Your plant doesn’t get enough sunlight. You’ll see this in succulents as they grow without much sunlight that they get smaller and smaller and taller and taller and the leaves begin shrinking and losing color. The only thing you can do is prune the stem near the root base, leaving just a few leaves.
Keeping this in consideration, how do I plump my succulent leaves?
Do Not Overwater
You love your succulents so much, and you want to water them every other day to make them grow plump and lush. But what you will get is a soft, shriveled, squishy mess. Overwatering is a bigger problem for succulents than underwatering.
Hereof, how do I know if my succulent is dying?
As a general rule, common indications that a succulent is dying include:
- Brown, mushy leaves mean the roots are rotting.
- Pale, yellow leaves indicate that rot or infection has spread.
- Wrinkly, dehydrated leaves mean the roots are drying up.
- Brown roots indicated rot or infection.
Should succulents be in direct sunlight?
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.)
When succulents are getting the right amount of sun they’ll often “blush” or change colors. This is such a beautiful transformation to see! If they start to get too much sun however the leaves will actually burn. You may begin to notice white or pale patches on the succulent leaves.
Use succulent potting mix
Succulents will grow bigger and fast when they have the ideal growing medium too feed the growth. Succulent potting mix will give you happy, healthy and big succulents. Although many succulents will grow in regular potting mix, they are unlikely to grow as big and as pretty.
Succulents are native to arid regions, so they hate moist soil. Pot them in a potting mix that drains quickly, because wet dirt will rot their roots. You can buy special potting mixes for succulents, or alter regular potting soil by adding vermiculite or perlite to it to improve aeration and drainage.
The main reason why your succulent is not growing is because succulents are slow growers. Other reasons include dormancy period, under or over watering, pests, lack of nutrients in the soil, rotting roots.