Posted 1M ago by @Mappylikehappy

Yellow Base
Kales is in a terrarium with 4 other succulents based on the average needs I water every 2 weeks. I normally soak each time, it’s a fully draining pot. She gets indirect light almost all day from a northwest window (nothing harsh). Today I noticed a brown/ yellow base. Help? #ZebraHaworthiopsis #SucculentSquad
4” pot with drainage
Last watered 2 months ago
Best Answer

A dying zebra plant is usually because of watering too often or slow draining, damp soils which cause the leaves to turn brown or yellow as a sign of stress. Zebra plants turn white if they are in too much direct sunlight. The leaf tips turn brown with dying lower leaves due to drought stress.


Succulents die back due to a sudden contrast in light, soil and moisture levels. The new soil can retain too much moisture for repotted succulents to tolerate causing leaves to turn yellow, brown or black. Succulents leaves die at the bottom because of underwatering or lack of sunlight.
I’m not totally sure but it could be that this one is starting to get leggy due to not enough light. It’s stretching towards the light. I would up your light to get some direct light. I hope the rest of the knowledge base on Greg can give you a more definite answer.
@strawberrymoon any other suggestions?
@KikiGoldblatt nope- honestly ive never noticed this on succulents haha, i do agree with gordons theory tho. pale/long growth on sucs usually means it’s not getting enough light, but i’m not too sure since it’s not longer/thinner by much. i think the best spot for haworthias is somewhere with bright indirect light- like the kind of sun you would give variegated aroids or a little brighter.
@Gordo it had the leggy when I bought. It was a little uncared for so they basically just gave it to me for free.
@KikiGoldblatt thank you I’m going to give it some water rest. Right now the setup is a high draining pot, rocks, soil. So I think I’m the one overdoing it πŸ™‡πŸ»β€β™€οΈ I always struggle with succulents cause I want to love them more than they want haha

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