Watering your succulents -

  • Overwatering is the most common way to kill succulents.  
  • Succulents and cacti live naturally in dry conditions and don't always need scheduled watering to grow. 
  • To thrive they prefer deep, infrequent watering. Water only when the planter is completely dry. Leave it for days if unsure. 
  • Keep in mind sunny days will dry the planter out quicker and cold cloudy days. Water according to the weather and rain. It will also differ depending on the size, heat and material of planter.
  • Terracotta pots are porous drying out the pots more-so than wood.
  • Rain is highly beneficial for succulents so you can leave them outside, but protect them from days of collecting water as this will cause the roots of the plant to rot. 
    • Ensure water can drain through the bottom of the planter.
    • In winter, cacti and succulents become dormant and need very little water. Leaves and stems hold enough water to supply the plant. Only water when shrivelling occurs for the majority of the plant.
    • If needed water sparingly every month in Winter.