These are 5 common mistakes that new succulent owners make, and how to prevent them from becoming a problem. We have the right advice and answers for you, whether you are starting your own garden or making the switch to organic gardening.
Place them in poorly lit areas
Common houseplants are easier to care for because many of them are native to tropical rainforests and can adapt to the changing periods of sun and shade in your home. If you place a plant that has been exposed to the sun for 12 hours, it will be a disaster. You have two options: Use the most sunny south-facing window you can find, and if your windows face somewhere else, choose a more forgiving succulent such as aloe.
They need to be watered enough
It rains in the desert. Try to imitate the rain patterns that are native to your desert habitat to make it happy. Your cacti should not be treated with a trickle. Turn on the water taps and unleash a torrential downpour. A complete soak is beneficial for all succulents, and all plants.
Use A Standard Potting Soil
The majority of potted plants come with a standard soil mixture that can be used for all kinds of plants, including ferns and fiddle-leaffigs. Succulents can withstand extreme conditions, but that is the problem. After you bring your succulent baby home, make sure to change the soil to a desert-dweller mixture. This means that half of the potting soil will be replaced with perlite or chicken gritty.
Crowding too many in one container
Succulents are often packed in adorable little dishes that are crammed cheek-by-jowl. Overcrowding can encourage mold and insect infestations. Succulents can survive on very little food, but they will not thrive if there is too much competition.
Growing Unrealistic Varieties
Some wild animals are not meant to be tamed no matter how beautiful their flowers and charming their appearance. Keep your eyes on the hardy little ones that will accept the windowsill as home. If you work indoors, Crassula and Sansevieria are good choices. If you are looking for a companion plant to a prickly plant, the Mammillaria Cacti is a good choice.