Succulents have become very popular over the years. This is because succulents are extraordinary and require low maintenance. These plants are drought resistant and have water storage organs that store water in their roots, stems, and leaves.
Over many years, succulents have adapted to dry weather conditions to survive throughout many places all over the world. This has resulted in their leaves to transform into an assortment of shapes and colors.
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These plants are very indestructible. When well plotted, succulents will require little maintenance and be able to survive indoors.
They can be propagated in a lot of ways. The most popular means is through vegetative propagation like cuttings and division.
Cuttings involve cutting several inches of the succulent’s stem with leaves. After cutting the stem, the cut will yield a callus and after a week or more, tiny roots will start to emerge.
Division is done by uprooting an overgrown tuft or clump. Pieces that are healthy can be plotted separately.
How to Grow Succulents
Choose a Container
If you purchased your succulents from an online store or a nursery, you need to repot them as soon as possible. This is because the containers they are in are small and the type of soil used are highly absorbent which is not ideal for succulents.
The ideal place your succulent needs to be in is a large terra cotta pot with drainage holes. The type of soil you need to use is a soil that dries quickly and do not hold water.
Succulents have high adaptive abilities so you can easily grow them indoors. Just make sure that you give them enough access to the sun’s light. They prefer to be indirectly exposed to the sun’s light for at least 6 hours a day.
The first thing you should keep in mind when growing succulents is to never overwater them. Once a week will suffice.
Make sure the soil is considerably dry before watering them again. It’s best to water the soil and not the plant itself as this may cause some of the leaves to rot.