Succulents are adorable and have been popping up everywhere in the last few years, from farmer’s markets to DIY workshops to wedding bouquets. One of the reasons they’re so popular is that these little cuties are being marketed as super easy to care for. Sadly, this isn’t 100% true. Succulents require specific conditions, especially when being kept indoors. And of course, different varieties have different needs. However, with a little research and planning, caring for your succulent can be a breeze. Here are some tips:
Water soil when it is dry. You’ll know when the plant is thirsty when the leaves begin to dull and no longer have their waxy shine. Water should be room temperature. Water the soil directly, and drench it enough that water flows out through the drainage hole. If there is no hole, lay the pot on its site to allow excess water to flow out.
You don’t need to be a botanist to enjoy beautiful succulents in your home year-round. Once you’ve got the facts and have established a routine, keeping your succulents happy can be pretty easy. If you don’t have a green thumb but still want to embrace the plant life, artificial succulents will also do the trick.