Succulents are lovely and good looking plants.They produce rosettes of leaves that cluster together. They have different colors according to various species. 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.
Water them appropriately.This is very important for them to grow into healthy plants. For the good of the succulents, ensure that the soil does not have any water.However, do not do it in excess. They need more water when the temperatures are very high.During their dormant stage, do not use too much water on them. Use a bit much water but less often if your plants are indoors.
Enough sunlight. Sunlight is essential for your plants to thrive. Sunlight helps them develop their bright colors as opposed to shade or less sunlight which tends to fade off to a plain green color. The afternoon light is also beneficial in maintaining the succulent’s bright colors. For your indoor plants, putting them close to the window will be good for their sunlight. Also, when the sun is too hot, succulents may experience sunburns which harm them.
Grow them in suitable soils. the plant grows well in sandy and well-draining soil.However, they require very little amount of soil for them to thrive. You should ensure that the soil is not acidic nor alkaline.For many plants, people tend to use standard soil to grow 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. Extremely cold temperatures will damage them.
Insect infestation damages the plants. It is essential for you to ensure that you protect your succulents from insect infestation.Ensure the soil does not contain excess water. It is important for you to space your plants to avoid growth of molds and insects.
Use suitable pots.You should choose those with the best material such as glazed ceramics. You should avoid using pots made of glass as they may cause harm to the plants.This may cause the soil to be soggy and may cause harm to the plants and also lead to insect infestation. Thus, you should use pots that ensure draining is okay.