Many homeowners and designers are drawn to succulents as houseplants and ornamentals. They are relatively easy to care for and, among the different species, there are plenty of colorful examples of unique and attractive foliage that are ideally suited for decoration.
The fact that they are so – relatively – easy to care for is one of their largest draws of these types of plants collectively. For example, succulents, like some other popular indoor plants such as cacti, are not particularly heavy feeders and don’t need a lot of water. Now, while it is true that many succulents are very easy to care for, it is important to keep in mind that ‘ease of care’ does not mean succulents are tolerant of improper care.
For one thing, succulents, like cacti, need a fair amount of light. For the most part, they will not flourish in the shade. Additionally, as they will be in a fixed location if they are planted inside, they will need to be periodically rotated. Failure to rotate succulents that are housed indoors is going to cause one of the sides of the plant to get “leggy” and drawn out.
Succulents are not heavy feeders, and like many other plants, overfeeding can cause fertilizer burn. It can also cause the succulents to grow too quickly and drawn out which will cause a similar problem to the one mentioned above. Some succulents only need to be fed once or twice per year, although ultimately this will depend on the species and the type of soil in which you plant it.
Speaking of the soil, that, along with the planter you use, are two of the most important considerations you can take for your succulent plants. A poor soil that does not drain well can kill the plants outright if you are not judicious about the care, and the proper container can make it much easier for the succulent to dry out after watering and stay healthy.
Most succulents are extremely susceptible to root rot and other conditions that can be caused and complicated by overwatering. It’s also important to be aware of the fact that a succulent can be overwatered by a far smaller amount of water than might popularly be imagined.
The soil that you pair with your succulent planter should be well-draining and loose. Densely packed soil will not drain well and can be problematic for a succulent. In addition, the size of the plant pot will impact how easily you can care for the succulents as well. All other things being equal, small pots will dry out more readily and will not hang onto moisture.
That doesn’t mean you need to plant your succulents in small pots, only that it’s something to keep in mind while you’re shopping for a new arrangement. For a wide array of unique small planters for succulents and even terrariums, visit hpotter.com.
H Potter’s collection of small planters for succulents are ideal for a small living arrangement, and all of them, like everything H Potter provides, is made of nothing but the highest quality, premium materials. Many of their small succulent planters are made from high-quality, durable stainless steel with a clear coat finish to preserve their luster. In addition, you can find a planter or a terrarium on their website that is well matched to any interior design aesthetic. All you have to do is a little bit of shopping.
Pick up properly sized planters for your succulents and you’ll be one step closer along your way to a vibrant living arrangement that is easier to care for and even looks better in your home. Visit hpotter.com today, and make sure you give them a call at 208-640-4206 if you have any questions.