Millennials love succulents. They have replaced babies and even pets for many of us. God only knows why we love them so much. Perhaps they calm us down, or they let us know that at least we can take care of one little, tiny thing in our crazy, chaotic lives. Unfortunately, succulents can be hard to care for. Why? Because they often need little care at all and most of the time our big, plant-loving hearts over-care for them.
If you have succulents in your house, you need to know how to properly care for them. When you first get your succulent, you should probably re-pot it. Many stores give succulents soil that is too absorbent. Succulents need soil that drains water. If you don’t want to re-pot the plant, at least put a few rocks in the soil to help maximize drainage.
Once the plant is re-potted, it should be placed in a sunny place in your house. Succulents need those good rays to stay alive since they are like cactuses. (Cactuses are actually succulents, but not all succulents are cactuses.)
Now, for the most important part: You should really only water your succulent when the soil in the pot is totally dry. This is normally once every two weeks, and no more. Succulents don’t need too much water, and they often die from people watering them too much. Succulents also like water that is sprayed on them, as opposed to dumped into their pot.