Succulent are not very demanding, and can even grow healthy in sandy soil without too much nutrients in pots, terraria and other containers more or less common. It ever happened to buy amazing plants and to wilt and die in just a few weeks? Yeah, it happens often to me, that’s why I thought to “sell” you some tips from an “experienced” gardener! You know how they say: the more you try the more experience you get! Prevent juicy plants from drying out.
1. Water succulents with moderation
Succulents originate in desert areas, so they are not used with much water. Sure, over time, as they spread throughout the world, succulent plants have begun to adapt to any environment, but still don’t bear excessive watering. 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. Place them in natural light
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’s not a lack of light, it will remain vigorous.
So if you don’t want to kill your juicy plants, don’t place them in a dark corner of the room, but as close to the window as possible.
3. “Beautify” them
Like any other plant, succulents need special “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 doesn’t get completely wilt and die.
4. Stop fertilization during the cold season
Succulents can be fertilized in the spring and summer (their growing season), but in winter it’s advisable to stop fertilizers, as plants need a rest period. If you continue to fertilize, you overuse plant’s “metabolism” and you can speed their death.
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