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asked in category: General Last Updated: 23rd June, 2020

How long does a succulent live?

By understanding the basic core needs of succulent plants, you can expect to have them with you for many years. The lifespan will depend on the type of succulent you have. Some greenhouse succulents can live for decades, while others may enjoy a 6 or 8 year lifespan with proper care.

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Accordingly, how long do indoor succulents live?

Some Common Succulent Lifespans Hens and Chicks are an interesting group as they self-propagate, so while the original plant may only live 3-4 years, their offspring continue on. You could also try aLiving Stones succulent, which is very slow growing but can live for 40-50 years in the right conditions.

Additionally, how long do succulents live without water? Usually, small homegrown succulents can be watered once or twice a week (every 3 days). They can withstand dry condition upto 2 weeks without any apparent sign of stress. Between 2–4 weeks without watering, the plant might begin to shed unnecessary overgrowth like excess branches leaves, or thorns.

Additionally, how do you keep succulents alive?

8 Foolproof Ways to Keep Your Succulents Alive

  1. Give them breathing room.
  2. Provide some shade.
  3. Start with the right soil.
  4. Low-water isn't no-water.
  5. Include drainage.
  6. Succulents need food, too.
  7. Rethink propagation.
  8. Beware of frost.

Do succulents like to be touched?

The most delicate part of a succulent are its leaves. If possible, avoid touching them. However, the roots are very hardy and succulents can survive weeks without them and still be replanted and continue to grow. There is much more to learn about the special world of succulents.

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