If you are growing succulent, like a bulb or a cactus, you may be wondering how to water succulents properly. Most indoor plants have their own special method for doing this. The method that works best for your particular plant will depend on the type and amount of water that it gets, as well as how you care for it. Here are some ways to go about how to water your succulents correctly. Of course, it won’t be exactly the way that you did it the first time around, but it will get you going in the right direction.
As with any type of plant, the amount of water that they need is directly related to how much they already receive. As a general rule of thumb, succulents grown in the ground outside need more water (actually every 7 to 10 days during spring and summer). The exact amount will depend on the weather in your area, so be sure to check the local weather conditions before hand to make sure that your plan is correct. The other thing that they do require is more humidity. The moisture that they crave is found in the soil where they grow. They actually crave it so much that if it isn’t given to them in adequate quantities, they will simply die.
As with any type of plant, you should water your succulents only when the soil is extremely dry or if you plan to water them for a long period of time. For example, during a particularly dry period between rainings, it is recommended that you water your plants one or two times a week with a mild potting soil-based fertilizer. Don’t use anything too heavy duty; it should be just moist enough to let water penetrate the leaves of the plants. If you water your plants heavily during these times, you may end up with bare roots which can be unhealthy.
Another issue that can occur is overwatering. When your plants are overwatered, they may develop root rot which can ultimately kill your entire plant. There are a few ways to tell when your plants have become over-watered, namely that the leaves begin to die and the soil dries out very fast. These symptoms generally occur after a sudden rainfall, so if you find that your plants are starting to show signs of leaf wilting, it may be an indication that they have been over-watered.
One thing that you should be conscious of, however, is the moisture levels that you maintain in your garden. The ideal water level for most succulents is around a meter below the foliage line. This way they get all the moisture that they need without becoming too wet or too dry. There are different watering techniques you can employ based on the overall condition of your garden soil, so be sure to read up on how to water succulents every 7 days.
If you are regularly starting your plants from seed, you should be aware of how often you water. For seedlings, it’s good to water them once a week. For larger plants, it’s not uncommon to water them as often as every two or three days. It’s important to water plants thoroughly and make sure that the soil is well-drained so that excess water does not run off into drainage holes. If you do find that your plants are having a hard time growing due to poor water conditions, you should take measures to remedy the situation by improving the soil around the base of the plants.
You should be careful when giving your plants water. When watering your plants, only give them enough water so that their roots are properly hydrated. Excess water can result in excess water being pushed into the root system where it can create root rot. This can quickly destroy your entire plant, so be especially careful if you are giving your plants a lot of water or if you have given them too much water in the past.
In most cases, it’s not necessary to water your cactus throughout the day. When the weather turns hot, you can still water your cactus through the night, but it’s important to keep in mind that the heat will dry out the soil in which your cactus is growing. So, it’s smart to water them just about an inch or two before they begin to show signs of drying out. Giving your succulent a light hand watering several inches before they begin to show signs of drying out is the best way to ensure that your cactus is healthy and doing fine.