How to Keep your Car Succulents Alive.
6 Important Steps!

Are you looking for ways to keep your car succulents alive and thriving? Look no further because we've got the answer!

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Jimena Bolívar

August 01, 2021


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Introduction

Succulents are known for their strength and resilience. It comes as no surprise that they can be kept almost anywhere. You can even keep them in your car. However, you have to watch out for a few things.

You can keep your car succulents alive by closely monitoring the temperature, watering them outside, making sure they get plenty of direct sunlight, cleaning them, checking for pests, and keeping them in a secure spot.

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How to Keep your Car Succulents Alive

Car succulents can be kept alive if you monitor the car’s temperature, water them outside, place them where they get plenty of sunlight, clean them, check for pests and keep them in a secure spot. 

1. Monitor the Temperature

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The first thing you can do to make sure your succulent is comfortable in its new environment is to keep a close check on the temperature of its immediate surroundings. You can do this by using a thermometer. 

Most succulents can survive extreme heat. However, it is advised not to leave them exposed to extreme heat for prolonged hours. Overheating can cause plant death in most cases.

2. Water them Outside

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Watering your succulents inside the car will do you no good. It is best that you remove them from your car and place them outside to water them. Be careful with overwatering your car succulents since succulents do not require much water.

PRO-TIP

Keep A spray bottle to water your car succulent

The last thing you would want is to spill water on your car seats. It is better to be safe than sorry!

3. Place them in a Sunny Spot

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One of the most important things you can do to make sure your succulent stays alive and healthy is to ensure it gets plenty of sunlight. Most succulents enjoy a few hours of direct sunlight. 

You might want to look for a nice spot inside your car for your succulents. However, you will need to shift their position since prolonged exposure to direct sunlight can cause burns to your succulent.

4. Clean them

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You have to make sure your succulents do not collect dust or smoke inside your car. You will have to check your succulents frequently for any dust buildup. This type of buildup can cause infections.

You can use a dusting cloth or brush to clean your succulents thoroughly. You will have to be gentle with your plant while brushing off the dust. Succulent leaves tend to be soft and can be damaged very easily.

5. Check for Pests

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When taking care of any succulent, it is important to keep an eye out for any pests. A pest infestation can ruin both your succulent’s aesthetic and health. Make sure you keep your succulents in a clean spot in your car. 

Insects like aphids are quick to attack succulent leaves. No need to worry since you can spray soapy water on your succulents if you notice any pest infestation. 

6. Place them in a Secure Spot

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The best way to make sure nothing happens to your car succulents is by placing them in a safe and secure spot in your car. You have to place your succulents in a stable place. 

When driving, any speed bump or sharp turn could cause damage to your car succulents. They can easily fall off places. It is best to either find a secure spot or fix them down into pots.

Conclusion

We have looked at the 6 important steps you can follow to ensure your car succulents stay alive. Some of these included checking for pests, monitoring the car temperature and watering them outside. 

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By Jimena Bolívar

Easy Succulents Founder

My name is Jimena and I'm the the founder of Easy Succulents! I'm fascinated by this wonderful plants and I want to share with the world everything I know about them!

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My name is Jimena and I'm the the founder of Easy Succulents! I'm fascinated by this wonderful plants and I want to share with the world everything I know about them!

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