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Tips for Caring for Succulents


Succulents are similar to cacti in many ways but they can be a lot more temperamental too. A succulent can go from being very healthy and happy one minute, to withering the next. They need the right kind of care to keep them happy and healthy in the long term.

Firstly, succulents need to get enough sunlight. Without it, they won’t be able to grow strong and healthy. Position them somewhere with around 6 hours of direct sunshine a day (though younger plants may need a little less). You should also rotate them often so that all sides of the plant get enough sunlight and warmth.

Water succulents more in summer, and be careful the water is going directly into the soil. Some plants will be greener and healthier if misted with water, but not succulents – leaves can rot and roots can become weak. Plant them in a well-draining pot for long-term success.