Guide On Growing Succulents
It is indeed very interesting and equally fun to plant a succulent garden and this guide reveals how and why. I am an enthusiast when it comes to gardening hence my curiosity to achieve something more in the garden. I am however sometimes limited by time. Even with the challenge of time, I can achieve my goals relatively faster. More interesting is the fact that kids can be part of this. With space being a limitation, it is important that I be creative.
Succulents can actually be a perfect way to add life to your garden as their colors add pop and their diversity is good for the eye.
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One important material that will be needed is a small container, possibly a pot, which must have a drainage hole at its base. It is imperative to note that succulents are very specific when it comes to the type of soil that they thrive in implying the need to purchase this type of soil. The cost of the soil is relatively cheap, alternatively, it can be borrowed as a cutting from those that grow succulents. In any case, when the succulents grow in size eventually, one can make cuttings of their own. Two important resources of finances and time will be saved later with having own cuttings.
Put the soil into pot, make sure you leave an inch for the pot to be exposed at the pot Make some space for the succulent by digging the soil in your pot then proceed to put the succulent inside the pot, later cover its root with soil for succulents to be exposed make sure you leave an inch of length.
Remember to water the plant then place it in sunny spot. Put it in mind that too much fertilizer can worsen the growth. The quantity of nitrogen in a fertilizer is about 50% to 25 %. The plant (Succulents) can perform better with or without any quantity of fertilizer provided the temperature and other condition are good, but not cold weather. To understand more about succulents, visit http://www.dictionary.com/browse/succulent.
You should remember to protect them from frost or snow, this may kill the plants. Lots of good sunlight is best for the succulent.
Succulent plant prefer indirect sunlight, so always remember to be caution on the place you put it, make sure it is below the shade with a direct air flow. Depending on the number of succulent, you can use a larger pot for more than one succulent or a smaller one for one plant. Due to high retain ability of water in succulent, you are required to not over-water them. This should be done when the soil is not moist (dry), this will be best optimum condition for the growth of succulence. A dry soil is required before you water your plant and this would ensure continued productivity. You can buy succulents here!