A Brief Rundown of Succulents

Tips to Caring for Succulent plants

A good number of people tend to buy succulents for more than one reason. It would be wise for one to make sure that he or she familiarize himself or herself with the succulents and at the same time figure out where to buy them just in case one wanted them. However, one would need to make sure that he or she familiarize himself or herself with taking care of the succulents so that he or she can offer to the best care possible. It would also be essential for one to know that succulent plants may appear dull at one point of the year especially when being shipped and appear to be bright at the other part of the year especially when they have enough exposure to the sun. It would also be essential for one to know that the color of the succulents tend to intensify any time they are exposed to the sunlight. Depending on the type of succulent you have planted, you can be sure that it will be at its best color at a specific time of the year which may be different from other varieties.

One would need to make sure that he or she succulents are exposed to the sun for some time during the day. However, one would need to make sure that he or she provides the succulent plants in question with a shade where the sun is very hot. Among the best time to provide a shade to the succulents include during the afternoons when the sun is very hot. One would need to make sure that he or she waters the pot before transferring the succulent to the garden. One would need to make sure that the soil remains the same level with the plant. Upon planting, one would then need to make sure that he or she adds the pebbles or pea gravel to add the beauty in the place in question.

It would also be essential for one to make sure that he or she goes for a well-drained soil. One would need to plant them in a low spot where he or she is planting in the garden with the intention of ensuring that the plants remain wet. Where one is planting in the pot, one would need to ensure that he or she buy cactus soil or alternatively add sand, volcanic rock or gravel for better drainage. Where one is planting in a pot, he or she would need to ensure a drainage hole on crushed rocks at the bottom. One would need to make sure that he or she waters the succulent plants generously after planting after which he or she should let the water dry between watering. One would only need to make sure that he or she waters with a well balanced fertilizer at least once a month.

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