My succulent has some damage on the underside of its leaves, what do I do?
Succulents, and specifically rosette shaped succulents, naturally lose their outer/older leaves. New growth forms from the center, and the outer/older leaves can turn translucent and fall off, or just shrivel up and fall/stay and gets manually removed by it's owner. Some succulents as they grow and fill in their containers, can get lines/marks/damage from resting on the edge of their containers. This is a great time to give them a quick tune up and or repot them into a new larger home. These outer leaves when they get damaged does not mean the plant is dying or needs to be replaced or refunded. Simply and gently pull the succulent out, and gently pull away/off the leaf you are unhappy with. You can even go all the way around and do this if you want to make smaller, or to use the leafs/petals as new starters that may possibly turn into new rosettes. This is called propagation, and many rosette shaped succulents, specifically Echeverias are propagated this way, that's another Blog!
The point here is that succulents are not perfect, they can have small flaws, but if it's simply an outer leaf or a few leaves that are bothering you, simply and gently pull them off! Or don't hold your plant upside down inspecting it from every angle and enjoy it's natural beauty!
If the damage is in the middle/center, pulling a leaf or leafs can effect the symmetry and this can be an issue if being used for an event, if for personal enjoyment, the succulent will eventually outgrow the damaged leaf which will eventually put it on the outside where it will NATURALLY fall off or shrivel up.
If the center leaves are rotting, big problem!! and another Blog.
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