Etiolation Succulents | How To Fix Etiolated (stretched Out) Succulents🌵why They Start To Stretch And Become Lenky

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How To Fix Etiolated (stretched Out) Succulents🌵why They Start To Stretch And Become Lenky


Hey, guys, thank you so much for stopping by the garden today. We’re just gonna go over how to tell if your succulents are happy. Or if they start stretching, you know, this means they they are lacking. Sun now succulents with coatings on them succulents that are colored. They really need a lot of full. Sun full Sun means like six to eight hours of Sun a day, which here in Florida sand Central Florida’s O9B. You can see that I have to put an ultraviolet ray shade cloth on it Because if I put them out in full Sun here in the mid summer, which is between July and August September, you know, June July August September, they will burn even in May. They tend to burn a little bit and we fixed a lot of that burning on the leaves, but now that we have stretched out succulents from not getting Sun. The past couple of days you can see just from four days of no Sun. The succulents starting to stretch. This one is not supposed to look like that. It supposed to look like this little guy over here. Let’s go take a look. See that one right there. That’s what that is supposed to. Look like. It’s a violet. Queen, it’s a, it’s a berry. If I look clean, you can see she is not stretching and the other ones haven’t stretched either. That little one on the end. Is that purple one right there in the middle, she’s starting to stretch as well and that’s because we’ve had so much rain lately and no Sun plus before I got the shave cloth and before I got this all set up out here. I bring my succulent card out during the day, I put it in when it turns about seven oclock at night, I put it in the Lanai, and then if it rains, I can always take it inside. This is how I protect my succulents from the rain. Now for stretched out succulents. We’re gonna have to fix this. So once they long gate, they don’t go back to shape. This is what? H of areas are supposed to look like they’re supposed to stay nice and compact. They’re not supposed to stretch at all. Give you a little view of some. We have this little echeverria and the on breaker, which she is flowering, pushing out little baby chute in the middle there. You can see and we’re doing really good. I can tell that she’s starting to stretch as well, so I’m just gonna go over some tips on how to fix this little guy. Okay, so the first thing you’re gonna want to do is make sure you water thoroughly before you go ahead and the succulent. Because once you take that cutting, it’s not going to be able to suck up any water until it show some root action on it, which usually takes about a week or two, so we already have some roots growing some area of roots growing out of her because I took a lot of these leaves off when the pluck some leaves off and then cut, so we’re gonna make it cut right here with some sharp garden shears on a little bit of an angle, and I’m gonna hopefully wish I’m gonna wish for some babies to pop out of here now. This is a hybrid. This is a patch of area powderpuff. I believe, and she is a hybrid, succulent with two succulents, so this is really hard to grow and propagate babies from which we’re getting some babies. So we’re gonna take all these leaves off, which all you do is bend them down. They should come off really easily now. You want a water really thoroughly beforehand Like I said, because they were not gonna have any roots to suck up water and they have to survive that time without the water. This is a powdery, succulent, so we don’t want to damage the powder on the top. There want to be really careful as careful as you can be. When you’re handling these, they’re just so hard not to touch the powder, so just try not to as much as you can. And then you want to take off leaves up until the point that you want, so we have a lot of leaves here, which we’re going to go ahead and take off. You want to make sure you’re not taking chunks like we just did there? Just want to go ahead and move your succulent back and forth the leaf until it breaks, or you can push it down and over and twist down over and twist. And you know, you got a nice clean break. Let me put that down. When you have a succulent leaf like this and these can propagate, you want to save all your succulent leaves, we’re gonna try to propagate her, and I think that’s good enough. We have a nice little rosette. We’re gonna take this one off. I don’t like that, so you want to have a nice little rosette shape to her, and we’re gonna leave her. We’re gonna leave her out. Just let this class over for about a good two days or so the bigger the stem the longer it’s going to take to collapse and then what we can do is go ahead and stick her in some dry, dry soil and don’t water until you see roots popping out once you see those roots popping out, then you can go ahead and start watering now when it’s in the soil when you go ahead and plant this in two days once that end. Klaus is now Klaus. Just means let the letting that end harden off scab over once that scabs over, you can definitely plant it directly in some succulent potting soil. I add some perlite in my soil because we have a lot of humidity here in Florida. But once you do that, you’re okay. Don’t water for about a week after you plant it in that soil. And then you know, you’re good to go in about a week. You can give it a little bit of a drink. You’re not gonna need the water too much in the beginning, because you know it doesn’t have much of every root system on it. So just give it a little bit just to plump it back up, and then you know, you’re good to go. You can wait a few days. It’s all gonna depend your watering is gonna depend on how fast that soils drying out how big of a container? It’s in. How much of a root system it has so just make sure that soil stays dry a few days between the waterings. Feel the bottom leaves of your succulent. If they don’t feel that plump, you can go ahead and water. Now that little cutting might get a little deflated because it doesn’t have any roots anymore. This little guy is not gonna get depleted because we’re gonna continue to water this plant just as it was like it had a head on it. We, you know as if we didn’t take anything off of there, we’re gonna water it regularly. This way, more succulents, pop out. Now you can take a lot of these leaves off if you want, but I’m gonna leave them on until them. Babies pop out because those leaves actually helped to create babies a lot faster than if I was to take everything off and leave a bare stem. So you want to leave a couple of leaves on there at least two or three if you can, and then we’re gonna see you see what this one does is Violet. Queen, see if we have to fix her, but you definitely want to keep them. In bright, the same bright, direct sunlight, just maybe not as intense because they will start to stretch. These cuttings are still growing. So you want to keep it? In bright light, you know, at least six hours. Eight hours of full. Sun a day and then you can go ahead and plant it up until this stem, and you’re good to go. You guys water sparingly in the first couple of weeks and then after that, you can soak your pots all the way through like you should be doing the rest of your succulents. Were gonna be doing a watering video and I’m gonna show you actually how I water this stuff and how I prevent from spider mites a fits and bugs attacking my plant’s scale. I know scale is really popular on these -. Thank you so much for watching you guys. If you need any help on propagating your succulents stuff that I haven’t covered yet. Let me know comment below. Give me a thumbs up if you enjoyed this video and I’ll see you next time out in the Garden Bye-bye.