9 Tips to Make your Kitchen Succulents look Awesome!

Are you looking for new ways to make your kitchen succulents stand out more? We've prepared a list for you!

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Jimena Bolívar

June 06, 2021


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Introduction

Succulents add the final touches to home decor. If you’re a plant lover who can’t get enough of succulents, chances are you’re always looking for new ways to make your succulents stand out more. Look no further because we’ve got you covered.

Tips that you could use to make your succulents look awesome are: water them regularly, shift their position for more light, use a unique planter, clean the planters, watch out for pests, use a good fertilizer, keep their environment dry, watch out for frost and keep them away from pests.

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1. Water them regularly

Watering your succulent regularly will ensure a healthy appearance

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Be sure to keep your succulent hydrated. The thick fleshy leaves are the charm of the succulent. If they look limp and lifeless, they will make your whole kitchen look just as dull. However, bear in mind that most succulents do not require a lot of water.

Do not overwater your succulent. This can often lead to plant death at times.

2. Shift their position

Succulents require a few hours of direct sunlight

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It is important to shift the position of your succulent if it rests under shade. Most succulents require a few hours of direct sunlight. Be sure to place your succulent where it gets plenty of light like a windowsill.

If your succulent isn’t getting much light, the leaves will stretch out and become lighter in color. Trust me, that is not a sight for sore eyes.

3. Use a unique planter

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Succulent planters come in a variety of different shapes, colors and patterns. Be sure to get your succulent an eye-catching planter. A good planter can light up your whole kitchen.

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4. Clean the planters

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Succulent planters can collect dust easily since they rest in one spot all day. Be sure to clean your planter with a cloth. Let’s face it, no one likes to look at dusty planters. They ruin the aesthetic of your plant.

Be sure to clean them on a regular basis.

5. Watch out for pests

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Pests can be quite annoying to deal with when you own succulents. Common pests that attack succulents are mealy bugs. Be sure to remove dead leaves as soon as possible. Pests tend to enjoy dead leaves.

Be sure to remove any excess water from your planter. A succulent resting in a pool of water can attract a variety of different pests.

6. Use a good fertilizer

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A good variety of fertilizer can encourage active growth in succulents. These succulents will grow up to their full potential. Fertilizers in turn, help succulents develop different colors.

Good fertilizers include Manure tea and Miracle-Gro Succulent plant food.

7. Keep their environment dry

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Make sure to keep your planter and the surroundings dry. Succulents prefer hot and dry environments. They thrive in a moisture-free zone. It is best to keep your succulent in an open container where it can receive dry air.

Moisture in the air can cause fungal disease in succulents.

8. Watch out for frost

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Although, a lot of indoor succulents can tolerate cold environments, it is still better to be safe than sorry. Most succulent owners have lost a succulent or two to frost at least once. Be sure to place your succulent in a spot where it receives sunlight.

It is still not advisable to arrange a space heater for your succulent. It’s better to stick to traditional methods when protecting your succulent from the cold.

9. Keep them away from pests

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Most succulents are always under threat of being attacked by house pets. Since your pets aren’t under constant surveillance, it can seem like quite a challenge to protect your indoor succulents from them.

Pets can not only break your planter but also consume your plant. It is best to keep it someplace that is out of their reach.

Conclusion

We’ve provided you with 9 tips on how to make your succulents look awesome. These include: water them regularly, shift their position for more light, use a unique planter, clean the planters, watch out for pests, use a good fertilizer, keep their environment dry, watch out for frost and keep them away from pests.

If you’re someone who has just bought a succulent and are clueless about how to take care of it, feel free to check our post about how to grow succulents.

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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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