As a beginner, to successfully grow these plants and truly enjoy this hobby, you need to know a few important things.
1.Not all succulents are the same.
2.Succulents love water.
3.Succulents need a fast-draining soil mixture.
4.Not all succulents are cacti.
When the succulent plant you are displaying indoors or planted in a shady location is getting leggy or is stretching out, it is trying to tell you something.
It is elongating because it's not receiving enough sunlight. This problem is common when the succulent is grown indoors or placed in the shade.
For most plants, you give them a lot of water, and they’ll be so happy and healthy. But, for succulent plants, one watering mistake can destroy them.
Many succulents come from an environment, like the desert, that does not have a lot of water and nutrients in the soil. So, to make it ideal for your plants, we need to recreate that environment when we put together our potting mix.
Although rooted succulents and cuttings can survive without soil or water for several days, there are a few steps you need to do to ensure their safety, especially when you are sending them enclosed in a box. So, in case you want to ship some succulents to either sell or give away, these tips will guide you.
The most common cause of failure when growing succulents is giving them too much water. While these chunky plants are resilient when it comes to water shortages, they are also equally fragile when they have too much. Overwatered succulents are in danger of destruction. And in this article, you will learn how to save your overwatered succulents.