Why is my succulent wrinkly?
Succulents become wrinkly when water is not reaching the leaves or trunk/caudex.
If your succulent hasn’t been watered in a while, wrinkly or hollow-looking leaves or trunk are a sure sign that it is time and past to do so. If you’ve been negligent in your watering (as I often am), you might need to water your succulent several times in one week for it to begin to spring back to life, since utterly dry soil is bad at absorbing water and getting it to the roots of your plants.
But I water my succulent all the time!
If you water your succulents too regularly, the roots of your succulents may succumb to rot. If your succulent has lost its roots, the rest of the plant can’t get water, resulting in the same appearance as under-watered plants.