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How to grow healthy Succulents...

Tiffany Cornell . Monday, August 21, 2017 . Comments
How to grow healthy Succulents...

Growing Succulents indoors can be a bit tricky. However, with these simple tips you'll be able to better care for your indoor Succulent collection.

  • 6 Hours of Sunlight: When Succulents are indoors it's hard for them to get enough sunlight. They generally need about 6 hours a day. You'll want to keep your plants as close to the window as you can, but be careful not to let them get sunburned if the light from the window gets to hot.
  • Water more, but less frequently: Many people will tell you that Succulents don't need very much water. That simply isn't true. However, over watering is the number one way people kill Succulents. They like to have their roots soaked with water and then dry out quickly. Granted, if you keep the soil wet everyday, they will die from too much water. On the other hand, simply spraying them with water will kill them too. Basically though, you need to be giving your succulents enough water that the soil gets completely wet. Then, let it dry out completely before you water again. Don't water it daily and don't use a spray bottle.
  • Avoid glass containers (or anything that doesn't drain): Glass containers generally aren't a great long term potting solution for Succulents, especially during the winter. Succulents do not like to be sitting in soggy soil so a glass jar is not going to make your succulent happy. This seems to especially cause problems in the winter when Succulents need even less water than normal. Often Succulents will get bugs or diseases from having soil that is too wet.
  • Temperature: If you grow your succulents indoors year round, they won't notice much change in temperature unless they are right by the window. As a general rule, Succulents like to be warm during summer and cold during the winter.
Hopefully you feel better prepared to take care of your Succulents indoors now! If you have any questions please come in and see us or call on (08) 89 844 006.
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