Asked February 1, 2018, 1:13 PM EST

Hi My succulents stem is drying up How can I save it and how do I start plants from the falling leaves Thanks

Hennepin County Minnesota

6 Responses

The leaves that drop are probably not the ones to use unless they are still plump. However, it doesn't hurt to give it a try. Are you sure your succulent is getting enough light? They need full sun and supplimental light in the winter. The soil should dry out between watering.

Thank you Evelyn
can I save the succulent in the attached picture.

Also so can you recommend a way to start the leaves and what to plant them in


Plant the leaves in succulent mix. It is available in bags at garden centers. Home Depot carries it as an example not a endorsement. I have had succulents do the same thing and I cut off the rosette and press it gently into soil in a pot with good drainage. I give the succulent about a fourth cup of water per week. Many of my attempts have survived and are doing well.

See link for a video about what to do. Searching for you tube videos about how to fix leggy succulents or etiolated succents will give you lots of different ones to watch.

Thanks Evelyn

You are welcome. Good luck. This may be the start of a new hobby,