When You Have Had Enough with Succulents…
I feel like I can grow anything. Really, hand me some seeds and I will try my best to get those things sprouting. Keeping alive plants is what I pride myself on (after all… the plant tries it’s hardest to live as well!).
For succulents, I want to kick them across the lawn. These temperamental fleshy greens are on the bottom of my “to keep alive” list. Why? Like many others I cannot seem to keep these things from going all ways to Sunday.
BUT…. through out the years I have found a fool proof way to keep them growing. Through trying different soil, water, and light amounts; succulents have been slowly crawling back into my heart.
Easy Tips for Succulent Care
Contrary to Popular Belief
… the Sun is not always your friend.
Succulents do not need full sun. I mean straight, 90 degree full blast of the suns rays. You will fry the fleshy succulent until there there is nothing left. Leave them in part shade, underneath an awning or on a patio deck. If indoors place them on a counter for afternoon light.
… water can be your downfall.
Don’t spray your succulents with water! This mist is not enough water to keep your succulent alive (let alone you). Give your plant a nice gulp of water every week. Making sure the soil gets moist, enough that if you stuck your finger an inch down in it, it would still be wet.
Try, Try, Try Again
If you don’t keep them alive the first time… try again. I admit that succulents are very cool plants. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and textures. Just make sure, they are not the first plant in your garden. Temperamental they can be, and I would hate for someone to give up gardening just because they cannot get succulents to look good.