I started to get in touch with succulents in 2019 and officially started raising them in 2020. I have stepped on many pits and paid a lot of tuition fees. The video recommends several common varieties. For novices, these basic models are easier to get started with so as not to discourage enthusiasm. In addition, I will share some basic common sense with you.
1️⃣ Select pots and soil Succulents are relatively afraid of water accumulation, so try to choose flower pots with good air permeability and holes at the bottom. Then choose nutrient soil that is relatively loose and mixed with particles. As the seedlings grow, the ratio of granular soil will be higher after the seedlings are formed. If you really don’t know how to match the soil, there are also ready-made ones online. Choose according to the size and habits of the seedlings.Click here to get high-quality Echeveria plants.
2️⃣ Daily maintenance The newly potted succulents can be placed in a ventilated and cool place for potting, and keep the soil moist. Wait until it is potted and then water it thoroughly.
3️⃣ Summer The hardest time for raising succulents throughout the year is summer. As long as it is not rainy or snowy in winter, it is easy to say. Starting from the plum rain season in summer, you need to pay attention. Rainy days plus sun exposure, it will take less than three days for succulents to start black rot, leaf drop and so on. In normal summer, try to put succulents in a ventilated and rain-proof environment, avoid sun exposure as much as possible, and water as little as possible. It is normal for elongation and greening. As long as you survive the summer, becoming beautiful is a matter of time.Click here to get high-quality Echeveria plants
4️⃣ Diseases and insect pests In addition to watering, daily attention needs to be paid to disease and insect pest prevention when raising succulents. Last year I encountered small black worms, powdery mildew, black rot, water… In fact, as long as problems are discovered and dealt with in time, there is basically room for recovery. For basic protection, you can use Xiaobaiyao (Fuchong’an), put it in the soil when changing pots or sprinkle it on the surface. It can prevent small black flies and scale insects. Carbendazim is generally used for disease prevention and can be used before planting or when cutting off heads. There is also Sancaiketone which is generally used for powdery mildew and rust.
The above is my personal experience in planting succulents. If there are any omissions, please feel free to leave a message for everyone to supplement.