So you are someone who hardly ever waters their plants or maybe you are someone who travels a lot and doesn’t want to come home to dead plants, then you will definitely be a ‘succa for succulents’! These plant babes LOVE to be neglected. They hardly need any water, but they do need A LOT of sunlight, at least 6-8 hours of full sun.
There are a lot of different varieties of succulents, but don’t be fooled, they are not all created equal in the watering needs department. The nice thing about succulents is that you can buy them tiny and place them in a container with a bunch of others, to create your own little succulent world! Be sure that whatever container you choose has good drainage and that you use succulent specific soil mix, yes this is a thing.
Here are a few easy to grow varieties of succulents to get you started: Jade plant, Echeveria (there are so many beautiful variations of this), Haworthia, Pigmyweeds, Sedum, Aeonium, Dudleya, Graptopetalum, Panda plant, Zebra plant, Hens and Chicks, and Lithops to name a few. If you head over to your local Greenhouse or Nursery they can help you create a beautiful succulent garden! Once you have chosen your container, plants and succulent soil mix, get those babies planted, you can also add a fun toy or gemstone!! Make sure you DO NOT water them for at least a week, (I told you they love the neglect) to ensure they get a good root in their new home. After a week or so water them all the way through, until you see water come out of the bottom of your container, then place it in a bright sunny spot and forget about them. Sometimes when they become very happy with their environmental conditions they will reward you with beautiful flowers!
Fun Fact: Succulents are the most adaptive plants when it comes to their environment, so if you become a plant lover and want to water them more you totally can! Just be sure you don’t over water and create root rot. They are also one of the only species of plants that go through photosynthesis at night versus during the day, which is why they can not only handle the bright sun beating down on them, but thrive from it!