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Hi, thank you so much for this website! It has been a great guide in my foray unto succulents! A succulent I bought has a dry patch on a leaf. I didn’t think too much of it until I noticed that other leaves are starting to develop it too, but on the underside. Could it be due to too much sunlight?

Comments for Dried areas on leaves

Jan 17, 2018
Sometimes, it’s light through a window
by: Jacki

If your plant is right up against a window, the light is magnified and can scorch the leaves, or if the leaf has water on it, and is in full sun, the same thing can happen. Or the cause can be mechanical damage from before you bought it. The bruises may not show right away, they emerge later on.

Unfortunately, that damage will never heal, although you probably can use the individual leaves for propagation.

I usually recommend removing the damaged leaves to stop the spread of rot, or make sure you never get them wet while watering.

If the damage is on the underside of the leaf, I’m going to go with mechanical damage, possibly from when they were shipped, in a box or when they were put on a shelf. Depending on where you bought it, they don’t always get the best of care, and people don’t realize how delicate and easily damaged the foliage is.

Not to worry, these plants are tough; new growth will cover the damaged parts.

Jan 18, 2018
Thank you!
by: OP

Thank you for the information! In this case it’s probably sun damage due to water that got on the leaves.