Do Succulents need sunlight?

Do Succulents need sunlight?

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Succulents have a reputation for being sun lovers. But do they really need sunlight? In this article, we'll uncover the truth about succulents and their sunlight requirements, dispelling myths and offering practical advice for growing these green gems. Succulents and Sunlight: A Natural Connection Succulents, with their unique ability to store water in fleshy leaves, have evolved to thrive in arid environments with abundant sunlight. Here's why sunlight is essential for succulents: Photosynthesis: Like all plants, succulents rely on photosynthesis to produce energy. Sunlight is the key ingredient in this process, as it allows succulents to convert carbon dioxide and water into glucose and oxygen.Colour and Shape: Adequate sunlight promotes vibrant colours and compact growth in succulents. Without enough light, they may become leggy (elongated and stretched) as they reach…
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Succulent Propagation Guide

Succulent Propagation Guide

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Succulents are popular plants, almost anyone can find a reason to love them, whether it's their beauty, the ease of keeping them alive, their drought-tolerant nature, or their ability to propagate without much effort. Succulents come in many different shapes, sizes and textures. They are often used in containers, both by themselves and paired with other plants. Succulents are one of the easiest plants to propagate. Many succulents will grow new babies from fallen leaves. Others grow well from cuttings, putting off new growth on the original plant and growing roots on the cutting itself. Others are a little more complicated to propagate. Propagation can be a great way to extend your collection. As mentioned above, there are different ways to propagate succulents, and each is a little different. Types…
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Solving common garden problems with succulents

Solving common garden problems with succulents

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While looking good in pots, most succulents generally perform better when planted in the garden. This is because the roots are unrestricted and have access to more nutrients and water. As a result, plants grow more vigorously, producing flowers on a regular basis. In sunny locations, growth will be compact and colours will be bright. With good drainage, many succulent plants will tolerate more water outdoors in summer than many gardeners realise, allowing them to be used in high-water areas, especially those watered by drippers or micro-sprinklers. Succulents thrive in areas not covered by water systems and will be able to compete with most weed growth. Remember that weeds grow well only when watered, and by reducing the moisture in the soil, weed growth will slow, giving slower-growing succulents an…
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Cacti and succulents in containers

Cacti and succulents in containers

Container and Small-Space Gardening
The slow growth and long display life of cacti and succulents make them ideal plants to grow in the limited space of a container. Potted plants can also be moved indoors or outdoors, depending on the weather, which suits varieties that are susceptible to cold, dampness, and frost. What are the benefits of growing your succulent plants in containers? Potted plants grow differently when given more room. Succulents grow far more quickly when in-ground or in large beds. A 200 mm tall ten-year-old potted plant can suddenly transform into a 600 mm tall specimen within a few months as a result of being released from the bondage of the pot. While this fast growth can be seen as a positive, potted plants hold their shape and form better. They also…
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Watering Succulent Plants: How often do you water succulents

Watering Succulent Plants: How often do you water succulents

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If you have succulent plants at home, you might be surprised to read that about 80% of the time succulents die from water issues. In this article, we will talk about how and when to water your succulent plants to keep them alive and healthy. What is a succulent? Succulents are any plants that store water in their fleshy leaves, stems and roots that they will use to survive drought conditions. There are more than 50 different plant families that are included in the succulent category such as cactus, aloe, and agave, among others. Succulent plants can be kept indoors or outdoors. How often do you have to water your succulent plants? You should water your succulent plants once a week during the summer months and once every two to…
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