Here’s How To Bring Your Succulent Back To Life And Help It Thrive Again After Overwatering, Underwatering, Leaf Burn, Or Battling Pests

Just be sure to remove any mushy, blackened roots before replanting. Also, pick a pot with adequate drainage and use a well-draining soil mix to prevent overwatering mishaps in the future.

Saving An Underwatered Succulent

Yes, succulents are drought-resistant, but they do need water to survive. So, underwatering is a common issue, but thankfully, it’s also an easy fix.

If the leaves are looking shriveled and dry, it’s time to quench your plant’s thirst. Give your succulent a thorough soaking, allowing water to run through the drainage hole at the bottom of your plant pot.

Then, wait until the soil is completely dry before watering again. Also, remember that consistency is key, meaning a regular watering schedule will help prevent future dehydration episodes.

Reviving A Succulent From Leaf Burn

Succulents love light, but too much direct sunlight can lead to leaf burn, which is characterized by discolored or crispy leaves.

If your plant is showing signs of sun distress, be sure to move it to a spot with indirect light. Then, you can gradually reintroduce it to brighter conditions to avoid further stress.

Remember, a little shade is not a sign of defeat. It’s a strategic retreat for recovery.

Saving Your Succulent From Pests

Pests such as mealybugs and spider mites can wreak havoc on succulents, too.

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