You bought one succulents plant after another, and even found a magical watering method.
But you don’t seeing the results of your hard work.
It seems that you are a black finger.
Your succulent dead.
Your succulent grow tall.
Your succulent’s turn black, transulent.
Frustrating, isn’t it?
And there’s no way you can’t stop being defeated by them.
How can they alive?
How can they thrive?
How can they look healthy?
Why can other succulent parents grow well their succulents?
Well, I have three theories, and each of them is equally possible.
Your task now is to read them and let me know, in your own judgment, which is the most accurate?
Here they are:
Theory # 1: maybe they have a “fairy wand” in their hand, whispering those beautiful succulents, and they only have to point the plants that have been inspired by the fairy.
theory#2 : perhaps, they’re just lucky, they have the “green finger talent” gifted by the god.
Theory #3: it maybe, those succulent parents know something you don”t know. And that means those “secrets” are something you can learn too.
So what do you think?
Which of these theories is more accurate?
Yep, number three, of course.
In fact, this is the “secret” that makes those succulent thrive nicely in the garden.
Do you want to know what it is?
You sure? All right, here you go.
Secret #1: Understanding your succulent
Most beginners of the succulent concentrate their energy on learning how and when to water them.
They built a house without a solid foundation, which is why they fail.
Do you know what keeps your succulents alive?
Their native? Hardiness? Watering schedule? Sunlight? Soil?
I’m not exaggerating.
If you want to keep your succulents alive and thrive, you need to know your succulent in such a profound way.
The most important aspect of growing healthy succulents is how well your understanding matches up with your succulent needs.
You’ve got to understand their native and hardliness. You’ve got to satify their basic needs and then provide them all their needs.
Now, I don’t want you to go crazy and reasch thousands of succulents because “you need to understand your succulents”
Those things can help, but at this stage, all you need to do is answer three crucial questions.
1. Who are they?
If you bought this succulent either online or from shop, maybe you don’t know anything about this succulent. So answer the question.
Do it right now. Find out more information about your succulent.
- Where are they from?
- Where can they live well?
- Which temperature suits them?
- Which type of succulents are they?
By answering those questions, you’ll be able to “put a face” to your succulents and “visualize” them as your pet or kid.
2. What do they need?
This is the easiest question to answer. All the plants need water, sunlight and soil.
Again, don’t think too much about it.
At this point, you needn’t be that specific about your succulent’s desires. As long as you know what your succulent wants, in general, you’re good.
3. What are their fears and desires?
Here’s the step where you’ll need to dig deeper.
Once you’ve identified who your succulents are and what their needs are, it’s time to “understand” how this succulent can live in this world.
But how? You might ask.
Well, it’s actually quite simple: You need to put yourself in your succulent’s shoes.
First, you need to segment your succulent’s “worldview” into these two categories.
Let’s say you bought a Crassula Perforata from a shop. The following is the information you get.
- Name : Crassula Perforata
- Native : South and Eastern Cape Province of South Africa north to Natal eastwards to central KwaZulu-Natal; Common in the Fish River valley in the Eastern Cape.
- Climate:warm to hot, dry, sunny summer weather and mild, rainy conditions in winter.
- Average temperature: ranges from 12 ° c (53.5 ° f) in July to 21 ° c (70 ° f) in January and February.
Now, if you come from Cape Province of South Africa, live in a warm, dry and sunny summer but rainy conditions in winter with average temperature 21 ° c (70 ° f) in January and February.
Now, come to Los Angeles. What would be your fears?
Right now, I can think about three.
- Can I live well during winter?
- What if the humidity are too high for me?
- What if the temperature is too low for me?
- What if the sunclight is not enough for me?
Let’s think about their desires?
- their wish to thrive well in this city.
- their want to feel comfortable in this city.
- their want enough sunlight.
Now you might be wondering:”How can I use this information to thrive my succulents?”
Well, the answer is very simple.
When you know who your succulents are, what they want, have also identified their fears and desires, you’re able to use the right method to grow your succulents.
Satify their needs.
Most succulent parents go straight to this part, skipping the ‘identify succulent questions “
If you really want to keep your succulent alive; If you really want your succulents to thrive, you need to provide and satify your succulent needs.
And here’s where the work you did in the last point will start paying off. If you always satify your succulent needs, you’ll always get your succulent thrive.
You DON”t need to do anything else.
Now, there are some other aspects you should also consider when you grow the succulents.
We’re all emotional beings. Just think about it. All our actions come from our emotions.
Our brain relates those actions to certain emotions, and those emotions to certain memories. In other words, we have a story for each action.
When you are happy, you watering your succulent more frequently.
When you feel sad, you neglect your succulent.
As a succulent parent, you need to create a ‘caring succulent schadule”
And you’re lucky because I have a succulent caring cheat list for you.
Secret #2:Use One Method
There are plenty of methods floating around the web, but
When you find out the method there suits your succulent, use it regularly and consistently.
The method you used needs to be useful in some way. Most of the succulent won’t mind the watering method you use each time.
They are more concerned about the value of water and the moisture of soil because they want to satisfy a very specific need to let them alive.
Choose the caring methods that suit your succulent.
In my opinion, this is the easiest way to let your succulent alive and healthy.
Secret #3: Choose the right tools
Here I only cover two important tools for growing a healthy succulent.
Before going further, answer the following question right now.
1. What is the ingredient inside your soil?
2. Are you using well draining soil?
3. How long will the soil dry out?
Do it right now. Describe your succulent soil as well as you can.
By answering those questions, you’ll be able to find out whether the soil matches with your succulent needs or not.
You can do some experiments to find out which soil can dry within 1 to 1.5 days of watering.
As we know, succulents come from deserts that have little rain and poor soil quality.
Wild succulents tend to grow wildly in sandy, rocky crevices or cliffsides.
The soil gets saturated by heavy rains but dries out rapidly.
Look, when you understand the nature of your succulent, now let me ask you what is the best soil for your succulents?
Yes, the soil that can let your succulents absorb but can dries out quickly.
If you grow your succulents any place – use the same soil and same watering method, but change your pot, and the results will be very different.
The material of your pot is an important aspeck. Common pot materials include ceremonial, plastic, wood, metal and glass.
The best pots for succulents are made from terracotta or ceramic. These two materials are breathable, and will work well in places with poor air circulation.
You can choose which type of pot you use to plant your succulents.
For instance, if you’re growing indoors, your succulent pot would be different than if you planted them outdoors.
Here are the different type of pots that can be use to plant your succulents.
Whatever pot you choose for your succulent, as long as your pot has a drainage hole, this will make your succulents alive and healthy.
Secret #4: Keep A Succulent Journal
All the successful gardeners need to track their plants that include caring methods and growth.
Experts save time and keep focusing by using this method because each task has a deadline.
You can use this method to help you grow your succulents.
Your day is hectic already, and now you’re trying to plant healthy succulents.
Make a dairy schedule for your plant and keep track of your succulent in a journal.
Journalism is a really helpful way to make sure they’re thriving.
When possible, add on some notes like baby plant, problem, and solution.
All this information will help you learn more about your succulents.
Knowing your succulents is the best way to let them thrive.
Secret #5:: Concern your Succulents
Do you concern your suculents?
Do you checking your succulent once a week or once a month?
If you want a healthy succulent thriving in your garden, you need to monitor your succulent consistently.
With this tip, you can notice the problem that appears on your succulent and treat the problem quickly.
But first, you need to learn how to identify the problem, don’t you? So here’s find your free cheatsit : The Common Problem for Succulents.
Now it’s time to put what tips you’ve learned to your succulent.
You don’t need to take my word for this. Just test it out and see it for yourself.
Apply all tips I shared with you in this post, and I’m sure you’ll thank me later.
Let me know what is your secret to thriving your indoor or outdoor succulent.
And remember, to pin me.