Succulents are called for drought resistant plants in which the leaves, stem or roots have become more than usually fleshy by the development of water-storing tissue. In nature, they save water to survive in arid climates or soil conditions. It seems they will survive with a little water but as the nature created, they love both water and dryness. They need to have a dry period between watering as the key for the success of growing succulents.
How to care for your succulent garden
Basically, the succulent gardens sold in the market are divided into 2 types depends on the container they use to hold all the soil and root system; containers with drainage or without drainage.
Succulent in container with drainage hole:
The easy-to-take-care one. Since the drainage hole performs its job to let out the excess water from the container, this type of succulent garden you should water it throughly until the water comes out from the drain hole. And let the soil completely dry out till the next watering. Once a week watering as the key concept but it can be adjusted to fit specific succulent species and their environment. In the term of lighting, they need bright light at least 3-4 hours a day. Either direct or indirect sun could work for them.
Succulent in container without drainage hole:
Trending right now with many choices of unique vases and containers, the succulent garden without drainage hole would need a bit more care than other type. You need to know your succulents how much water they need that not too much or not too little. You might need to give them a closer look. Sunlight, bright light 3-4 hours a day is a perfect amount.
- Make sure to water your succulents by lifting up the leaves and water directly to the soil. Some species of succulents could get damaged or rotten with some water left on the leaves for too long.
- Too strong sunlight could cause a discoloration on the leaves.
- Pinching back could encourage new growth and fuller body.