How To Water Succulents

by Elizabeth's Picks, Plant Care

Let’s talk about succulents! These little beauties are so easy to take care of, but unfortunately, it can be hard to gauge how much you need to water them! So how do you know when they are ready for a drink and what is the best way? Today we’ll be showing you exactly that!

One mistake many people make with their succulents is watering them a little bit each day. If you think about where these little guys grow naturally—the desert—they typically dry out completely between rainfalls. And that’s actually what they prefer in our homes too!

It’s not hard to do—just follow these tips!

How often should you water your succulents?

Fill your sink or a bowl with lukewarm or room temperature water. About an inch or so of water is fine. Submerge your air plants in the water and let them float around for about five minutes.

The great debate – top watering or bottom watering?

There are a few different ways you can water your succulents and it’s highly debated about what the best way really is! For plants in pots with drainage holes, bottom watering is great because they will only soak up the amount of water they need!

How To Bottom Water

  1. Fill your sink or a large bowl with a few inches of room-temperature water.
  2. Place your succulents in their plastic nursery pots into the water and hold them for a few seconds so they don’t tip over.
  3. Let them sit for a few minutes before removing them and placing them back in their decorative pots.

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