How to Grow Succulents
A known fact is that proper care of succulents can be easy as long as the person knows some basics and unlike the primary belief that growing succulents has to be difficult it can also be quite easy and low maintenance too, and the tips below can help anyone achieve that. The gardener needs to water more less often because too much water is not good for succulents and overwatering can kill plants. But succulents need to have the soil soaked then dried out before watering again thus the person should water the soil then let it dry completely, and the other important thing to remember is that the thicker the succulent leaves, the less water the plant needs. The truth is that some succulent species have droopy leaves that can tell the owner when they need to be watered and by just adding some water the plant will perk up after a couple of hours.
Because of the fact that succulents need infrequent watering that enables the soil to dry out in between then, they must have a well-draining soil that has been mixed in the right proportions. The main thing to do is to mix something light and porous in the ordinary soil to increase the drainage capacity such as adding a perlite to soil in the ratio of one is to one. Another soil mixture is between vermiculite and coconut coir that creates soil that has superb drainage.
Succulent plants need lots of light to grow well, but they do not require the direct sunlight that is in the heat of summer when they are outside the home because then they are prone to sunburn. If the plants are inside, they need to be put somewhere where they will receive bright light for most of the day. The succulent plants are less likely to be sunburned inside but it can happen and generally a south facing window will provide enough light, but if the plant develops signs of sunburn (black or brown spots on the leaves), then the plant has to be moved to a place where there is no direct sunlight. One key indication that the plant is getting inadequate light is ‘stretching’ which happens if the plant gets tall with a lot of spaces between the leaves as it stretches to find more life then the person needs to bring it to some place that has more light throughout the day.
The truth is that succulents are easy to propagate thus it is easy to increase the succulent garden by taking off the leaves from the plants and planting them in damp soil to grow. Propagating is easy, and it is kind of interesting to watch the new plants grow.
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