While dead leaves at the bottom of your succulent are perfectly healthy, dead leaves on the upper parts of new growth are a sign of a problem–usually over- or under-watering. … If your plant’s leaves are starting to look yellow and transparent, and feel soggy or mushy to the touch, it’s likely suffered from overwatering.
People also ask, how do you fix unhealthy succulents?
Keeping this in view, what is succulent syndrome?
The succulent syndrome is considered to be one of the most remarkable examples of convergent evolution across the plant kingdom. … However, cellular succulence can occur in any vegetative plant organ, with the level of succulence in roots, stems, and leaves being subject to a certain degree of evolutionary coordination.
What do Overwatered succulents look like?
Here’s what to look for to know that your succulent is overwatered: Soft, mushy, translucent leaves–An overwatered plant will have soft, mushy leaves that may also appear shriveled. … Leaves turn black–If the overwatering continues, the leaves will start to rot and you will see them turn black.
There are a variety of pests that can cause your plant to die. Scale, mealybugs, spider mites, and fungus gnats are all common pests for succulent owners. … Remove dying or rotting leaves and flowers from the plant and from the pot. Don’t allow the soil to retain water for too long.
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 succulents will grow “leggy” if they don’t get enough light. But those succulents that change colors when stressed are usually more light sensitive than others. Their reaction can be quick, putting out etiolated “growth” in a mere few days.
Succulents are known for needing little water, and while too little will cause them to wilt and fail to thrive, you must be careful about over-watering them. Giving succulents too much water too often will swell their leaves and, if they do not get a chance to dry out, cause them to drop off the plant.
One of the easiest ways to stress your succulents is to put them in the dark. Place your succulents under a dark cover for four or five days to simulate the conditions they would experience during shipment in a dark box (one of the reasons why store-bought succulents are so colorful at first).
Reason 1: When the plant is exposed to a lot of sun, especially full sun. Reason 2: When the weather turns really hot or really cold. … When a succulent experiences one or more of these conditions mentioned above, the plant is actually under ‘stress’.
Pay attention to your succulents so that you can catch signs of fading or sunburn early. Succulents can fully recover from most light problems if given 1-2 weeks to very gradually transition into the right amount of light.