5 Ways to Care for Your Succulent Plants

Updated: Mar 2

Give enough sunlight.

Succulents need enough light—at least six hours of full sun per day.

In the Fall/Winter time when the days are shortened it is fine to use

grow lights.

Water properly.

The majority of succulents only need to be watered once a month. Unless they are located in a dryer climate or area of your home then you may need to water every three weeks instead of four.

Use the right pot and soil mix. Succulents need soil that has great drainage like a cactus soil mix. Regular potting soil holds water which can over water your succulent leadings to a squishy watery demise😞!

Collective Artistry has a great soil called RHU Soil (https://www.collectiveartistry.com/product-page/rhu-potting-soil) that is great for succulents cactuses and non-succulent house plants. Rhu Soil is a lifeline for your plants. It releases excess water, restores health and nutrients, provides a better living environment, includes antifungal and plant-based insecticide.

Don't forget to fertilize!

Potted succulents often require less watering and fertilizer than other

houseplants, but the irrigation they

do require flushes nutrients out of

the soil, so they need periodic

feeding. Too much fertilizer,

especially high-nitrogen blends,

increase leaf and root rot problems

Inspect your plants. A succulent is more prone to pests inside the home than they are outside. Examine your plants regularly to make sure they’re free of gnats or mealy bugs—these insects are an indication that your plants are overwatered, over-fertilized, or extremely dry . Mealy bugs drink the juices from its host plant and can lay hundreds of eggs, damaging your plant over time. Using a Q-tip and rubbing alcohol on the leaves of your succulent followed by spraying Neem oil is an effective way of destroying mealy bugs and their eggs.