SUCCULENT CARE TIPS BEST IN MORNING SUNLIGHT / PARTIAL SHADE (25-50%) OF AFTERNOON SUNLIGHT OK / NORTH FACING WINDOWS MAY NOT BE SUITABLE
Too much sunlight may result in your succulents developing brown and black patches on their leaves on the side facing the suns direction.
Without enough sunlight, your succulents may bend toward the light source or/and grow oddly tall with more space between the leaves. Colorful (especially pink or red) succulents may revert to plain green.
SIMPLE WATERING TIPS FOR NEW BEGINNERS
Approx. 2” diameter: 2~3 tablespoons of water weekly
Approx. 4” diameter: 1/2 teacup (1 teacup=6oz), so 3 oz, of water weekly
Approx. 6” diameter or bigger: 1 teacup (6oz) of water or a bit more weekly
GENERAL WATERING TIPS
Most succulents need only a small amount of water and are quite tolerant to temporal drought, so the less water the better.
In any case, make sure the topsoil dries out completely before watering again.
The cells of succulents are similar to water balloons: so, if the middle leaves feel plump, they do not need watering; however, if the leaves start to shrivel/get wrinkled or feel soft/thin (from the bottom to top), they need to be watered.
During winter season and/or in low light conditions, they may need less water than usual.
Do not use a spray bottle or water directly on the leaves of the succulents. Water drops that stay on the leaves sometimes cause the plants to rot. Always water towards the soil.
Using succulent or cactus soil is best; 50% moisture control soil + 50% soil amendments (pumice, perlite, or coarse sand) will work too.
To improve drainage or aeration, you may put a 1-2” layer of porous clay pebbles (not solid gravel) in the very bottom of pot.
If your succulent grows very well, you may use a succulent fertilizer or a fertilizer with low nitrogen (ex: 5-10-10). If you are new to plant care, you may just occasionally add a bit of new soil on top of the current soil.
For the very best care, repot your plant to a larger size pot (ex: from 2" to 4"; from 4" to 6") at least once in July or twice a year in May and September.
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