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What’s Wrong With My Succulent Leaves?


So this video is all about what your succulent leaves are trying to tell you. So whether they have dry crispy patches on the ends or in the middles, they are going yellow. They are just plain drying up and falling off or if they’re starting to go mushy and going black on the middles or if they are turning into little shriveled raisins or if they are starting to spread apart and not grow very compactly or if their leaves are facing up or they’re facing down, that’s what we’re going to look at. So what’s up everyone, it’s claire from succulent fan club, and we’re going to start off by looking at when your succulent leaves have brown crispy edges or patches in the middle and these can often come on really, really quickly If you have put your succulents out in direct sunlight too soon, so maybe they’ve been wintered in the shaded greenhouse or in your home and they decided to put them out for the summer. So what you want to do is slowly introduce them, Take them out, put them in the shade outside to start with and then just give them more and more time in direct sunlight before you leave them out there permanently, And unfortunately, these leaves will not be able to heal themselves, so the only way to get rid of those brown patches is to carefully. Remove the leaves, and then hopefully your succulent will carry on growing so as well as having sunburned, this crusader, jade here is also going very yellow and the leaves drop off very carefully, so if you have leaf dropping and they’re very, very yellow, That means they have had too much water. So what you need to do is take them out of their pot. Get rid of all the damp, wet soil off the roots, and you can let them sit on a paper towel for maybe a day before you then repot them into very well draining soil and maybe water them less often or keep them out of the rain. The reason your succulents might be dropping leaves is because they have mealy bugs. So if you find that they are getting really crispy leaves. But then they also have white fluffy substance all over them that can be because of meanie bugs, so check out my other video on what to do about those another problem, you might have is very transparent leaves that are very squishy but also might be turning black towards the center of the plant and this is because of over watering or the fact that your soil is not fast draining. So make sure you check out my other video on how to do a nice soil mix. When the leaves are like this, it’s best to remove them and try and salvage what you can of the plant and again. Take the whole plant out of the pot. Get off all that damp soil and let it just sit on a paper towel for a day or two before you repot it in dry supplement mix, so wrinkly leaves are a sign that your succulent needs to be watered and most people try and water on a schedule, but actually wrinkly leaves a really good way to determine when to water, so give them a really thorough, drenching and then wait for the next time that they start to wrinkle leaves that are starting to discolor and maybe go a little bit dry on the ends are due to too much direct sunlight or sun, stressing as well aloes, in particular, are a bit sensitive to this and what you need to do is just put them in less direct light so slightly shadier spot dyeing leaves at the bottom are also just a natural process. So if they’re in good soil and you’re following, you know what the leaves are telling you about watering succulents do just naturally lose their leaves at the bottom, so they can dry off, so all I do is just gently Tug them off and remove them out of the way. If you do leave them on, it’s okay, it doesn’t affect their growth, but it does leave a space for me. Bugs to harbor and reproduce, so do keep a close eye on those again. Here is a little echeveria agavoidi’s and they have dried out quite quickly because I don’t water these very often at all, but you can see the natural growing process is just that they lose those bottom leaves and losing leaves is also part of the natural growth cycle for these little living stones. These are always supposed to have two sets of leaves. Those ones currently have three sets. And what happens is the bottom leaves actually shrivel up and that tells you where they are in their life cycle. So this is also healthy growth and it means that your succulents are doing what they should be. When your succulent’s leaves are spread out in the middle, so not very compact at all, this means that they are trying to stretch for more light. What they should look like is very compact where you can’t actually see the stalk here. If that’s what your variety is doing, so this echeveria is nice and close together, nice and compact, compared to this one that I just bought outside because it is stretching for light and succulent leaves generally should be pointing upwards as well when they’re pointing upwards, it means that they are getting enough sunlight when they start to push down like at the bottom of this plant here when they start to push down. That means that they’re actually searching for more light, okay. The last problem you might have on your leaves are either black or white spots that are quite hard now. There are many many types of scale and this is actually caused by insects. Believe it or not, and you can treat them as the same way that you would treat me bugs using alcohol and q-tip and removing them that way, so hopefully you’ve managed to diagnose What’s going on with your succulents by looking at the leaves. If you enjoyed this video, please make sure that you subscribe to succulent fan club channel and check us out on Facebook and find our succulent fan club community. We’ll see you there.