Don’t Let These 5 Myths about Succulents Trick You

Myths about Succulents

With their fleshy parts and flexible nature, succulents have won our hearts. All they need is love and a little attention, and you will nail the art of being a plant parent. Are you a little sceptical about bringing these greens home? We know many myths about succulents are going around, and today we thought of debunking all of them. Let’s demystify all the myths about these adorable plants!

Need Direct or Indirect Sunlight


It is commonly believed that succulents can survive either in direct sunlight or indirect sunlight. Both are extremes and are entirely incorrect. Succulents can only tolerate bright and direct sunlight in the morning. Keep them under morning sunlight for 2 hours daily, and later indirect sunlight is perfect for them.

Can Survive in Any Soil

No, they can’t survive in any kind of soil. They need a well-draining potting soil mix to thrive!

It’s Okay to Forget to water them

You have to water succulents when the soil feels dry. It is a common myth that they can survive without for days and days. Yes, they can survive without water for a week or two, but it is always better to water them once a week and let them grow properly.

Closed Spaces are Tolerable

Succulents are often used as terrarium plants. Yes, you can use them, but they don’t tolerate closed spaces. Keep opening the lid so that they can get fresh air!

Cacti & Succulents are Synonymous


People are generally confused about cacti and succulents. Cacti are succulents, but all succulents are not cacti!

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