Succulents are a group of plants with some of the most diverse forms, colours and blooms. These easy to care for indoor and outdoor specimens are a dream for the busy gardener.
They provide amazing opportunities for interior decor use and stunning garden displays.
What is a succulent plant?
Succulents are specialized plants that store water in their leaves and/or stems. They are remarkably adapted to harsh climates where water is scarce or comes sporadically.
Most varieties need at least half a day to a full day of sunlight. In extremely hot areas some afternoon shade is recommended.
Remove plants from their pots and plant making sure the soil level remains the same depth on the plant. Once established, your succulents will benefit from a layer of pebbles or pea gravel spread on the soil around the plant. This is also very decorative.
Succulents need good draining soil. When planting in the garden, make sure the area drains well and is not in a low spot that would stay wet. For container planting you can purchase cactus soil or incorporate sand, gravel or volcanic rock for better drainage. The container you are planting in should have a drainage hole or put crushed rock on the bottom before your planting medium.
After planting, water in well and allow the soil to dry slightly before watering again. Succulents don’t like to have wet feet.
Most succulents need very little fertilizer. Watering with a well balanced fertilizer once a month will be all they need.
Planting possibilities using succulents are endless. The different colours, textures and habits make the most interesting containers and look amazing in mass or border planting. Succulents also make beautiful rock garden plants. With a wide variety of bloom times there is always something with colour.
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