Succulents are becoming more and more popular, and growing them indoors is a great option if you’re looking to add some greenery to your space. Provided the right conditions, they can survive even our coldest prairie winters! Although succulents are known for being relatively low maintenance, we do have a few tips to set you up for success and keep your new house guests happy for many seasons to come.
Succulents naturally grow well with plenty of sunlight. They thrive in warm, dry environments and will benefit from at least six hours of sunlight per day. Keep them away from the harsh midday sun if possible, and far from any chilly drafts during the cooler months. Bonus tip – If you start to see them growing towards the sunlight, you might need to find them a brighter spot.
You might think that with all the sun, and our dry climate, that your succulents need lots of water. Not so! The biggest problem we see with these little guys is overwatering. Be sure to water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. You will also want to make sure you’ve provided a way for the water to drain through the container or soil you choose, avoiding any moisture getting trapped around the roots.
If you are just getting started caring for succulents, set yourself up for success by choosing an easy-going variety. As a general rule, thevarieties with green coloured leaves tend to be easier to tend to with some of the more exotic colours requiring a more attentive eye.
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