The telltale signs are pretty obvious: If the leaves near the bottom are turning yellow, feel mushy, and fall off the plant very easily, your succulent has had a bit too much water. … If you have already done this and are still losing leaves, remove the succulent from the soil and any dirt clinging to the roots.
Simply so, do succulents lose their bottom leaves?
As the plant start losing its water storage, the bottom leaves start to dry out first. Some plants will also start dropping dried up leaves to conserve water and energy for survival. … The leaves will lose their plumpness and firmness. An underwatered succulent will literally feel like they have deflated leaves.
Also to know is, do succulents need 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.)
How do you tell if your succulent is overwatered?
Signs Your Succulent Has Been Overwatered
The first sign of overwatering to watch for is discoloration and change in the leaves’ form. You’ll notice the leaves becoming translucent, soft, and squishy, and unlike those that have been under-watered, they will be dropped by the plant rather than recovered.
Steps on How To Save an Overwatered Succulent:
Let the plant dry out completely for at least three days to a week. Set the plant somewhere bright and dry, but away from direct sunlight to avoid burning the plant and the roots. Once dry, replant in a suitable well draining potting mix and do not water immediately.
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.