If you could sum up how to care for succulents what would be your best advice as far as temperatures/ morning sun afternoon/ how much water/ best soil type/ signs that it's time to repot/ signs of problems. I hope your not saying " I can't believe I've just met her and she's asking a lot of questions!!!" But who better to learn from. I'm just starting with succulents I've gotten a lot of good tips but you r really into succulents so I'm sure your very knowledge. When u have time Thxs
Hi @terrimclaughlin I'm pretty new to the whole thing too :) I've only been in the hobby about 5 months, so we are still trying to learn it all ourselves. We personally like to just use normal soil and perlite for the succulents but for the cacti we use soil, perlite and sand. The best advice I can give you with my little knowledge so far is just get to know your succulents, they will normally tell you if they aren't getting enough water or sun or if they are getting too much :)
Thxs for the advice. I'm not sure if I'll b good with succulents it seems the sun here is to hot for them. I'm going to try just morning sun. Your right they definitely told me they were to hot 🤣😂 Thxs it's exciting in a way to try something out of ur comfort zone. I thought they'd do good here now I'm thinking it's Cacti lol I'll keep u posted.
No worries, sorry I wasn't much help. Oh I hope you have more luck with just the morning sun. Good luck!! It is really nice to try something new, and I was starting with zero knowledge on the hobby. But it is really fun learning all you can and watching your plants grow. Definitely keep me posted :) @Muzz67 @lovestogarden @Soph1e @Acetaker might be able to help you with your questions.
@terrimclaughlin different plants have different requirements. The key thing is not to over water and use good, free draining compost. Google World of Succulents, I've picked up lots of tips from there. I've also gained a lot of knowledge from GardenTags and following various succulent growers on Instagram. Some succulents are less demanding than others, I'd recommend starting with echeveria, blue chalk sticks or an aloe.