Caring For Succulent Plants Indoors

Succulents are still very popular in homes today, and with good reason! The plants are easy to keep and decorate beautifully with their sculptural shapes and fine green shades.

It’s great with green plants that are both adorable and easy to keep – and that’s exactly the case with succulents. The hardy plant comes in thousands of different varieties, of which the most common varieties, such as rosette flower, stonewort, paradise tree, house onion and various cacti, continue to appear in more and more indoor window sills in houses and apartments. The succulent is ideal as a houseplant because it thrives in the dry, warm air in our home.

Although succulents have a reputation for being almost impossible to kill, there are a few things to keep in mind when it comes to caring for the beautiful, green beauties. Here we guide you on how to get the best out of your plants.

What Is A Succulent?

Common to all succulents are their thick and juicy leaves or stems, where the plant can store water and thus survive long periods of drought. Succulents have their natural place of growth in areas where it does not rain very often – and therefore it is important to be able to collect and hold on to the water when there has finally been precipitation.

In addition to being hardy, succulents also have an easy time reproducing. If you have first acquired one plant, it is also easy to make several of these. All you have to do is remove a leaf, place it on top of moist soil and water about once a week. After some time, new roots and small fine plants will emerge.

How Should Succulents Be Cared For?

Due to the normal living conditions of the succulents in desert-like areas, the plants have the best of being placed in a bright place in the dwelling. It differs from species to species, exactly how much light they benefit from – but most people will prefer indirect sunlight. If you place your succulent in full sun all day, the leaves can become scalded and sweaty – and if the plant gets too little light, it will quickly become thin and pale to look at.

Hold Back With The Water

It is a myth that succulents can do almost completely without water. However, the plants thrive best when they are allowed to dry out between each watering. At the same time, it reduces the risk of fungus and rot. Therefore, water your plant only when the soil in the pot is completely dry, and be aware that succulents need more water during the growing season (summer) than when they are dormant. If you suspect that you have overwatered your plants so that the pots stay wet for too long, it may be necessary to place them in a warmer place for a short period of time.

If you experience withered leaves on your plant, it is beneficial to remove them immediately. In this way, the risk of infestation by pests such as wool lice, aphids and spider mites is reduced.

If it is overwatered and constantly standing in wet soil just remember to plant in well-drained soil and in a pot of clay, concrete or stone with a drainage hole in the bottom so that the excess water can run out.

Last but not least, it is a good idea to place your succulents outdoors during the summer period and find a sunny place in the garden where they are bright and warm – and your plants will thrive!

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