How to Water your Succulent Plants the Right Way
What I love about the plant kingdom is that they are so diverse. There are many species of plants on planet earth which is just mind-blowing. Have you ever given thought to how many species of plants are there?
Well according to research there are more than 39,000 species of plants, now that is a lot of plants. Each species has its genetic makeup and plays an important part in our ecosystem.
For example, some plants give our food such delicious tastes with their sweet aroma these same plants also repels insects,
Also, plants purify the air and making it pure that to breathe.
The list can go on and on, this is what makes landscape and gardening along with the plant kingdom so amazing. In this article, however, our focus will be on how to water our succulent plants.
Watering our succulents
Every plant no matter how diverse needs water to survive. The water requirements may be different but the rule is, all the same, your plants need a drink of water in order to survive.
Succulents are very beautiful plants that are of various colors and can really add that WOW to your overall garden design. These plants, in my opinion, are very lush and should be treated with tender loving care.
But in order to enjoy these beauties, there is some know-how that should be applied.
How to water succulent plants
How to water succulents in the ground
Soil- Soil plays a very important part in the lives of succulent plants. Therefore it is good to know the soil preference of these plants. Succulents don’t like wet feet meaning the soil should be well-drained soil that doesn’t hold excess water.
Water should be allowed to drain through the soil because the last thing that you want is for your plant to suffer from disease brought on by excess water.
Light preference for succulents outdoor
Outdoor succulents require 5-6 hours of sunlight.
Light preference for succulents indoor
Place your succulent plants near the east or south window, in other words, they do well in bright light.
Using a pot with holes
When using succulents as potted plants it is good to consider proper drainage. Mistakes have been made too often by many persons who have sort to have success with these plants. Always remember when using these plants as potted plants use containers that have drain holes to avoid plants from sitting in water.
Using a pot without holes
The key to watering potted succulents without holes is knowing the watering requirements. Wet the soil enough to moisten it but don’t overwater. Every 2-3 days check soil moisture and wet soil again as needed.
How to water succulent plants
Pest of succulent plants
Succulents do have their share of pest problems but the good news is there are pesticides that can help you to win the war on these insect pests. These insects include spider mites, mealybugs, scales, and gnats.
Using a systemic pesticide can also bring control to these insect pests.
Fertilizing your succulent plants
Feed your succulent plants with a balanced fertilizer once per month.
The final word
Succulent plants are really great to have as a part of your garden design. These plants are very amazing and can bring much color and style to your garden so whether using these plants as interior plants or planting directly into the ground remember.
Giving these plants the right amount of water will ensure your succulents will last a long time as you enjoy their beauty.
About the author
Norman loves being in the garden, both at home and for his job....
he is 'Natures Little helper' being outdoors, growing his vegetables and flowers from an early age.
Now having spent over 22 years in the profession he want to give some of his knowledge to others...
his vast array of hints and tips you will find scattered over this site will help you no end growing plants in your garden.