Not only do indoor plants enhance the overall appearance of a space, but studies show they boost moods, increase creativity, reduce stress, and eliminate air pollutants, all making for a healthier, happier you.
MAKE SURE YOUR SUCCULENTS GET ENOUGH LIGHT
Succulents love light and need approximately 6 hours of sun per day. Your newly planted succulents may torch in direct sunlight, so monitor your plant regularly. Many succulents will tolerate being placed in a shadier corner of your room. For extra special succulent care, rotate your plant every now and then.
WATER ACCORDING TO THE SEASON
Just like us, succulents need more energy when they’re in a period of growth. Your plants are thriving and consuming the most water during the hotter months. Most succulent varieties are pretty resilient, but overwatering can kill your succulents. Ensure you allow the soil to completely dry out between waterings. Test the soil with your finger, when the top 1.25 inches are dry, grab your watering can. When watering, ensure your leaves are not left moist as this can cause your leaves to rot.
CHOOSE A CONTAINER WITH GOOD DRAINAGE
Succulents don’t like to sit in waterlogged soil. Drainage is therefore important to prevent root rot. Your container should have drainage hole to allow excess water to escape, we recommend a terracotta pot with a base underneath.
PLANT SUCCULENTS IN THE RIGHT TYPE OF SOIL
Succulents require soil that drains. Choose a cactus soil or mix your own potting soil with sand, pumice or perlite. Succulent roots are fragile so be gentle when repotting.
FERTILISE SUCCULENTS IN THE SUMMER
Succulents don’t require much fertiliser, but you can give them light feedings during the growing seasons (Spring and Summer). We recommend an organic natural fertiliser such as crushed eggshells or banana peel added to your soil.
The Distillery Garden Team