I found this article over at the Succulents and Sunshine blog which is run by Cassidy, a professional photographer turned succulent addict. She does not agree with the popular view that succulents are hard to kill and points out that you need to know how to care for them in order to be successful.

Succulents are a very popular plant with their gorgeous shapes and colors as well as their drought tolerant qualities, but not everywhere is the?ideal place for them to grow. These tips will help you keep your succulents alive no matter where you live!
As this blog has grown over the past few years I?ve begun to realize how many people want to grow succulents but don?t have the perfect growing conditions for them. This shouldn?t surprise me since I belong in that group of people! I?ve answered lots of emails from you with various questions about growing succulents. ?My goal with this website is to help you grow succulents no matter where you live. For some, growing succulents is a breeze. For others, it?s a daily struggle.
When people say that succulents are hard to kill, I cringe a little. Like all plants, you need to know how to care for succulents in order to keep them alive. Sure, they can be very forgiving and are often easy for people to keep alive, but in parts of the world (or in parts of your home) people have to fight to keep them alive.
As I?ve experimented with my own collection of succulents I?ve discovered a few things that will help make growing succulents in various environments easier. Today I want to share those with you in hopes that they will help you be more confident in growing succulents.


If you take away one thing from this article, let it be this: don?t be afraid to experiment! So much of the information I share with you is based on research I?ve done and then backed up by my own experience. I?m always trying new things with my plants or trying out new plants. I realize that succulents can be expensive depending on where you live, but if you?re willing to be brave and experiment you?ll have much better success growing succulents.
Read the rest of her article at Succulents and Sunshine
Image source Selena N. B. H.

I am a keen gardener and so created Garden Pics and Tips for people who love gardens and enjoy great pictures of plants and gardens. Also covered are practical tips on all aspects of gardening.


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