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12 Mistakes Beginners Make with Succulents

Overgrown euphorbia

1. Assuming they’re no-water plants. Succulents are low-water plants. Water thoroughly; wait until dry or nearly; repeat. When in doubt, don’t. 2. Misting the plants. Hm. To what end? Succulents come from arid climates, not foggy ones…except for a very few that grow on coastal cliffs. 3. Adding pebbles to nondraining pots. This supposedly provides the drainage succulents famously need. Yet what it does is create a microbial soup that eventually rots the roots.

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