Succulents are excellent additions to any home. Not only do they grow slowly, but they also require very little care. By catering to the basic needs of these plants, you can keep them happy and healthy for many years. Here is what you need to know about succulent care.
The first thing you need to remember when it comes to succulent care is the fact that these plants need plenty of sunlight. Consider the fact that cacti are succulents and these plants live in arid areas where there is plenty of direct sunlight each day. You will not need to worry about the sun harming your plant since they have much thicker ‘skin’ than other types of plants. They are designed to retain water and withstand the heat of the sun. If they do not have enough light, you may notice that they start to grow outwards in order to absorb more light.
As mentioned in the first point of succulent care, these plants thrive in arid areas. In other words, you don’t need to water your succulent too often at all. All you need to do is remember that your watering schedule will vary depending on the weather. During the summer months, you will need to water every two or three weeks. In the winter, you can water less often. Monitor the soil and only water when you see that it has dried out sufficiently. If you water too much or too often, it will cause the roots to rot and your plant will die.
Finally, don’t forget to make sure that your succulent is not exposed to cold temperatures. They survive in hot weather very well. In fact, they are made for such conditions. So, make sure that you recreate these conditions in your home. During winter, make sure that you protect your plant from the cold.
Now that you know all of the essentials regarding succulent care, you are ready to make the most of these gorgeous plants! If you grow yours in terrariums, you will find that you will water even less frequently. Monitor your plant just as you would any other potted plant and take note of any changes such as brown leaves.