How do I get my succulent to bloom?

Asked by Walter Cropp on September 09, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Landscaping

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The majority of succulents need intense light in order to bloom so that they can photosynthesise enough food from the sun to start flowering. If you want to make your succulent flower, it's best to keep it by an eastern or southern window where they will get plenty of sunlight for this_purpose.

How do you trim a succulent flower? Cut through the stem within 1/2 inch of the desired leaf or node. Make the cut at a 45-degree angle using a clean, sharp knife. Remove up to a third of each stem's length as you prune. For trailing succulent varieties, vary the length of each pruned stem to give theplant more visual interest.

Should I cut the flowers off my succulents? Depending on the type of succulent plant, the flowers usually stay in bloom for weeks or even months before the blooms start to close and dry up. It is best to cut off the bloom stalks once the plant is done_blooming.

Can I cut a succulent that is too tall? If the cutting is very tall – more than 5 inches (1.27 cm.) – you can cut it again into a more manageable size.Let each cut end dry out before planting. With succulents you rarely need a rooting hormone, but it might help roots establish more quickly.