foliage to protect itself from sunburn.