Succulents are lovely and good looking plants.They produce rosettes of leaves that cluster together. They have different colors according to various species. As much as the plants thrive best out in the field, they can also grow well in enclosed areas. It is very easy for you to grow succulents. You should ensure that you provide favorable conditions for them to thrive. There are different ways on how you can maintain the plants.
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. More water is important during the summer season.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.They need much sunlight for them 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. Moreover, too much sun is harmful to the succulents.
Plant them in favorable soils. the plant grows well in sandy and well-draining soil. Also, they do not require too much soil for them to grow. Soil of neutral conditions is favorable for the succulents to grow.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.However, extreme cold or winter is not good for them and should be transferred to a greenhouse for shelter. When it’s hot, higher temperatures as compared to cold temperatures. Very low temperatures are of harm to them.
Insect infestation damages the plants.It is important for you to make sure that your succulents are free from bugs and insects.Too much moisture tends to encourage the growth of pests and can be avoided by using well-draining soils. Planting too many plants in a single pot can also lead to insects and pests.
The type of pots tend to play a major role in protecting your plants. Pots made of glazed ceramics are suitable for the succulents.Glass containers are not suitable for succulent growth. Glass pots tend to accumulate excess water in the soil thus damaging the plants. Thus, you should use pots that ensure draining is okay.