In a previous post, I wrote about 7 Ways to Green Your Space. I want to add that succulents can give your space a pop of colour; which is good news because greenery is definitely here to stay, people!
Succulents are a great option to use for staging or if you’re just trying to infuse some life into a lifeless looking place. But, if you’re like me perhaps you’ve given some of your succulents short life spans. Fret not, I have a couple of great points through my own trail and error that will help your little guys live a long and bountiful life.
1. Avoid overwatering:
I will be the first to admit that I overwatered my succulents because I was ambitious to keep them alive. However, overwatering is counterintuitive with succulents as they are desert plants that require very little water. I would also suggest avoiding spray bottles since this leads to weak roots and does not provide enough direct water to the soil.
2. Proper draining pot:
This ties into my first point. Succulents need to drain because they don’t like sitting in water for long periods of time. Make sure your pot has a hole at the bottom of your pot. I would also say clay pots are a great starting point for anyone just getting started.
3. Proper soil:
Previously, I used regular flower soil. This is a big no, no! Succulents require succulent soil. This particular soil has little rocks in it, which helps to drain the water in the soil faster.
If your succulents are indoors they need at least 6 hours of sunlight per day. So, make sure you keep them close to a window.
Most succulents require very little fertilizer. They only require watering with a well-balanced fertilizer about once per month.
I hope these tips help you grow beautiful succulents. For your staging furniture needs be sure to contact a sales rep who will assist you!