If you find the soil is bone dry along with crispy leaves, your succulent could use a good soak. Here’s how to bottom-water your plant:
- Place your plant in your sink or tub without the saucer. Fill your basin up with about 3-4″ of water.
- Allow your plant to soak up water through the drainage hole in the bottom of the pot for at least 45 min.
- Feel the top of the soil after your plant has been soaking–has the water reached the top 2-3” of soil? If not all the soil feels saturated, water your plant slightly from the top of the soil to help speed up the saturation.
- When your plant’s soil is evenly damp, drain the sink/tub and allow the plant to rest while it drains thoroughly. Place the plant back on its saucer and back in its proper spot.
Wait a week to prune any crispy leaves that don’t recover to help your plant focus on new and healthy growth.