Things you can do to help your succulents thrive!
Did you know that succulents can be excellent house plants??? They are super easy to maintain, there are a million different varieties & you they are very easy to propogate!
Succulents have unique shapes, different textures, varied colors, and showy blooms that make a dramatic impact in any planter or pot.
They are not a unique floral family, but diverse members of numerous plant groups. What they have in common is their water-retaining, fleshy leaves and stems.
The cactus is one type with which you are probably familiar, but there are loads more!
Here are a few things that you can do to help your succulents thrive!
1). Pick a planter that has a drain hole
- one of the reasons why succulents are so easy to take care off, is because they do not require a lot of maintenance. That is, not a lot of watering! So, when choosing a planter for your succulents, go with one that has a drainhole, that way the excess water can drain out easily & not affect the roots of your plant!
2) Give a lot of light to your succulents
Succulents love light and need about 6 to 8 hours of sun everyday. Newly planted succulents can be damaged in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
3) Make sure you rotate your succulents
Succulents plants really love the sun, but if yours is sitting in the same exact spot day after day, it's likely that one side is getting enough light & the other one isn't. Rotating your plants often will ensure that they are getting enough direct sunlight everyday to keep them young & healthy!
4) Keep Succulents Well Groomed & Clean
Watch how your succulents are growing, at some point, your indoor plants will gradually pick up dust on their surface, which can inhibit their growth, so to avoid any issue, you can use a soft paintbrush to get at hard-to-reach spots. Also make sure you remove all the dead leaves around the area to keep your succulent looking fresh & happy.
5) Pick the correct soil for your succulents
Succulents like all plants need the right kind of soil, since succulents do not like a lot of water, you need soil that drains, so regular potting soil—or dirt from your yard—won’t do. When you go to the store, you can choose cactus soil or mix potting soil with sand, pumice, or perlite. Succulent roots are very fragile so be gentle when repotting.