Succulents are the ultimate indoor plant—if you can manage to keep yours alive. For all their purported ease, it always seems that you’ve watered yours too much or too little, put it in the wrong part of the house or planted it in an inadequate container. Well, worry no more. If you’re wondering how to grow a succulent that thrives instead of shrivels, here are six expert tips that cover everything from how much water to give your plant to the best pot and soil to use. You’ll find that once you’ve cracked the code, succulents are actually quite easy to maintain.
“They’re great for any type of grower but are especially great for frequent travelers or those who forget to water regularly, as succulent plants are notoriously forgiving,” notes Meredith Gaines, a senior plant expert and horticulturalist at Fast Growing trees.