Succulent are not very demanding, actually they can grow healthy in sandy soil without too much nutrients, in pots, terraria and other containers more or less common. It ever happened to buy succulent plants that looked great, but after just a few weeks they started to wilt and dye? You are not the only person going through this situation, that’s why we thought to reveal some secrets on what to do to prevent juicy plants from drying out.
1. Water them in moderation
Juicy plants originate in desert areas, so naturally they are not used with much water. Sure, over time, as they spread throughout the world, succulent plants have begun to adapt to the offered conditions, but still don’t bear excess water. Exaggerated watering will cause the leaves to soften and rot and will most likely cause the plant death.
Therefore, less water can mean a longer life for your plants.
2. Offer them natural light
Another decisive factor for succulent plants is natural light. Each indoor plant may have different demands on the amount of light required, but as long as there’s no lack of light, it will remain vigorous.
So if you don’t want to kill your juicy plants, don’t place them in a dark corner of the room, but as close to the window as possible.
3. Groom them
Like any other plant, succulents need a dressing, especially if you notice black spots on the leaves, dry roots, broken roots and leaves with mold stains. These problems usually occur when you don’t care for the plants. Clean the affected areas so that the plant doesn’t completely get sick and die.
4. Stop the fertilization during the cold season
Succulents can be fertilized in the spring and summer in the growing season, but in winter it’s advisable to discontinue fertilizers, as plants need a rest period. If you continue to fertilize, you overuse metabolism and you can rush to death.
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