Soil quality, light provision, and watering practices are the keys to successful low-maintenance succulent gardening. Gardeners can create fabulous landscapes indoors and out by choosing complementing plants. Most succulents need little watering and a lot of light.
Succulents are typically sun-loving plants that require lots of light. Light is one of the most restricting elements to growing indoor succulents. Place your succulents in a light-filled area or add extra light using grow lamps that offer full-spectrum, high-output lighting.
Succulents, including cacti, are native to semi-arid regions with intermittent rainfall. They cope with these conditions by optimizing available water. Succulents are typically sun-loving plants that require lots of light. …
Most plants, including succulents, need soils that effectively balance moisture and air availability. Sand (inorganic) drains fast but is ineffective at retaining water, while clay tends to be anaerobic (airless). The best succulent soil is a mixture of organic and inorganic materials.
Edema, a condition that causes swellings on the petioles and lower leaf surfaces, is the primary cause of succulents turning brown. Corking is caused by excessive soil moisture, insufficient light, or cold. Other causes for browning may include salt buildup, water purity, or a need for repotting.
Succulents are tolerant plants, and though they are durable and tough, they still need some attention once or twice a year. Remember, they don’t grow in deserts; their natural habitats are semi-arid regions with irregular rainfall. Even succulents need help in the hard times.
Succulents require suitable soil that offers good drainage in pots that support the soil’s function. Proper drainage prevents root rotting as well as other bacterial and fungal problems. Root-bound succulents will become stunted or develop chlorosis. Repotting also refreshes nutrient availability.
It can take less than a week or more than a couple of months to propagate a succulent; it depends on the method used and the plant. Asexual propagation takes part of a stock plant and grows an identical replication of that stock plant and is faster than seed propagation.
Cacti and succulents all share a modified morphology adapted for water storage and conservation. Their evolutionary adaptation has enabled them to thrive in arid (xeriscape) settings, requiring much less water than other houseplants. The more significant risk to succulents is overwatering.