Succulents

How to Make Your Succulents Bloom

When I entered this magical world of succulents, I never imagined that I would be so passionate about knowing everything about them and there is a whole universe of things to discover around them.

They are so resistant plants, easy to grow and above all very decorative due to their undeniable beauty.  And speaking of beauty … have you ever seen a succulent bloom? Well, if you haven’t done it, you have to see it, they give beautiful flowers, if you have the care it needs so that its flowering process takes place in a magnificent way, using fertilizer for tomatoes .

Today I want to share with you my latest discovery. I got my succulents to bloom healthy and beautiful! I did this with a little trick that I found, and when I say “small” it is because it really is, super simple and without any mystery, but it will surely be very effective so that you can contemplate the beautiful flowering of your plants.

Factors that you must take into account to make your succulents bloom

There are several factors that influence not only the flowering of succulents but also that of plants in general. The main factor is the weather, because we all know that any plant blooms in spring or blooms with greater splendor during this season of the year , this is only because a harsh winter has just passed where the plant retracts due to low temperatures. .

When spring arrives, the plant will not only be exposed to higher temperatures but also to much more light, and it will be these factors that will naturally allow it to bloom, but if you add the trick that I bring to this, your eyes will see the flowers sprout more beautiful you have never seen.

Yes now! Read very carefully, because below I will give you the perfect formula to make your succulents bloom beautifully.

  1. Previous winter and low temperatures

It will be essential that you respect the hibernation period that the plant must go through during the winter, this state being the defense mechanism it has to face adverse changes in temperature. In general, during this period the plant stagnates its growth, it is a time in which naturally it should have received less light (even if it has remained exposed to the open air) since the days during this season of the year are much shorter.

So before spring arrives, you will need the plant to have been exposed to much lower temperatures. Therefore, while the winter lasts, try to keep it in the coldest and darkest places you can find, this will facilitate its hibernation period.

  1. Risk reduction

During the winter you will have to reduce the times you water the plant, it will be another way of making it feel that it should hibernate at this time, it is something necessary that will allow it to rest while it prepares for the next scenario where it will flower.

As the seasons change and the temperature rises, the waterings should also be increasing little by little, from the beginning of spring until the summer, this will be more or less after the month of March.

  1. Exposure to more light and high temperatures

Do not forget that your plants, like any other living being, need food and water to grow healthily and, more than anything, to survive. Water your succulents properly!

Your succulents have previously gone through a process of reducing light and heat throughout the winter; now they need to recover those high doses of nutrients that they will only get with good natural light and high temperatures. This natural process will keep them in excellent condition to continue growing and may also have adequate development, with lighting and heat being the basic principles that succulents need when they bloom.

After winter, these changes begin that will provide more light and heat to your plants.  In spring the days are longer and the plant can be exposed, naturally, to heat and light for longer periods, which is essential for it to eat well and to flourish.  During this time you should make the most of the high temperatures to put it more in the sun, believe me that it will need it and in gratitude it will give you some splendid flowers.

Keep in mind that everything in excess is bad, so you must observe very well the behavior of your plants to provide them only the light they really need, because if you go over it, their leaves and stems will probably start to have brown spots present a drier texture. If this happens to you, move the plant where it is not exposed to direct sunlight and keep in mind that both for plants, humans and any other living being, the most recommended sunlight is that of the morning and more damaging is that of the midday sun.

Thus, up to now the plant will have gone through a fundamental natural process and will only need a small and final push to carry out its flowering.

  1. Fertilizer

It is not that succulents need compost to survive, but it can make your plants grow much healthier and more beautiful (if you do it the right way), not only will it help them to look better, but it can also make them more resistant to the environmental changes to which they may be subjected.

We can support the natural flowering process of the plant with a little fertilizer and here comes the trick… the fertilizer I used was one for tomatoes!  That’s right, because although it sounds strange, this product is what makes tomato plants bloom in their maximum splendor and it works the same with succulents. The secret is that this type of fertilizer is very rich in potassium , a component that promotes flowering, in addition to the general growth of the plant, so many more shoots will emerge and more spectacular flowers will sprout with this type of fertilizer.

Just one more and very important fact! You should only use half the indicated dose in the same product, because, although it is true that it also works in succulents, you should not forget that the product is made for tomato plants that are much more resistant and completely different plants.

Remember that the fertilization process should only be carried out in Spring or Summer, months when the plant is in full growth and is the time during which we want the succulent to bloom.  You should fertilize approximately every four waterings.

Very well! If you respect the whole natural process that the plant must go through and if you also follow my little tips to help its nutrition, you will undoubtedly see healthy succulents grow that will reward you with beautiful flowers symbolizing the rebirth of life, they will fill you with color your spring and they will invite you to blossom with them.

I sincerely and with all my heart hope that this topic has been very useful to you. You can’t imagine the illusion it gives me to think that, like me, you too can make your plants flourish with great success and satisfaction.

Until next time… it will be soon!

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