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super succulents - how to grow and care for them

Succulents are plants that store water. They normally have some parts that are thickened and fleshy in order to retain water in arid climates and considered to be drought-resistant. The word “succulent” comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice.

When succulents are small (rooting stage), they need more water, so a dense soil (like regular potting soil) works at that stage. But leaving succulents in this soil for too long can quickly cause a succulent to rot–or in some cases eventually die.

Once established, plant Succulents and cacti in well-draining, porous soil. Gravel can be added to the bottom of the container to help increase drainage.

We get the ready mix succulent soil (FEROX SUCCULENT MIX), which we sell in our Nursery! This succulent soil mix is the perfect soil to plant succulents as it is not too rich and is a very well-drained soil which is perfect for succulents. 

Dividing succulents is the quickest and easiest method of plant propagation. You simply separate independently rooted portions of the plant and replant them with more space and its own soil.

Some succulents, like Sedum, can be simply divided by tearing off a clump of the plants with roots and tucking it into the soil in another spot. … For upright Sedum such as Sedum “Autumn Joy,” it can be as simple as removing a stem and setting the stem in soil.

Potted succulents often require less watering and fertilizer, even though it’s not a necessity, but giving it some boost will always result in a happier plant.

 

One of the best succulent food is the POKON CACTI AND SUCCULENTS Plant food. It is a liquid fertilizer which is a balanced food and is designed to meet the specific needs of cacti and succulents, and to ensure balanced growth and abundant flowering.

For happy cacti and succulents, feed with POKON CACTI & SUCCELENTS at least every two weeks. 

You can even grow succulents indoors. Here are some tips on how to keep your succulents happy inside your house:

  • Choose an appropriate succulent for your indoor conditions
  • Plant in succulent soil
  • Choose your container, one with drainage hole is better
  • Place your potted succulent in a sunny location, on a window sill is perfect.
  • Allow the soil to completely dry out between watering’s
  • Fertilize the potted succulents with POKON CACTI & SUCCULENT FOOD

Finally, if you are in the posession of any of those aggressive thorny succulents, make sure to hande them with kid gloves.

Join us this Friday 13 May 2022 for our FREE online workshop on: ‘Super Succulents – how to grow and care for them’, with Garden Guru Sue Both. 

Please use the following login details to join us at 11am sharp over Zoom:

Meeting ID: 857 7104 8082

Passcode: 986073

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