I love succulents. Even though they're "trendy" -- I still love them. And cacti. I have always had an affinity for cacti, and loved growing them when I went through my "Southwest" phase in the late 80s early 90s.
Yes, I love these cute little plants.
But they are tricky. And complicated. And they keep me on my toes with worry.
I either water too much or not enough.
There seems to be no in between. And no margin of error.
It's all or nothing.
Not one succulent has survived in my house. None. Zero. Ninguna.
The hardiest ones were the neglected ones on the back porch all summer with zero water.
I tried not watering the ones in the house. Epic, epic fail.
So, I'm just not sure what I'm doing wrong.
Now, I have success with my aloe plants. For some miraculous reason.
And this big cactus. They seem to be happy campers.
But this big one rotted from the inside with zero water. The little guys are still happy in my bathroom window sill getting full sun.
The Christmas cactus is another story.
It was ok for a while.
Let's just say this is all that is left, and the blooms are a different color. How'd that happen?
I'm just not sure what I'm doing wrong. It seems whatever I try fails. It's not that I have a brown thumb either. I have several plants that I've had for years, and they are quite happy.
But not these succulents.
I've tried *everything* I've read about.
Does anyone have any tips for keeping these things alive?
I would certainly appreciate your wisdom. And so would my plants:-)
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