How Should You Water Succulent Plants?


How Should You Water Succulent Plants?

Indeed, succulent plants are one of the easiest plants to take care of. This is why these are the kind of plants we recommend beginners to start growing. However, in spite of how easy they are to grow compared to other plants, it is still quite tricky to water them. As a matter of fact, in your entire journey as a succulent plant grower, this might be the most challenging thing to do. But of course, this is going to become easy as time goes on.

We know a lot of people who tried their luck in gardening through succulents only to find their dreams ruptured. They never got to see their seeds grow. Some of them blamed the seller of those seeds, but we knew full well that what caused the growth spurt was the improper watering of the succulents.

That’s why in this post, we’re going to teach you how to provide water for your succulent plants adequately. In a previous article, we discussed simple ways on how to start a succulent garden. This time around, it’s time to learn how to make sure that your plants are kept alive.

Common Watering Mistakes 

How Should You Water Succulent Plants?

How Should You Water Succulent Plants?

Before we get started with what we need to do when watering our succulent plants, let us first talk about the things we should never do. After all, what usually causes the death of most succulent plants are not the things that we did, but rather, the things that we failed to do.

Putting The Plant In A Pot Without  A Drainage Hole 

How Should You Water Succulent Plants?

How Should You Water Succulent Plants?

Most people think that as long plants get sufficient amount of water, that automatically means they are going to survive. However, plants are more complicated than that, especially for the case of succulent plants.

The thing with succulent plants is that they can go on for hours without water compared to most plants. But that doesn’t mean are exempted from other plant illnesses as well.

It is important for your pot to have drainage holes. Otherwise, the roots will drown or die because of the mold that grew due to the water.

Watering The Succulent Plants Through A Spray Bottle 

How Should You Water Succulent Plants?

How Should You Water Succulent Plants?

Even though succulent plants are known to have almost no need to be watered, they are still the kind of plants that you need to soak. Many people are used to utilizing spray bottles when watering their plants. As such, they thought they can still do so with their succulent plants. As a result, the plant is unable to grow in the way they expect it to be. The reason is that you need to feed the roots, not the leaves.

How To Water Succulent Plants 

How Should You Water Succulent Plants?

This is the time you have all been waiting for. This is when we start talking about the proper ways to water your plants. Let’s discuss them one by one.

Soak The Soil 

As mentioned, you need to soak the soil instead of having to spray water using a bottle. Aside from that, you also need to make sure that the soil is all dried up before you water it again. You need to make sure the plant has enough water, but at the same time, there shouldn’t be any excess of it either.

Take Your Location Into Consideration

The time you water your plants might depend on your exact location. Some places are sunny whereas there are also certain locations where it is scorching hot.

Typically if you live in a warm location, you would need to water your plants more often than you would if you lived in cold weather.

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