Caring for Succulents
I remember when I first started getting succulent and cacti, they were spoken of as being easy and low maintenance plants. While that’s true in some places, here in Seattle, that’s not quite the case. Quickly, my already slightly sad looking plants began to etiolate, the colors faded, and they would quickly look nothing like they had when I bought them. I let them get too dry (after overwatering quite a few), because the internet scared me from watering them too much, saying, “they hate water!” However, each plant has different likes and dislikes. In the Summer, I’m watering succulents twice a week. I water my Lithop collection three times a year. It seems like my tall cacti are always thirsty, and I know, because they’re suddenly bent in half!
It took me a while to find routines that helped my collections grow healthy and beautiful, see below for general care tips!