How to care for your succulent - Simplified blog

How to care for your succulent - Simplified

Succulents are generally low maintenance plants, that don’t require fussing over and still look good. They are perfect for people with a busy schedule and don’t have time for day-to-day care routine. Here’s a general guild to get your started.



Succulents love direct sunlight and most varieties need six or more hours of sunlight per day. Place your succulents in bright spot. You may need to add full spectrum light during winter months. Direct sunlight on succulent



Your watering schedule should change by the season because succulents need more energy when they are thriving during spring and summer. We recommend watering only when the soil is completely dry. If you are unsure, wait another day or two. Water thoroughly every time and water around the succulents. Overwatering can kill your succulent, so make sure you let the soil dry between watering. 



Succulents need well-drain soil. The regular potting soil or yard compost is too dense. Use a well draining succulent soil mix to enable proper drainage to avoid root rot and damage to plant. 



Succulents don’t like to sit in drenched soil. Choose a container with drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Planter with good drainage



Monthly care:

  1. Clean the dead leaves at the bottom by pulling side by side. 
  2. Check for rotting stems or air roots (roots growing out from a stem above dirt level)
  3. Check for pest at the bottom of the leaves and stems and flowers. If there is some, wash them off with water at the sink or wipe them off with a clean tissue.
  4. Trim dead flowers
  5. Rotate the pot, so each side gets equal exposure to sunlight. *do this more often