If pests eat the roots or the roots rot, you may find that your succulents no longer have roots. Succulent plants can survive without roots for some time, but eventually, their leaves will dry up and die. If you want to revive a succulent that has lost its roots, you can try a few different methods.

In this guide, I will show you how to save a succulent without roots.

The Best Ways to Save a Succulent Without Roots

One of the best ways to save a succulent without roots is by preserving them in a container. There are several ways to do this, each with advantages and disadvantages. 

1. With soil: One of the simplest methods is simply placing the succulent in a glass/plastic container filled with fresh potting soil. Make sure the container is large enough, so the plant has plenty of room to grow, but not so large that it becomes crowded. Water the plant sparingly, and feed it once a month with an organic fertilizer diluted in water. 

The downside of this method is that if you want to preserve the plant indefinitely, you will need to keep it in a dark place, or it will begin to die off due to exposure to sunlight.

2. With vermiculite or perlite: Another option is to use vermiculite or perlite instead of soil. These materials are made up of small balls of clay. They are often used in potting soils because they allow water to drain away easily. You can also mix vermiculite or perlite with other materials, such as sand, to create a variety of textures and substrates that are perfect for plants.

3. With Water: Another option is to immerse the succulent in water and place it in an airtight container. The advantage of this method is that it is easier to move the plant because it does not require additional equipment.

4. With preservation kit: One final option is to purchase a pre-made succulent preservation kit. These kits are easy to use and contain everything you need to get started, including an airtight container and organic fertilizer.

5. Full spectrum grow light: If you want to use a grow light, I would recommend a ‘Full Spectrum’ grow light instead of the normal blue and red led light. The full spectrum light has an additional warm and white light that is more beneficial for succulents.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Can succulents regrow roots?

Succulents are plants that are very adaptable and can survive in a lot of different environments. They can grow in various soil types and climates. Many succulents have small root systems that don’t require regular watering. Succulent plants can often survive without roots for extended periods if kept in a dry environment.

How long can succulents live without roots?

Succulents with leaves or stems that are not attached to a rock or soil may live for up to two weeks without roots, but succulents with roots that are not attached to a rock or soil can live for as long as six months. Succulent plants generally die from a lack of water and heat, so you have to keep them hydrated and in a warm place.

Can succulents survive in direct sunlight?

Yes, succulents can survive in direct sunlight if the sun shines brightly on them. However, they will not grow as well as they would if they were in a shaded area.

In the end

Succulents are wonderful plants, perfect for people who want low-maintenance plants. However, succulents do require some care. If you have a succulent without roots, You need to save them in a way that preserves its root system. Make sure to keep the plant moist and fed with proper nutrients.