Many people prefer succulent plants for outdoor gardens and indoor decoration. For those places which experience dry and hot weather, these plants can be excellent for growing in those areas. Many people have started growing succulents indoors because they do can grow well indoors.
Maintenance of these plants is very easy, especially when grown indoors. The succulents in pots will not be a lot of trouble, unlike other indoor plants. The ones grown in pots will remain perfect because of the smaller place they will be getting from the container. If grown in succulent beds outside, their size will be much more. However, they may require more water since they will be under direct sunlight. If you are a person who enjoys care-free living or is busy most of the time and at the same time love having plants indoors, then growing succulents in containers is the best option for you. These plants may even produce flowers, which could be your indoor fresh flower bouquet in your house.
Some of the most common succulent houseplants are Burro's Tail, Christmas Cactus, Crown of Thorns, Jade Plant, Panda Plant, Snake Plant, and many more. What many people do not know is how to grow succulents indoors? Growing these amazing plants indoors is very easy. With proper guidance and research, you can grow some healthy and beautiful succulents indoors in different containers. You can line them by your stairs indoors, in your kitchen, living room, and other places you like. Succulents may have various colors, and when it is the blooming season, your interior will look pretty with all the flowers around. Here are ten tips for growing indoor succulents:
1. The best place for keeping your succulents indoors is somewhere near the window, especially on the eastern side. The sun rises from the east. In this period, the rays' intensity is less, which will be excellent for the plants. Keep in mind that excessive sunlight can cause yellow spots on your plant, also known as sunburn.
2. Many people would think that they have to provide a lot of water to the succulents. Just like any plant, watering succulents should be kept to the normal range. Between the watering periods, the soil should be dry so that they can grow well. Moreover, during the winter season, they should not be watered much (only once a week).
3. Without any doubt, the glass containers or pots look very pretty. However, they are not recommended for planting succulents because the glass container will not drain water or let it evaporate. However, the clay pots or containers can help the moisture to evaporate or excessive water to drain. Succulents do not like sitting in soggy or damp soil, and they require normal moisture content or water.
4. There is hardly a chance you may get bugs in your small indoor plants, but if, by chance, you do, avoid using the chemical because they are kept indoors can be hazardous to your health. Make a solution of diluted alcohol, water, and dish soap liquid to kill the bugs. Bugs are usually attracted to those succulents whose soil is moist and soggy.
5. Add fertilizer to the indoor succulent plants only once a year.
6. Many people do not know how to grow succulents indoors and what type of soil to use. Unlike other plants, they do not use the same soil. The soil needed for the succulents should be well-draining and porous.
7. If you have kept the succulent plant in a place that does not receive any sunlight, then you might have to move your plants on at least a weekly basis outside so that they can get some sunlight to grow better.
8. Avoid using chemical-based liquid fertilizers and sprays on the succulent plants kept indoors. Not only will it ruin the plant, but also be hazardous for you.
9. You can trim succulent plants only once a year. If kept in small containers, they might not even need any trimming.
10. Succulent can withstand both hot and cold temperatures. You do not have to worry about the season change.