SUCCULENTS

Succulents make for good house plants.  They are generally accommodating and resilient and can grown under average home conditions.  

 


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These plants required either filter sunlight for the majority of the day or two hours of bright, direct sunlight each day when outside.  Inside, succulent prefer bright light which is usually found in a south facing window. Succulents love to be outside in the warmer months for the warmth and fresh air.

As a general rule of thumb, Succulents should be watered more frequently during their biggest growth period. For most, this occurs between March and October. We recommend giving them a good watering once a week.  During their dormant months, you should only need to water them every two to four weeks. Let the soil dry out completely before watering again. A succulent should never be allowed to sit in water! You will know if your succulent has been overwatered if the leaves appear to be soft and discolored. Alternatively, you will know if it has been under-watered if it has stopped growing and shedding its leaves. Please note that some succulents grow at different times than others, therefore requiring a different watering schedule.

Believe it or not, Succulents are much more cold-tolerant than many people assume. As in the desert, these plants thrive in colder nights. Ideally, succulents prefer daytime temperatures between seventy and eighty five degrees Fahrenheit and nigh-time temperatures between fifty and fifty five degrees Fahrenheit.