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Care tips for succulents

the basics…

Succulents are plants with fleshy, thickened leaves and stems that store water. 

Because of their ability to retain water, succulents thrive best in warm, dry climates and are willing to take a little neglect. This makes them well adapted to indoor growing and ideal for people desiring low-maintenance houseplants.

Growing succulents for the first time? follow these steps for successful care of your new plants.

  1. Choose an appropriate succulent for your indoor conditions.

  2. Place the potted succulent in a sunny location.
    Most succulents prefer at least 6 hours of sun per day, so try to place them near a south- or east-facing window. You may notice your succulents becoming spindly or stretching toward the light if they don’t get enough sun.

  3. Allow the potting mix to dry out between waterings.
    The number-one mistake many people make with succulents is overwatering them. It’s best to water more, but less frequently. Saturate the potting mix thoroughly (while ensuring water flows out of the drainage hole properly) but allow the mix to dry out slightly before the next watering. If the potting mix stays consistently wet every day, the plant may eventually die.

  4. Fertilize your succulents at least once a year.
    The plants benefit most from fertilizer in the spring (when the days get longer and new growth begins), and again in late summer. Use a balanced, all-purpose, water-soluble fertilizer (such as 8-8-8 or 10-10-10) diluted to half the strength recommended on the package instructions. There is no need to fertilize succulents in winter when they’re semi-dormant., They don’t need the nutrient boost because they are not actively growing.

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