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Top 5 don't with your succulent babies

Here's a deeper look into the top 5 "don'ts" when it comes to taking care of your succulent babies:

  1. Placing Your Succulents Indoors: While some succulents can tolerate indoor conditions, most prefer ample sunlight and proper air circulation. Placing them in low-light areas or even worse, in humid environments like bathrooms, can lead to poor growth and even susceptibility to diseases.

  2. Using Normal Potting Soil: Succulents have unique soil requirements. Regular potting soil retains moisture, which is detrimental to succulents that thrive in well-draining soil. Opt for succulent-specific soil mixes that contain aggregates like perlite, ensuring proper aeration and preventing waterlogging.

  3. Overwatering: Overwatering is a common mistake in succulent care. While these plants need water, their roots are sensitive to excess moisture. Waterlogged soil can cause root rot and other issues. Always allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings and adjust the frequency based on the season.

  4. Touching the Leaves: Succulents often have a powdery or waxy layer on their leaves called farina. This layer serves as protection against excessive sunlight and helps retain moisture. Touching the leaves, especially if done frequently, can damage or even remove this layer, affecting the plant's ability to thrive.

  5. Placing in Poorly Ventilated Areas: Succulents require good air circulation to prevent the growth of mold and fungi. Placing them in areas with poor ventilation can lead to stagnant air, which increases the risk of diseases. Ensure that the space you choose for your succulents has adequate air movement.

By avoiding these common pitfalls, you'll be well on your way to providing the ideal conditions for your succulents to thrive and display their unique beauty. Remember, each type of succulent might have slightly different preferences, so it's a good practice to research specific care instructions for the varieties you own.