Succulent Plant Care Tips

How to care for succulent plants

Succulent Plant Care

Succulents are beautiful plants and easy to care for provided you follow some simple guidelines.....

Position & Sunlight

Succulents benefit from about 6 hours of sunlight per day so are best placed in a bright, well lit room. Placing them near a window and not directly over a radiator is ideal.

Watering Succulents

Do not over water your plants!
Succulents come from desert environments and really don’t like to be kept in constantly wet soil.

When should I Water?

Water when the soil is completely dry. Add enough water to make the soil ‘damp’.
Do not water again until the soil is completely dry.

How much Water?

If you’re unsure how much water to use, just add a little water to the base of the plants and then check the following day to see if the soil if still dry. If it is, add a little more water.

Succulent Growth

Spring and Summer Months
Succulents grow most during the warmer months, They will require more water during these months so check the soil weekly.

Winter Months
Succulents have a dormant period during the colder months and growth stalls, They will require far less water during this time, perhaps once every 3 weeks.

Succulent Maintenance

As your plants grow, leaves around the base of the plants may shrivel and dry up, this is normal.
To remove the dried leaves, you can simply pull the dead leaves away from the main plant. If the leaves do not pull away with ease, wait a few more days and try again.

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