Succulents are lovely and good looking plants. They produce leaves that form together. Many varieties tend to be different in color. Succulents thrive in outdoor places such as gardens but can also be grown indoors. Growing and maintaining the succulents is not a difficult thing to do.They require certain suitable conditions for them to grow into healthy plants.The following are ways on how you can grow and take care of this plant.
You should ensure that you water them accordingly. It is very beneficial for the growth of the plants. Make sure that the soil is completely dry before you water them again.However, do not do it in excess. More water is important during the summer season. During the period of stagnated growth, do not use too much irrigation on them. If you are planting your them in your house, do not water very often.
Enough sunlight.They need much sunlight for them to thrive. When the succulents are exposed to the sun, their colors tend to be attractive.However, afternoon shade may help the colors to last longer. For your indoor plants, putting them close to the window will be good for their sunlight.However, you should not expose them to a very hot sun for long since they may tend to get sunburned or stretch.
Plant them in favorable soils. the plant grows well in sandy and well-draining soil.However, they require very little amount of soil for them to thrive.The soil should be of neutral pH.Most potted plants come with standard soil that works for them. However, this standard soil does not work well for the succulents and you should, therefore, consider mixing it in order to come up with a desert-like good draining soil.
There should be suitable weather and atmospheric conditions for them to thrive. Cool nights are essential for them to be healthy. Too much cold is harmful to the succulents.They require warmer temperatures during the summer and cooler temperatures during winter. Very low temperatures are of harm to them.
Pests are harmful to the plants. It is essential for you to ensure that you protect your succulents from insect infestation. Insects can be brought about by over-accumulation of water in the soil. It is important for you to space your plants to avoid growth of molds and insects.
Use suitable pots. Pots made of glazed ceramics are suitable for the succulents. You should avoid using pots made of glass as they may cause harm to the plants. They may cause infestation due to excess water. Hence, pots that promote good drainage are good for the planting of the succulents.