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Why You Should Reconsider Buying Succulents
By JACQUELINE TYNES
Although succulents are popular for being inexpensive, ubiquitous, aesthetically pleasing, and low-maintenance, they still require regular upkeep. Because of this, people should stop buying succulents thinking that they're easy-to-grow and hard-to-kill plants, according to gardening pro and podcast host Maria Failla.
Failla noted, "Very few people have the right indoor lighting environment and lifestyle to care for them successfully." Even though many people have the misconception that succulents can be placed anywhere in the home, they actually need plenty of sunlight to survive, and without it, they will become long and stretched out, drop their leaves, and die.
Novice gardeners often kill their plants by overwatering them, but succulents have specific watering requirements and need to be watered only when the soil has become dry to the touch. "So, unless you have super sunny windowsills and don't want to water your plants frequently, I'd steer clear," said Failla.