Water once a month
How do you take care of a Succulent?
A succulent can grow on almost every location. From bright light to partial shade. The optimum light for a succulent depends on the type of succulent. If you want to reposition the succulent to a new location, make sure that the plant can get used to the new position first.
There’s a common misconception that a succulent doesn’t need much water to grow. Even though a succulent can hoard moisture to save water for drier climates or drought-like conditions, it certainly can't live with just a little water. However, it doesn’t like being drowned in too much water either.
It is best to water a succulent every month in the growing season, from spring to summer. In the fall and winter it is best to only water the plant once every 3 months.
A succulent is low-maintenance and doesn't need much nutrients. However, any good indoor plant nutrition diluted to half of the recommended strength can be a nice addition for your succulent. Fertilizing a succulent once a month is enough.
Repotting a succulent can be quite a job. We therefore recommend repotting a succulent only when really necessary, or at least once every 3 years. Make sure the new flowerpot is at least 20% larger than the previous one.
Succulents are not known for its air-purifying function. As far as we’re concerned, no problem.
Are Succulents toxic?
Succulents are indeed toxic. Their toxicity comes into action when either pets or humans ingest them.
Diseases and peculiarities
Succulents are not excessively susceptible to diseases and pests. Should the plant still suffer from pests, then you can use pesticide. Although pesticide can mean the end of the plant. Therefore, be careful.
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Frequently asked questions about the Succulent
Can a succulent be placed outside?
Yes, you can take a succulent outside in the summer. Make sure that you let the plant get used to its new environment. If you don't, the leaves of the succulent may burn or dry out.
How often does a succulent bloom?
If you can make a succulent flower, you are doing something right! Not all succulents flower. If you want to make a succulent blooms, you will have the best chance to do so in summer.
Can you propagate a succulent?
Yes, you certainly can. See our tips on how to propagate a Succulent.