Succulents are an increasingly growing trend. There are many families of succulents such as Aizoacea, Cactaceae, and Crassulaceae. They are available in many different varieties of colour and textures. Nearly all cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti.
|Light||Place in a sunny area, succulents enjoy sunlight|
|Water||Ensure succulent soil is wet, but allow soil to dry before next watering|
|Temperature||Prefer full sun with tempuratures in the summer between 70˚F and 80˚F|
Succulents are primarily found in Mexico, South America, Central America, East Africa, Arabia, Madagascar, India, South Africa and parts of Europe.
Succulents need plenty of sun to help them grow. Be sure to watch for any burnt leaves. This could be an indication that your succulent is placed to close to a window and is getting sunburnt. Succulents like to have their roots soaked in water but do not like to be overwatered. Allow for dryings between watering.
Succulents go through a dormant period in the winter where they do not grow. Do not water you succulent as much during this period.
To keep your succulent thriving be sure to remove any dead leaves as this will promote new growth.
Often times succulents will stretch to find light. If you are exeperiencing a top heavy succulent you can trim the top and replant new succulents using these trimmings.