4 Tips to Cultivate Succulents



All the reasons why we love succulents! Succulents are one of the wonderful natural home décor today, not only do succulents add a bit of tropical greenery style, they are also quite sustainable and easy to keep alive. You can opt to freshen up your living room with succulents, or use them as luscious additions to your wedding décor and even a very special element in your bouquet!

1) Temperature

The indoor temperature for growing succulent plants is best controlled at around 15˚C-28˚C! The indoor temperature is generally suitable in most of the cases! Try to avoid located over 35˚C.

The most suitable temperature for the growth of succulents is around 15˚C-25˚C. When the temperature is higher than 35˚C in summer, some succulents will enter a dormant state. Succulents will be in danger level when the temperature reaches 40˚C or even higher so we have to find ways to strengthen ventilation, otherwise it will be easy to get stuffy. In winter, the growth will stop when the temperature is lower than 5˚C.

When the low temperature reaches 0˚C or even below 0˚C, it will freeze to death, therefore the succulents should be moved to in-house when the weather is too cold.

2) Light

Most of the succulents like sunlight, usually 2 hours of sunshine is fine and having 4 hours of sunshine will make succulents growth beautiful.

Pay attention to the intensity of the sun, try to avoid intense sunlight and the succulents should be in proper shading. In addition, most of the succulents are cultivated in the greenhouse, the plants should be adapted in gradual process after returning home to prevent sunburn. Generally, the southern balcony or terrace is the most suitable.

3) Watering

Generally, the interval of watering depends on the season and climate, and also the type of succulents of course. Watering in spring and autumn does not need watering too much, watering every week will be good enough for succulents growth. Falling into summer time, watering once every 4 – 5 days depend on the humidity. For winter season and the temperature will be fallen, we need to control the amount of watering to ensure that the soil is slightly dry, so frequency of watering should be less because the succulents enter dormancy in winter and the water absorption capacity of the roots is weakened.

You can make a judgement in simply way whether you need watering by observing the state of the plants. For example, the leaves are soft and wrinkled, which are all signs of lack of water. At this time, you can water a little to replenish the plants. Special attention should be paid to avoid exposure to the sunlight after watering in summer, which can easily smother the plants.

4) Fertilization

Succulent plants do not need to be fertilized in summer season. You may fertilize once a month in winter season by liquid fertilizer or compound fertilizer.

Most succulents like sandy soil. You may cultivate the succulents by 1 part of soft soil (peat soil) with 1 part of sand (coarse sand).

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