I am not claiming at all to be a professional, I am just sharing tips and tricks that have worked for me.
If you have trouble with plants or you just want to try to grow one, then this post is for you! Succulents are awesome and super easy to take care of, there are just a couple pro tips you need to know, and I’ll cover them all in this post!
So first thing first, before you can take care of your succulent you need to plant it!
The supplies you will need to plant your succulent are:
- Small pebbles. You cant get them from a craft store like michaels.
- Dirt. You can use potting soil from a garden supply store.
- A planter. Any planter, cup, or bowl will work as long as its deep enough for the roots to grow. I got this one from a local furniture/decor store.
- A succulent plant! Obviously 🙂 I got mine from Lowes but you can also get them from Home Depot or your local garden store.
Step one is add the pebbles to the bottom of the planter. This will help with draining the water so the roots don’t sit and rot in it. I got my pebbles from my local craft store.
Step two: Add about half of the dirt to the planter.
Step three: place the plant into the planter and add the rest of the dirt to the planter, gently pack down the dirt so the plant stays up.
Some tips for keeping your succulent alive and healthy:
- Don’t over water your plant. I water my succulents 1-2 times a week. Be sure to check the instructions on your plant to see what the recommended amount is for your particular succulent.
- Keep the succulent out of direct sunlight. But make sure to check the directions on your specific plant. You should probably always keep it inside unless the directions on the plant say it is ok to keep it outside. Again, check the directions on your plant, not all succulents are the same. It kind of depends on the climate where you live.
- Be sure the planter you use isn’t too small. Make sure the roots of your plant have plenty of room to grow. If your planter is too shallow then the roots won’t be able to grow strong, And your plant will have a harder time staying alive. One succulent I bought and I didn’t have a planter for it so it didn’t get planted for a couple months. Meanwhile, the succulent just grew in the tiny plastic pot it came in. At first, the pot was fine for the plant, but as it grew it became way to small and the roots didn’t have room to spread out and grow strong. I did eventually get the succulent planted but it was never very healthy and it ended up dying. 🙁 The moral of the story is make sure you have a good planter before you buy your plant and plant it as soon as possible!
- Finding a good planter. Really anything will work as a planter as long as it is big enough. One of my succulents is in a sauce bowl that I got from Target, another one is a cute little pot from the target dollar section. Just make sure it isn’t too small/shallow.
Here’s a step by step diagram for you to refer to when you plant yours! Hover over it to pin it!