Help, What's wrong with my Succulent?

by FlCEZ
About 3 weeks ago the lower 2/3 of plant started drooping.
Same watering routine; same location; same amount of light/sun. (Florida -on my patio)
The drooping leaves are still firm and the base of plant appears in good condition.
A diagnosis or advice would be greatly appreciated .
Thank you!
  23 answers
  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Oct 09, 2017

    overwatered. succulents like to be on the dry side

  • Nancy Nancy on Oct 10, 2017

    It has "wet feet".

    Succulents need excellent drainage. It should be in a container with holes that allow all of the water to run out completely. It should not be kept with plants that need more water than it does (as appears to be your plants' home). Repot it in a terra cotta pot with holes and it should inprove. It should also need only about a teaspoon or water a month or so, depending on your conditions.

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    • Margot Margot on Oct 10, 2017

      My husband brought one of those home. I knew it was in the jade family and that succulents & cacti do not like too much water, but I never got to transplant mine from the original container, which had a lot of drainage. One day about a week later the entire thing had shed all its leaves, and the stalk was falling over. Still do not know what happened. I have had this happen to 3 of this type jade.

  • Frances P Johnson Frances P Johnson on Oct 10, 2017

    It could be just ready for a bigger pot. Jade plants can go bad quickly . Also, those leaves will naturally fall off. I would take it out of the shallow dish and give it its own home. A 4-6" pot ill work nicely . When the leaves fall off, stick each one in the new soil. You may get a new plant ! Best of luck.....

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    • Gma29444781 Gma29444781 on Oct 10, 2017

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  • Poirier Lina-Lise Poirier Lina-Lise on Oct 10, 2017

    To much water, wait to see. Excuse my english

  • Wendy Wendy on Oct 10, 2017

    Good luck!

  • Melody Melody on Oct 10, 2017

    I agree too much water and needs to be transferred to bigger pot.

  • FlCEZ FlCEZ on Oct 10, 2017

    Thank you to everyone!

  • Barb57 Barb57 on Oct 10, 2017

    Absolutely too much water....I water my succulents once a month and very moderately....they all look fabulous

  • Frances P Johnson Frances P Johnson on Oct 10, 2017

    You are very welcome . Do not be surprised if the plant droops after replanting. A small stake to hold it up will help. In a few days , it will stand on its own.

  • Mona Zaky Mona Zaky on Oct 10, 2017

    looks like too much water.

  • Ann Ann on Oct 10, 2017

    You need a large pot and when transplanted new soil. I put 1 inch of rocks in bottom for good drainage, I inch sand, then cactus soil. Never had a problem with too much water. I was told how to take care of cactus and their cousins by a florist years ago. Once a month 1/4 cup water mke sure it drains well.

  • Hob22826375 Hob22826375 on Oct 10, 2017

    Do you fertilize?

  • Donna L. Woolman Donna L. Woolman on Oct 10, 2017

    It heard the hurricane was coming. Kidding... I think it's roots may be too wet. Let it dry out some before watering.

  • Ran8959742 Ran8959742 on Oct 10, 2017

    Too much water.

  • Patti Cardinal Patti Cardinal on Oct 10, 2017

    besides maybe too much water, it looks like all of the plants in that pot would appreciate more light.

  • Brenda H Brenda H on Oct 11, 2017

    Looks like mine have before they 'bloom'. They get tall and gangly, then it has ' babies'

    ( think spider plant) where it blooms. The head will fall over and the babies will start to take off.

  • Dru26407630 Dru26407630 on Oct 13, 2017

    I have a lot of Jade plants and they do not like a lot of water and also do not like to be misted.

  • Hob22826375 Hob22826375 on Oct 20, 2017

    Not real sure then. My plants are about 3 times bigger than my pots and pretty shallow. Jade plant now has what looks like flower buds on then. It is in a pot by itself. will try to send picture. Sorry I'm not much help.

  • Hob22826375 Hob22826375 on Oct 20, 2017

    Mine are all in smaller than plant pots plant 3 times bigger than pot. Maybe needs close to south window.

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  • Hob22826375 Hob22826375 on Oct 25, 2017

    maybe give it more direct light. my plant is about 3 times bigger than my pot. sorry not much help.

  • Hob22826375 Hob22826375 on Oct 25, 2017

    i forgot picture.

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  • Janie Janie on Aug 08, 2020

    Definitely lack of sunlight - the drooping leaves and the gaps between the leaves are the most obvious signs.