Succulents have risen in popularity over the last couple of years like never before, and that means you probably have at least a few succulent plants laying around. Problem is, not all succulents make it even though most of them are fairly easy to care for. There are actually 7 reasons why your succulents are dying, and today we'll tell you about each and one of them so that from this day forward…your succulents will never have to suffer again!
Why Your Succulents Are Dying
#1. Too Much Water
If there is one thing you really need to understand about succulents is that they really don't need much water. They are related to the cacti family, and so, they don't require much water at all. Over watering of a succulent plant will lead to rot and in turn kill the plant. For best results, we suggest misting the soil instead of direct watering.
#2. The Pot is Too Small
People seem to love to plant their succulents in cute, tiny little containers, but that's not doing much for your plant. Succulents need to be able to spread their roots, so consider upgrading their small pots to bigger ones.
#3. There is No Drainage
Since succulents are often planted in unconventional pots such as teacups, boots, or other decorative vessels, this does not give the soil the opportunity to drain properly. If you want to plant your succulents in a non-conventional pot, just be sure there are drainage holes, otherwise your plant could suffer the consequences.
Having too many succulents in one pot or planter could spell disaster. Your succulents need room to grow, spread out, and breathe, so if there are too many plants in one medium, consider transplanting some to a different pot.
#5. Your Soil is Bad
Succulents love nutrient rich soil, so to ensure a good plant, mix in some organic matter into the soil or try a planting mix that's designed specifically for succulents.
#6. Your Succulents Are Cold
Succulents are warm weather plants, so one reason they may be dying could be due to the simple fact that it's too cold for them! Keep them away from drafty places or anywhere where it might be too cold.
#7. Transplant Them
After a few months, your succulents will need to be transplanted to bigger pots. This is one of those super important tricks you need to remember when growing succulents – a healthy plant will thrive even more so if it's transplanted every few months.
So now that you know why your succulents are dying, it's time to roll up your sleeves and get to planting!
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