Published: October 17, 2018, 10:33am | Modified: June 19, 2019, 1:57pm

One of the most popular plant varieties today are succulents. They use little water and can be easy to grow for most people.




If you live in an area with more extreme weather changes from season to season, you'll want to take some extra steps to ensure the health and vitality of your succulents. you should grow your succulents in transportable, lightweight containers so you can easily move them indoors and care for them all year. On chilly winter nights, protect your succulents from the cold by covering them in frost cloth. If the temperature drops below freezing during the winter months, bring them inside. In the summer, you'll want to prevent them from getting sunburnt by moving them to a shadier area. During the winter months, when the days are shorter and there is less sunlight for your succulents, they may become dormant or experience slower growth rates, which is perfectly normal.


Common Problems


When it comes to watering, less is always more. The plants will rot if you water them too much. Succulents don't like to be in the water for too long, that's one way you can kill them. Only water your plants when their soil has been completely dried for several days. The soil is the number one killer of succulents. Most soil that succulents come in is too dense. It makes it so they don't dry out very quickly, and then the succulents rot. The best soil for these plants is full of quarter-inch particles and drains quickly. Succulents do best when their roots can dry out quickly. If you move your succulents to containers without a drainage hole, they may sit in water for too long and then rot or die.


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