How Do I Care for my Succulent/Cactus?

Succulents are some of the most popular plants around, and for good reason. They are easy to care for, require very little water, and can thrive in just about any environment. However, if you want your succulent to look its best, it's important to know how to care for it properly. 


Succulents are desert plants and don't need a lot of water. Overwatering is the most common mistake people make when caring for succulents. Water your succulent only when the soil is completely dry. How often you water will depend on the climate and humidity in your area, but as a general rule, you should water your succulent once a week in the summer and once a month in the winter.


Succulents love bright light and need it to thrive. However, they can get sunburned if they are exposed to too much direct sunlight, especially during the summer months. Place your succulent in a spot that gets plenty of bright, indirect sunlight, such as near a south-facing window. If you want to take it outside, it would be best to do so in the Spring season and start in the shade for a week or two before transitioning to direct sunlight.


Succulents prefer temperatures between 60 and 80 degrees Fahrenheit. They can tolerate cooler temperatures but don't like it below freezing. Keep your succulent away from drafty windows and doors in the winter. Also keep away from radiators and AC units that can dry out the air around the succulent.

Follow these basic guidelines for beautiful colorful succulents to decorate your home! #Bringnaturehome