what's wrong with my succulent?

what's wrong with my succulent?

We diagnose three common issues with this plant and how you can remedy them.

The problem: Yellowing leaves
The cause:

The solution: Hydrate succulents sparingly. It is best to saturate the soil and ensure that the soil dries out completely before watering again.

The problem: Leaning towards the light
The cause: Too little sunlight
The solution: Succulents stretch out when they aren't getting enough sunlight. Adjust their light source by moving them to a new location or sunnier spot.

The problem: Dull colour
The cause: Too much sunlight
The solution: Move your succulent to a spot with less light. If the afternoon sunlight is too strong, move it to a place that gets more reflected light or less harsh morning sun.

Shop three of our favourite succulents:

Sedum burro's tail & pot

This plant is native to Southern Mexico. The Sedum Burro's Tail has distinctive trailing stems covered with plump green leaves. It may also flower during the summer with pink or red star shaped flowers at the tips of the stems. The Sedum Morganianum is occasionally referred to as Donkey Tail Sedum as the fleshy stems dangle down just like, yep you guessed it, a donkey's tail!


If you're after a gift for the succulent lover in your life - this is it! Containing a Haworthia succulent, ceramic pot and Honeywell Biscuit Co (also in the shape of a cacti), this trio of treats is guaranteed to put a smile on their face. The Haworthia is always a popular plant as it’s so easy to look after and ideal for a home or office environment. And who could resist its edible biscuit twin?

Crassula marneriana

A succulent, but with a twist - with its tightly stacked leaves and rose coloured edges, this plant gets its common name from its stunning and unique appearance. It's native to South Africa and Mozambique and will make for a real eye-catching and unique addition to your green family. There's no such thing as the winter blues with this plant, as it can produce small, star-shaped flowers during the colder months.