Plants can be just as trendy as fashion, and one of the trendiest is a little workhorse of a houseplant, the Succulent! With plump leaves, bold shapes, and great colors, succulents are sure to make a big impact in your home decor. And if that bit of news isn’t reason enough to follow the trend, the easy care nature of succulents is sure to win you over!
Here are some things you should know for the best success with succulents:
- Light- Place your succulents near a south or east window in the winter months to provide good light. A succulent in low light will look pale and stretched. Move it to better light and it will reward your kindness by coloring up once again.
- Soil- Any good potting mix provides a good start. Mix it 1:1 with clean sand to give your succulents the best conditions possible. The sand will offer good drainage.
- Container- Succulents have shallow roots, so that opens a wide range of possibilities. Nearly anything goes! Tiny succulents tucked in to teacups, bold beauties in an antique bowl. . . you get the idea. Just remember, it is easy to over water in a container that doesn’t allow the water to flow away from the root system.
- Water- Succulents most often suffer from too much TLC! Grow these juicy gems on the dry side. Water lightly at planting and allow soil to dry before watering again. If you notice any puckering or wrinkling of the leaves, it is time to water!
- Fertilizer- Succulents do most of their growing in the spring and summer months. There is no need to feed them in the fall and winter. Next spring when the days start getting longer, start feeding with an all purpose plant food about 4 times over the course of the growing season.
- Combination planting- Place a variety of succulents in a single container for even more impact! The blends of shape and texture just can’t be beat!
Stop by our Park Place location for a nice selection of succulents. Choose from little lovelies already potted in aged Terracotta pots and adorable re purposed vintage containers, or take one home to plant yourself. You can even bring us your favorite container and we can plant it for you.