Good day to all the plant lovers out there! You have probably heard a lot about the most favorite plants on the internet-succulents. With their cute appearance and the fact that they do not require special care , they have conquered the hearts of many. This is what makes them the perfect plants for busy people. All you need to do is to follow these 3 Crucial Succulent Tips!
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The most important thing is to plant your succulents in a soil that will satisfy their needs. A proper potting mix will keep your plants healthy. The only thing that can kill a succulent is too much moisture. That’s the reason why you will need a mix that does not detain too much of the water. You can just go down to the store and get a bag of succulent and cactus potting mix, or you can make it yourself.
To make your own potting mix, you will need three ingredients:
- All purpose potting soil
The base should be all purpose potting soil that is lightweight. Coarse sand is the best, and you should avoid using dirty sand. The perfect formula is: 3 parts soil, 2 parts sand, 1 part pumite. Mix these well and your succulent potting mix is ready.
We already mentioned that the succulents do not like too much water. That means that you need to pay attention to two things:drainage and watering. The container should have holes on the bottom so the water can easily drain. If you want to go for a fancy container that has no possibility for holes, then you should use one trick. On the bottom of the empty container place rocks, so they cover the bottom. Then, you can add the soil. This will help the water drain down to the rocks.
Every plant has different sunlight requirements. Succulents are quite flexible and are known as being resistant plants. However, you must know that they don’t like being exposed to too much direct sunlight and hot temperatures. On the other hand, full shade is not their favorite too. The perfect conditions will be lots of light and medium temperature.
These were the three important succulent tips that will help you a lot. Do you have any other tricks to share with us? Feel free to share them in the comments!