The Succulent Plants

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Once you have your cuttings, the next step is to let them loose some of their water. This is a step that is often overlooked, and it is this negligence that is, among other things, the cause of the rotting of cuttings. Since succulent plants are drought-resistant plants, they should not be supersaturated with water, especially shortly before potting. You can avoid this by placing the cuttings of your succulent plant in a place exposed to indirect sunlight for three days. This will give the cuttings time to lose enough of their water. Once the cuttings have gotten rid of this excess water, you can move on to potting.

Appropriate Potting

A poorly made potting is another mistake made by most people who want to grow succulent plants from leaf cuttings. Unlike many indoor plants, succulent plants do not appreciate rich, moist soils. When buying soil for your succulent plant, choose one that has something on its packaging that says something like "for cacti or succulent plants". This type of soil effectively drains water and will prevent your succulent plant from rotting due to very wet soil.

Once your soil is prepared and your cuttings have lost enough water, you must give them time to form their own root systems. This process takes about three to four weeks and will help your succulents to grow well. To ensure that this process is carried out under the best possible conditions, the cuttings must be placed in a dry and shaded place, away from direct sunlight. After three or four weeks, you will see tiny roots develop at the base of the leaf cuttings of your succulents. Don't be discouraged if all your cuttings don't develop roots. This is common, you can always plant them, as the soil can help them activate their rooting process.


After that, you are now ready to pot your succulent plants. Select a pot or container with well-drained soil (ideally, with drainage holes and a drip tray), and fill it with soil approved for succulent plants. Gently place your cutting in the ground deep enough for it to straighten up, and that's all there is to do!

When to Water

Succulent plants are generally known for their resistance to drought. Many people wonder how often they should be watered. The trick is not to overwater a succulent plant. It is even the particularity of succulents to be able to easily survive if you forget to water them for a few weeks or even months.


Unfortunately, there is no magic calendar that can tell you when to water your succulent plant or not. However, as a general rule, the most important thing is to water your succulent when the soil is really dry.


A Sunbath From Time to Time Would be Perfect!

The last element that influences the success of your succulent plant is the amount of sunlight it will receive during the day. Since succulent plants can be both indoor and outdoor plants, the question is whether they need sunlight. In general, succulent plants tolerate a combination of direct and indirect sunlight, while some types can thrive indoors without ever seeing the sun.


In short, growing a succulent plant is an easy task and does not require much maintenance. Resistant and colorful, succulent plants are available in many varieties, but the basic maintenance methods remain the same for most varieties. And always remember: "Water when the soil is dry, never when it is wet enough! "Excessive watering can jeopardize your plants.

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