Cacti and succulents grow mostly in deserts and hard weather. These are ideal plants when you have little time to care for plants. How convenient is that? In addition, these plants are becoming increasingly popular, because they fit into almost any interior. Succulent Market has a wide range of different types of cacti and succulents.
So, are you worried about your succulent health? Have the leaves fallen off your succulent, are they slowly turning brown or is it almost dead? Succulents do not need much care, but under the wrong conditions, there is simply no saving. We have listed 5 ways you can keep your succulent plants beautiful and healthy.
Good Lightening Conditions
Most of the Succulents likely need good lighting conditions such as sunlight. In the areas where the succulents grow naturally, they are constantly under direct sunlight all day.
But, in the house, they are not visible to direct sunlight all day. In such a case, you should place the succulents near the window openings. So, that they can easily come in contact with light.
Balanced Water Conditions
Most of the succulent plants grow in hilly areas or deserts where water levels are deeper than normal land. Rainwater is there primary in such areas. Succulents absorb and save plenty of water in their leaves and stems. But, at home atmosphere care must be exercised while watering succulent plants.
However, watering enhances the growth of plants, but excessive water may cause the burning of roots. You can dip the Succulent pot in water to nourish them. Then drain the pot well to ensure there is no residual water on the upper layer of soil. Let the pot dry for 10 to 15 days for the next watering schedule.
Seasonal care is important to make your succulents healthy. Water your succulents in the summer season at least once in two weeks. In the winter season, no enough watering is required more than once a month.
Cacti succulents have the ability to live without water for a longer period of time. In succulents plants, the water evaporation is limited due to the lower number of stomata on the upper epidermis of leaves. Moreover, Cacti can absorb many times their own weight in water. At lower temperatures in the winter, a cactus can go without water for three months without any problems, some cactus species can shrink a little. Keep the soil of succulent pot dry in the winter season and in lower temperature conditions. However, if the Cactus is in the living room full in the sun and/or above a radiator, watering once a month is recommended.
Special Soil Mixture
Ordinary nursery plants can grow in normal soil such as rose, jasmine, Red Aglaonema, Fiddle Leaf Figs, etc. But as succulents are from completely different climate hard areas so need completely unique and environment-friendly soil to grow them at your house. Ordinary soil pot will not help you to grow succulents effectively.
You need a special soil for cacti or succulents or mix regular potting soil yourself with a mix of perlite or pumice stone and sand. A half-potting soil to half sand or perlite ratio is a good mix in most conditions that will do well with succulents. There should be a hole underneath the succulent pot so that water can easily drain through this hole.
Maintain Planting Ratio
If you buy a container in a store, you often see about 3 or even 4 succulents in a small pot. It looks great, but few plants like to be so close together in a pot. Succulents may require little nutrition and water, but a little space is good for them. This is also better for the airflow around the plants because mold and rot occur much faster in a small pot where the plants are pushed against each other. So, give them their own place. If you have a pot with too many succulents, transplant them into a larger container or remove 1 or 2 and put them in their own pot.
Spraying to compensate for dry air is not necessary for a cactus succulent. In winter, a mist can serve as watering, as most species can absorb water through the skin. Should the cactus suffer from pests, it is possible to partially combat this with a hard jet of water. If you spray the cactus with tap water, lime deposits can form on the trunk and leaves. We, therefore, recommend spraying the cactus with descaled water or rainwater.