How To Care For Succulents

Succulents are some great and easy plants that you can grow and also they are pretty easy to handle and take care of too. The plants are very often found in areas that are more prone to the drought effects.

Drylands and marshy areas seem to be the native spot for the succulents. The location of the plants has resulted in a very interesting quality to them. They have the ability to the store in the water which lasts for extended periods of time.

They can stay without water for long due to this reason. This amazing feature of the succulents makes them an amazing and pretty good choice for playing the role of indoor plants or maybe a part of a beautiful garden during the warm weather.

Now taking care of succulents isn’t very tough, to be honest. Be it your home or your garden outside; there is not much need for a fuss to take care of the succulents and make them feel welcome and at home. You need to keep one thing in mind that these plants, at least most of them are used to the harsh weather conditions from deserts to hot tropical areas.


Caring For Succulents

Succulents are extremely delicate plants that need to be taken care of on a regular basis. However, some people find it a bit difficult to take care of the succulents. For those, we are here to help with the issue.

Taking Care Of Indoor Succulents

If you are someone who is planning to plant succulents inside our house, then there are some things that you need to provide for the plants to have a healthy life.

The first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you succulent has been planted not a pot that efficiently drains. Succulents are the type of plants that dislike living in the wet and damp soil portions.

As these plants are more native to the high-temperature regions and the places with very little moisture, if overwatered, they can contract many diseases and rot eventually, so it is important to plant the succulent in a pot that has sufficient drainage which will prevent overwatering.

The second thing to keep in mind is to use the succulent soil particularly. Now you must be wondering what a succulent soil is. It is the type of soil that has the appropriate amount of moisture. Succulent soils are pretty well-drained and are the perfect fit for such plants. Not only will your plants thrive but it will also have a lovely growth.

The succulents need a large amount of sunlight. Keep your plants under direct sunlight, and you will see their growth improve. How do you ask? Well, the succulents, as they are more accustomed to the hotter and drier weather conditions, these plants just love sunlight. Depending on the the succulent the amount of sunlight needed is varied. Also, during winter, these plants become dormant as they do not require that much of sunlight.

The more the temperature, the better for them. In summers, succulents like a 70-80 degree heat and a 50-60 degree heat during the winter season.

You need to make sure that the succulents are watered properly and heavily. But don’t overdo it is overwatering can cause the plants to rot. Just simple misting doesn’t work either, and they just want more during that time. The trick here is to have a few days of a gap when you heavily water a succulent. You need to make sure that the soil becomes dry between the watering.

Caring For Outdoor Succulents

Plant some succulents in your outdoor garden to add an element of exotic beauty to your place. However, there are some things that need to be taken care of before you go ahead and plant a succulent outdoors. Choose the plants carefully as they require a lot of dry soil, sunlight and little water.

Make sure that you give the plant a sunny spot to soak up natural sunlight. The soil level needs to be perfect too. You have to have a soil with well-drainage properties.

When you water, make sure that you pour right in the base of the plant.

You might also want to get your plants indoors during the winter to save them from the cold.

So there you have it. These are some great tips for taking care of your succulents. Excited to get one? Well, now would be the time to do that.

Erin Emanuel