If your succulent leaves falling off; don’t worry, it is not the end; in this guide, I am going to help you. Here you will find many different solutions to your ongoing issues, let’s hope that these tips will make your life easier. Caring for succulents can be easy; all you need to know is the basics. Hopefully, the tips I will share with you in this post will guide you so that your succulent can live a long life.

Are you experiencing the stress of seeing your succulent leaves falling off your plant? Or is your succulent not growing well enough? Growing succulents should not be that hard.

Why Are Succulent Leaves Falling Off?

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In fact, when you know what you are doing, growing succulents are relatively low maintenance. Most succulents require little maintenance to keep them healthy all you’ve got to do is read on to learn how. My next five tips below are made to be easy, but it will make a significant difference in your succulent caring life.

When you first learn about succulents, everyone starts talking about watering. You might have heard this tip so many times that it goes in one ear and out the next, but you need to know this. So, it is true; your plant can die if over or under-watered. I have several plants that, by accident, almost died because I over-watered them. Not only does that put a lot of stress on the plant but also me as a carer for the plant that wants it to be healthy. The right amount of water helps succulent leaves falling problem.

Unlike other plants, succulents want to be watered thoroughly and then want to be completely dried out. That means the bottom of the pot should be dry before you water it again. If you want to learn more about ‘How To Water Your Succulent,’ then have a look at this post here.   

You can also have a look at my Ebook that talks about watering in so much more details, you find that here. 

Are your succulents dying? Do you need urgent help to keep them alive? Don’t worry! This ebook will solve the problems. I shared all my secrets related to how to water succulents with you.

Why Are Succulent Leaves Falling Off?

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There are several things that I have learned in my journey of succulents. If you want your succulent to be beautiful, durable, and healthy, you need to water the plant correctly. For example, the Adromischus Cristatus ‘Crinkle-Leaf Plant’ is sensitive (if you click the link, you will learn more in-depth about that specific plant). While other plants need less water, such as Aeonium Arboreum ‘Zwartkop.’ 

When you own a plant such as the Aeonium’ Zwartkop’, your life can be easier because it’s a stubborn plant that tells you if you are under-watering it or not. If you see the succulent leaves falling off, that means you are not watering the plant enough. Once wet, it will start to look significantly better within hours. 

Well Draining Soil

As I have been talking about, your succulents don’t need to be watered that much. Especially not if you have the best soil for the job, that is a well-draining soil. There are many lists out there claiming to have the best soil, but in the end, it all comes down to your trial and error. 

The basic idea behind good soil is that the water can flow freely through the soil itself. It is also vital that the soil can absorb the water, store it, and then replace it quickly. If your soil has that feature, then your plant will stay healthier longer, and you need to spend less time worrying about your plant. 

Enough Sunlight

One of the solutions for succulent leaves falling is the light! Succulents crave for sunlight, and a lot of it, so that it can grow healthy. Sometimes you must learn the hard way; if you give the plant to much sun, it will burn. However, if your plant gets too little sunlight, it will also go wrong. You want to place your plant where it receives enough sunlight to survive but not too much direct light if it is to warm. One of the best views the plant can get is the morning light. After that, you can put your plant inside during the warmest hours. Doing that will reduce the chances of sunburn.

When planting your succulent indoors, make sure that you place them in the south-facing window. That is a window that gives enough sunlight to your plant without potentially burning your plant. 

One of the most obvious signs that your plant is not getting enough light is that it is ‘stretching’. That means your plant is trying to get tall with a lot of space between the leaves. I would tell you to change the location where you keep your plant. 

Why Are Succulent Leaves Falling Off?

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One of the most fun things about succulents is how easy it can be to propagate the plant. So if you want to increase your succulent garden size without spending much money, multiply your current plants. If you’re going to propagate the plants you already have, then you need to make sure you do it correctly. But how do you do that, you may ask? First, take off one of the leaves from the plant. A place that leaves on damp soil and let it stay there for a while. Next, follow my in-depth guide on ‘How To Propagate Your Succulents ‘, and your life will be that much easier. 

Propagating is one of the most fun things to do when you own a tiny plant. Plus, if you manage to grow many more, then you can gift them to your friends. People love getting plants as a gift, so why not help the people around you. 


Often my greatest success has come from experimenting. I am confident that if you try new methods but keep track of what you are doing, you might be surprised. There is so much free information out there from people who want to help as much as they can. So everything that I have found online so far comes down to the essential things. How you water your succulents, What type of soil you have, How you should propagate the plant, and the amount of sunlight the plant gets. 

Each succulent is different, so you need to read my guide that talks about your specific succulent. If you do so, that will help you water the plant correctly and save you from a lot of headaches later on. Often when the plant is in the wrong environment, people tend to over-water it or give it too much sunlight. Don’t be one of those people; it is easy to fix, so read a bit more about your plant. 

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