How to Grow Succulents: The Basics

Succulents Growing

Succulents are beautiful and unique plants you can keep indoors. They are even suitable for small container gardens. One of the best things about succulents is that they are very tolerant to drought. Also, they don't require much care to thrive. It makes them excellent houseplants.

There are many species and varieties you may choose for your container garden. The most popular succulent plant groups many gardeners choose for their homes are:

  • Aeonium
  • Agave
  • Aloe
  • Echeveria
  • Kalanchoe
  • Sedum
  • Sempervivum

These groups offer a wide variety to all plant growers who wish to grown succulents, so it's always possible to find ones that suit your needs and preferences.

How to Grow Succulents

Succulents tend to be very hardy so they can tolerate virtually every climate. You can grow them indoors or outdoors, in the garden or pots. They also make excellent plants for miniature container gardens you can make in your home.

Some of the succulents, such as sedums and sempervivums are very hardy and can handle any weather. These plants require minimum care. They don't need too much water so make sure to never overwater them.

You may keep your succulents indoors or outdoors, but it's best to bring them inside during very cold weather. If you choose to keep your succulents outdoors during winter, make sure to put them under the eaves. This will protect them from soaking rains or snow. In warm weather it's best to move them outdoors and keep them in the filtered sun.

When it comes to soil, it's best to use succulent potting mix specially made for succulents. It contains all the minerals and nutrients your plant needs. However, succulents can be grown using other types of soil or potting mixes.

If you choose to keep your succulents in a miniature container garden it's always a great thing to decorate pots in various ways. Beautiful bamboo pots are an excellent choice for succulents. You may also use colored gravels to decorate the arrangement.

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