Get the Know How on Growing Succulents As Houseplants or in the Garden

Whether you’re a newbie plant parent or a seasoned collector, succulents are a must-have. These plants are water-hoarding desert dwellers, which means they don’t need to be watered very often. In fact, the worst thing you can do for your succulent plants is over-water them. So read on and browse some of our favorite succulents, and learn how to care for these set-it-and-forget-it houseplants.

Succulent Care 101 – How Do You Grow a Succulent?

So you’ve brought home your brand new jade or echeveria or aloe. Now what? While succulents are very easy to care for, there are some basics you need to familiarize yourself with before you get started. Here are our go-tos for succulent houseplant care.

Many blue, pink, and green succulents

Watering Succulents

Overwatering a succulent is the number one cause of death, and it’s an easy trap to fall into if you don’t know some basic rules. Click here to learn all about how much water succulents need.

Propagating Succulents

One of the best things about succulents is how easy they are to propagate. Did a leaf get knocked off your beloved jade plant? Don’t worry! As long as it’s healthy, you’ve just earned yourself a whole new jade plant. Click here to learn all there is to know about succulent propagation techniques.

Gardener Planting Succulents Into Small Pots
Overhead view of a pink succulent in a pot

Succulent Pests

While they’re easy to grow, succulent plants aren’t without their problems, and pests can wreak some serious havoc if you let them. Click here to learn more about identifying and troubleshooting succulent pest problems.

More Succulents to Try

Interested in something a bit more interesting? Want to see what all the wide world of succulents has to offer? Succulents are a massive group of plants, and new cultivars are being developed every day, which means no matter how deep you are in the succulent game, there’s always going to be something new to try. Below aren’t the rarest or the most expensive succulent plants on the market, but they’re some of our favorites, and the perfect next step if you’re looking for a little more variety.

How to Grow Succulents – Beyond the Basics

Do you have more questions? Are you looking to up your succulent game? Here are our answers to your pressing inquiries about advanced succulent care.

Succulent Soil

Can succulents grow in any old soil? Not necessarily. Do you need to buy specialized succulent potting mix? Also not necessarily. Click here to learn about the best soil for succulents.

Potting soil being poured into a terra cotta pot
Outdoor Succulent Garden

Outdoor Succulents

Do succulents have to be kept as houseplants? Of course not… as long as you live in the right climate for your succulents to survive outside. Click here to learn about growing succulents in the garden.

Succulents From Seed

Succulents are so easy to propagate from cuttings… but what if you want to take the long route? Is it possible to grow succulents from seed? It is, but it might take a while. If you’ve got some time on your hands, click here to learn about succulent seed propagation.

Manfreda Succulent

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