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How Often Should You Water Succulents?

How long can succulents go without water is the watering frequency? It can be difficult finding the right watering schedule for your succulents. But with the right knowledge, your succulents will be thriving in no time!

If you want your plants to develop well, you should water them thoroughly and keep in mind that succulents don’t like to be watered too often. 

Succulents are, indeed, natives of arid environments and have adapted to prevent water loss, storing water in their roots, stem, and leaves.

To assess the watering time, you have to take a closer look at your plant. If you notice your succulent is showing shriveled and wrinkled leaves, it could be a sign of dehydration.

Additionally, your plant may start growing aerial roots, which appear as clear, white, or pink tendrils that grow out of the stem above the soil to collect water from the air. So it’s time for a good soaking!

Usually watering indoor succulents every two to three weeks is a good frequency to keep them alive and healthy, but keep into consideration also the following advice.

But before you start watering, check the soil by sticking your finger inside it to make sure it’s completely dry.

Or you can try the super-easy match-stick test:

insert a match-stick in the soil, if it is dry, and there is no soil residue on the match-stick, your succulents want water. If the soil is still moist you’ll see some residues on the match-stick and that means you should wait a bit longer before watering again.


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