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Succulent Care Guide

Simple succulent care instructions for SUCCess with your succulents. How often should you water your succulent? Do succulents need sunlight? It's easy, give them enough light, little water and they'll be happy as can be. Contact us if you have any questions or if you need some help.

Succulents need light to maintain their beautiful shape and color! Provide bright indirect sunlight several hours a day. Avoid placing them in direct sun as this may cause sunburn. Try to place them near a south- or east-facing window. You may notice your succulents becoming spindly or stretching toward the light if they don't get enough sun.

Do NOT overwater your plants...they will most definitely die. They need a good and thorough drink of water all the way through and then nothing until the soil is completely dry.

Water only when the soil is dry! Don’t water if the soil is wet! 
If it takes 2 weeks for the soil to dry, then water in 2 weeks. If it takes 2 days for the soil to dry, then you can water in 2 days! Do NOT mist or use a spray bottle to water, this can cause rot, fungal and burned leaf issues. A watering can works best!

Overwatered succulents are soft and may be discolored. The leaves may be yellow or white and lose their color. A plant in this condition may be beyond repair, but you can still remove it from its pot and inspect the roots. If they are brown and rotted, cut away dead roots, let them dry completely and repot into fresh, dry potting media. Overwatering and root rot are the #1 killer of succulents!! they prefer being under watered vs. over watered!!

Underwatered succulents will first stop growing, then begin to drop leaves. A good drink will definitely make them happy. For specific information for your location, tips and tricks, reach out to your local Cactus & Succulent Society/Club, they are there to help and would love to share what they’ve learned over the years.

Would you like to learn more? Make sure to visit the following websites from the succulent experts in the field:

Succulents and Sunshine: Cassidy is the best! She has so many wonderful resources on her site, make sure to download some of her free courses and guides. Our favorites are the 'learn how to keep your succulents alive' course and the 'watering cheat sheet'. 

Debra Lee Baldwin: Debra is The Queen of Succulents! Everything you ever wanted to know about succulents; design, care, propagation and so much more.