Caring For Succulents

This group of plants that are drought resistant plants whose stem and leaves are adapted to storing water is commonly known as succulents. They are normally found in arid and semi-arid areas, but that one does not mean that they cannot be found in other areas as well. They can be found either indoor or outdoor. Succulent plants can be taken care of in many ways lets discuss some of the measures.

The pot that you are using to plant your succulent plants should be able to drain water. Succulents does not do well in a damp soil. There are some tiny holes in pot that is going to drain excess water from the soil. The succulents are used to very high temperature and little moisture. Too much water is a disadvantage since it may cause the plant to rot, contract diseases or die if overwatered and you would not like your plant to die. Overwatering is also going to be controlled by porous holes.

It is also advisable that you use recommended soil. If you use the correct soil the plant will thrive well without many challenges. Since the succulents don’t need a wet soil it is important that you use soil that has good drainage, soil that does not hold water for a long period of time. Water should be seeping through that soil faster. Due to required moisture content for the growth of the succulents they will probably do better.
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Enough sunlight should also be supplied to the succulent plants. As this plants are use to extremely very high temperatures. They will do better in places with hot and dry climate with plenty of sunlight. You should therefore ensure that they have good supply of sunlight at least the whole day or half a day. You can see that this plants always go dormant during winter because of insufficient sunlight.
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You should also ensure that you water them heavily. Succulent plants should be watered heavily once but not regularly as they don’t require a lot of water. Too much water will make the plant to rot and finally dies. Very little water will also leave the plants in need of more water you should therefore do it once and heavily.

You should also maintain warm temperatures. Succulent plants do well in very high temperatures . So the temperature around your place should be regulated at least to match their normal temperature requirements. It is not recommended for the temperature to be too low or too high.

If it is an outdoor succulent plants you should bring them inside during winter. This is so because the temperature of the room is always higher than the surrounding temperature during winter season.