Succulents are a beautiful and low-maintenance way to bring greenery into your home. The plants are highly adaptable and easy to care for, making them a great option for those who have a busy schedule or don’t have much of a “green thumb.”
Besides adding a pop of color to any space, succulents also provide many health benefits. They are known to eliminate harmful toxins and increase humidity levels in dry environments, making them natural air filters and helping to relieve symptoms of allergies like itchy skin or sore throats.
In addition, the plant’s ability to store water in their stems and tissues allows them to withstand periods of drought or very dry climates. However, this does not mean that the plant does not need water; it simply means that the plant is able to go longer without watering than other plants. If the plant’s water storage runs low, it will display signs to let you know it is time for a drink.
Wilted, rubbery leaves-As the plant starts to run out of water it will begin to lose its plumpness and firmness. It may also start to drop shriveled leaves to conserve the water it has left. The succulent’s leaves will feel soft and flat when touched.
If you notice any of these signs, it’s time to give the succulent a good soak! Begin by watering the plant with 1-2 tablespoons of water. Then, wait for the soil to absorb the water and check for signs that the succulent is ready for more. A good rule of thumb is to push your finger into the soil; if it feels dry, then it is time to water again.