How are succulents considered healthy for humans?
As humans, we take in oxygen from plants and release carbon dioxide. The plants do the opposite.
Plants not only make wonderful housemates because of this very reason. They also boost up the oxygen levels and may even potentially filter pollutants. Mix succulents with other indoor plants that have been scientifically proven to target indoor pollutants like chemical fumes, such as Peace Lily, Gerbera daisy, spider plant, and English ivy.
Numerous researchers have also found that simply viewing or taking care of plants like succulents produce positive benefits in people directly interacting with them, including:
- Lower systolic blood pressure
- Reduced pain, fatigue, and anxiety
- Improved memory, concentration, and productivity
Should I fertilize my succulent?
Succulents tend to grow in the spring and summer and go dormant in the winter, with a sort of “rest period” in the fall. This cycle means they don’t need a lot of expensive fertilizers to remain vibrant. You can refrain from feeding your plant entirely during the winter, or at least go light on the plant food.
You only need to fertilize succulent plants a total of three or four times during the warmer months of the year. Because they don’t require a lot of feeding, you can use about half of the fertilizer you apply to a typical houseplant, which means you’ll save money.
Do succulents grow well together?
Yes! You can grow succulents into your own indoor garden.
No need to plant your succulents alone. You can put several succulents in the same container to create a “dish garden” of sorts. Follow these these tips when pairing succulents:
- Similar rates of growth
- Similar watering needs
- Similar sunlight needs
Do succulents do well in dry areas?
Yes! Unlike many plants, succulents can tolerate conditions of low, relative humidity. They do not suffer the unpleasant side effects of dry air. This characteristic is especially important indoors, where air tends to be dryer, and in the winter months.
Are succulents difficult to care for?
Succulents are very low-maintenance. They’re drought-proof, so they require little water.
Just put them where they can get ample amount of sunlight during the day, like your windowsill. Give them a good watering once a week or only when you see the soil dry. Follow our care tips to get more info.