9 Comments. Most succulents are green in color, but some varieties can turn shades of red, pink, or purple when stressed. These succulents that can display vibrant colors other than green include some aloes, aeoniums, crassulas, echeverias, sedums, kalanchoes, sempervivums, and euphorbias.
Furthermore, what color should succulents be?
Secondly, how can I enhance my succulent color?
Why do succulents turn brown?
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.
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.
Succulents turning purple or changing colors can be natural or due to stress. If your succulents turn purple or red due to stress, then it can be due to sudden temperature changes, too much heat or light, lack of feed and water. Succulents turn purple or red due to pigments called anthocyanin and carotenoids.
Make Sure Your Succulents Get Enough Light
Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
If your succulent leaves are turning gray, this is because there is too much moisture around the roots of your succulent due to over watering or slow draining soils. Succulents can turn gray if they are moved from a sunny location to an area of shade or as a reaction to cold temperatures.