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Succulents and watering

Tiffany Cornell . Monday, March 19, 2018 . Comments
Succulents and watering
Succulents are a marvel of nature that store extra water in their leaves, stems, or roots.

Because they have the reputation for growing in arid conditions, many people fail to realise that when we bring them into our home and garden environments, they do need to be watered regularly. Here's what you need to know to keep your succulents thriving.
  • Rather than giving your succulents sips of water here and there, give them a good soaking - to the point the water runs out the holes in the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer beneath the pot. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
  • Check the soil a week after watering; if it's still moist, wait another week.
  • Succulents like well drained soil, too much water can result in rotten roots.
  • The frequency of watering will also depend on the light and growing conditions in your area, as well as the size of the container. Smaller pots may need to be watered more frequently than bigger pots. 
For more information on succulents contact us on 89 844 006 or info@alloragardensnursery.com.au 

Happy Gardening!

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