How To Tell If Your Succulent Is Being Over or Underwatered

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Succulents are stunning and one of the most popular plants out there – yet some of us have trouble figuring out when to water them.

It took me awhile to figure out my succulents watering schedule and now that I’ve gotten it figured out – they’ve become one of my favorite and easiest plants.

Here’s everything you need to know about succulents and how to tell if they’re being under or overwatered.

If your succulent looks wrinkly, shriveled up and doesn’t have that puffy, full appearance, your plant is likely underwatered and need of water fast.

What does an overwatered succulent look like?

An overwatered succulent has the appearance of almost transparent leaves and they’ll look like soft. The succulents leaves may also look mushy and rotten. This is likely a sign that root rot is present and killing your plant.

It’s important to check your succulents soil before watering it, especially if you’re new to succulents. Check the plants soil by sticking your finger into the potting mix or by using a moisture meter.

Once you’ve had succulents for a few months, you’ll have the skills to take one look at the succulent and know if it needs to be watered or not. If the leaves look shriveled up or wrinkled, it’s a sign that your plant is too dry and needs a good soaking.

Yep and it’s quite a fun project. Growing succulents in glass jars makes caring for succulents incredibly easy because you always know when to water them. I have a specific reservoir line and any time the water dips below the reservoir line, I fill the jar with more water.

Final thoughts

I hope today’s post inspired you to have fun with succulents. These plants may seem difficult at first, but once you get the watering schedule down, they’re one of the easiest plants out there.

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