Succulents Growing Tips

The word “succulent” originates from the Latin word “sucus” which means drink, juice and sap. Succulents live up to their name with leaves and stems that retain large amounts of water to make them drought-resistant.

Types of Succulents

There are most popular families of succulents

Tips to grow Succulents

Cactaceae (cacti)
Opuntia microdasys (bunny ears cactus)
Schlumbergera bridgesii (Christmas cactus)
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii (moon cactus)
Haworthia fasciata (zebra haworthia)
Haworthia cooperi (pussy foot)
Haworthia limifolia (fairy washboard)

Sedum morganianum (burro’s tail)
Sedum rubrotinctum (jelly bean plant)
Sedum spp. (stonecrop)

Sempervivum tectorum (hens-and-chicks)
Sempervivum montanum (mountain houseleek)
Sempervivum arachnoideum (cobweb houseleek)
Aloe Cameronii hybrid
Aloe Vanbelenii
Aloe cryptopoda
Aloe Striata
Aloe Ferox
Aloe Speciosa
Aloe Polyphylla
Aloe Petricola
Aloe Brevifolia
Aloe nobilis
Aloe Plicatilis
Agave Parryi Truncata
Agave Vilmoriniana
Agave Attenuata
Agave Victoria Regina
Agave Mediopicta Alba

  1. Watering

The general rule is, water when dry and water the soil directly, When you water your succulents, soak the soil until water runs out of the drainage holes. (If your container doesn’t have drainage holes, use less water.) Don’t use a spray bottle to water your succulents—misting can cause brittle roots and moldy leaves . You can also place pots in a pan of water and allow the water to absorb through the drainage hole.

2. Choose a Container with Drainage

Succulents don’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Your container should have a drainage hole to allow excess water to escape

3. Enough Ligh Exposure

You can grow almost any succulent indoors as long as you give it enough access to bright light. Succulents are desert plants so they definitely need sunlight to grow. (In direct sun light is best)

4. Soil/Media

Plant Succulents in the well drained media
Succulents do best in soil that doesn’t hold water. Try to use soil less media like cinder)

5. Fartilizer
Use any well-balanced fertilizer like NPK 19:19:19 or 20:20:20. Feed your succulents at the beginning of the plant’s growing season for best results.

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