Thursday, February 5, 2015

Growing Succulents

How to Grow and Care for Succulents

Succulents…they are all the rage right now! Not that I care what’s all the rage normally, but I LOVE succulents right now…  I would share a few tips on how to grow and care for succulents.
1. Plant succulents in well draining soil made for cacti and succulents. If you can’t find that kind of soil mix, simply mix some perlite with regular potting soil.
2. Don’t over water succulents. They like it relatively dry, so only water them when your soil is getting on the dry side.
Succulents Fairy Garden
3.  Water succulents a little more frequently in the spring and summer…bottom line, just be sure to check the soil often.
4.   Be sure they are planted in a well draining pot. If they are planted in a container with no drainage, they will rot.
Mason Jar Succulents Planters
5.  If you want to plant them in a non draining container, just be sure they have plenty of room at the bottom of the container for drainage. For the mason jar planters above, I filled the bottom of each jar with stones before planting them.
6.  Place them in a sunny spot, but not direct sunlight…their leaves may burn if they are left in direct sunlight.
Follow these steps, and hopefully your succulents will flourish like mine have!

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