How to Care Succulents : Succulents are one of the easiest plants to take care of. They don’t require much water or fertilizer and can tolerate a wide range of light conditions. However, there are a few things you should keep in mind when caring for your succulents.
Succulents store water in their leaves, so they don’t need to be watered very often. In fact, overwatering is one of the most common ways to kill a succulent. Only water your succulent when the soil is completely dry and then give it a good soaking. Allow the water to drain away completely before putting the plant back in its pot.
Pour water slowly near the root so that the water pressure does not uproot the plant. It is important not to overwater your succulent, so let the soil dry between waterings.
Sun Light ☀️
In order to thrive, succulents need at least 4 to 6 hours of indirect sunlight per day in Winter and 2 to 4 hours of indirect morning sunlight in Summer. If you keep the succulent indoors, make sure to keep it near a window where the plant can get enough sunlight so that its growth is not affected. Do not keep the succulent in a dark place.
If you have kept the succulent in a place that does not get enough sunlight, then regularly at least 1 day interval, keep the plant in the sun for a few hours. Most succulents need bright, direct sunlight to thrive. If your plant isn’t getting enough light, it will start to stretch and become leggy.
Keep rotating the plant at an interval of a few days so that the leaves on all sides of the plant get enough sunlight and their growth is not affected. If you do not do this, you will find that your plant is leaning towards the sun and the leaves which are not getting enough sunlight are not developing properly.
Keep in mind that a succulent and cactus is also a plant, and like all other plants, succulents and cactus need sunlight.
Succulents don’t need much fertilizer, but if you want to give them a little boost, use a cactus or succulent fertilizer once or twice a year. Be sure to follow the directions on the package so you don’t over-fertilize and damage your plant.
With just a little bit of care, your succulent will thrive and add some life to your home.
Choose a container or pot with drainage. Drainage of excess water is essential, otherwise the succulent or cactus will rot. If the soil remains wet for a long time, the possibility of rotting of the plant is high. Clay pots are better for plants.
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The three main reasons why succulent plants die are over-watering, poor light, and high temperature. Therefore, by avoiding them, you can save your succulents for a long time. All succulents have different-different life span due to their type. You will be surprised to know that the life span of succulents ranges from 1 year to 100 years, even cactus live for centuries.
So it depends on your care how much your succulents live. ✌