Zebra Succulent Turning Brown: Reasons Why

The Zebra succulent, like most succulents, can turn brown or have brown leaf tips for a number of reasons. One reason is not natural and needs to be looked at. Another reason is natural and doesn’t bother the plant. Here are some things you need to know if your Haworthia Fasciata turns brown or has brown tips before you freak out and get angry.

Sun stress makes your hair turn brown

You can get brown tips on your Zebra plant if it is getting too much sun. In this case, your Haworthia Fasciata has been getting a lot of sunlight that has been direct or full, or the temperature has been too hot.

Putting this succulent in direct sunlight for a long time will make the plant’s tips turn brown. This plant really likes bright but indirect light more than any kind of sunlight.

This means that once this happens, there isn’t anything you can do to make the leaf tips turn back to their normal color. At the very least, you can cut off the tips of your Zebra succulent’s leaves to make it look better. You can’t do anything else with the leaves.

If you don’t want to remove the leaf tips, that’s up to you. There’s no harm in keeping them around.

There are also risks to exposing the leaves. That doesn’t mean that the plant hasn’t died yet. You want to make sure the plant only gets indirect light and isn’t exposed to full sunlight or sudden heat waves by bringing the plant indoors or using a good shade cloth.

Zebra Plant Mush Mushy Brown Leaves

It’s very likely that you’ve been over-watering your Zebra succulent and that it has mushy brown leaves altogether. This means that you’ve likely also had root rot.

For sure, you need to remove the soil and look at the roots. If you see soft roots that are easy to break, there is rot. All of the brown leaves and rotten roots must be removed to fix this. You can try to save as many good roots as possible or remove all of them and start over.

re-pot your Haworthia Fasciata into some well-draining cactus and succulent soil from here. At the same time, you should also get a pourus container for your plant. It’s best to wait at least a few days before watering a plant that doesn’t have any roots.

Having good soil and only watering the Zebra plant when it is dry will keep you from over-watering it again. This is also a common reason why this plant turns yellow or starts to droop. Most of the time, these are signs that the brown, mushy leaves are coming.

There are many reasons why a Zebra succulent might have brown leaves that start to fall off. 

Very Common

People who have succulents that have brown, crispy leaves near their base should try to remove the leaves with a little care. This is normal for them to happen as they get older because it’s a sign that they’re getting old and need to be pruned off.

Zebra plant leaves usually fall off on their own, so if you’re sure you’ve been taking good care of them, then the reason might be that they’re getting older and there’s nothing you can do.

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