How you can remove the dead leaves from your succulent plants? There are concerns that your succulent plants are rotting. Obviously they can be prone to rotting. If you get water in there, the rosette leaves can rot as any plant can. Likely it was just below bottom leaves and they’re all dry. No signs of any soft rot and it was just all gathering around the bottom and this is normal for Echeveria Succulent Plants.
What you should do
This is just perfectly normal. All you need to do, is just keep on top of pruning them every now and then. Normally you can pick the dried leaves off every few days. When they are dryer especially when they have completely dried to a crisp and just ready to remove. It’s important to keep on top of this pruning process because slugs and mealy bugs can sometimes go underneath the leaves and they cause multiple sickness especially mealy bugs. When you know that the bottom leaves are totally crisp, that means they are ready to pull them away.
There are so many different types of Echeveria Succulent Plants. When all the dead leaves are ready to just be pulled away, and these leaves tend to be soft and yellow and there’s a strange smell to it usually when they rot. When they are dried like they are all hard and crispy, that’s normal.
How to pull the leaves
You do not even need to have any scissors. Just gently pull the leave. Gently pull it like so so it pulls away. If the leaf is hard to remove or is still fleshly, leave it till it is completely crisp and ready to come off because if you pull it away when the leaf is not ready to since it’s not fully dried up. It can leave an open wound where infection can set in. All you have to do, you just go around removing all the dry ones. If it’s hard to put away, then do not do it because it’s still attached to the leaf. So this is a good way to prune your succulent plants. That’s how easy it is just to keep on top of keeping the dead leaves off especially for Echeveria Succulent Plants, this is a natural form of them that the old leaves are dying off and new ones can look a lot neater.