Succulent leaves turn gray because of too much moisture around the roots caused by over watering and slow draining soil. … Succulents require room temperatures of 59°F (15°C) or more to avoid stress which can turn the leaves gray.
Likewise, people ask, why does my succulent look ashy?
They refer to the whitish, cloudy film or waxy coating you see on a number of succulent leaves and stems. You may have tried to wipe it away, to find it easily wipes clean, but that there was more there than you realized. This is a perfectly natural and healthy development the plant uses for its protection.
Also question is, what color is a healthy succulent?
Sun-loving succulents tend to be shades of pink, red, or purple and their pigments become more vibrant when they’re exposed to more sunlight, as seen in the varieties pictured below. For your sunniest outdoor locations, try these types of succulents: Sedum.
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.
While you might think your succulents are growing, they’re actually stretching out for more light. Succulents stretch when they aren’t getting enough sunlight, which actually causes the plant to grow faster. … You can continue to grow them as is, just move them to a spot where they’ll get more indirect light.
What is that stuff on the leaves? Think of succulents as having their own built in sunscreen – this can take the form of a waxy coating, or something that resembles dust. Some succulents produce so much of it that it flakes off with the slightest touch, and extends up the stem as well as on the leaves.
Epicuticular wax or farina is a coating of wax that forms a white or blueish silver film on the leaves of succulents. It is found on the stems, leaves and fruit of all different types of plants but it’s most prevalent on succulents like Echeveria, Pachyphytum, Sedeveria, Kalanchoe, and Graptoveria, to name a few.
New growth will be produced with the normal amount of epicuticular wax, so as the damaged parts of the plant are replaced, your plant will be able to regain some of its natural protection.
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.)
While the plant’s diminish may have you a bit panicked, in most cases, reviving succulents is quite easy and the plant will turn around quickly. … If the leaves are puckered, the plant needs more water. Don’t worry if there are dry, dying leaves at the base. This is normal as the plant produces new leaves.
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.