Succulents for Beginners

Succulents are beautiful, low-maintenance plants that can add a touch of greenery to any home or office. Here are some tips for taking care of your succulents:


Succulents store water in their leaves, so they don't need to be watered often. Wait until the soil has completely dried out before watering, and then water deeply until it begins to drain out of the bottom of the pot.
For a small 2" plant I recommend about 1-2 ounces of water once a week.


Most succulents need plenty of bright, direct sunlight to thrive about 3-4 hours a day. Place your plants near a sunny window or outside in a sunny spot. Some varieties such as string of pearls I recommend indirect sunlight only.


Succulents need well-draining soil to prevent root rot. You can buy special cactus or succulent potting mix or make your own by mixing regular potting soil with sand or perlite.


Choose a pot with a drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Pots without drainage work as long as you don't tend to overwater.


Succulents don't need much fertilizer, for a beginner I recommend you skip this.


Succulents are generally resistant to pests, but watch out for mealybugs, scale insects, and spider mites. If you notice any pests, treat them with an insecticidal soap or neem oil.
By following these simple steps, you can ensure that your succulents will stay healthy and beautiful for years to come.
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