Succulents are loved by plant-lovers, especially those who are new to the hobby. They require very little care. However, you can’t deny that they do a lot when it comes to beautifying a home.
We often think of bulbous leaves and little buds when we hear the word “succulents,” but this plant has many different varieties. And I believe it’s safe to say that the Conophytum bilobum is the most adorable because of its heart shape!
These plants look like cartoon hearts emerging from the ground in tiny clusters.
This succulent is similar to other succulents in that it is easy to care for. To ensure they thrive, you just need to place them in a well-draining container and let them get plenty of sunlight for several hours each day.
More importantly, make sure you don’t over-water them. A minimum of once a week should be enough to water succulents.
These succulents can grow in the right conditions and will produce little flowers during the winter and fall months.
They are usually green with a purple or red lining. Sometimes, you might find heart succulents that have a blue or red tint. But no matter what color they are, they’re guaranteed to be super cute.
This plant is native South Africa. They are considered rare seeds and can be difficult to obtain in other areas.
If you’ve just started growing your own succulent collection, here’s a nifty guide to help you take care of them.
1. Make sure they get enough sun
Succulents require around six hours of sunlight per day, depending upon the variety. Direct sunlight can cause them to wither so it is important to gradually increase their exposure to the sun or to provide shade by using a sheer curtain.
2. Water according the season
Succulents require more energy while they’re still growing. During the spring and summer, plants thrive and drink more water than when they’re resting during the fall and winter. A good way to find out if your succulent needs water is to test the soil with a finger. If the top 1.25 inches are dry, it’s time to give them a good watering.
3. Water the soil directly
Soak your succulents in water until the water runs out of the drainage holes. But if your container doesn’t have them, use less water. Alternately, you can put your pots in a saucepan of water and let it absorb the liquid through the holes. When the topsoil is moistened, you can remove the pots from the pan. Also, never use a spray bottle to water your succulents—misting can cause moldy leaves and brittle roots.
4. Change their position frequently
Succulents love sunlight, but they will suffer from uneven light if they are left in the same spot every single day. Make sure to rotate your succulents often. Succulents like to lean toward the sun so it is best to turn them. Leaning could also mean that they need to move to a more sunny spot.
5. Fertilize them in summer
Succulents don’t require a lot of fertilizer, but you can give them light feedings during the spring and summer. Over-fertilizing can lead to plants becoming weaker and growing too fast.
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