If you are in the market for some succulents for your home office or space, then you have probably heard about the importance of receiving special care to ensure that they do thrive. The latest trend in gardening is to use artificial light, but this can break the plants’ circadian rhythm and make them flop. The best way to get around this issue is to give your succulents plant food every day!
How to Grow Succulents
If you’re looking to grow succulents in your garden or home, you’ll need to provide them with the right amount of plant food. Here’s how to determine how often to feed succulents:
- Look at your succulent’s potting soil. If it is dry and has little or no nutrients, give your succulent a fertilizer according to the package instructions.
- Count the number of leaves on your succulent. This will give you an idea of how much water it needs each day. If the leaves are wilting, the succulent probably needs more water than usual. However, if the leaves are green and healthy, it probably doesn’t need as much water as it used to.
- Follow these watering guidelines for succulents based on the number of leaves and potting soil conditions:
-One or two leaves: Water once a week
-Three to five leaves: Water every other day
-Six to ten leaves: Water every day)
Growing After the Transplanting Process
Succulents can grow in a wide variety of soil types, but it is important to give them good plant food to help them thrive. Some common plant foods for succulents are: compost, aged manure, seaweed extract, and a standard houseplant fertilizer. You can also feed succulents with a water soluble fertilizer if you want to give them a specific nutrient or mineral. Once you know what type of plant food your succulent needs, be sure to give it to them regularly.
When to Give Succulents Plant Food
Succulents are plants that store water in their leaves and stems. When you water succulents, it is important to do so slowly and evenly to avoid overwatering. Overwatering can cause root rot, which can kill your succulent. Avoid using fertilizer on succulents as it can encourage overgrowth and also promote the growth of fungus. If you would like to give your succulent a little boost of nutrition, give them plant food every two weeks. Plant food is a granular fertilizer that is specially made for succulents. It is available at most garden centers and is easy to add to your soil.
Planting Seeds in Succulent Soil
Dig a hole twice the depth of the pot and as wide as the rootball. Carefully loosen the soil around the roots with your fingers and remove it. Place the succulent in the hole, spreading roots out as you go. Fill in soil around succulent until it is level with surrounding ground. Water well and mulch if desired.
Succulents are plants that photosynthesize, absorbing carbon dioxide and water from the air to create their own food. This means that they need to be fed regularly with a high-quality plant food in order to keep them healthy and happy. I recommend giving succulents a feed every two weeks during the growing season, and then once a month or so during dormancy. Do note that some succulents (e.g. Sedums) may require more frequent feeding than others; it is always best to check the care instructions provided by the manufacturer of your chosen succulent beforefeeding it.