Succulents are the easiest plants to grow, not demanding at all. They can easily grow in sandy soil without too many nutrients, in pots, terrains and other more or less common containers. This is great until your succulents start to wilt and die! I was always wondering why, because everyone says that are easy-to-care plants. I bought 3 pots of succulents a month ago, and after 2-3 weeks they start dying one by one.

This happened because I didn’t respect some basic rules, more precisely you have to follow 4 simple tricks to avoid the withering of succulents.

1. Water them with moderation

Juicy plants originate in desert areas, so naturally they are not used with much water. Of course, over time, as they spread throughout the world, succulent plants have begun to adapt to the conditions offered, but still can’t stand excess water. Exaggerated watering will cause the leaves to soften and rot and will most likely cause plant’s death.

Therefore, less water means life for succulents.

2. Let them enjoy 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 succulents receive the amount of light needed (natural sunlight) they will remain vigorous.

So if you don’t want to kill your juicy plants, don’t place them in the darkest corner of the room.

3. Groom them

Like any other plants, juicy plants need to be groomed, 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 take proper care of your plants. Clean the affected areas so that the plant doesn’t get completely sick and die.

4. Stop fertilization during the cold season

Juicy plants can be fertilized in the spring and summer in the growing season, but in winter it’s advisable to interrupt fertilizers, as plants need a rest period. If you continue to fertilize them, you will overburden they “metabolism” and you can speed up their death.  

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