Keeping Your Succulents Happy and Healthy
Succulents are popular because they’re usually easy to take care of. But sometimes they start looking sad and sick. If you’re asking, “Why are my succulents dying?” here are some simple tips to keep them alive and well.
Sunlight: Finding the Sweet Spot Succulents love light. If they don’t get enough, they’ll stretch out and look weak. Too much sun, though, and they can get sunburned. Try to give them just the right amount of light—not too little, not too much.
Water: Just Right It’s easy to give succulents too much water. Their leaves can get mushy and rot if they’re too wet. If they’re too dry, they’ll start to shrivel up. The trick is to water them just when they start to dry out.
Soil: Keep it Light and Dry These plants like dry, airy soil that drains water quickly. If the soil stays wet for too long, the roots can rot. Make sure their pots let the water out and that the soil feels like it doesn’t hold water for too long.
Temperature: Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold Succulents don’t like it too cold. A sudden freeze can hurt them. They’re happiest in a cozy, warm spot.
Pests and Illness: Keep an Eye Out Little bugs and diseases can sneak up on your plants. Look out for tiny insects or spots on the leaves. Catching these problems early can save your succulent.
What to Do: Pay Attention Take a close look at your succulents often. If they look like they’re not happy, change something up. Move them to a new spot, check how you’re watering them, or give them new soil. They’ll tell you what they need if you keep an eye on them.
In short, taking care of succulents is about paying attention to what they need. With the right light, water, and home, your green friends will grow happily.