Under-watered succulents: symptoms & solutions

Symptoms

  • Wrinkling
  • Going limp
  • Turning crispy and yellow or brown
  • Shedding lots of dry leaves

Solutions

  • Drench thoroughly; do not use a spray bottle
  • Increase water frequency, but still only water when top soil is dry
  • Water during a cool part of the day, early morning or evening
  • Protect from direct sun, particularly when temperatures exceed 80F
  • Remove leaves that are already dry and crispy
  • Add a light-colored gravel top dressing