But before that, did you know that you can get discounts when you buy sad-looking succulents in the market? That is one way of buying succulents at a low cost. Just be sure to be prepared to accept the challenge of reviving those dulled succulents. However, you have nothing to worry about because we will guide you by giving you tips and tricks with every succulent concern. Eden Succulents is on your way to save you and your succulents.
Basically, when we talk about a sad-looking succulent. It is not rocket science. All you have to do is go back to the basics and the essentials of each succulent: sunlight, water, soil, and pot. Those four are the things that you need to assess so that you know where to focus to revive your plants. However, if you just bought a sad-looking plant and you don’t know where that plant went wrong, then just focus on each aspect of taking care of a succulent.
Light with Limitations
Succulents love light, but they need space from it from time to time as well. They can deal with artificial light, but sunlight is their best friend. However, make sure you will not overexpose them or else their green-colored leaves won’t recover from its brown-dulled state.
Underexposure is also not good for them. Moderation is always something that you need to keep in mind when taking care of succulents.
Your potting soil needs to be mixed with inorganic elements, such as granite, because we want your soil to be as porous as possible. Our dear succulents do not like too much moisture. Thus, a porous soil will help drain the water easily.
Your succulent’s pot needs to be the right size! Of course, it needs pots that aid in draining water as well. Thus, Terra-cotta pots are highly recommended. However, if you can’t find one, do not worry because it is not mandatory. Any pot will do for as long as its conditions are good. Good drainage is key!
While your succulents do not need too much water, they still need it. Make sure to use the right watering tool. Spray bottles are not advised because they mostly go to the leaves. You will need spout cans or bottles so that the water goes directly to the soil and into the roots.
Here are the steps to follow to propagate your succulent’s fallen leaves:
- Make sure your leaves are left to dry for around 2 days. Place them on top of a layer of cactus and succulent potting soil.
- Water a few drops every other day on the succulents.
- In about three weeks, new roots will start to come from the base of the leaf.
- After a month, plant the old leaf and new roots in the soil – ta da! You have a new succulent.
- Send your succulents under the sun until the snapped-off part of the stem calluses over.
- After about 3 days, nestle the stem in the soil.
- Put the succulent in a place where it can get indirect sunlight.
- Do not water for 3 weeks.
- After the three weeks, your succulent is expected to have grown new roots. When this happens, it is back to normal so you can do your normal routine with your succulents.
You may watch this video to learn more about repotting a broken succulent:
We are excited to hear about how you have revived your sad-looking succulent, and how you made it happy again. Got any videos and pictures to share? Send us a message here at Eden Succulents today!