Succulents for Beginners – Part 1


Should you repot newly bought succulents?

Once you have purchased your new succulent, it’s best to transfer it to a new pot. Many garden centers keep succulents in temporary plastic containers with a regular potting soil that does not allow for adequate drainage. To ensure your new plant is healthy, use a potting mix specifically for succulents that consists of perlite and bark to allow for proper drainage.

How do you take care of store bought succulents?

– Fertilize Succulents Gently.

Ensure your succulents are provided with adequate light, rearrange them regularly, provide water based on the season, select a pot with good drainage, plant them in appropriate soil, water directly into the soil, keep them clean, get rid of any pests, and fertilize gently.

How often do you water succulents?

But succulents are different; they like it dry and they need it to stay that way.

The key to successful succulent care is to not water unless the soil in the growing container is completely dry. Allow the dirt to dry out between waterings and don’t water it if it’s not in a crumbly, dry state. Unlike many other houseplants, succulents thrive when their soil is dry and require it to remain that way.

When should succulents be repotted?

A good practice for succulent care is to repot them every two years, in order to give them fresh, nutrient-rich soil. The optimal time to repot is during the start of the succulent’s growing season, which will maximize its chances of thriving.

What do I do with my succulents when I first get them?

The first step in this scenario is to relocate the succulent to a well-ventilated area, and let the roots stay exposed for 2-3 days. Afterwards, re-pot the succulent in a pot with a proper drainage system. Make sure to wait until the soil is fully drained before giving the succulent any water.