Easy and Gentle Ways to Care for Your Succulents
Succulents are a popular choice for people who want to create a low-maintenance, but still aesthetically pleasing garden. They’re easy plants to take care of and require little attention. You can even try food coloring succulents to make them even more beautiful.
Watering: Succulents don’t need to be watered very often. Check the soil every few days and water them when it’s completely dry and there are no visible signs of moisture in the dirt. The best time to water succulents is at dusk, as they won’t get scorched by any residual sunlight that might still be hanging around after sunset.
Soil Type: Any good potting mix will work fine for succulents! They’re really adaptable plants so you can do whatever works best for your climate or growing situation. Although some people prefer a more nutrient rich soil mixture with lots of compost added, this isn’t necessary – if anything, too much may encourage faster growth which could lead to your succulent getting taller than you want.
Soil Drainage: Succulents are adapted to be able to store water in their leaves, so it’s important that the soil drains well and doesn’t hold too much moisture for too long – after all, they’re plants which like arid climates! Keep this in mind when choosing a pot or container; if drainage holes aren’t already included, make sure you drill some yourself before adding any soil. If no drainage is provided on smaller pots (which can easily become over-saturated with water), consider lining the bottom of the pot with stones or marbles first. This will also help keep larger garden plants stable while inside smaller containers as well.
Overwatering: This is one of the most common mistakes new succulent owners make. It’s very easy to think that because these plants store water for long periods, they can handle being watered less frequently than other types of garden plants – but in reality, it only takes a few days without any moisture at all before your plant will begin to suffer and die!
Sunlight: Succulents are accustomed to growing in arid environments, so direct sunlight isn’t necessary (although they can handle it just fine). If you plan on keeping your succulent indoors at all times, a window sill with south-facing exposure will do just fine. Watering before placing them in the sun also helps ensure that the soil doesn’t dry out too quickly after being watered – an important step if you’re worried about accidentally burning them by exposing them to stronger light than what they’re used to!