How To Be Succulent Savvy
Indoor succulents have gained in popularity over the last few years. Growing succulents indoors can be a bit tricky. However, with these simple tips, you will be able to better care for your collection.
Succulents are plants with fleshy, thickened leaves and/or stems that store water. Succulents are able to survive on limited water resources, making them tolerant of drought. The biggest problem new succulent growers face is watering. These plants like to have their roots soaked with water, but then to dry out quickly. After the soil has been dry for a few days, water again. Succulents thrive with the “soak and dry” watering method.
A coarse potting mix with good drainage and aeration is necessary for succulents to grow. Many nurseries carry special cactus and succulent mixes.
When succulents are grown indoors, they need as much light as possible. Be sure to place them near the brightest window in the home or office.
Fertilize once a year. Use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer in the spring to give them a nutrient boost in the growing season.