How to water Succulents?
Whether you’re planning to use them in your home, backyard additions, or as outdoor living decorations, this article will teach you all you need to know on how to water your Succulents correctly. It is not exactly rocket science, but those popular exotic plants do need some additional attention, so pay attention and follow along with giving you the best prices on how best to keep your Succulents healthy and live! First off, let’s start out by understanding what a succulent is, so you’ll have the ability to understand what you are watering it. A succulent, unlike a cucumber, zucchini, potato, melon, or some other of the other so-called ‘easy’ vegetables, is a vine that typically grows up to five feet tall and has fleshy leaves that end in a bitter taste when picked.
When it comes to caring for a succulent, one of the key things you should know are the different types of succulents, and the gaps between their needs concerning water, light, and moisture retention. Some of the more popular succulents like the Watermelon succulent, the Orchid succulent, the Strawberry succulent, and the Plum periwinkle are known to be easy to take care of and have low maintenance requirements. The Green snapdragon succulent, on the other hand, is very hardy, very drought tolerant, and requires high levels of moisture (water) for optimum growth. The Rounding off the list would be the African Violets, the Paper Mulberry succulent, and the Paper Sunflower. Now that you’re armed with this information, you will know how to water your succulents properly to maintain their health, and no damage to your wallet!
A number of these plants can survive in dark or low light conditions and need very little in the way of maintenance after they’ve been potted into a small container. However, if you are growing a succulent that requires constant light, or you are contemplating growing more than one of those succulents, be sure that you choose a bigger pot or container that allows for good air circulation around the plant as well as allowing for good water drainage. If you’re growing a plant that has a long stem, be sure that the pot that you select does not have a lengthy neck. These plants tend to grow extremely fast and have very large roots which will wrap themselves around the sides of the pot restricting water and light. Should you purchase one of these pots, make certain that you water them thoroughly dry before replanting them into a new pot.
The Best way to prepare for light is to keep them in a moderate shade zone that receives direct sunlight for 3-4 hrs a day as a general rule. Don’t scorch these little babies.