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Keep Your Succulents Alive And Thriving With These Plant-Care Tips

Succulents are a popular houseplant because they are easy to take care of. They will make both the inside and the outside of your home beautiful and feel more lively and welcoming, which is why many people grow them. This article will give you succulent plant-care tips that will help them stay alive and thriving!

Identify what type of succulent you have 

The most important step is to identify what type of succulent you have. The professionals at say that there are 64 different types so be careful and make sure to do some reading in order to identify which ones you possess. After this, you’ll know where to look and what to do exactly in order to keep them alive and thriving. 

Different types require different succulent care and if you make a mistake, all of your efforts might have been for nothing. Ask experts about what you have and it will be easy from then on.

Find the right spot for them in the house  

You have to find the right spot for succulents in the house. Succulents do not like to be placed near a direct window or door because of too much exposure to sunlight and wind which can damage them easily.

These plants need at least six hours of good light during the day so it is necessary to place succulents next to a window that will provide enough lighting from morning until night, but remember that succulents should face south if possible. That way they will get more exposure in their growing season in order to produce new leaves and flowers on time every year!

Succulent plants also need air circulation in order for moisture-storing cells inside their bodies called ‘succulent stems’ or ‘cacti’ to work properly. Succulents are succulent because of the water stored in their stems, so if you do not provide them with proper air circulation, succulents can get mouldy or rot.

Water them regularly, but not too often!

You’ll have to water succulents regularly to keep them alive and thriving. Watering succulents too often can cause the plant to rot, while watering succulents too infrequently can cause the succulents to dry out and die.

They need to be watered about once every couple of weeks. You can tell succulents need water when they start looking a little shriveled and the leaves begin to curl inward slightly.

Protect them from pests

Pests can be dangerous for succulents. They can cause a lot of damage if they decide to live in your succulent garden or on the succulents that you have around your home. While there are some pesticides that can be used against them, it is best not to use anything at all unless absolutely necessary for health reasons.

Pests often need certain conditions before deciding to go after succulents so simply removing these things will help keep pests away from succulents: 

  • soil with too much salt 
  • fertilizers or chemicals not meant for succulents 
  • thick mulch which provides an ideal environment for pests like slugs and snails 

Don’t forget to fertilize every once in a while

An important part of succulent care is fertilizing them every once in a while. This will keep the succulents healthy and thriving. If you notice your plants begin to droop, it might be time for some fertilizer! Succulents should only be fertilized about twice per year or when they start looking wilted or deflated.

Using well-rotted manure as mulch around succulents can also keep them well-nourished and healthy during seasons of reduced rainfall and drought conditions. Make sure that you dilute the manure with water before applying it to your plants because this mixture has high concentrations of nitrogen which could burn their leaves if not diluted first. If there are no signs that indicate it’s time for fertilizer.

Cut off any dead or dying leaves to keep them healthy 

You should cut off any dead or dying succulent leaves to keep them healthy. Succulents need sun exposure, but not too much water (so they don’t rot). Try these succulent plant care tips for the best results!

They will not just stay healthy, but nice-looking as well. A succulent with dead leaves may look like it is dying, but you can revive it by cutting off the old leaves and letting new ones grow.

Be careful when transporting your plants 

Be very careful when transporting succulents. Their roots are extremely sensitive, so any jostling or bumping can cause the succulent to be uprooted. This can be extremely bad for succulents, especially if they are moved while the roots are exposed to air and sunlight. Try not to touch the succulents’ roots if possible.

Succulents are a nice addition to your home if you know how to care for them. Make sure to know the type you own and place them in the right spot while watering and fertilizing them accordingly. You’ll have to protect them from all pests and keep them nice and clean by cutting off dead and dying leaves. Also, be extra careful when transporting them since they’re sensitive. Do all these and you’ll have a nice house full of beautiful plants!

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