My Succulent Grew A Long Stem, Succulents will grow long stems when they are not getting enough sunlight. This process is called etiolation, where they start to turn and stretch out in search of light, giving them a “leggy” appearance with a long stem and smaller, spaced-out leaves.,
If the cutting (the top part you cut off) is too tall for your liking you can cut off some of the stem to make the cutting shorter. Be sure to leave enough stem on the cutting to plant in soil later. Let both the cutting and the base dry out for a few days.29-Mar-2022
Etiolation is most commonly caused by lack of sufficient sunlight to the plant, which in turn produces a change in the shape, color, and growth of your plant. This happens most often with indoor succulents, since they are not in direct sunlight for very long, but it can happen to any succulent.16-Apr-2021
You can trim a succulent's leaves, stems, and roots. This is mostly done for maintenance. Plant maintenance helps to improve growth, prevent rot and extend the life of your plants. Additionally, succulents need trimming to maintain their shape and develop strong stems.
What causes aerial roots to grow? Generally aerial roots will form on a succulent that isn't getting enough water and often when it's in a humid environment. Succulents absorb water through their roots from the surrounding air.29-Mar-2022
Once a succulent stem gets bare the leaves won't grow back on it. You need to cut it back and propagate by stem cuttings or have it rejuvenate from the base (the piece of stem & roots still in the soil).02-Oct-2018