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Can Succulents Survive Frost

With an exception of a few species, succulents come from climates that are warm and do not experience frost. Because of their popularity, succulents find themselves in very different climates they are originally from and this can cause some problems. Most succulents will not be able to survive frosts without suffering extensive burn marks when the […]

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The Best Hanging & Trailing Succulents

Succulents can be fantastic hanging plants indoors and outdoors if the right species are chosen. Some succulents will perform better in hanging baskets/pots than others and not all succulents will grow indoors. The trick is to get the right plant for the spot.Are Succulents Good Hanging PlantsMany succulents are good hanging plants, but not all. […]

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The Easiest Beginner Succulents For Indoors & Outdoors With Photos

There are thousands of easy succulents beginners can try growing but only a small number will also grow well indoors long term. Most succulents are sun lovers and need at least a few hours every day but luckily, there are shade-tolerant plants out there too. Easy Beginner Succulents For IndoorsHaworthia Fasciata (and other Haworthia)Sansevieria TrifasciataCeropegia WoodiiGasteria […]

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How To Take & Plant Succulent Cuttings

One of the main reasons succulents are so popular is that, for the most part, they are easy to grow and propagate. Some are so easy that you literally only need to drop a single leaf on the ground and next thing you know, it grows into a whole new plant! Taking and planting cuttings in […]

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Can Succulents Grow In Pots

Succulents can look absolutely fabulous in pots and there is nothing like a good, colourful succulent arrangement in a pretty pot. But are succulents meant to grow in pots and will they survive long term? The majority of succulents will grow just fine in pots, but there are a few that grow too rapidly to be […]

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Can Succulents Grow In Sand?

Sand is often being mentioned as an important ingredient in succulent potting mixes and it is indeed used in creating all kinds of growing media. But can you grow succulents in just sand? Sand, as a single ingredient, is not suitable to grow succulents. Sand is incredibly heavy and holds onto too much water once wet. […]

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How To Fertilize Succulents

Many choose to get succulents over other plants as they are known to be hardy and low maintenance. But for others succulents are more than just tough garden plants designed to be planted, look good and forgotten about. In recent years succulents have become a passion for scores of people who collect and take great […]

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Can Succulents Grow Outdoors?

There are tens of thousands of different succulent species out there and the number keeps growing as new plants are being created by growers. Thanks to globalization succulents endemic to one part of the world are being grown world wide and sometimes the conditions can be very different to their home environment- dessert succulents grown […]

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Can Water Kill Succulents?

Succulents have a reputation of being a little too sensitive to water and many people can get very conscious about watering succulents or leaving them in the rain. So will water kill succulents? Water can certainly kill some succulents, however, it is also essential to their survival. All succulents need to be watered, but just how […]

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Can You Drown Mealybugs on Succulents?

There is one pest you will want to keep at bay if you’re growing succulents- mealybugs. Unfortunately this soft bodied insect is very common and it is pretty much inevitable that you will come across them on your succulents at some stage. It is very important that when they do make appearance, they are dealt […]

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