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To Thrive // Summer Succulent Care

Christina Thelin

Posted on July 12 2018

To Thrive // Summer Succulent Care

Succulents have a built-in resiliency during times of extreme heat or drought and grow in places that other flowering plants and grasses will not grow. Read below for our top 3 tips on caring for your summer succulents, whether you keep them indoors or outdoors.

At INA + ILIA, we LOVE, love plants for their calming effect and air-improving qualities. In addition, they have been found to improve focus and attention. Beyond adding a bit of green to your home, they are great focal points for meditation and minimizing stress. We know that caring for plants can be quite the challenge but some of our favorite plants, and most forgiving, are succulents.

3 Things You Need to Know about Caring for Summer Succulents

1. Ensure Proper Drainage

Since succulents have shallow roots that spread out to take advantage of even the tiniest drop of water, it is important to allow them proper drainage. Otherwise, their roots can rot. And, if you love planting them in non-draining pots and jars like we do, make sure you use gritty soil throughout the pot so you don’t trap moisture at the bottom of the vessel.

Drained Succulents INA + ILIA

2. Place Them In or Near the Sun

If indoors, place your succulents near a window that gets light all day. If this isn’t an option, place your succulents near the brightest window or brightest area of your home or office.

Sunny Succulent INA + ILIA

3. Water them sparingly but well when you do

Succulents like to have their roots soaked with water but then dry out quickly. Then, watered again after the soil has been dry for a few days. Lightly spraying succulents with water can help them survive for a period of time, but if you really want to thrive, they need to follow the soak and dry method.

Watering Succulents INA + ILIA

Do you have any other easy succulent summer care trips to share? Please write them below. 

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