At the end of 2020, I would like to do my first 12 Days series.
I would like to do something different this time. I want to share some Succulent Garden Tips in these 12 days. I’m just starting my blog and I realize I don’t talk about “her’ much on Joysucculent.
So, for the next 12 days, I’m going to be sharing some planting succulent garden tips to help you grow your succulent garden and how can you gain profit from planting, especially for in – house mom.
Day 11: 5 Top Succulent Myths That Everyone Believes
For our last day of the 12 Days series, I want to talk about how to thrive your succulent garden in 2021.
For today I want to talk about succulent myths.
The myths exist and people believe them.
When I started to plant succulent plants, I believed everything I heard about this plant.
I followed everything I heard about them. I put my Portulacaria Afra under the sun for the whole day without watering them during summer. So… This plant was killed just in a few weeks.
Let’s look at the top five myths that people still believe in today.
Myth 1: Succulent Need A Lot Of Sunlight
Yes, I agree with that.
But… why my succulent turn brown?
Succulent love sunlight but not the direct sunlight. They love the morning and late evening sunlight. The afternoon sun will make them sunburned. That’s why you need a shade cover in your list of essential tools for your succulent garden.
However, the newly-grown tender green and the stretched succulent plants need more sunlight, but they do not need direct sunlight in the afternoon
More and more people are using shade cover to protect their succulent for the afternoon sunlight, or the summer heat.
As a succulent parent, you shouldn’t ignore this. Treat shade cover as the protector for your plant. Do you need umbrellas in summer or afternoon when the sun is shining?
Myth 2: Succulent Go Dormant In Winter
Some of the succulent dormant in the summer such as Aloe, Cotyledon, Gasteria, and Dudleya.
It’s important to find out which time your succulent tend to go dormant. During dormant, don’t give them too much water, it might accidentally kill them.
Myth 3: Succulent do not need much water
The succulent will kill if watering is too frequent.
Succulent can live if watering them after 2 or 3 months.
This is not true!
Succulent can keep water in their leaves and stem for a few weeks, but they still need water to survive.
During their active period, they need water more frequently and feed it more fertilizer. In this way, you can help your succulent to grow much more.
But when they go dormant, you need to reduce or stop watering them.
Myth 4: Succulent Can’t Grow In Cold Weather
I don’t think so because there are some succulents such as Sedum that can thrive well in the winter.
Practically some succulents can grow well in winter. Sure, most of the succulent thrive and change color when they get enough sunlight, but that doesn’t mean your succulent can’t thrive in the winter.
If you stop watering the hardy succulents and provide shade for them when it is expected to frost for several consecutive nights, they will grow very well.
Myth 5: Succulent Are Hard To Grow
You can see the result with planting the succulent in the well-drained soil and water them when the soil is completely dry out.
Succulents are slow-growing plants. But if you provide their needs and create suitable conditions for their growing environment, they will grow well.
There You Go!
This is day 11 of my 12 Days of Caring Tips to Grow Your Succulent Garden!
I hope you have found the best way to thrive your succulent plants that grow in your garden. Let me know how you’re going to get ready for Succulent Garden 2020.