Basic tips to grow and care for succulents

What are Succulents?
Succulents are plants with fleshy, thickened leaves and/or swollen stems that store water. The word “succulent” comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice or sap.

What are Succulents?
Succulents are plants with fleshy, thickened leaves and/or swollen stems that store water. The word “succulent” comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice or sap.

Do succulents need direct sunlight?
Despite widespread belief, most succulents do not thrive if blasted with the hottest temps and the fullest sun exposure. While they appreciate a lot of light (and very few survive in full shade), most succulents need sun protection, especially if the temperature hits the 90-degree-mark, or if they’re small.

Can I keep succulents indoors?
When succulents are indoors it’s often hard for them to get enough sunlight. Outdoors they generally need about 6 hours of bright, indirect sunlight each day. However, indoors, you’ll want to place your succulents near a window that gets light all day.

What are succulents good for?
Keep these plants in the bedroom for an extra boost of refreshed air during your sleep that ultimately leads to a better night’s sleep. Succulents, like snake plant and aloe vera, are excellent at cleansing the air and removing toxins

How do you tell if your succulents are healthy?
When you’re shopping for a succulent select a plant that has fat, green, pert leaves. This is the easiest way to tell that the succulent you’re picking is healthy. If the leaves are brown, wilted, or drooping, this doesn’t mean the plant will immediately die, but is showing signs that it hasn’t been well cared for.

Do succulents grow back?
Although there will typically be a small amount of losses, most leaves will grow roots followed by a new plant. … Once the stem has dried out and calloused over, simply place your plant back in a pot with well-draining cactus or succulent soil and it will grow roots again and continue to flourish!

What to do if succulent is dying?
Don’t forget that succulents are very much like cacti in the sense that they love dry air, dry soil, and live a dry life. Sure you want your babies to grow quickly, but drowning them isn’t the way to do it. Put the watering can down and back away. This is often one of the main reasons your succulents are dying.

What to do with succulent cuttings?
Allow the cuttings to dry for a few days in an empty tray until the raw ends have calloused. Next, the cuttings can be rooted in soil or water. Soil: Once the stems have calloused, fill a shallow tray with well-draining cactus/succulent soil and place the cuttings on top.

Easy-to-Grow Indoor Succulents :-
Jade plant (Crassula ovata)
Christmas kalanchoe (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana)
Mother-in-law tongue or snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata)
Crown of thorns (Eurphorbia milii)
Medicine plant (Aloe vera)
Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera x buckleyi)
Zebra cactus (Haworthia fasciata)
Panda plant (Kalanchoe tomentosa)
String of bananas (Senecio radicans)
String of pearls (Senecio rowleyanus)
Hens-and-chicks (Sempervivum tectorum or Echeveria elegans)
Pencil cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli)
Burro’s tail (Sedum morganianum)
Pebble plant or living stone.

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