Succulents can start to drop their leaves if they’re kept in low light conditions for too long. You’ll know that your plant has this issue if it looks tall and stretched out. … So if your plant seems to be growing sideways to get closer to a window, that’s another sign that lack of light is the problem.
In this regard, what to do if you drop a succulent?
When leaves fall off your succulent, let the leaves dry out for three days.
- Let them dry out for 2 days, then place them on top of a layer of cactus soil (use a tray like the one in the video below, a pot, whatever!)
- Spritz with a little water every other day.
Subsequently, why are my succulent leaves falling off when I touch them?
Too Little Water
Unlike overwatered leaves, not much change in color can be seen. The leaves will drop off at the slightest touch, and those which are too far gone will not recover despite the succulent being watered.
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.
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.)
- Remove Some Leaves or Behead. Randomly remove a few leaves from your succulent plant, twisting gently to remove the entire leaf without tearing. …
- Callus Off. Set the cuttings aside in any type of container or tray. …
- Grow Roots. Watch for the growth of roots over the next few weeks. …
- Plant. …
- Water and Feed.
Start by cutting off the top of the succulent using sharp scissors (I love, love, love this pair! … Let both the cutting and the base dry out for a few days. Once the end of the cutting has calloused over (dried out completely and looks “scabbed”) you can plant it in soil and begin watering it.
The broken leaves of the succulent need to be callused to encourage root growth. The succulent is one of nature’s most efficient plants. Left to its own devices, the plant will find a way to regrow. This makes the succulents one of the easiest plants to propagate.