Spring Care Tips For Your Succulents
Finally! Your succulents have weathered the winter weather and spring is now here. Scroll down the page to learn more about spring succulent care.
Because the daylight hours increase during spring, place your plants in the sun during the day to promote photosynthesis. This allows plants to get the nutrients they need for growth.
Some succulents, such as pachyphytum "Blue Haze", need sunlight to add pink and plumpness to their little "fingers."
Move your plants outside gradually after temperatures stabilize, especially the plants that have been indoors for a longer time, increasing their exposure to sunlight in two-hour increments every two weeks until they receive a full day's worth of sun. Doing so will prevent sunburn and other health problems with growth.
Spring marks a time for regrowth. To support this regrowth, water succulents more often. Water the plants in relation to the size of pot or planter in which they live.
If a container is made of terracotta, water your plant every 3 to 5 days. Decrease watering to every 7 to 10 days if the planter or pot is made of ceramic, as the material does not provide as much air flow.
Water plants in plastic containers every 5 to 7 days when there is less sun and more ventilation. This will prevent root rot and sunburn.
Keep succulents in an area with good ventilation during the times of day when temperatures are higher to prevent infection and disease. Don't allow them to sit in areas where the air is not well-ventilated or too stagnant or moist.
Wait until the temperature warms a bit before resuming fertilization. Apply a thin layer of fertilizer during each session, and do so more often rather than using a lot of the chemical at once.
If you use a water-based fertilizer, distill the chemical in water before watering the succulent. After fertilizing the plants, place them in a spot with less sunlight or a partially shaded spot.
🍃 Root Care and Repotting
During their life, succulents may acquire diseases or dead roots. If this happens, you need to remove the plant from its container and trim back the rotted or blackened roots and leaves before repotting.
If the roots have become overgrown, trim away the excess to promote new root growth and strengthen the plant. Place the succulents in a shady area to dry for a few days to ensure they are healed before you repot.
If the succulents have grown out of their pot, plant them in a larger pot so they have more space for growth and ventilation.