Asked by: Fatima Bergmannhome and garden smart home
How do I save my leggy succulents?
Last Updated: 17th January, 2020
- Make sure they are receiving adequate sunlight, whether indoors or outdoors.
- Indoor succulents are more likely to get leggy.
- Make sure they are not being blocked by taller plants in a planter.
- Rotate the pot so all the plants in the planter get adequate sunlight.
Click to see full answer.
Herein, how do you transplant a leggy succulent?
What to Do with Leggy Succulents
- Remove leaves.
- Let leaves dry.
- Repot the stem.
- Get ready to grow.
- Spray soil until it's moist, without being drenched.
- Lastly, be sure to check the roots every six months to see if you need to move your plants to a bigger pot.
Also, how do you prune overgrown succulents? Examine the leaves on the stem you plan to prune to determine where you should cut the stem. Find a leaf or leaf node that is pointed in the direction you want the stem to grow, then cut the stem just above this spot. The new growth at the pruning spot will branch in the direction of the leaf or leaf node.
Keeping this in view, can you cut the top off a succulent and replant it?
There is a way to get back to a tight, compact garden again. Start by cutting off the top of the succulent using sharp scissors (I love, love, love this pair! Once the end of the cutting has calloused over (dried out completely and looks “scabbed”) you can plant it in soil and begin watering it.
Can I cut a succulent that is too tall?
Rooting Leggy Succulent Plants Let the part you cut off callus on the end for a couple of days. If the cutting is very tall – more than 5 inches (1.27 cm.) – you can cut it again into a more manageable size. Let each cut end dry out before planting.