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How to water a fat seedling


Question: how to water a fat seedling


How often is it necessary to hit small fat plants?

Answer: how to water a fat seedling


Dear Gianni,
the concept of a succulent plant is quite broad; typically the term succulent plant means a cacti originating from America; the cactaceae are a genus that counts some thousands of plant species, widespread in the American continent, mainly in the arid or semi-arid areas of Central America. It is a very large area, with quite different climates. The arid places around the world are united by large temperature ranges and a decidedly different climate than what we can have in Italy. For this reason, succulent plants are often grown at home, where they live in a hostile climate, with constant temperatures close to 20 ° C and a perennially dry climate, contrary to what happens in the areas of origin, where they have large daily temperature ranges. and a dry climate alternating with sudden storms. If your fat seedling is at home, from October to April-May water it only sporadically, less than once a month; in the remaining months, water it only when the soil is decidedly dry. If you want to see a healthy plant and maybe even some flowers, first of all try to understand what kind of plant it is, in order to place it geographically, to understand what its climatic needs are and what waterings you need. Typically, succulents should be grown in the sun, then in the garden or on the terrace, in an area where they can enjoy several hours of direct sunlight a day; in the spring and summer months they should be watered more or less once a week, when the soil is dry and every 20-25 days we will add a specific fertilizer for succulent plants, rich in potassium and poor in nitrogen to the water of the watering. In the cold months, on the other hand, we will completely stop watering and fertilizing, always leaving the plant outdoors, but where it cannot receive the weather water, and therefore on a terrace sheltered from the rains, or in a cold greenhouse, or provided with a cover of non-woven fabric. Many cactaceae can remain outdoors all year round, withstanding temperatures that can approach -10 ° C, but only if they are in a completely dry soil and do not receive any type of watering. All this considering that your cactacea is part of one of the most widespread species; but it is not said that it is actually so; even in DIY stores and furniture stores, we often find small succulent plants of very particular species, almost like collectors, with very strange climatic requirements, which deviate from the "medium" ones. So, take a look around the internet and look at a few photos to see what kind of plant you have.