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Caring for housekeeper succulents is a bit different than caring for other types of plants.

Succulents like housekeepers are excellent houseplants, and once you understand them, they’re incredibly simple to care for.

Housekeepers need to be cared for correctly from the moment they come into your care (whether purchased or propagated).

Below, read on to discover exactly how to care for housekeeper succulents properly!

How To Care For Housekeeper Succulents: Five Easy Steps

An oldfashioned blue metal pail with dozens of light green large housekeepers.
A container of housekeepers we plants last year for propagation and decorative purposes. (2021)

Are your beloved succulent plants shedding because of not having proper care? If so, you surely wouldn’t be alone!

Housekeeper succulents are usually considered as hard to grow indoor plants due to crucial care. But it can be done successfully by providing proper light, a drainage pot, and the correct soil (as well as a bit more information about the species). 

Not all succulents can grow well in an indoor environment. So, at first, you have to choose the right place in your room or home to place your plant, but that’s just for starters.

To further help you in taking care of your plant in the right way, we’ve put together a complete guide for you, below!

Supplies Needed

  • Shovel
  • Drainage rocks
  • Ornamental rocks
  • Activated charcoal
  • Succulent potting soil
  • Container with drainage hole
  • A drainage screen or mesh tape

1. Provide Your Succulents Enough Light

Most of the succulents are dependent on sunlight for their growth. No matter the type, they all need at least six hours of light exposure a day. They will bend or stretch down even from a single side if not get enough light.

Thus, you have to provide them with a particular light duration along with some shadow time.

2. Choose A Container With Drainage

Though succulents are happy with more water supply, they don’t like to live in soggy soil. You have to plant them in a container with a drain hole to remove extra water.

Glass containers are not recommended for this purpose as they lack drainage. Also, glass doesn’t let them breathe. Thus, resulting in the reduced growth of roots and stems.

3. Pick The Right Soil

You can’t plant them in regular potting soil. Housekeeper succulents need the type of soil that drains quickly and doesn’t retain too much moisture for long periods of time

You have to make a mix of different potting mediums like sand, perlite, and pumice. Or you can also use cactus soil as it proves productive in succulent growth.

4. Follow A Proper Watering Cycle

You should water the plant according to the season. This is because succulents absorb more water in summer and spring as compared to the winter season.

No matter what season it is, let them dry to an extent before watering again. But don’t overwater as it may kill your plant.

Water the soil directly until the water starts draining from the hole. In case you are using a glass container with no drain hole, use less water.

Furthermore, you should not water the succulent plant with a spray bottle. This is because water droplets will mold the leaves or weaken the roots if they remain on the surface for a long time.

5. Keep Them Clean

No matter how clean your indoor environment is, dust will cover the plants’ surface more often than you may think. For this, you have to clean them from time to time so that growth is not affected in any way.

But make sure to clean your housekeeper succulents do with gentle hands as they are somewhat delicate. Use a wet cloth and light hand for their care. 

You also have to clean the potting container regularly. Remove dirt, dead leaves, and other spines from the soil. Doing this will eliminate the chances of bugs accumulation as well.

Pro Tips About Caring for Housekeeper Succulents

Several pots of houseplants that we grew in order to how to care for housekeeper succulents better.
Some of our newest addition to the hundreds of housekeepers we care for. (2021)

1. Rotate Them Frequently

Succulents indeed love sunlight. But excessive exposure to a strong light source will actually damage your plant and possibly eventually kill it completely.

For this, experts suggest rotating the plant frequently. In this way, plants can be saved from leaning that is caused by excessive sunlight.

2. Remove Bugs

Succulents not only need enough light but also a proper water supply. But you also have to keep checking them for bugs and other pests. Keep the infected plants away from the others and treat them with a suitable anti-pesticide solution.

You can also check out some of these easy pest control methods we wrote about in a previous post!

3. Don’t over-fertilize

These plants don’t need more fertilizers for their growth. Usually, the summer and spring season is considered the right time to feed them lightly.

But keep in mind over-fertilization can be harmful to your plant. Doing this makes it vulnerable to bugs and grows faster but weaker.

Final Words About Caring for Housekeeper Succulents

A pot full of specimen we used to learn more about how to care for housekeeper succulents.
One of our housekeeper succulent propagation stations. (2021)

Planting and growing any succulent plant is a bit tricky, but caring for housekeeper succulents is probably a whole lot easier than you previously thought!

You have to take care of it from the very beginning and meet all its nutritional requirements. Otherwise, the plant will start getting weak, and eventually, it expires. The biggest tip is to plant it in a medium that holds a lot of moisture, and not to over-water it.

Hopefully, the guide mentioned above will help you take better care of housekeeper succulents in your home. Thanks for reading!

Do you have a tip, trick, or question about proper care for housekeeper succulents? If so, we’d love to hear from you in the comments section below!

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