Succulent Fertilizer India | How to Fertilize Succulents

Last Updated: 18.10.2023
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Looking for options to feed your succulents to aid their growth? Here are the best Succulent Fertilizer India that you can use!

What Are Succulents?

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Belonging to the arid regions, succulents are low-maintenance plants with fleshy stems and leaves to retain water for a longer period. Coming in diverse shapes, sizes, and colors, these plants are becoming popular as indoor plants. Although succulents are highly adaptable by nature, you still have to take care of them. For successful growth, some measures regarding light, water, and fertilizer have to keep in mind. This article will reveal all the details related to the Succulent Fertilizer India!

Do Succulents Need Fertilizer?

Succulents are known for their low maintenance and less requiring nature. People seldom tag them as ‘set it and forget it’ plants. They generally can grow even without feeding, but for good growth and pronounced color, using an appropriate fertilizer is always a great idea. But, it is important that they are fed with balanced nutrients. Nost importantly overfeeding should be highly avoided. Also, succulents do not prefer high nitrogen content fertilizers, as it can cause root rot.

Best Fertilizer for Succulents

Succulents in pots need less fertilizer compared to other houseplants. Feed them with balanced 20-20-20 like liquid fertilizer in 1/2 strength of the recommended dose on the product, every 3-4 weeks during summer. Apart from this, you can feed your potted succulents with natural fertilizers like manure tea, compost tea, bone meal, or diluted fish emulsion as well.

How to Fertilize Succulents?

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Generally, succulents planted in the garden bed do not require feeding, as they can obtain nutrients from the garden soil. However, succulents growing in pots may require periodic feeding, as the deep watering in pots drains out most of the nutrients.

Feeding with Balanced Fertilizer 

  • During early spring or late summers, take only half quantity or dose of balanced fertilizer as recommended on the package.
  • Prepare a solution by mixing the above fertilizer with liters of water.
  • Mist the potted plant first, then pour the fertilizer solution until it starts coming out of the drainage hole.
  • If your succulents in the garden are looking droopy and seem to lack proper nutrients, you can apply just half-dose of slow-release fertilizer the same way during spring.

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