How to care for a succulent?

This sounds a lot, but it’s easier than it seems at first glance. Succulents are low-maintenance plants, but to successfully grow these fantastic plants in or around your home, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. We will start with the most essential part of succulent care: watering and sunbathing. If there is one thing that is the most crucial part of caring for succulents, water them.    

Succulents grow naturally in hot, dry climates with lots of suns. To successfully grow a succulent plant indoors when you don’t live in hot and dry climates, you need to mimic its natural habitat as best as possible.    

One way to do this is to avoid watering the succulent plant too often. In fact, it does well if you don’t water it for weeks.  

Too much watering of succulents will over-water the plants and cause them to die. If your succulents are not in direct sunlight, you may need to be waterless. Succulents store a lot of water in their stems and leaves, so they can easily survive for weeks without water. In summer, you need to water more frequently than in winter because the temperature there is higher, and the water evaporates faster. It is best to water once every two weeks in summer and once a month in winter.   

If you are storing your succulents in such a place, it is best to water them once a month. You will now be less likely to overload your succulent. Another part of protecting succulents from over-watering is keeping the plant in a pot with a drainage hole.   

However, if you do not have one of these flower pots, you need to make sure that you water enough so that the soil can absorb moisture and does not accumulate at the bottom of the flower pot. Through trial and error, this may take some time. Drain holes are ideal for this situation, so if you have a pool by your side, be sure to use it. When watering succulents planted in pots with drainage holes, water until it starts to drip from the bottom of the pool. Now let the pot drain for about 5 minutes to ensure that the excess water is drained.   

It may be that the leaves of your succulents have wrinkles. You can also see some of the lower leaves of succulents in the image at the top of this guide. If you see wrinkles on the leaves of succulents, it may mean that your plant is thirsty or has drunk too much water.   

To find out what it is, just remember the last time you watered it. If this has happened in the past two weeks, your plant is overwhelmed. If this has been going on for longer, your succulent is probably thirsty, and you should water it soon.   

Most succulents, such as cacti grow in warm regions in direct sunlight. Some succulents require less sunlight, but most succulents require as much sunlight as you can give them. Be sure to check if your particular succulent needs a lot of light, and if so, place it on a windowsill and leave it out in the sun.   

Temperatures change with different levels of exposure to sunlight. It is essential to keep these temperatures under control.   

If your succulent is always in a warm, sunny place, it will need to be watered more often than when it does not receive as much sunlight and, as a result, temperature. So, most succulents love sunlight, but what if we don’t give the succulents their desired exposure to sunlight?    

We’ve found succulents to love dry environments. One way to create such a dry environment is to water the succulent tiny, but a more efficient way is to use a well-draining potting mix. The ideal soil for your succulent plant drains water quickly, so your succulent plant doesn’t stay in the water for too long. The best prepackaged potting soil mix is ​​succulent potting soil or cactus potting soil.    

Of course, you can also do this yourself by adding sand, coarse grains, rather than fine sand, or perlite to the soil. This will ensure that the water drains out quickly and does not stick too much to the ground. Your succulent grows well in arid environments, and soil plays a vital role in this. If you want to help your plants grow a little faster, you can use fertilizer to do so.   

Most succulents are very easy to propagate. When you have a leggy succulent plant, it’s the same process.    

To get an excellent and succulent cut, you can cut off the top of the succulent plant, remove some of the lower leaves from the stem, and let the branch dry for two days. After removing the lower leaves from the unit, leave them nearby and dry for two days.    

Succulent leaves are thoroughly wet and can often grow by their own roots, as you can see in the image below. These succulents thrive on both individual leaves and cuttings.   

After two days, you can plant the succulent top and leaves in the ground and water the plants. After a few weeks, your cuttings and leaves should grow their own roots, and after a few more weeks, small succulents will start growing from the cuttings. This will take some time as succulents are slow-growing plants.    

If you are looking to breed succulents not in the ground but in the water or in Exclay, you are in luck. This can be done with succulents. Again, it will take some time for the roots to grow as succulents still grow slowly, even in water or in water.  

Good drainage is even more critical now than in summer, as your plant will absorb less moisture and evaporate less quickly. Lack of sunshine in the winter may mean you need to move your succulents to the windowsill so they can still get enough sunlight. If your succulents are already on the windowsill, you do not need to move them, as they are already receiving the maximum amount of light possible for this time of year. 

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