If the black spots are dry, it’s most likely caused by sunburn. We have treated this plant with a fungicide. Having said that a lot of new hybrid succulents can be a bit touchy when it comes to too much moisture and so if buying a rare/ expensive succulent, it is always best to err on the side of caution with water or rain and only water once the potting mix has dried out properly. The black spots on this Pachyphytum Fittkaui are a fungal infection. Not serious but unsightly; No known cure; Not much is known about this, but it's likely a fungus. Some plants will change their shape with stress, notably from excessive heat and sunlight. I'd remove them from the window sill and maybe put them on a table near the window . If caught early the part of the plant that has not yet rotted can be cut off and planted as a cutting or leaves not yet affected (they won't have any brownish bits at the base, where they are attached to the stem) can be pulled off to start new plants via leaf propagation. The plant can get so stressed the leaves will start dropping. During periods of rain and high humidity, using a fungicide every 2 weeks for prevention is recommended. Both of these Sedum Dasyphyllum cutting were taken from 2 different plants growing in the same location. Some succulents drop leaves very easily as that is how they spread, some are just a tad delicate but then in other cases it can be a sign of the plant being sick (rotting, fungal infections etc.). :), Sphagnum Moss under the soil not only keeps the roots dry, it can help when I'm busy and forget to water.. To prevent rot succulents should be planted in well draining potting mix, if kept in pots. Copyright text 2019 by Succulent Growing Tips. Thanks! I have my succulents outside and it rains almost everyday. We usually do not post plants such as Dasyphyllum until the roots have reached the limits of the pot as this is when the new growth will slow, the plant will grow tighter and the leaves will become a bit harder to dislodge. Your left over tea, or tea leaves.. used tea leaves are best.. There is very little that can be done to save a succulent suffering from rot. Both too much and too little light can cause echeveria leaves to wilt and drop. Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all and the amount of sun also depends on your particular climate as well as the species of plant & whether the plant is grown in pot or ground (read our blog on ‘Can Succulents Die From Too Much Sun’ for more info). WWYD? The plant needs to be treated with fungicide. Also it might be time for a bigger pot. As a result the leaves are more spread out and more susceptible to falling off when touched. 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