How to care for indoor succulents
Caring for Succulents can be easy.
These plants are native to drought prone areas. As a result, they store
water to last them through long periods with little or no water. This
feature makes them ideal as indoor-home plants or outdoor as part of a
low maintenance garden residing in warmer climates.
Plant your succulent in a pot that drains: Succulents do not like to
live in wet soil. As plants accustomed to high temperatures and little
moisture, they can actually rot, contract disease, or die if
overwatered. Potting in a planter that has slots for drainage can help
Use succulent soil or soil that drains well: Using the correct type of
soil will help your plant thrive. Because succulents don’t appreciate
overwatering, using soil that drains will keep your plants appropriately
Plenty of sunlight (at least half a day): These plants hail from hot,
dry climates and love plenty of sunlight. Although they will go dormant
in the winter and require less sunlight, most succulents like at least a
half day to a full day of sunlight depending on what type of plant you
Water heavily, but not often: Overwatering is an issue with succulents.
Watering every day and leaving the plant with soaking soil will kill
your succulent. However, simply misting them will also leave them
wanting more. Supply your plant with a large amount of water about once
a week (also varies depending on the variety). Check the soil to see
that it is drying between waterings.
Maintain a warm temperature: Succulents like about 70-80 degrees in
summer months and 50-60 in winter months.
Thanks & Happy Planting, Les & Ingrid
Starting plants from seeds is so easy
and very rewarding.
Its a terrific way to get kids involved in gardening, too.
It’s also a great way to save money!