Signs Your Succulent is Sun-Damaged
If you notice brown patches of discoloration on your succulent, that means your plant is getting too much sunlight and is developing a pretty bad sunburn. Just like our skin, succulent leaves can burn when they’re exposed to too much bright, direct light.
Considering this, what does a dying succulent look like?
Your succulent’s leaves may be looking yellow or transparent and soggy. Your succulent is in the beginning stages of dying from overwatering. Brown or black leaves that look like they’re rotting indicate a more advanced case. So you have to start saving your dying succulents!
Beside this, what to do if succulent is turning brown?
Why are the Leaves on my Succulent Turning Brown?
- The most common reason for brown leaves on succulents is sunburn or sun damage. …
- Solution: Move the plant to a shadier location or provide some shade if you start noticing that they are getting sunburned. …
- Solution: An underwatered plant is pretty easy to fix.
Do succulents change color in the sun?
Colorful Succulents: Why Succulents Change Colors? Succulent plants will often change their color because of stress. Stress sounds bad, but it is perfectly normal and encouraged if you want that color to pop. Succulents change colors because of 3 variables: Water, Sunlight, and Temperature.
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.
Dig the succulent out of the soil and remove excess soil stuck to the roots, cut off any brown/black roots as these are rotten already. Leave the plant on a mesh or any kind of strainer till the roots have air dried from anywhere two to three days. When the roots are dry completely, plant them back in the pot.
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.