The Basics of Caring for Succulents

The Basics of Caring for Succulents

Succulents are so much fun! Plus they are pretty easy to take care of once you’ve learned just a few basic tips. Lucky for you, that’s what I’m here to do: help you learn to grow succulents! I’m going to guess that most of you will be growing succulents indoors so my tips will apply specifically to indoor growing. For those of you who are lucky enough to grow outdoors you can stop by my site for more general tips that apply to growing outdoors as well!

After receiving lots of emails from my readers over at Succulents and Sunshine, I’ve discovered that the biggest problem people encounter when growing succulents is over watering. Succulents do not like to sit in soaking wet soil as they absorb water from the air rather than from direct contact with water. They love to have a good soak and then dry out for a little while (think cactus in the desert with heavy rainfalls followed by drought). Generally with my indoor succulents I water this way about once a week. Sometimes in the peak air conditioning and heating seasons I have to water a little more because they dry out more quickly. A good rule of thumb is to water about 1-2 days after the soil dries out, assuming you have a soil that drains well. That leads me to the next thing…

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