Thursday, 16 August 2012

The Secret To Succulent Success

During the grind of a busy day at work, it can be easy to forget the all important task of watering your plants. So if you are looking for the perfect plant that compliments your desk in the office (or at home) and also requires little maintenance, the Succulent is for you. Succulents only need watering as little as once a month during the colder parts of the year. In warmer temperatures, water once a week is sufficient enough to keep your plant happy and healthy.

If you’re lucky enough to have a “window seat” in your office, place your Succulent close to the windowsill but keep in the back of your mind to be careful when summer and those scorching hot days hit. You don’t want to the leaves to bleach or turn too brown – this means they are probably getting excessive amounts of sunlight. Just ensure your Succulent is in a well lit, warm area on your desk.

If you really want to step up your care of your Succulent, you can always give it some soluble plant food just to be thorough. This is only necessary though in the warmer months of the year and can be applied once every fortnight for the best results.

Follow these simple guidelines and your Succulent will thrive!