Because they are easy to care for, succulents are a popular choice among plant-lovers. 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 are tiny and grow in small clusters. They resemble cartoon hearts that sprout from the ground.
Like all succulents, it is easy and simple 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. It is sufficient to water succulents once per week to once every three or four weeks.
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, however 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 rare and difficult to find elsewhere.
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
According to the variety, succulents require around six hours of sunlight per day. 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
When watering succulents, soak the soil in water until the water drains out the drainage holes. But if your container doesn’t have them, use less water. You can also place your pots into a pan of hot water and let the liquid soak 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. They need to change their positions frequently
Succulents love the sun, but if they are kept in the same place every day they will get uneven light. Rotate the plant frequently. Succulents are inclined to lean towards the sun so turning them can help them grow straighter. They may need to be moved to a sunny spot if they are leaning.
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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