What is the best way to water a succulent plant? At least without a watering can! It is better to submerge the entire plant, soil and all, under water. Make sure that the soil is completely filled with water, it will then drip from the bottom of the pot.
The ideal pot is unglazed and porous, with a hole in the bottom to let excess water out. A good example: the terracotta pot. It is useful to place a water collection tray under the pot.
rule of thumb
The amount of water you give a succulent plant depends on various factors, such as the climate, season, humidity, size of the pot and drainage of the pot.
However, there is a rule of thumb that you can generally follow when watering your succulent: let the soil dry out completely before submerging the plant again. To check this properly, it is best to stick your finger into the soil a few centimeters to feel whether the soil is moist or dry. Not in the mood for dirty fingers? You can also buy a moisture meter at the garden center.
If the potting soil does not dry out, the roots of the plant can sometimes rot. Of course you don’t want that, because then the chance that you can still save the succulent plant is small. It generally takes 7 to 10 days for the soil to dry completely.