Many people do not know this, but you can actually grow succulents in your house! They are one of the best plants to keep around the home. Succulent plants are excellent for indoor gardening because they require little water and light. They also do not get many pests. However, be careful if you have pets or small children because there are succulents that are poisonous.
Since they require minimal maintenance, they are perfect for gardeners with a busy lifestyle. Succulents are also great for people with allergies because they have low levels of pollen. They have become more popular in recent years as they are more adaptive than many other types of plants, making them suitable for living spaces with less light and water.
Here are five simple things to consider that will make caring for your indoor succulent easier:
1. Make Sure Your Pot Has Good Drainage - A plant container should have good drainage because it will keep the roots of the plant from rotting. Plants need water, and if they don't have a good drainage system, they will not be able to absorb all the water they need to survive. If a plant container has poor drainage it will lead to root rot, which can kill your plant.
Some people use rocks as their drainage system, but this can cause problems as well because the weight of the rocks will break down over time and you could end up with a messy situation on your hands. You should use something that is more permanent, such as clay or plastic pots that have holes in them for air to flow through.
2. Have A Pot That Is 1 – 2 Inches Larger Than The Root Ball - Pot size is a key factor to consider for your succulent. Roots need air and water to grow, so the pot needs to be large enough for them to grow and stay healthy. The root ball needs space and airflow around it for healthy growth. So, the best pot is one that's 1-2 inches larger than the root ball. This also prevents the roots from being pot-bound, which can lead to slow, unhealthy growth. A smaller pot can lead to root rot and other problems.
3. Figure Out The Right Sun Exposure For Your Plant - A plant’s success is directly correlated to the sunlight it gets each day. It is important to place your plants in the right sun exposure to help them grow well. There are various kinds of sun exposure, and each plant needs a certain amount of it. The amount depends on their location, the size of the plant, and how much sunlight it needs. Make sure you know what type of sunlight your succulent needs. If they get too much sun, they will sunburn. If this happens to your plant, it could get irreversible black or brown patches on its leaves. This can also happen if you have your succulent too close to the window. Make sure your plant is not touching or too near the glass window. If your succulent does not get enough sunlight, it will start stretching out or “get leggy.” This means the plant is looking for the sun.
4. Keep Plants Out Of Drafts - Keeping plants out of drafts is another step to take in order to help them thrive and grow. You should keep your indoor succulent plants out of drafts because it's not easy for them to adjust when they are exposed to cold temperatures. They will start to wither and will eventually die when exposed to drafts for an extended period of time. This precaution will help your plants live a long and healthy life!
5. Let The Soil Dry Out Between Waterings - Plants need water to live and thrive, but too much water can kill them. The air inside your home is moister than the air outside. This can cause your succulents to rot if you water them too often. The soil on your indoor plants should dry out between waterings. You can tell that it has dried out when the soil becomes powdery and crumbles in your hands instead of sticking together. Letting the soil dry out between waterings provides your plant with an opportunity to absorb moisture and nutrients. It also allows the water to soak deeper into the soil so that it has a better chance of reaching all of your plants’ roots.
Caring for a succulent is not difficult at all. All it requires is basic knowledge about these plants and love.