Succulent Care Made Easy

Have you ever seen a succulent and thought to yourself, “How the heck do I care for that?” If so, this blog is for you. Succulents are plants that have thick leaves or stems filled with water-storing cells which allow them to survive in low-water environments. They also come in a variety of colors and shapes!

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Succulent Care Guide

1. Water

Overwatering is the number one cause of death for succulents.

Learn how often and how much to water your succulents so they can keep on thriving.

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2. Light

How much light should you give your succulents? Too little, and they etiolate. Too much, and they burn.

Find out what’s the right balance in this article.

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3. Soil

Succulents need special soil to grow. Wrong soil often leads to rot and eventually death in succulents.

Learn what’s the best soil you should use for your succulents.

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4. Pots

Where you plant your succulent plays a huge role in its survival. It is always recommended to use pots with drainage holes.

However, if your pot does not have a drainage hole, we have some tips for you.

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5. Fertilizer

What is the best succulent fertilizer and should you be using it?

When and how often should you fertilize succulents?

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6. Propagation

Find out how to make more succulent babies by propagating in soil and in water.

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Identify Your Plant

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Common Succulent Troubles

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White Fuzz

Find out what these cottony stuff are and how to remove them

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Black Leaves

There are 4 main causes for succulent leaves turning black

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Brown Spots

The appearance of brown spots in a succulent is certainly a cause for concern

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Splitting Leaves

For the most part, the splitting of succulent leaves is a result of excessive care

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Dropping Leaves

These 7 care mistakes can cause succulents to shed their leaves

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Root Rot

Learn how to detect root rot in your succulents before things get out of hand

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Yellowing Leaves

If your succulent leaves are yellowing, what you do next is vital

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Aerial Roots

Why succulents grow aerial roots and if you should cut them

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Etiolation / Stretching

Why succulents stretch out and what you can do about it

Resources & Buying Guides

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LED Grow Lights

Grow lights are almost a necessity for indoor succulents

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Succulent Soil

These 6 are by far the best soils for succulents in pots



At Succulent Alley, we research and review the 5 best fertilizers for succulents

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Check out the different types of pots with drainage holes for your succulents



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