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by Ervin Parker
(Garlands Crossing,N.S.)


I am growing succulents in a grow room under grow lights. The temperature is between 23 and 28 degrees and the humidity is about 75 per cent. I water my succulents every 2 weeks,sooner if needed.Can anybody tell me what is making the leaves split on my succulent?

Comments for Leaves Cracking O Succulent

Apr 04, 2022
by: Jacki Cammidge, Certified Horticulturist

Pachyphytum are renowned for this, if they get too much water. Your schedule may be perfect for Begonias, Ferns and African violets, but for succulents such as this one, in winter, and in high humidity (anything over about 30%) you need to cut way back on the water.

Resist the urge to water every two weeks. Go by the look of the plant – if they’re in pots, get used to how much they weigh in your hand when they’re wet, and when dry.

Unfortunately, these leaves will never heal. You can cut them off (or pull them) and let them root and form new plants.

By the way, your temperature is only one factor. The others are light levels, both intensity and length.