How to take good care of succulents in Summer Time
Golden summer is the time for wearing a fairy skirt and enjoy the holiday, and it is also the time to enjoy the freezing beer and watching games. For the succulent lovers, the continuous high temperature and high humidity are the strongest plant killers. However, this should not be something to worry about. With the proper care, it is no big deal if you want to have a peaceful summer for plants. Here are some tips for caring for succulents in summertime.
Experts from Springer Garden found out that frequent exposure to the sun makes the succulents more colorful and compact. It is better to have more than 3 hours of sunlight a day. When the temperature goes beyond 30℃ between 11 am and 2 pm with the strongest light in a day, protect the succulents from direct sunlight to avoid sunburn. Use Sun Mesh Shade Sunblock when necessary.
If the temperature is high and stuffy, it's best to move the succulents indoors, give them shade, or use sunscreen or an umbrella. If you live in an underlit condo, it is best to place the succulents near a window or use ultraviolet light to increase the light.
Many people say that there is less water in summer, but plants may need more water because the summer temperature is high and the water evaporates quickly. So the timing of watering is the key.
Do not water them in the daytime. The temperature inside the pot is extremely high, the same as the water temperature. It is equivalent to boil the root, which will kill them.
Please do not put the water directly on the leaf because it would make the light focused and burn the leaves. The time for watering must be in the evening after the temperature has fallen. The time phrase can be once a week or bi-weekly. You must water thoroughly, ensure to moisture the soil. We can check the soil by sticking a toothpick or chopsticks in a pot.
We say, "High temperature no high humidity, high humidity no high temperature." Remember, high humidity weather cannot water succulents. Water again!
Ventilation is essential for succulents to enjoy a safe summer, so keep windows open. If you live in a condo, the best place for succulents is an open area, or use a small electric fan if there is no wind at all. Choosing planters with good air permeability is important, such as those planters with drainage holes from Springer Garden.
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