Succulents are beautiful plants.They produce rosettes of leaves that cluster together. Many varieties tend to be different in color. They are normally grown outdoor but with proper guidelines and care, you can grow them indoors. Growing and maintaining the succulents is not a difficult thing to do. You should ensure that you provide favorable conditions for them to thrive.The following are ways on how you can grow and take care of this plant.
You should ensure that you water them accordingly. It is essential for the benefit of plants.Water them when the soil completely dries up. Ensure that you do not water the plants in excess. They need more water when the temperatures are very high. During the period of stagnated growth, do not use too much irrigation on them.For your indoor plants, water more but less frequently.
Ensure that your succulents are exposed to the sun long enough. Sunlight is a vital need for these plants to survive. When the succulents are exposed to the sun, their colors tend to be attractive. Also, for the colors to last longer; you may consider exposing them in the afternoon shade. For your indoor plants, putting them close to the window will be good for their sunlight. Moreover, too much sun is harmful to the succulents.
Grow them in suitable soils.They require sandy soil with good drainage.However, they require very little amount of soil for them to thrive. Soil of neutral conditions is favorable for the succulents to grow. Many planting pots or containers tend to contain standard soil. They do not seem to thrive well in this standard soil due to its poor drainage.
There should be suitable weather and atmospheric conditions for them to thrive. They require cool nights for them to be healthy.However, extreme cold or winter is not good for them and should be transferred to a greenhouse for shelter. When it’s hot, higher temperatures as compared to cold temperatures. Extremely cold temperatures will damage them.
Insect infestation damages the plants.It is important for you to make sure that your succulents are free from bugs and insects. Insects can be brought about by over-accumulation of water in the soil. Planting too many plants in a single pot can also lead to insects and pests.
The type of pots tend to play a major role in protecting your plants. Pots made of glazed ceramics are suitable for the succulents.Glass containers are not suitable for succulent growth.This may cause the soil to be soggy and may cause harm to the plants and also lead to insect infestation.Hence, it is important you consider containers that you can create a hole to facilitate draining.