Succulents For Beginners – Basic Succulent Plant Care Guide

Gardener Planting Succulents Into Small Pots
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Succulents are a very diverse group of plants that hold a timeless appeal for any gardener, no matter how green their thumb may be. With a nearly infinite number of varieties, succulent growing can keep even the most avid grower and collector interested. And with their low-maintenance needs and readiness to propagate, they’re easy to care for and forgiving of first-time gardeners still getting the hang of things.

Succulent Growing Info

Succulent plants are also perfectly suited to life indoors in containers, which means you don’t even need a garden to get the full succulent growing experience. In other words, if you’re looking to dip your toe into plants, succulents are the way to go. Interested in growing cactus plants? We’ve got that covered too.

In this Beginner’s Guide to Succulents, you’ll find information on basic succulent plant care and tips for keeping these plants healthy and happy. Welcome to the wide world of succulents!

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Liz Baessler
Senior Editor

The only child of a horticulturist and an English teacher, Liz Baessler was destined to become a gardening editor. She has been with Gardening Know how since 2015, and a Senior Editor since 2020. She holds a BA in English from Brandeis University and an MA in English from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. After years of gardening in containers and community garden plots, she finally has a backyard of her own, which she is systematically filling with vegetables and flowers.