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How To Care For Succulents

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Some of us don’t have the greenest of thumbs, so if you’re looking for plants that are easy to care for, look no further than succulents. 

 

For the most part, the term succulent is used to refer to plants with fleshy leaves, stems, or roots that have adapted for storing moisture in times of drought. Aloes, cactuses, and sedums are a few of the plants that are considered apart of the succulent family.


Watering


During the growing seasons, water your succulents regularly, at least once a week. When watering, soak the soil so that the water runs out the drainage holes of the pot. Water your succulents more sparingly during the winter, while they are dormant, about 4-6 oz. of water every 10-14 days.  However, if your succulents are indoors close to a window in a heated room in the winter, they will need more water than if they were kept outdoors.

 

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Light 


Bright light is great for succulents. If you plan on leaving your succulents outside, filtered light or morning sun is best source of light to help your succulent garden flourish. Succulents can scorch if left growing in the hot sun. If you leave your succulents inside, set them by a window or artificial light source.


Repotting  


Succulents have a small, shallow root system, which allows them to fit together and thrive in small pots. This eliminates the need to re-pot for years to come. 


Unleash Your Creativity


Succulents come in a variety of distinctive shapes and colors, providing great opportunities to add your own creativity and flare. 

 

 

 

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Posted 2015-01-11T15:11:49+0000  by Liana_HD_ATL Liana_HD_ATL
 
 

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