Drooping or flattened out leaves
While a tightly curled up succulent is getting plenty of (or too much) sun, one that is flattening out or has it’s leaves spreading out is not getting enough. This is one of the earliest signs you’ll see that your succulent needs more light.
In this way, why is my Echeveria flattening?
When echeverias don’t receive light stress, their coloring is most likely green. … If they flatten, they need more sun. Having leaves that angle upward means it’s receiving the right amount of light.
In this manner, how do you know if your succulent isn’t getting enough sun?
Can a succulent come back from overwatering?
Yes. If you lost a lot of leaves from overwatering, the plant will eventually recover as long as it is not rotting. When given a chance to dry out, you will soon notice new growth or tiny leaves along the stems. You will also notice new growth from the sides, the top, or even the bottom of the plant.
Once you remove the top of your succulent, you can replant it in the soil and it won’t look so stretched out and leggy anymore. Grab a sharp pair of shears or a gardening knife. You should also wear a pair of gloves—some succulents have thorns and others have milky sap that can be irritating to your skin.