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Q.When And How Do I Water My Succulents And Also Is It Ok To Use Vermicompost Soil For Them?

Zone 794001 | Candice Sangma added on March 10, 2021 | Answered

I recently got String of hearts and strings of pearls but they’re dying…I planted them in vermi compost soil mixed with equal quantities of perlite, cocopeat and river sand. The soil looks dry so i added vermicompost but still it look the same, should I water them regularly?

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Answered on March 10, 2021

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I cannot see the state of the plant, or soil, to see what the mixture looks like.

Vermicompost can be on the heavy side, where these plants will prefer very dry, sandy soil. A little mixed into a cactus and succulent mix can be fine, or a little mixed into your other ingredients that you are using can be fine, but too much will hold moisture.

These plants enjoy a thorough dry out between waterings. They will appreciate as much sunlight as you can give them, as well. Full sun will be best.

Here are some articles that will help you to care for the plant:


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