Posted October 4, 2023
Succulents have taken the gardening world by storm, capturing hearts with their stunning shapes, colors, and textures. At the October 3 Rotary Club of East Montgomery County luncheon, Gay Campbell, a seasoned Master Gardener, shared her knowledge of these unique plants.

Campbell talked about how to care for succulent plants and emphasized the following key points:

  • Light: Succulents love sunlight, so providing them with bright, indirect light is essential. 

  • Watering: Overwatering is a common mistake when caring for succulents. Campbell advised the audience to water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. 

  • Soil: Well-draining soil is crucial for succulents. 

  • Containers: Choose containers with drainage holes to prevent water from accumulating at the bottom. (The master gardener brought numerous unique potted succulents to give to Rotarians.)

  • Temperature: Succulents thrive in temperatures between 60°F to 80°F. They can tolerate occasional drops below this range but should be protected from frost.

As we continue to appreciate the beauty and simplicity of succulents, we can thank experts like Gay Campbell for sharing their passion and knowledge with the world.