Succulents Plants Guide
How to take care of succulents?
Succulents are easy to grow and tolerant enough to neglect, but that does not mean that you do not have to care of them at all. Fortunately, they can handle a few long weeks without watering, and even if their leaves are not wrinkled by water - we do not have to scare ourselves yet that we have dried up another plant. Succulents should immediately regain their good form after the watering.
Soil: Succulents require well drained soil. You can buy it in shop or just mix sand, gravel and peat. If you want cultivate succulents in pots, please make holes at the bottom of pot. If you want to fertilize them, please be carefur, once a two or three monthsis enought for them.
Watering: The biggest mistake we can make when planting succulents is too much watering. They should not have wet substrate continuously. Therefore take a break between the watering so that succulents dry up. The amount of water depends on the size of the pot, the weather and the time elapsed since the last watering. They should be watered most often in spring, during intense growth (about once a week). In summer and in the heat a little less, and in winter even once a month. Succulents have dormant stage during winter. In this period they do not grow and they do need much water.
It was interesting that the cacti did not water at all from the end of September to April, and at that time we also have to reduce the temperature of the environment, which should not exceed 12-15 degrees. Other succulents do not require it.
Position: The ideal place to hold succulents is a sunlit sill, balcony, or greenhouse. The shade does not serve them because it hampers proper growth and their blooming and makes them less resistant to diseases or pests. Most species need twelve hours a day lighting. In extremely hot areas some afternoon shade is recommended.
Replanting: We do not need to worry too much about replanting succulents. They should be replanted when they don't have any space in the pot. The new soil should be quite dry. The best time to replant succulents is early spring.
Containers without holes at the bottom and glass jars are not very suitable for succulents, peculiarly in winter because succulents do not like to grow in humid soil. In wet conditions they simply get diseases.
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