Succulents

Succulents are fast becoming one of the most popular choices of plant. Enjoy our in-depth care guides and general tips & tricks from our succulent expert Claire.

why are succulents so popular
Succulents
Claire Jacobs

Why Are Succulents So Popular? Here’s 9 Reasons Why!

There are many reasons why succulents have become so popular over recent years. Firstly, they make ideal houseplants because they are low-maintenance. They also require minimal watering. Plus, their appearance is very distinctive and their form leads to many interesting uses in interior design. Our 9 reasons Why Succulents Are

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do succulents need to drain
Succulents
Claire Jacobs

Do Succulents Need To Drain? [Grow Healthy Succulents]

Many new succulent growers ask the question, do succulents need to drain? The simple answer is yes. Succulents really hate sitting in water and need to dry out in between waterings. Too much moisture in the soil continuously will cause the roots to rot and your precious plants will eventually

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how to propagate succulents with honey
Succulents
Claire Jacobs

How To Propagate Succulents With Honey

Did you know that you can use honey as a rooting aid for your succulent cuttings? Natural, raw honey has some amazing properties that will help your succulents root faster. And, for those of you who don’t like using chemicals, it’s the best option. So, why is honey such a

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how long can succulents go without water
Succulents
Claire Jacobs

How Long Can Succulents Go Without Water?

Most succulents can go without water for a much longer time than other plants. Indoor succulents can go without water for 1-3 months, outdoor succulents in hot climates can go from 1-3 weeks without water, however, succulents are more in danger of being overwatered by caring owners than being left

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whats the difference between cactus and succulents
Succulents
Claire Jacobs

What’s the Difference Between Cactus and Succulents?

The first thing you need to understand is that all cacti are classed as succulents. But of course, not all succulents are cacti. In general, all succulents can store water in their stems, leaves and roots. Plus, they are all drought-tolerant. Obviously, the most common factor that identifies a cactus

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what kind of soil do succulents need
Succulents
Claire Jacobs

What Kind of Soil do Succulents Need?

It’s really important to grow succulents in a light, free-draining soil. Succulents don’t like to be kept wet and will not survive in damp spots in your garden either. Mostly, they occur naturally in dry, arid regions where rainfall is only minimal. That’s why they have thick fleshy stems and

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how to save an overwatered succulent
Succulents
Claire Jacobs

How to Save an Overwatered Succulent [7 Vital Steps To Take!]

As you most likely know, succulents don’t like to be overwatered. They naturally occur in dry, arid regions that have occasional bursts of rainfall. For this reason, they’ve learned to adapt by having the ability to store water in their roots, stems and leaves. But, once they’ve reached their water-storing

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how to grow succulents from seeds
Succulents
Claire Jacobs

How to Grow Succulents from Seeds: Beginners Guide for 2021

Succulents are some of the easiest, low-maintenance plants to grow. They require minimal care and only the occasional watering. Succulent plants are widely available at garden centers and other retailers but growing them from seed is also an option and can be quite rewarding. Why Would You Grow Succulents From

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why is my alow plant turning brown
Succulents
Claire Jacobs

Why Is My Aloe Plant Turning Brown?

Aloe Vera plants are classed as succulents. Therefore, they prefer well-drained soil or potting mix and don’t like being over-watered. There are a number of reasons that your Aloe plant may be turning brown. Here are the most common reasons: Over-watering Under-watering Sunburn Too much heat Drafts or cold Over-fertilization

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how much light do succulents need
Succulents
Claire Jacobs

How Much Light Do Succulents Need?

Succulents all require differing, specific amounts of sunlight to thrive, the average time would be between 4-6 hours a day. The different succulent species range from aloe to cacti to echeveria. Like all other plants, they grow by absorbing light and converting it into energy via photosynthesis. Since there’s always

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