You’ve likely seen Succulents show up in homes all over the place in advertising on TV shows and movies on Instagram. But how do you actually keep your succulents looking as good as you see them, that’s what? I’m going to teach you in this video today. I’m going to give you five different tips to help you. Keep your indoor succulents. Looking awesome tip Number One is to start with the right succulents. Most succulents need full. Sun outdoors, year-round. But there are some succulents who prefer shade and can even tolerate the low light indoors, a few great examples of succulents that do really well. Indoors are zebra plant, snake plant and guest area little warty in general, how earthy is and guest areas both do really well indoors. You can also grow typical jade plants, which are known as cratylu’s. Most of those varieties will do well indoors. Also, they do like a lot of sunlight, but they can tolerate lower light indoors in my free course succulents for beginners. I teach you how to choose the best succulents for where you live, including choosing succulents that will grow well indoors. You can sign up for that class. Just by clicking the link above or in the description below Tip, Number 2 is to give your succulents as much light as possible. When you’re growing succulents, outdoors, most succulents prefer some shade in the afternoon, but growing indoors, the light is so limited that your succulent need as much light as they can get throughout the entire day. You’ll want to place your succulents near the brightest window of your home or the window that gets the most sunlight throughout the day. Generally, this will be a south-facing window if you’re in the northern hemisphere pay attention to which areas in your home get the most sunlight and move your site close to that area. Ideally, your succulents will get about 10 hours of bright sunlight throughout the day. If they aren’t getting enough sunlight, they’ll begin to stretch out and they won’t look as great as they did. Originally you can check out my video on stretching to get more information about that. If you find your succulents are beginning to stretch out, they aren’t getting enough sunlight and they should be moved to an area that does get more. Sun, if the area they’re in is the brightest area in your house, you may need to look into getting a grow light to help them. Maintain their compact shape tip number three is to use a well draining soil Succulents, do not like to sit in wet soil for very long, so you need something that dries out quickly. The best soil that I have found for indoor succulents is what I call the gritty mix. Its equal parts of turf is pine bark fines and crushed granite. Now you might be wondering where you can get all of those different materials and most of your local garden supply stores will carry them, but you can also buy this soil mix pre-mixed online at bonsai. Jack, calm and I’ll have links for that in the description below. There are two things, though, that make this mix work really well for succulents. First is it has large particle sizes. Most soils that you’ll purchase an inner. Surrey have really fine particles which makes it difficult for water to drain through the gritty mix has particles that are about a quarter of an inch or six millimeters in size that allows water to flow through really easily. The other thing that makes this mix work really well is that it has two parts of inorganic material or rock and one part organic material, which is the pine bark finds some of the rock will absorb a little bit of water and so will the pine bark fines, but it also allows water to flow through really quickly and drain really well. I have killed way too many succulents from soil that didn’t drain. Well, so this mix is my go-to for planting succulents indoors. It really keeps your succulents healthy and looking great. I generally recommend avoiding the pre-bagged cactus mixes that you can find at like close Home Depot and Walmart, but in some cases, those are the only soil mixes. You have access to, and I totally get that. If that’s the mix that you’re using, make that you add a good amount of perlite or pumice even a one-to-one ratio of potting soil to pumice or to perlite, adding pumice or perlite to these mixes allows them to drain better and dry out more quickly. Which will be great for your succulents. If you’ve already learned something new, leave a comment below and let me know what it is. We’re about to cover the next two pieces that will help your succulents really thrive. Indoors tip number four is to water deeply, but less frequently, succulents need water to grow and thrive. But if you limit their water intake, you’ll also limit their growth. Sometimes this can be advantageous indoors as you don’t want them to grow as quickly because you don’t want them to stretch out because they’re not getting as much light. However, even then in order to promote healthy root growth, you need to water your succulents by soaking the soil and letting it dry out completely before you water again. This will allow your cyclist to put out a really deep, strong root system, which will enable them to go longer periods of time without being watered. I don’t generally recommend using a spray bottle for watering succulents because it encourages them to put out really thin, shallow roots, so they can’t go as long between waterings, and you’ll find that, even if you’re spraying them every day, they may never develop that really deep root system. So if you go out of town for a week or two, your succulents probably won’t survive the trip without some constant care tip. Number five is to avoid glass or anything that doesn’t have a drainage hole for your succulent container when we talked about soil. I mentioned that succulents don’t like to sit in wet soil for very long. If you have a pot without a drainage hole, there’s nowhere for the water to go when you water your succulent. So your succulent is going to absorb too much water and it will quickly rot. If you’re new to growing succulents. Make sure you’re using a pot with a drainage hole as you get more comfortable, growing succulents, you can eventually move into a hot without a dream atoll, but it’s a lot more advanced and it’s trickier to keep your succulents alive For best results. You want to use a pot with a drainage hole so that the water flows away from the roots of your succulent and dries out more quickly. Are you feeling more confident? Now, in keeping your succulents alive and looking great indoors. Leave a comment below and tell me what your biggest struggle has been with growing succulents indoors. Also, as always. If you liked this video, be sure to give it a thumbs up, hit, subscribe and share it with all your succulent loving friends, and I’ll see you next time !