For some reason I cannot stop talking about spring! All I want to do is fill my home and yard with plants! One thing that you will find in every room of my house right now is succulents. I think the combination of unique shapes, colors and being inexpensive have made them the perfect plant for me. I also love that you can plant them in anything! You can cluster them together to fill a planter or plant them alone in anything from an old mug to a shell. They also a very low maintenance. That makes them the perfect plant for someone who travels a lot or someone who frequently forgets to water them (me...). Here are some tips on caring for succulents.
1. Light. Succulents love bright light but can get burnt if left out in midday sun. I have mine scattered around the house in sunny and not so sunny spots so on the weekends I typically leave them out on the porch to soak up some extra rays. That usually is plenty for them.
3. Soil. One of the biggest mistakes I see people make with succulents is using the wrong soil. Typical potting soil holds moisture so that plants don't dry out but this is the opposite of what a succulent needs. Cactus soil is perfect for succulents because it drains well. It is easy to find in any garden store.
Hopefully these tips will help you successfully start a succulent garden! If you see your succulents getting tall and leggy then they are most likely not getting enough sun. If they are losing color then they may be getting to much sun or too much water. Just keep on eye on them and adapt accordingly!