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caring for succulents

Care For Your
Succulents

Colorful, Simple, & Bright

Light-Loving Succulents

You don't have to go to the desert to enjoy the natural beauty and symmetry of succulents. You can grow them in your own home, and they require relatively easy care. Many succulents are perfect for families who are just starting to grow houseplants or who have very busy schedules and don't have enough time to give to regular plant maintenance. Click below to learn about common succulents and the general care tips to help keep your succulents healthy and happy.

caring for succulents

Caring For Your Succulents

Click below to see what you need to care for your succulents: 

Types of Succulents

There are hundreds of varieties of succulents and cacti that you can grow in your home but the care needs are relatively the same. They require high light, lower water, and quality soil.

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Planting Succulents

Most succulents require a porous, sandy or a pebbly potting soil that provides plenty of aeration and excellent drainage. Succulents don't like to have wet feet (water logged roots) so having a good succulent soil mix that wicks away water and drains quickly.

Ensure that your pots that you plant succulents into has drain holes.


planting succulents

Watering Succulents

Succulents are typically growing in naturally arid areas, meaning relatively dry environments that don't experience consistent rains. It is best to adopt a similar type of watering schedule that mimics the natural environment that succulents grow in.

Water less often, but when you do water, water deeply. Most succulents don't need to be watered more than twice a month. When you go to water, water until you see water leaking out of the drain holes at the bottom of your pot. Don't water again until the soil is completely dry throughout. Succulents will often become wrinkly when they are in need a deep water.

watering a cactus

Fertilizing Succulents

Feeding succulents can promote growth and vitality. Use a well balanced fertilizer or even a fertilizer specific for succulents like Cactus Juice to revive the soil and give nutrients to the succulents once a month during the growing seasons of Spring through early Fall.

fertilizing soil

Light Needs of Succulents

Succulents and cacti love bright, indirect light. Providing adequate light is one of the most important aspects of succulent care as succulents need bright light to thrive. Find a south or west facing spot in your home that gets bright but indirect light for most of the day. It is important not to stick your succulents directly in bright sunlight, as it can burn the leaves of your plants.

By keeping your succulents in a bright and sunny location, watering less often, but deeply, and fertilizing in good quality soil--you will have beautiful and healthy succulents that you can enjoy for years. Enjoy!

succulents

Supplies List 

  • Succulent plants (aloes, echeveria, euphorbia, etc.)
  • Well-balanced succulent fertilizer like Cactus Juice
  • Watering Can
  • Pots with drainage holes
  • Sandy or pebbly soil that promotes drainage like Cactus Mix