Hello, Congratulations on your new succulent from succulentgallery.com We’re thrilled to be a part of your journey into the world of succulents. To make sure your new plant thrives, here’s a simple and effective care guide to follow:
Unpacking your Succulents
When you receive your succulent, please unpack it gently and with care. Succulents are delicate, so handle them gently to avoid damaging the leaves or stems.
It’s important to acclimate newly poted succulents gradually to their new environment. Avoid placing them in direct sunlight immediately. Instead, keep the plants in the shade or indirect sunlight during the first week. Slowly introduce them to sunlight to help them adjust without stress. This careful transition ensures your succulents thrive in their new home.
Watring during acclimation period:
For the first few days, allow your succulent to acclimate to its new surroundings. Do not water or spray water immediately. Giving the plant a couple of days to settle helps prevent the risk of overwatering, which can lead to rotting.
Place your succulent in a spot with bright, indirect sunlight. During the first week, keep it in the shade or indirect sunlight. Gradually introduce it to more sunlight to prevent sunburn.
Allow the top inch of the soil to dry out before watering your succulent. When you water, do it thoroughly, letting excess water drain out of the pot. Avoid overwatering, as succulents don’t like sitting in waterlogged soil.
If your succulent is in a plastic pot, consider repotting it into a well-draining pot with drainage holes. Succulents thrive in well-draining soil, so a mix of cactus potting soil with perlite or sand is ideal.
Succulents prefer warm, dry environments. Keep them in room temperatures between 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C). Protect them from drafts and sudden temperature changes.
During the growing season (spring and summer), you can feed your succulent with a diluted, balanced liquid fertilizer once a month. Do not fertilize during winter when the plant is in its dormant period.
Trim dead or damaged leaves to encourage new growth. Regular pruning helps the succulent maintain its shape and appearance.
Keep an eye out for common succulent pests like aphids and spider mites. If you notice any pests, isolate the affected plant and treat it with insecticidal soap.
Every succulent is unique. Some might grow faster than others. Patience is key. Observe your succulent regularly to understand its specific needs.
If you have any questions or concerns about your succulent, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are here to help ensure your succulent thrives and brings you joy for years to come.