The Top 5 Ways to Care for Your Succulents

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As we find ourselves spending more and more time indoors, you’ve probably tried to make your space as comfortable as possible. One of our favorite ways to do this is by adding succulents to our living spaces.

These plants are generally simple to care for, but there are a few tricks and tips that you should know if you want them to be as healthy as they can be. Let’s go over the top five ways to care for your succulents.

Give Your Succulents Plenty of Light

Succulents, in their many shapes and sizes, all need light to really thrive. In fact, most succulents need around six hours of sunlight per day. If they do not receive enough light, they may not grow fully or wither away.

However, newly planted succulents can actually be harmed by too much direct sunlight, so be sure to ease them into full exposure or use a shade.

Cacti in pots on a window sill.

Rotate Your Succulents Regularly

Spread the love! Once your succulent has spent a few days with one side in direct sunlight, make sure to spin it so the other side gets some light as well. This will keep your plants standing up straight.

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Adjust Your Watering According to the Season

Succulents, like many plants, thrive in the spring and summer. During these seasons, they must take in more water in order to grow than they do in cooler months. It’s important that you don’t overwater and drown your plants, so just be sure not to go overboard.

Also, make sure you’re watering the soil directly and not just drizzling it over the succulent; a spray bottle or mist applied to leaves will only cause damage to the roots.

Succulents in single pot with soil.

Use a Container That Can Drain Water

It’s important to use a container that helps water drain out of the soil. Water-soaked soil can lead to rotting plants, which you obviously don’t want. Use terracotta pots or other similar containers to allow for proper watering and draining, which will keep your succulents happy.

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Be Sure to Use Proper Soil

Regular potting soil and dirt do not drain water effectively, so you need to find soil that does. If you want to properly care for your succulents, use cactus soil or a mixture of potting soil, sand, and pumice or perlite. And if you have to re-pot your plant, remember to be careful with the succulent’s roots.

If you take care of these plants, they’ll take care of you, so be sure to use these tips!


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