To get rid of them, gently lift the healthy leaves on your plant and pick away any dried up leaves beneath. They should be easy to remove. If they don't, you may either let them to dry out further or, if they're on their way out and unsightly, try snapping them clean off. Either way, you want to avoid pulling too many roots with them since they help hold the plant together.
Succulents like to have all their parts in equal proportion for healthy growth, so don't worry about killing your plant while cleaning its leaves. And even though dried-out leaves will not regrow, that's no reason not to keep picking them off!
You may do this in two ways: put a delicate cloth in a soap/water solution and gently wipe the leaves, or suds your hands with soap/water and gently apply it to the plant. In any case, make sure to clean both the top and bottom of the leaves because this will aid in the removal of pests such as spider mites. Cleaning plants this way also helps them retain more water and minerals.
After cleaning, dry the plant thoroughly with a soft towel or spin it in a salad spinner. Don't use paper towels or those with chemicals, which will cause damage to the plant.
Now that you've cleaned and dried the plant, use a gentle cleanser to re-apply fertilizer if needed. Be careful not to overdo it with the cleansers though; too much can cause damage to the plant's skin.
Finally, give the whole thing a good wash with water to remove all traces of pesticides and other chemicals. You should be able to go back into contact with your family without worrying about harmful effects from cleaning products used on your plants.
To remove the plant permanently, you'll need gloves, secateurs or loppers, a spade, and a garden fork. Cut back all of the shoots and runners before digging into the earth and grabbing the roots, tugging and removing them. Do not pull up the brambles by their roots; this will only cause more shoots to grow in their place.
Brambles are very invasive and hard to eradicate completely, but if you're willing to put in the time and effort, you can destroy them entirely from your property line. They have multiple shoots that go underground when they are young and then spread out laterally via rhizomes. If one spot becomes saturated with water, the rhizome will send out new shoots which will grow into new brambles. This is why it's important to clear away all of the shoots before digging into the soil.
Once you've cleared away all of the shoots, dig up any small bulbs that may be present and destroy them immediately. This will prevent them from spreading their seeds and creating new brambles in your yard or on your neighbor's property.
If you own land that is prone to flooding, brambles like to grow in wet areas so it's best to cut them down before they have a chance to spread. This will keep your yard free of debris and allow enough room for vegetation to grow healthily.
Composting or vermicomposting are the best ways to dispose of dry leaves. This approach has no limitations. And is quite beneficial. The remaining waste is compost, which may be used as manure for growing plants. It can also be added to soil at any time before planting.
If you don't want to recycle your leaves by composting or vermicomposting, then they should be disposed of in a landfill. However, this option is not recommended because landfills can leak toxic substances into the ground water, and dry leaves may burn when they get too old or moist. Dry leaves should always be taken away from home gardens and put in trash cans, because even small amounts of herbicides used on nearby lawns could be harmful if ingested by children or pets.
Another option is to use paper towels to soak up any liquid that might seep out of the bag. Then just throw out the dirty towel and use another one. This is better than using your regular hand towel because those contain cotton fibers which absorb moisture and bacteria. That's why people get sick more often when they wash their hands with cotton balls instead of paper towels.
Last but not least, you can burn dry leaves. But only after they've been wet first. Otherwise, they could be a fire hazard.