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Succulents for your Home

Succulents are really trendy nowadays because of two main reasons: they are very pleasing to the eyes and nearly indestructible. Based on its definition, a succulent is any plant with thick, fleshy water storage organs. Succulents can store water pretty much anywhere, may it be in their roots, stems, or leaves. They can be mostly located in desert areas hence this feature helps them survive in arid conditions. As a result, this adaptive mechanism brings about an incredible variety of interesting leaf forms and plant shapes including tight rosettes, paddle leaves, and bushy or tailing columns of teardrop leaves. One of the most popular groups of succulents is the cacti group. Succulents extend their domain as to include aloe and agave. Hence, succulents are really used to decorate the homes. If you want to learn more about how to make your succulents healthy at home, then scroll down and read this article for more info.

Succulents thrive under bright light so don’t worry of overexposing it to the sun. You can actually tell by its leaves whether or not the succulent receives good amount of bright light. There are a few species that will be scorched if exposed to too much sunlight abruptly. Scorched succulents are identified by brown our white leaves and soft tissues. In contrast, widely spaced leaves and an elongated stem indicates that the succulent is not getting enough sunlight as it tends to “reach out” for the sun. One great solution for this dilemma is to put it under proper lighting and prune the plant back to its original shape.

Believe it or not, succulents are more attuned to cold temperatures. Nights in the deserts are usually cold, so succulents are also expected to withstand that along with the blazing heat during daytime. Hence, it should not be a problem if you also experience very cold temperatures.

In the summer, succulents should be watered generously. However, don’t soak up the potting mix, wait for it to dry first before plunging in with another round of water. During winter, cut back on the watering part. Do not allow your succulents to sit in water as they can go soft and have discoloration. When your succulents stop growing and starts to shed its leaves afterward, it is a sign that you didn’t give it enough water.

Succulents should be potted in a fast-draining mixture that is exclusively designed for these plants. Adding an inorganic agent such as perlite to your normal potting mixture will also do the trick.

If you want to shop for succulents and you don’t have any physical outlets near you, you can always visit the Harddy website along with other online sites that have succulent plants for sale. Don’t deal with online shops that are really sketchy.

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