Why It’s Happening
Etiolation is most commonly caused by lack of sufficient sunlight to the plant, which in turn produces a change in the shape, color, and growth of your plant. This happens most often with indoor succulents, since they are not in direct sunlight for very long, but it can happen to any succulent.
Besides, is it bad when succulents grow tall?
If your succulent is growing tall instead of wide, it means it is suffering from etiolation. Simply said, your succulent needs more light. Sad to say, once the damage is done, it can’t be undone. … You can propagate your stretched succulent and end up with more plants in the process.
Likewise, can I cut a succulent that is too tall?
Use a sharp knife for cutting succulents that grow too tall so that the cut is not squashed. If you don’t have one at hand, you can also use (pruning) scissors, most succulents are tough. Make the cut as horizontally as possible in order to keep the cut and thus possible spot for dirt small.
How do you repot overgrown succulents?
How to Repot Overgrown Succulents
- Pulling from the base of the stem, gently remove all plants from the old container.
- Fill the new, larger pot partly with a gritty, well-draining soil like a cactus / succulent potting mix.
Even if you cut off one of their branches, they will find a way to continue living. Yes, you can cut off, or prune, a piece of a succulent and replant it. And with the proper living conditions, the pruned piece of succulent will take to its new home and grown into a full-fledged succulent.
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.)
Succulent plants often need pruning just like any other kind of garden favorites, for size control, to shape them better, or to propagate them for more plants. … Because new growth typically sprouts near the end of cut ends, simply prune stems to where you want new growth to emerge.