Succulents Have Arrived at Town & Country!
Succulent plants have thick, fleshy leaves that store water. Their water storage capabilities make them well suited to a low-maintenance indoor garden since they require minimal irrigation and care to thrive.
We carry a large selection of stunning succulents. Come by and check out our stunning variety of succulents in our growing houses. Once spring arrives we will be getting in another shipment of interesting and funky succulents.
Water plants only when the soil dries out completely. Provide enough water to moisten the soil but avoid standing water. Succulents in pots without a drainage hole require less frequent watering. Many succulents require no water during winter, because the plants are in a dormant period. Water sparingly in these months only if the leaves begin to look wilted
Fertilize once monthly with a soluble low-nitrogen fertilizer. Apply the fertilizer at half the rate recommended on the package. Only fertilize in the spring and summer growing season and stop fertilizer treatments in fall and winter.
Indoors: Succulents prefer bright but indirect light for at least four to six hours per day. A south facing window works best.
Outdoors: Most succulents are sun lovers but do require a little shade during the hot afternoons of July and August.
Succulents are dessert plants that thrive in warm, dry air. Ideally, succulents prefer daytime temperatures between 70ºF and about 85ºF and nighttime temperatures between 50ºF and 55ºF. Avoid air-conditioner vents and drafty doors and windows, because cold air may cause leaves to drop from the plant.
There are only a few succulents such as Sedums and Hens & Chicks that can survive our winters outside. You will need to bring your succulents in by mid-fall. When the nights start going below 50’F at night is a good time to bring them in.
Additional Care Tips:
• Succulent leaves tend to become wrinkled or lose their firmness when they require water.
• Leaf drop or death, or soft, spongy stems, indicate rot caused by over watering. Stop watering the plants until all the excess moisture in the soil dries.
• Turning the container every week or two ensures that all plants are equally exposed to sunlight