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Eden Succulents


There is no doubt that one of the most popular plant groups at the moment is succulents. Its variety of colors, shapes, sizes, and textures is what makes people interested in them. By simply looking at Pinterest images and home décor magazines, you can conclude that people are getting crazy over succulents.

There are reasons why succulents are so popular. Perhaps because it has low maintenance or maybe because there are a lot of species that you can choose from. You can even make your DIY project using succulents. They can look stunning when used as a decoration in any room. You can either use one kind of succulent or combine different varieties. Succulents are very easy to grow, as long as you take good care of them. If you are a beginner and don’t know where to start just follow these tips.

Choose A Healthy Succulent

When purchasing succulents, make sure that it has great colors and has firm leaves. Inspect the plants carefully and ensure that there are no damages or insects.

Provide Them with Sufficient Water

Keep in mind that succulents can endure dry conditions. This means that it does not require too much water. Hence, you don’t have to water them too often. If the leaves of your succulents are already crumpled, then they require more water. On the other hand, soggy leaves are a sign that there is excessive water. As much as possible, try to have a consistent watering routine so your succulents can grow well. When the topsoil of your succulent is already dry, then it is time to water them.

Simply pour enough water into the pot until it goes through the drainage hole. During warmer conditions, you can water them every seven to ten days. However, during the cold temperatures, you can do it once or twice a month. But the truth is, there is no standard rule when it comes to watering your succulents since there are a lot of things that you have to consider. For instance, the size of your pots or plants as well as the weather condition in your area.

You should only water your succulents once it has completely dried up. To determine this, you have to dip your finger into the soil to test if it is still damp or has entirely dried up.

In case you overwater your succulents or they are flooded with rain, you should drain their containers to avoid rotting the plants. When there is excessive moisture, the leaves of your succulents will turn to yellow. To prevent overwatering, you can put pebbles under your terracotta pots before filling them with soil. However, using this material can dry out your plant instantly.

Provide Them with Sufficient Water

Use Containers with Drainage Holes

There are different varieties of containers that are available. It’s ok to use any type of containers, the most important thing is they should have drainage holes at the bottom to allow water to pass through.

Expose Them to Sunlight

Most types of succulents require some light. Because of this, you must put them in a place where they can receive some sunlight such as near a bright window. You could expose them to the sun for at least four to six hours. During cold climates, you can transfer your outdoor succulents to your indoor pots. However, you should consider that indoor plants can’t bloom.

Some succulents can endure a little shade. Succulents that are grown in the limited shade can change its colors once they are exposed to excessive light.

Apply Some Fertilizer

Just like any other plant, succulents also require some fertilizer. Although some people think that fertilizers are not necessary. Most especially, if potting mix or a fertile soil is used in planting them. They can survive on their own with minimal nutritional supplements. Even when you are moving your succulents from your indoor pots to your backyard.

However, a little intervention might be required if overwatering occurred or the soil lacks nutrients. When choosing a fertilizer, ensure that it has low-nitrogen and specially made for succulent plants. When applying the fertilizer, be sure to place them on the base of the succulents. Try not to touch the plant since it can burn the leaves.

When there is excessive nitrogen in the soil, then it can cause rotting. Hence, if you want to transfer your succulent, then you should only use slow-release, low-nitrogen fertilizer. When applying them in small pots, be sure to dilute them with water and only use a small amount. Fertilizers should only be used when the plants are in their growth stage.

Some succulents can endure a little shade. Succulents that are grown in the limited shade can change its colors once they are exposed to excessive light.

Make Them Look Great

By eliminating any dead or decaying leaves, you can make your succulents look stunning. Be sure to also remove the insects in their surroundings.