Growing Succulents: Mistakes You Need To Avoid


Mistakes You Need To Avoid When Growing Succulents

We’ve said that succulents are one of the easiest plants to grow. A lot of veteran gardeners even recommend these kind of plants to people who have just began their journey as a gardener. Growing succelents has a prons and cons, along the way in this post we will tackle everything you need to know about succelents .

But just because people say it’s easy to plant and grow doesn’t mean there won’t be any challenges along the way. If you don’t know how to do something right, you will still end up with a withered plant in the weeks to come.

Even though growing succulents is considered as an easy task, there are still a lot of beginners who commit mistakes the first time around.

As a first-timer it’s important to get it right the first time. Otherwise, the coming weeks will prove to be a sad experience for you if you don’t see your precious little succulents growing the way you expected them to.

In line with that, here are some of the common mistakes you should avoid when it comes to growing succulents.

1. Putting Them In A Place Where There’s Little Sunlight

Mistakes You Need To Avoid When Growing Succulents

Mistakes You Need To Avoid When Growing Succulents

One of the biggest mistakes beginners makes when they place their succulents in any shaded area in the house believing that cactus can survive anywhere.
Cactus can survive in the hottest desserts where there is little food and water. Sure, if succulents can grow in a desert why couldn’t it survive in the basement or the closet?
The answer is pretty simple. If cactus can survive in the dessert, it is only because these kinds of plants thrive in hot areas.
In line with that, if you decide to grow succulents at home, it is important to place them near the sunlight. We suggest putting them beside a window or door where the plants can get enough sunlight.

2. Not Feeding Them Enough Water

Mistakes You Need To Avoid When Growing Succulents

Mistakes You Need To Avoid When Growing Succulents

It’s a given that succulents can thrive with little water, but doesn’t mean they will survive with zero watering.

We know that it’s pretty hot in the desert. This leads some people to believe that they don’t need to water their plants often.

But there is a hidden truth about the desert. It might scorching hot in the dessert, but when it rains, you can bet that there’s going to be quite a pouring. That’s the kind of watering that succulents need.

In line with that, sprinkling the plants with water just won’t do the trick. If you want your succulents to survive you need to provide them a full host of water. You need to pour an entire bucket of water or perhaps let a water pipe pour water all over your plants.

3. Using Standard Potting Soil When Growing Succulents

Mistakes You Need To Avoid When Growing Succulents

Mistakes You Need To Avoid When Growing Succulents

Standard potting soil is great because it works for almost any kind of plant. However, the rule isn’t the same when it comes to growing succulents.

You see, succulents like cactus are used to living in the most intense environments. They aren’t like any kind of standard plant. They are not used to the soft environment that standard potting soil provides.

In line with that, we suggest you put your cactus in an inorganic type of soil like perlite. This type of soil is known to be the best environment no matter the kind of succulent you are trying to grow.

Aside from that, you also have the option to change your soil into a dessert-dweller mix. With the latter, it won’t be long until you have the best succulents in town.

4. Crowding The Plants Together 

Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Mistakes You Need To Avoid

Lots of people like to design their cactus placed in adorable dishes cramped up together. While this does look pleasing to the eyes, plants, especially succulents are much of a fan.

Besides, when you overcrowd your plants, you are practically inviting molds and insects to infest your succulents. As a beginner gardener, we know that’s the last thing you want.

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