Succulents are beautiful plants. They are able to sprout leaves that clump together. They have different colors according to various species. Succulents thrive in outdoor places such as gardens but can also be grown indoors. Growing and maintaining the succulents is not a difficult thing to do.They require certain suitable conditions for them to grow into healthy plants. The following are tips that you need to incorporate in maintaining them.
Water them appropriately. It is very beneficial for the growth of the plants. For the good of the succulents, ensure that the soil does not have any water. Also, it is not good if you overwater. More water is important during the summer season.During their dormant stage, do not use too much water on them.For your indoor plants, water more but less frequently.
Enough sunlight. Sunlight is a vital need for these plants to survive. Sunlight helps them develop their bright colors as opposed to shade or less sunlight which tends to fade off to a plain green color. Also, for the colors to last longer; you may consider exposing them in the afternoon shade. If you have these indoors, it’s important for them to grow near or facing the window where they can receive at least six hours of sunlight. Also, when the sun is too hot, succulents may experience sunburns which harm them.
Plant them in favorable soils. the plant grows well in sandy and well-draining soil. The succulents can grow well in little amount of soil. You should ensure that the soil is not acidic nor alkaline.Most potted plants come with standard soil that works for them. However, this standard soil does not work well for the succulents and you should, therefore, consider mixing it in order to come up with a desert-like good draining soil.
The plants should be grown under suitable conditions. Cool nights are essential 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.
Insects and pests. It is essential for you to ensure that you protect your succulents from insect infestation.Ensure the soil does not contain excess water.Overcrowding too many in one container also tends to promote mold growth and insect infestation and can be avoided by enough spacing.
Use suitable pots.You should choose those with the best material such as glazed ceramics. You should avoid using pots made of glass as they may cause harm to the plants.This may cause the soil to be soggy and may cause harm to the plants and also lead to insect infestation. Hence, pots that promote good drainage are good for the planting of the succulents.