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.
Just so, can succulents heal themselves?
If your succulents have physical damage they will never fully heal. In most cases they will begin to callus where the trauma occurred but may also begin to rot. With calloused plants, they will bounce back and be healthy again in time, they just won’t be as pretty as they can be.
Keeping this in view, how do you revive a broken succulent?
Saving a broken-off succulent depends on the damage. If the leaves start to fall, you can just let them dry for three days. If the stem is decapitated, keep it away until it gets callused. When you notice these changes, you can then place it on cactus soil, and it’ll grow roots in a few weeks.
How do you treat damaged succulents?
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. After about three weeks, new roots and rosettes will have started form at the base of the leaf!
Succulents are known for needing little water, and while too little will cause them to wilt and fail to thrive, you must be careful about over-watering them. Giving succulents too much water too often will swell their leaves and, if they do not get a chance to dry out, cause them to drop off the plant.
As a general rule, common indications that a succulent is dying include:
- Brown, mushy leaves mean the roots are rotting.
- Pale, yellow leaves indicate that rot or infection has spread.
- Wrinkly, dehydrated leaves mean the roots are drying up.
- Brown roots indicated rot or infection.
A rotting succulent will have black leaves starting from the bottom. The stems would appear either black or brown, and mushy. These are signs that the plant is rotting from the roots up due to overwatering. … Rotting succulent stem from the root up due to overwatering.