Succulents are beautiful plants that require little care and thrive indoors as well as outdoors. They're also very affordable, making them perfect for beginners.
Here are some tips to help you grow succulent plants successfully:
1. Choose Plants Wisely
Succulents come in hundreds of varieties, so choosing the right plant for your space is key. Start small with a single pot and gradually expand your collection over time once you get the hang of caring for them.
2. Water Well
Watering your succulent regularly is essential. Use a water bottle or watering can to ensure that the soil is moist. Do not overwater; succulents prefer dry conditions.
3. Light Is Key
Light exposure is also crucial to the health of your succulents. Place your pots near windows or under lights. Avoid direct sunlight, which can burn leaves and damage stems.
4. Feed Regularly
Feed your succulent every week or two with a fertilizer specifically formulated for indoor plants.
5. Repot When Necessary
Repotting is necessary when roots begin to crowd the container. To repot, remove the plant from its current pot and wash away excess dirt. Fill the empty pot with fresh potting soil and place the plant back in its home.
6. Give Your Plant Space to Grow
Keep your succulents well spaced out in order to avoid overcrowding. If you notice wilting or yellowing leaves, move the plant to a different location.
7. Prune Dead Leaves
Dead leaves detract from the beauty of your succulents. Remove dead leaves as soon as you notice them.
8. Maintain Good Air Circulation
Place your succulents in areas with good air circulation. Avoid placing them in places with drafts or high humidity.
Your succulents may look like they’re doing fine, but they still need attention. Be sure to give them plenty of love throughout the year.
FAQ on How to grow succulents
What do I need to start growing succulents?
You'll need a large pot (at least 10 inches deep) filled with potting soil. You can use any type of soil, but we recommend using a mix of peat moss and perlite.
Can I keep my succulents outside during winter?
Yes, succulents can be kept outside all year round. However, it's best to bring them inside during cold weather.
How often should I feed my succulents?
Succulents don't need much food, but if you notice brown spots on leaves, you should feed your succulents weekly.
How long will my succulents last?
Depending on the variety, your succulents can live up to 20 years.
Will my succulents die if I forget to water them?
No, succulents won't die if you forget to water them. In fact, they actually benefit from being neglected.
How many succulents can I have in one pot?
There's no limit to how many succulents you can have in one pot. Just make sure that there's enough room for each plant.
How do I know if my succulents need more light?
If your succulents appear dull or pale, then they probably need more light. Try moving them closer to a window or adding additional lighting
What kind of soil should I start with?
Start with a mixture of peat moss and sand.
How often should I water them?
Water your succulents regularly. It's important to maintain their moisture levels at around 50 percent.
Should I plant them indoors or outdoors?
Plant your succulents in an area where they get lots of sun. They thrive in bright conditions.
Do succulents require special care?
Yes, succulent care requires some maintenance. Make sure to fertilize your succulents once a month. Also, prune off dead leaves regularly.
Are succulents easy to grow?
Yes, succulence are very easy to grow. All you need is a little patience.
Dr. Vandana K.