Are you new to succulent care? Or, you want to start keeping succulents but aren’t sure where to start? Well, let’s fix that so you can start your
obsession, I mean collection!
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First, let’s define what a succulent is. A succulent is a plant that conserves moisture in it’s tissue. They are typically thick due to their ability to hold water. Because of this, they don’t need to be watered as often as a non-succulent.
I started keeping succulents a year ago, and I told myself I’d start with just one. Hahahahahhaha, I don’t know why I lied to myself. I currently have 6 and I’m sure I’ll be getting more soon. Wait, just kidding I have 8. My husband’s grandmother gave me a few aloe vera.
Succulent Care Tips
Succulents don’t like their roots to soak in water for long periods of time, and if your plant soil stays too damp over long periods of time, it can get root rot.
2. Find a sunny spot in your house. Succulents like light so find the brightest spot you can for your plants. Some people do grow lights depending on the time of year. I haven’t personally used grow lights and my succulents are doing well.
I find that I move my plants around my house a lot, depending on where the brightest window spot is. I live in the Pacific Northwest, so winter has been interesting since we have a lot of gloomy days. So far my plants are doing really well even with the abundance of cloudy days.
3. Water when the soil is dry. Even then I sometimes let the soil stay dry for a few days to a week before I even water. Remember, they’re designed to store water. A lot of people joke that succulents seem to do best when you neglect them, and it feels pretty true. I water mine maybe once a week but typically less.
Ok, while you’re still here with me, I’m going to share with you my fave places to order succulents online, and my fave place to chat about succulents! I’m not an affiliate, nor do I get any compensation for sharing these with you. Well, I guess I do get joy for sharing about my favorite type of plants, so that counts right?
Mountain Crest Gardens – Such a cool online website. They ship their plants fast and they have a great variety!
Leaf & Clay – I’ve personally ordered from them and absolutely love their selection and how fast they ship!
Succulent Marketplace USA – A really neat group on facebook where you can buy a wide variety of succulents from sellers!
Succulent Dreamers – A chatter group on Facebook all about succulents! If you’re looking for answers to specific questions for succulent care, or you want to be dazzled with gorgeous plants, this is a fabulous groups!
Succulent care isn’t complicated. If you’re a newbie to plants then succulents are definitely a great way to start!