Succulents are used to growing in areas with long dry seasons -- like the desert -- so when it does rain, they soak up tons of moisture in their leaves. As long as you get a few rain showers or thunderstorms a couple of months a year, the watering is pretty much taken care of. If you’re planting succulents indoors, just remember to water them once every one or two months.
Succulents also need hot sun and dry, gravelly, sandy soil. If you don’t have very good irrigation, succulents are probably a good choice -- just make sure your garden is well-drained. Root them in a clean, fine, and textured gravel about the size of peas. Weed regularly and you’re set to go!
Nestpert: Thomas McClain is a Minnesota landscape designer and owner of GrowWithDesign.com.
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