How often should I water my succulents? Succulents should be watered only when the soil has dried out completely. There is no universal watering schedule that works for every succulent in every climate. Many indoor succulent growers find that watering 14-21 days is a good frequency to keep their succulents alive.
Secondly, how do you know when a succulent needs water?
The first thing you’ll notice when a succulent needs more water is that the leaves feel rubbery and bend easily (see photo below.) They won’t necessarily change color, like they would when they are over-watered. 2. The second sign your plant is under-watered is shriveled and wrinkled leaves (see photo below.)
In this manner, how do you water a succulent plant?
How do you water succulents without drainage?
Since the container has no drainage, we recommend that you try wetting the top of it only, about 2.5 inches of soil. Here is how you can do it: Use a large syringe or watering bottle with measurement. Using this is very ideal, especially when it comes to watering succulents in a no-drainage pot.
The leaf on the right is from an overwatered succulent. It’s a pale yellow, you can see light shine through it, and it’s mushy and wet. Pro Tip: Pick up your pot after you’ve watered and feel how heavy it is.
Full grown succulents don’t actually like to be misted. They thrive in arid climates, so when you mist them, you are changing the humidity around the plant. This can lead to rot as well. Use misting for propagation babes to lightly provide water to their delicate little roots.
When succulents are getting the right amount of sun they’ll often “blush” or change colors. This is such a beautiful transformation to see! If they start to get too much sun however the leaves will actually burn. You may begin to notice white or pale patches on the succulent leaves.
Water at the roots.
Don’t use spray bottles. A common watering mistake is that you can water your succulents by simply spraying water on their leaves. … Don’t water on the leaves or on top of the plant. Water that stays on the leaves for too long can cause the leaves to rot.
The best way to tell whether your succulent is being over or underwatered is by the appearance of the leaves. An underwatered plant will have wrinkly, shriveled up leaves whereas an overwatered plant will have soft, mushy, almost translucent leaves.
Since watering is the usual cause for their decay, you should determine if the plant has been over or under watered. If the stem is mushy or rotting, it’s probably overwatered. If the leaves are puckered, the plant needs more water. Don’t worry if there are dry, dying leaves at the base.
So can succulent leaves get wet? Unfortunately, yes they can. And this is unfortunate because the fact that they can get wet also means that they can rot. So when watering succulents, you should try to avoid getting water on their leaves.
You should water in the evening because succulents use a form of photosynthesis call CAM (Crassulacean Acid Metabolism) and halt their uptake of water during periods of intense sunlight and heat.