Succulents want to grow well, it is indispensable to water properly. How to water succulents can be said to be one of the most talked-about topics in the succulent circles, especially those who are new to raising succulents. Watering too diligently will cause the flesh to rot. If you don’t water it, the flesh will dry up. Then When should water be watered and when should not be watered, it has become the most troublesome problem for novice meat lovers.
When we talk about watering, because the climate varies from place to place, we cannot simply use quantitative figures like “watering once a few days” to make regulations. We usually use “dry and water thoroughly” to describe it, but this is too general. , What kind of state is “dry” in the end? Will the fleshy root system die if it is too dry? We can’t open the pot of fleshy soil to check it carefully, we can only judge by observing the external performance of fleshy flesh. So next, we will share 3 common small methods for judging whether succulents should be watered, hoping to help novice meat lovers.
- Touch the leaves, the fleshy leaves become soft, which means it’s time to water
When there is no shortage of water, the leaves and stems of succulents look full and firm to the touch; if the leaves look a little wrinkled and feel a little soft to the touch, then this indicates that the pot soil has dried up. Meat can no longer absorb water from the outside world, and can only survive by consuming its own water. At this time, it needs to be properly hydrated.
However, it should be noted that do not wait until the fleshy leaves are all soft before watering, so that its roots may dry up because of no water for a long time, causing the fleshy growth to be blocked or even withered, which is not worth the loss. . Generally, you can pour two or three layers from the bottom of the leaves upwards when they become soft, because at this time the pot soil has just dried out.
- Look at the shape, the fleshy leaves are packed tightly to indicate that it is time to water
Although the first method is simple, there are some exceptions. For example, the leaves at the bottom of the fleshy flesh have “completed their mission” and are ready to be consumed naturally until they are dry. At this time, they will become soft and wrinkled at the beginning, so in order to make the judgment more accurate , We also need to cooperate with the second method.
Generally, the succulents that do not lack water, because they “don’t worry about food and clothing”, the metropolis will more or less open the leaves so that more area of photosynthesis can be used to produce energy supply and growth; and if the flesh is short of water, They will gather the leaves in order to reduce the area of transpiration and reduce consumption. This situation is most obvious with the fleshy rosette type. Once the rosette becomes a “bun”, it means that it needs to be watered.
- Look at the color, the fleshy color is dull and dull, it means it’s time to water
Succulents are mostly green in their normal state. When they are out of the state, they will turn into bright colors such as red and orange, or even translucent jelly colors. But no matter how the color changes, as long as there is no shortage of water, their color is brighter, and the gloss is also very good.
When the flesh is short of water, because the leaves are no longer full, the degree of reflection is naturally poor at this time, so it looks dull and dull. Therefore, when the color of the leaves is somewhat dim, it also means that the flesh should be given to the flesh. Watered.
Of course, when succulents are lacking in water, the above three conditions do not appear singly, but usually appear at the same time. When these signals appear, we can safely and boldly water the flesh. . These three judgments can be said to be universal in all four seasons and the whole country. You must remember that it is not scientific to water the meat simply by “watering once every few days”.