Community

Posted 3w ago by @PERSONWITHPLANT

so i have a #PearlEcheveria and greg says to water it every 11 days. however, i'm not sure how much water to give it. help from a plant expert pls? #NewGrowth #NewPlantMom #SucculentLove
Best Answer
When it comes to succulents, a lot of people kill them by overwatering. I generally hit snooze at least once if not twice before I actually put them in water.οΏΌ
here is a pic i forgot to include
I let that bad boy dry all the way out and then dunk it in water. If it’s not dry hit snooze wait till it’s completely dry then wait a day then really water it well and it’ll thrive ☺️
Also, can't stress enough giving bottom watering a shot
Succulents have been pretty tricky for me, but I'm starting to get a rhythm down. First, make sure they are done dry before you water them. Then wait like 3 more days. Legit. They are fine being dry dry for a hot minute. Then, bottom water like @MonsteraMe this is the easiest way to water succulents, because the plant will only soak up as much water as it needs. It helps keep you from stressing on how much to water it. Also helps the plant grow roots down. More importantly, it keeps water away from the leaves. My succulents would get soooo pissy with me for getting water on their leaves. Try that routine for a while and see how she does. I also try and flush their soil every 5-6 waterings. For this, I pour water through until it runs out the bottom. Then let it dry out and go back to bottom watering.
Snoozing is key....you are the master of your watering....not Greg πŸ˜‰ and @discreetwildyam gave some great tips!! You can do this @PERSONWITHPLANT ...succulents love to be ignored! When I doubt just leave them alone and let them do their thing. πŸ₯°
I water my #PearlEcheveria once every two weeks. Rule of thumb I learned is it’s always better to underwater than overwater. πŸ’šπŸ’¦

See more content like this

Growing healthy plants can be intimidating, but you’re not in it alone. Get inspired from other Greg users!
Discover the Community