Succulent Care Guide
How to care for your new succulents
Caring for your new succulent is both easy and simple! With just a few minutes a week, the succulents will offer steady growth and may even reward you with new plants and flowers!
This guide will offer a fairly simple approach that would be suitable for most homes.
- You have the succulent in it's pot - now what? Check the bottom of the pot to see whether it has any drainage holes, centrepieces and pieces will vary. (Holes) If your pot has a drainage hole(s) on the bottom, set the pot on a small dish or saucer, this will catch any runoff/excess water and keep the soil from becoming too wet. (No holes) If your pot doesn't have drainage holes, the media is designed to have a chamber on the bottom that would catch excess water, these pots do not need to be set on a saucer or dish.
- Finding the perfect place - succulents are very flexible to conditions in lighting, but a bright area like a window sill or any place with some sunshine is perfect. A bright location will give you the best growth: vibrant colours, compact, and size
- Watering - your succulent is very tolerant of dry conditions, and would be recommended to have dryer soil over wet soil. For most home, watering once a week would be sufficient, but you may water once soil looks or feels dry. Dry soil is loose and air-y with a light brown colour, while wet/damp soil is compact and very dark. 50ml-100ml of water per plant is a good starting amount for small pots. Note: When watering avoid getting water into the crown (middle of the plant), just water the soil around.
- Fertilizer - diluted all purpose fertilizer may be used bi-weekly, diluted into the water when watering. Be careful not to over fertilize, 1/10-1/15 of dilution from the regular recommended dosage amounts on the bottles is a good start.
- Trimming - your succulent is getting big and tall, what now? Trimming them is a very easy task, they can be cut down to the desired height. Once the succulent has been cut, the bottom portion that's still in the pot will re-sprout new crowns and turn into one or more new plants! The top portion that was cut off may be replanted as well whether in the same pot or in a new one.