Why Are Your Succulents Dying?
It is not very uncommon for people to have some problems and issues with their succulents. Everybody may have some succulents that they don’t really know how to take care of, and they start dying without proper care.
Some are worried because the leaves of their plants start turning brown, black, yellow, and other colors. They are keen to find out what they should do to save their plants.
So right now, I’m going to show you some examples of some common mistakes that everyone at some point probably does in their life, and I’m going to tell you what you can do with those dying succulents.
I had two topsy turvy, and one of them died off because of natural death, and it left off its little bloomers and everything. I don’t want to throw it away because I like to keep it. Also, one of my ovaries is curling, and I’m not sure why it is curling in the first place. Then only I figured out it was because of the spiderweb built underneath the leaves that caused the issue.
Besides, some other common pests are snail and beetle, which can cause dark patches on the leaves. Therefore, if you want to prevent your succulent from dying, you need to observe them every day. IF you see a spider or any other pests underneath it, you need to get rid of them, or they may cause curling of the leaves.
Some succulents are prone to brown marks, and blotches may show up due to inconsistent watering. It is not serious, but its unsightly blisters form on leaves in the skin. You need to carry out the damage check to make sure they are not overwatering or underwatering.
For succulents planted in a steep slope, you will be channeling the runoff and not letting it puddle in any of the areas where my succulents are growing because what happens is when water settles, those puddles, fungal diseases, and microbes will enter into the plant.
They will eat the roots of the plant. You may wonder what’s wrong with your plant because it loses its sheen, and the leaves start to fall off.
Any kind of fungal disease easily compromises succulents. Their roots will drown, and then you will get the rotten squishy core El Nino.
I never lost my Ionians because they were in a low-lying area. If this happens to you, what should you do?
Some plants drop leaves as a normal part of their lifecycle. Some shed them in winter, so they have less foliage to maintain during the lower light levels.
If your plant is dropping more leaves than it should, there could be a few reasons behind it. It could be the shock of it being delivered to your cozy home or moved to a new spot. A dip in brightness levels can also cause a plant to lose leaves because it needs to be more efficient. If a plant is outgrowing its pot, it might drop leaves because it can’t maintain all the new ones it’s trying to grow.
So if you see the roots bubbling up into the surface of the soil or coming out at the bottom of its plastic pots, it might be time for you to repot it.
Both underwatering and overwatering can cause leaves to fall off too because too much or too little moisture affects the structure of a plant. If your succulent stem rot or the leaves become yellowing and mushy, especially if it starts at the bottom of the plant, then you’re definitely overwatering. If they’re dry and curling, then it hasn’t had enough water.
What Can You Do To Revive The Plant?
Most of the time, when the succulents are starting to die, the trunks may get squishy so that you could squeeze them, and it was just mush. You may just cut above the rotted area and replanted the cuttings. That’s what you do after it’s too late.
Plant high on well-drained soil
Next time, You will need to remember to plant high on well-drained soil. Make sure that those plants that are most likely to rot are getting superb drainage.
The fatter the succulent, the higher it should go because the more likely it is to be prone to rot. It stores more water; therefore, it needs less watering. And its roots don’t know what to do with it when it got too much water. So your fat cacti or fat succulents should go higher on the berm.
Succulents grow well in tropical areas. You can see them all over Hawaii. The water drains right through that crushed lava rock. The roots are constantly being washed, so the fungal disease just having no room to set in.
Cut off Its Head
If your succulents start dying, you will need to cut off its head and start a new plant. That’s what you should do if most of those leaves have turned bad except for the top ones.
If you remove the leaves and see the stem, you may get some clues whether they look wet or dry. You probably need to increase the soil level.
You may find a ruby blush and some burnt leaves, and you will need to remove them. You can root them and leave them in some dry soil. It’s good enough for them where they will start rooting.
How To Revie Succulent Plants From Cold?
I’m sure many of you do have problems with your succulents, cacti, agave, or sedum that got frozen during winter. Many of us have the same problem with those succulents and don’t know what we should do to revive the plants.
You may be wondering will those plants sprout back from the roots. Well, it’s a challenging question with our succulent and cacti. I have never seen them respring from the roots, but if you can salvage at least a pad or two from the top growth, you can revive the plant and regrow them again.
You need to cut the pad very carefully away from the rest of the plant and then set that piece out to air dry in a hot place but not in the bright sun for a few days.
You want that cut in to heal over, so it doesn’t leak out the plant. Then you can restart that pad. It would help if you planted it in a small container of very fine aggregate rock and sand. Get it ready, then transplant it into the garden.
You may notice some white areas that frostbite and burned. Those leaves will eventually turn brown and maybe mushy. Those leaves will die, and you should clean off the mushy dead portion but leave the heart. If they are undamaged and the roots of this plant may produce propagules or pups that you can then transplant if you want to.
The sedum is often died to the ground and then do returns from their roots. In fact, you may already see new growth in these plants. Patients will be required for you as it will take them quite a long time to grow back to the size that you may have had them.
Should you pull dead leaves off succulents?
If the leaves are dead, you can remove them from the plant. While for some succulents, the leaves tend to die at the bottom part. For these types of succulents, you may leave the dying leaves there as they may wither themselves and become a compost that provides the necessary fertilizer to the plant.
Succulent Dying After Repotting or Transplant
Some people are having their succulents dying after they repot or transplant them. Do they just wonder why this happens?
Well, when doing repotting or transplanting, there is something that we need to take into consideration.
The first thing you need to bear in mind is don’t repot your succulents on the same day that you watered them. The best time to repot them is about 6 to 8 days after watering. This is because, during this period, the succulent is busy absorbing water in the soil.
If you repot your succulent on the same day after watering, your succulent may be dying after the transplant.
Also, you will want to avoid watering your succulents right after you repot them. Your succulent will need time to suited itself in the new pot, and you should leave it as it is after transplant for 6 to 8 days. If you water it right after repotting when it is in a non-thirsty state, it may also cause the succulent to die.
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