Succulent are not very demanding, and they can even grow healthy in sandy soil without too much nutrients in pots, or other containers more or less common. It ever happened to you buying succulents, and after a few weeks to wither and die? You are not the only person going through this situation, that’s why I’ve thought to sell you some tips on what to do to prevent juicy plants from drying out.
1. Water them with moderation
Succulent are dessert plants, so naturally they are not used with too much water. Sure, over time, as they spread throughout the world, succulent plants have begun to adapt to any conditions, but still can’t stand too much water to their roots. Exaggerated watering will cause the leaves to soften and rot, and will most likely cause plant’s death.
Therefore, less water can mean a longer life for your succulents.
2. Leave them in sunlight
Another decisive factor for succulents is natural light. Each indoor plant may have different demands on the amount of light required, but as long as it has a lot of light, it will remain vigorous.
So if you don’t want to kill your succulents, don’t place them in a dark corner of the room. Put them near the window to receive the light they need.
3. Make them beautiful
Like any other plant, succulents need a dressing, especially if you notice black spots on the leaves, dry roots, broken roots and leaves with mold stains. These problems usually occur when you don’t care for the plants. Clean the affected areas so that the plant won’t wither.
4. Stop the fertilization during the cold season
Succulents can be fertilized in the spring and summer, being their growing season, but in winter it’s advisable to gradually interrupt fertilization, because succulents need to rest during this period. If you continue to fertilize them, you will fasten their death.
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