Here are some tips we use at Succerland for growing our succulents:
- Light: Most succulents need bright, direct light to thrive. Most of our plants are exposed to full sun under a 30% shade cloth.
- Soil: Use a well-draining potting mix specifically formulated for succulents. We mix 4 parts of premium succulent soil with 6 parts of minerals, which includes coarse sand, perlite, grit and gravel.
- Watering: Water your succulent sparingly and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Overwatering is the most common cause of death for succulents. Rain gives the best growth but tap water is fine too. Best to soak soil completely and let them dry out before the next watering. Our watering schedule is dynamic as the soil’s drying rate changes with different season and weather.
- Pot size: Make sure your pot has adequate drainage and is not too large for the plant, as excess soil can hold moisture and lead to root rot.
- Fertilizer: Fertilize your succulent sparingly during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer.
- Temperature: Most succulents prefer warm temperatures, but some species can tolerate frost.
- Humidity: Succulents are native to arid regions and do not require high humidity.
- Propagation: Succulents can be easily propagated through stem or leaf cuttings. Allow cuttings to callus over before planting.
Remember, each succulent species may have slightly different care requirements, so make sure to research the specific needs of your plant. We have added care information for many of the plants under their specific family name. This can be found at the bottom of the page under “Index”.