Soft leaves are an indication that the plant is not getting enough water. This is because the cells of the plant which typically hold in moisture have nothing to keep them firm. Thus, they lose pressure and the healthy tissue is being affected.
Likewise, people ask, should I remove squishy leaves from my succulent?
Yes, it is important to remove dead leaves from the succulents to enhance the growth of new leaves. Also, dead leaves at the bottom can choke the plant by avoiding airflow and tends to keep the soil damp which causes root rot. Succulent leaves tend to die naturally; it is their natural phenomenon to promote new growth.
Similarly one may ask, why is my succulent soggy?
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. An early sign of over-watering is that leaves will start to fall off with just a slight bump.
What do Overwatered succulents look like?
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.
1) Checking the Roots
Remove your succulent from the pot, shake off the soil and check the color of the roots. Healthy roots should either be white or yellow. If the roots are either dark brown or black and they feel slimy and wet when you touch, then that is definitely root rot.
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.
Succulents, on their part, are far more tolerant of being dug up compared with other plants. If you overwatered, but there are no signs, just yet, of succulent plant leaves falling off or rotting, take the plant out of its container, and the problem is solved.