~ Succulents ~
At Claussen's we grow an eclectic selection of succulents right here in our Colchester, Vermont location. Available year-round! Succulents may be purchased in an individual pot or in a pre-designed succulent garden. You will find a large selection of succulents available inside our retail greenhouse #2 & #3. If you are looking for a unique design, let us know and we will work directly with you to design your one of a kind succulent garden.
Succulents are very adaptable houseplants and will thrive in a range of indoor & outdoor condition. Succulents can be very difficult to kill, and if properly potted require little maintenance to survive indoors.
- Light: Strong light is essential for Succulents, especially during the winter months. Keep in mind if you are putting Succulents outside during the summer months, some species may scorch in the direct summer sun if they have not been hardened off first.
- Watering: When the plant is actively growing & blooming (during the Spring/Summer), water when the soil begins to dry. During the Winter months (rest period), nearly cease watering, only water if the plant begins to shrivel. The most common mistake with Succulents is over-watering during the winter, which causes rot at either the base of the plant or the tips of the growing areas.
- Potting Soil: Succulents require a fast-draining soil such as a Cacti Mix. If a Cacti Mix is not available, use a regular potting soil with an inorganic agents (such as Perlite) to increase drainage & aeration to the soil, as typical potting soil holds too much moisture.
- Fertilizer: Succulents do not require much fertilization, water once a month with a well balanced fertilizer.