The succulents (or succulent) are plants that can give a special touch to our house and our garden. They adapt to almost any environment and attention that you will give them are not as assiduous and pressing as more delicate plants. They are also suitable for those without a green thumb. Despite this, if we want to keep the succulents on our terrace or in the house, we must know how to keep them alive and healthy. Let’s see what are the tips to how often to water succulents to keep them green and healthy longer.

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1) How to cure succulents

To keep our succulents in excellent health, special precautions are needed. They must, therefore, be taken care of if we want them to grow healthy and reach their annual flowering. But what is the ideal temperature of succulents? When they are in their natural habitat they usually live very cold and dry winters and therefore go into vegetative rest until November, this is one of the reasons why they resist even at low temperatures without being damaged. Only those that come from tropical areas do not withstand temperatures below 13 C but normally resist up to 5 C.

8 Tips On How Often To Water Succulents

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2) How often to water succulents in winter

The ideal places to keep succulents in winter are greenhouses or winter gardens, where plants are protected and where it is possible to control the temperature, the degree of humidity, the light. To make succulents grow well, try to put together cacti and succulents that have the same needs to best treat them, even if they are of different types. In greenhouses and winter gardens you can grow succulents both in pots and in flower beds and keep them on the ground or place them on pallets. But, when can we put succulents in the house? If we live in particularly cold places, we can move the most delicate succulent plants indoors, if the temperature drops below 7 C.

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3) How often to water succulents In summer

In summer, succulents have no particular problems and resist even temperatures above 30 C. If they expose themselves to full sun for the first time, cover them for a few days with a towel. There are species – like caudiciform – that “hibernate” in the summer and therefore should not be watered often. Learn how to water succulents here.

8 Tips On How Often To Water Succulents

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4) When to sow succulents?

The best time to sow succulents is from January to April! Make sure you have suitable soil for succulents which must be very sifted and to which you can add sand if you feel the need to make it softer. We can also reproduce succulents by cutting. Choose a healthy stem and cut it trying to detach it when closer to the base, then insert the cuttings individually in a soil composed of peat and sand, avoiding that the leaves touch the surface.

5) How to irrigate succulents


Succulents should only be watered in the summer: the last watering usually takes place in mid-November. The only plants to make an exception are those that bloom between November and December like the Lithops. As a rule, succulents must receive moderate watering until the period when flowering is about to end. In winter they must not receive water because they already absorb the humidity of the air and could rot. When you wet the succulents, make sure that the water does not go on the flowers, when they are present, because this could create rottenness in the whole plant. Also for watering does not use limestone water which could change the pH reaction of the soil causing damage to the plant.

If you are wondering when to start watering succulents, know that in the south it can start from March while in the north from April. In the northernmost areas, almost on the border, it is better to start from May. Irrigation then ends in August in the north and until November in the south.

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6) How to keep succulents indoors


It is possible to keep succulents in the house, the important thing is that they are placed in pots that we have a drainage hole on the bottom and at least 4 cm. of depth. Succulent plants love to stay in the sun so, even at home, let’s place them south, near windows or balconies. Climbing or hanging species can be placed in hanging baskets. Wet them only when the soil is dry and in summer, on hot and muggy days, water them once or twice a week, according to the needs of the plant. Do not forget to dust them as the accumulated dust could block the photosynthesis process: use a brush, if they have no hair, or a hair dryer with cold air at a distance of at least 15 cm. Finally, always remove wilted flowers and parts affected by pests, which could damage the whole plant.

8 Tips On How Often To Water Succulents

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7) How to report succulents

For succulents, repotting is also very important: the first one should be done as soon as we buy the plant and then every two years. The choice of potting soil is important because, despite being plants that adapt easily, they need a prepared potting soil that is more draining. Avoid garden soil that may contain insects harmful to plants, but add peat, sand or expanded clay. When transferring them, check that there are no insects and that the roots are not damaged and cut those that are too dry and long using a disinfected blade. Water after 2 weeks.

8) How to cure diseases of succulents

The parasites that can most commonly affect them are mealybugs and red spiders although they are usually not subject to disease. Often, however, an excess of water or nitrogen in the soil can cause the black rot that often affects cacti: it deforms the plant leading to death. Fungal diseases can also cause succulents to rot.

To cure our succulents, the first thing to do is understand the cause and take action. So balance well all watering, pruning, fertilizing and nutrition. As for pests, it is good to prevent with the use of insecticides or fungicides to be used the first time with the beginning of spring and the second time with the arrival of winter, when the plant is preparing for rest.