Succulent in a Black Mini Tub

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GENERAL INFORMATION

  • In botany, succulent plants, also known as succulents, are plants with parts that are thickened, fleshy, and engorged, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions.
  • It is a characteristic that is not used scientifically for the definition of most families and genera of plants because it often can be used as an accurate characteristic only at the single-species level.
  • The word succulent comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning 'juice', or 'sap'.
  • Succulent plants may store water in various structures, such as leaves and stems.
  • Some definitions also include roots, thus geophytes that survive unfavorable periods by dying back to underground storage organs may be regarded as succulents.
  • In horticultural use, the term succulent is sometimes used in a way that excludes plants that botanists would regard as succulents, such as cacti.
  • Succulents are often grown as ornamental plants because of their striking and unusual appearance, as well as their ability to thrive with relatively minimal care.
  • Many plant families have multiple succulents species found within them (more than 25 plant families).
  • In some families, such as Aizoaceae, Cactaceae, and Crassulaceae, most species are succulents.
  • The habitats of these water-preserving plants are often in areas with high temperatures and low rainfall, such as deserts.
  • Succulents have the ability to thrive on limited water sources, such as mist and dew, which makes them equipped to survive in an ecosystem that contains scarce water sources.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Succulents need soil that drains, so regular potting soil—or dirt from your yard—won’t do.
  • Choose cactus soil or mix potting soil with sand, pumice, or perlite.
  • Succulent roots are very fragile so be gentle when repotting.
  • Succulents don’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot.
  • Your container should have a drainage hole to allow excess water to escape.
  • Terra-cotta pots are ideal for beginners.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Succulents don’t need much fertilizer, but you can give them light feedings during the spring and summer growing season.
  • Be careful not to overfertilize—this can cause your succulent to grow too quickly and become weak.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent.
  • Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure or provide shade with a sheer curtain.
  • Succulents love the direct sun, but if yours is sitting in the same exact spot day after day, it's likely that only one side is getting enough light.
  • Try rotating the plant often.
  • Succulents will lean towards the sun, so rotating them will help them stand up straight.
  • Leaning may also be a sign that they need to be in a sunnier spot.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Just like us, succulents need more energy when they're in a period of growth.
  • During the spring and summer, the plants are thriving and drinking up much more water than when they're resting in the fall and winter.
  • It is recommended to test the soil with a finger—when the top 1.25 inches are dry, grab your watering can.
  • Overwatering can kill your succulent, so make sure you let the soil dry between waterings.
  • When you water your succulents, soak the soil until water runs out of the drainage holes.
  • If your container doesn’t have drainage holes, use less water.
  • Don’t use a spray bottle to water your succulents—misting can cause brittle roots and moldy leaves.
  • You can also place pots in a pan of water and allow the water to absorb through the drainage hole.
  • Once the top of the soil is moist, remove it from the pan.

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