All About Watering |【关于浇水】
1. Pot Adapting Period
- Stage 1: In this stage, the roots are just starting to grow in the new pot. You can water your plant slightly every 2-3 days to keep the soil moist for new root to develop.
- Stage 2: After a while, try to pull your succulent VERY gently. If you feel some resistance, congratulations, your succulent is healthily growing in its new pot. You should continue to water your plant slightly every 2 to 3 days.
- Stage 3: When you feel that your succulent cannot be pulled out from the pot, this means its roots are already fully developed in new pot and has successfully made through pot adaption period.
2. Routine Care During Growing Season
- Now your succulent’s roots are fully grown and functioning, you can extend your watering interval.
- Your succulents need much less water than you think they do. One way to determine whether they need water or not is to observe the bottom two layers of leaves. If they are wrinkled, then give them a good drink. Generally speaking if you are using ROU’s succulent soil, watering every two weeks is sufficient enough.
- Usually, the wrinkled leaves should be pumped in about 2 days, if they do not pump up, then either you have watered too little, or there is problem with its roots. Try watering it again, if it still doesn’t pump up, then you will have to pull it out to check its roots.
3. Routine Care During Dormant Season
- Succulents don't need much light and water when it's dormant.
- Keep your dormant succulent in a bright and well-ventilated without direct sunlight, and only give minimal amount of water (once every 1-2 months).
4. Baby Succulents
- Roots are usually not very well-developed for baby succulents, and their tiny leaves cannot store a lot of water. Thus, you will need to water your baby succulents more frequently and maintain a moist soil for them to grow.
- If you are propagating your baby succulents from leaves, make sure to dry the leaves after watering to avoid leaf rotting.
5. Succulents With Offsets
- Offsets need nutrients to grow up, so you will need to provide sufficient water for the plant.
** One important thing to keep in mind: Always place your plants at a well-ventilated area after watering. This prevents roots from rotten due to soaking in water for too long.