Your Daily Indoor Succulent Care Checklist

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Succulents come in a variety of shapes and colors. Most of these serve as both outdoor and indoor plants. Usually, they are low maintenance and easy to grow inside. However, the key to flourishing indoor plants is maintaining. By learning the proper way to care for your succulents, you can keep your plants happy and healthy.

Growing plants is a passion. You don’t only invest money but also invest your time in them. If you want your indoor succulents to do great, you should have a daily checklist for succulent care to ensure they are on the right track.

Daily Succulent Care Checklist

While succulents do not need a lot of care, they do need some basics to keep them thriving. In this article, we will discuss the daily care routine succulents need.

  1. Ensure There is Enough Sunlight - The thing on the top of the daily succulent checklist is ensuring that your plants get enough sunlight. Every day when you wake up, first open curtains and blinds so your plants can bath in light. Succulents need at least 6 hours of good sunlight daily to thrive. If your indoor succulent is leaning towards the sun, it shows that it is not getting enough light. However, if you see burn spots on leaves, it is a sign that your plant is getting too much direct sunlight and you need to change its place. In this case, better to keep them at a place that receives indirect or filtered sunlight.
  2. Rotating Plant Pots - As already discussed, succulents need good sunlight to grow, it is also important to notice that all parts of the plant are getting equal and enough sunlight. To ensure this, changing the pot’s position daily is useful.
  3. Check if They Need Water - You don’t need to water your indoor succulents daily. Depending on the plant type and your climate, you may need to water them once a week or fortnight. However, to take good succulent care, keeping an eye on its water level is a good idea. Spraying water on their leaves is not recommended for most plants as they can rot due to excessive water. Water the soil directly every time it has been dried out completely. The succulent roots thrive when they get enough time to dry between watering sessions. One of the major causes of growth issues in most succulents is overwatering. Therefore, be careful about this and water them as necessary.
  4. Make Strong Relationship (But Really... Give It A Try) - This is not mandatory, but it's a great way to take a moment away from the world and just de-stress for a moment. Whenever you find time - in the morning, afternoon, or evening - spend a few minutes with them. Talking to them and sharing your daily experiences would be good not only for them but also for your mental health.
  5. Pruning - It is another important daily succulent care routine that helps in keeping them remain healthy. Using appropriate tools, trim off and remove dying, dead, and diseased plant parts. Regular pruning makes succulents look tidy and prevent them from any potential disease.
  6. Dusting your Plants - Take some time out of your daily routine to keep your indoor succulents clean. They can accumulate dust on leaves which needs to be removed in a timely manner as it can affect their photosynthesis ability. Clean the leaves using a soft cloth with gentle hands. Using compressed air from a safe distance is also a good idea to keep your succulents clean.
  7. Inspect your Plants - Like all living things, succulents are also at risk of pests attacks. Keep inspecting your planets as a part of your daily succulent care routine to make sure that they are free of mealybugs or gnats. If you see any of these insects in or near your plants, it is a sign that there is something wrong with them. Overwatering and over-fertilizing are the two main reasons behind the presence of these insects. Mealybugs suck juices from their host and lay hundreds of eggs causing severe damage to your succulents. An effective way to get rid of mealybugs and their eggs is to spray rubbing alcohol on leaves and soil.

The Last Words

Growing indoor plants could be a little tricky sometimes, but following a quick daily succulent care routine can make it much easier and more fun. Your indoor plants are like your babies. You surely want to see them grow and thrive healthy and happy. A basic daily care routine lets you help them grow stronger, healthier, and happier.
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