We hear this question all the time- how do I care for my succulents. But first, let me tell you how much of a fortune you’ve got in your house. These plants have breathtaking views that us hard to resist. No wonder celebrities and fashion savvy have them in their homes.
You don’t need to have a ton of experience to care for Succulents plants. Stick with me here, and I’ll show you how to care for Succulents- everyone’s favorite plant pet.
Give enough sun rays
Just like every plant, succulents need the right amount of light to grow well. On average, succulents need 6 hours of sunlight daily. But here’s the thing. Provide curtains for your new plant succulents as they can scorch under direct sunlight.
Avoid too much watering
Of course, Succulents love water and will need it for optimal growth. But on the face of it, excess watering will result in misting and root rots.
So, here’s what you should do. Host your succulents in containers that have drainage holes, and give them enough water till the soil gets soaked. Stop watering immediately you notice water running out of the drainage holes.
Use the right soil
Soils with good drainage are the most appropriate for succulent plants. Unfortunately, your yard soil is not an option as it had loose pores.
A cactus soil or a mixed potting soil with pumice or sand is better than regular yard soils. Note: Be gentle with your succulents’ root- they’re delicate.
Succulents do not need fertilizers owning to their high growth rate. But you can fertilize your Succulents during summer and spring to enhance their growth.
A warning: Don’t overfeed your succulents, or they’ll grow too fast and die off.
The easiest way to battle insect infestations and mold is to get your succulents overcrowded. You don’t want that, do you? But that’s not all.
Each succulent has its own individual need that may not be satisfied in an overcrowded situation. They get to compete with each other for water, light, and nutrients. This is a bad situation for those gorgeous looking plants.
By now, you’re thinking about what to look for when inspecting my succulents. Here are the things you should watch out for- bugs and gnats. They are annoying little pests that pose some threats to your succulents. Watch out for them.
What if I tell you this- your succulents get cold too? A temperature of about 70 to 80° is okay for succulents in the summer season. You can adjust the temperature to 50-60° when winter comes, and trust me- they will do fine.
Caring for your succulent plants can be tiresome when you have not one idea to go about it. You have chosen succulents as a plant pet. Now it’s time for you to care for them and show them, love. Why are you still waiting? We’ve made the process easier for you- Best of luck.