Amazing colors, exuberant blooms, low maintenance ... is it any wonder Echeveria is so popular? So with that said, here are several reasons why you have noticed your succulent leaves began curling and what you can do about it now or to prevent it in the future. Having curly succulent leaves can also certainly be caused by having too small of a container when growing your succulent. Got a new cactus and a new succulent today--could use cactus I.D. Let's hope:-). Another cause for succulent leaves curling can be caused by transplant stress or repotting issues. Lisa, I'm hoping mine will come around soon. As Echeverias grow, the lowest leaves die and either fall off, or just start building up as a dried layer of brown or tan crinkled flattened strips. You already know that overwatering succulents is a bad idea and can cause serious problems for your succulent in the short and long term, but this is also a very common cause for succulent leaves curling down. Echeveria varieties to grow Echeveria agavoides – pale-green leaves with red tip. My California Sunset succulent is rapidly losing leaves? The mites feed on the young leaves and stay away from the light. It's getting a pink hue it never had when it was in the shade:). Both too much and too little light can cause echeveria leaves to wilt and drop. Kara! I noticed 2 of its mature leaves were extremely curled in. By going from little light to intense light or heat suddenly, you run the chance of your plant being stressed by the sun which can cause sunburn and curled leaves at the very least. Its triangular leaves are pale green with bright red tips. Breeders are coming up with new types of echeverias all the time with interesting new leaf forms and colors. Could it be the heat, rather than direct sunlight, causing the leaves to curl up? I think it wants more water... My echiveria's curl up like this when they are thirsty. When the leaves turn yellowish and even translucent, it’s a sign of overwatering. Just by looking at the orchid leaves, you can decipher where your orchid’s health stands and what it has been through in the past. You wouldn’t just go and sit outside is the baking hot sun all day for weeks if you have been indoors for a very long time, so don’t do the same for your succulent. Have you ever found out what type of echeveria that is? Awesome looking product, I'll have to keep you in mind for when the time is right :-). If overwatered, they will swell up and will start looking sick. Is it undeveloped root system and dehydration? Hmmmm, it's a thought. Here's mine. Learn how to correct them in this in-depth guide. Solution: Move your succulent to a spot where sunlight or indoor light is plenty or consider using a grow light if natural light can’t be introduced properly. Intense afternoon sun can, in some regions be too strong and the leaves will sunburn. Is there a single answer as to why leaves are curled in on an echy? The water just gets sucked out of everything. Solution: Like mentioned before, only go up one pot size at a time and use either the same soil you were before or just use some quality succulent soil this time. It's a hybrid between C. deceptor and C. falcata:). If the damage is severe you will be best off to cut the head off the plant and let it … So I have no clue what's up. Solution: Slowly introduce light for your succulent by gradually increasing the daily amount of light by an hour or two every week until it can get fully adjusted to the new location. The leaves have not uncurled and it has the appropriate amount of water and lighting. The leaves are fleshy and have a waxy cuticle on the exterior. I may movebit back a bit today. The fleshy leaves grow in concentric circles, or in rows around a common center point, with the leaves curling inward, much like the petals of a rose. 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