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How Should I Water My Succulent

Water your succulent only when the soil is completely dry. Allow the potting mix to dry out between watering. Check how dry the soil is by sticking a finger into it, or use a moisture meter if you have one. Water generously and deeply, soaking the root zone until water flows from the drainage holes of your pot. Wait for about 10 minutes – then empty any excess water that has been collected in the dish below. This gives the soil time to properly absorb all of the water, ensuring thorough hydration.

Increase humidity around your succulent by spraying it with lukewarm water or placing shallow saucers filled with pebbles and water near your plant. Do not mist your succulent too often, as it may lead to rot.

In the summertime, give succulents a more frequent drink; in wintertime, reduce the watering frequency to match dropping temperatures and light levels. Pay attention to signs of thirst, such as wrinkled leaves – they indicate insufficient moisture in most cases. Err on the side of caution and safe rather than risking over-watering, which can cause root rot and the demise of the plant quickly if left unchecked.

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