Have you ever wondered how much to water succulents? This post will teach you how to properly water succulents to keep them looking great!
Welcome! I am so glad you’re here!
Watering succulents seems to be one of the trickiest parts of growing succulents.
Every person I know who grows succulents, myself included, has struggled with watering at some point, so you’re not alone!
I’ve killed dozens of plants from both over watering and under watering. Once I figured out the right system though, I’ve been able to keep my succulents so much healthier!
I want to make sure you can do the same.
With the tips and tricks in this post, you’ll be able to figure out the perfect watering schedule for your own plants.
You’ll be so thrilled with how great your succulents look! You’ll want to show off your amazing plants to everyone you know.
You’ll be able to relax, knowing you’re equipped with the information you need to keep your plants happy!
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Before I get to the system I use, I want to tell you a couple common problems people run into when they first start growing succulents. If you can overcome these problems you’ll be way ahead of the game when it comes to preventing watering problems!
Problem #1 – Using a pot without a drainage hole
While succulents can survive in planters without drainage holes (like this gorgeous wine bottle planter), it takes a lot more work to keep them happy. So, I highly recommend starting with a pot that has a good drainage hole. One of my favorite pots is from Susan Aach. Her style is gorgeous and all her pottery has large drainage holes so they are a perfect choice for succulents!
Problem #2 – Poorly draining soil
A big part of successfully watering succulents is having the right soil. In fact, I’ve dedicated a whole post to why soil might be the reason your succulents are dying. Check it out here! Succulents don’t like to sit in wet soil for very long, so having a really well draining soil in a pot with a drainage hole is critical.
Problem #3 – Using a spray bottle for watering
I’ll tell you all about this in the next section, but succulents like to be soaked, not spritzed. I’ve had so many people tell me they use a spray bottle for watering their succulents and instantly I know why their plants are struggling. Don’t do it! There is only one time I recommend using a spray bottle for succulents and I’ll tell you all about it toward the end of the post.
I primarily use a small watering can to water my succulents. I like that it has a rather long spout so I can water in between my plants rather than on top of them. It holds just enough water for me to soak 2-3 pots indoors. I have a larger watering can that I use outside, or I’ll just use a hose with a soft sprayer attachment. These tools all work really well for watering succulents.
Now that you know the common mistakes people make when watering succulents, let me show you how you should be watering your succulents!