How to Take Care of Korean Succulents?

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How To Take Care Of Korean Succulents

Succulents have various varieties and one of those is Korean succulents. These are beautiful succulents that are very popular nowadays. 

Korean succulents are vibrant and have a beautiful appearance. These are the hybrid succulents that are imported from Korea, therefore called Korean succulents.

When it comes to caring for Korean succulents, many people ask me this question: How to take care of Korean succulents? Let’s quickly get to know:

To take care of Korean succulents, consider having a great watering schedule, good potting soil, and making sure to give light for a few hours daily. These succulents need the same care which we use for other succulents. Also, Korean succulents are very low maintenance and easy to care for.

Korean succulents are hybrid succulents, these crossbred succulents are very popular and are in high demand due to their vibrant appearance. 

Many of my friends have brought these beautiful succulents but they struggle while taking care of them. Often people are confused about the caring process of such succulents. Let’s get to know about it. 

Taking care of Korean succulents

How To Take Care Of Korean Succulents?

Korean succulents are low maintenance and do not need much care and attention. For taking care of these succulents, here are a few things to consider. 

1. Watering Schedule 

watering korean succulents

Just like any succulent varieties, these Korean succulents do not have to be overwatered or underwatered. They need to be watered correctly and according to their requirements. 

For that, you must use the soak and dry method. I use this method for watering my succulents and it is the perfect way to water the succulents. 

You need to water them only when the soil is completely dry. To know that, dip the fingertip into the soil and check whether the soil is dry, and then consider watering. 

The other way to water them is to water them once a week. This is another great way of watering succulents. But the soak and dry method will help you understand the watering requirements of succulents correctly.

2. Give them Light

giving light to korean succulents

Succulents love light, they are desert plants and are habitual of thriving in the extreme climate. Korean succulents are crossbred and they too like to grow in the light. 

They should be kept in light for at least 2-3 hours daily. A few varieties of succulents need 5-6 hours of light, but when it comes to Korean succulents, they grow well in partial sunlight. 

Keep them near the windows so that they can get partial light throughout the day. If you live in a region where it is impossible to get sunlight, then you can consider keeping them under the grow lights or normal LED lights

Go for the grow lights if you have a budget otherwise normal LED lights will also do a great job. During winters, I keep my succulents near the windows during the daytime, and under the lights throughout the night.

3. Fast Draining Potting Soil

succulent potting soil

Korean succulents come without soil most of the time when you buy them, so you must pot them in a good potting soil that drains faster. 

Do not water them for a week at least, give some time to the roots for settling in the soil. Consider fast-draining potting soil because it flushes away all the excess water from the soil and retains only moisture in it. 

This avoids the overwatering problems and rotting of the roots. This type of soil dries way faster and succulents stay healthy in it. 

You can also make your potting mix by adding a ⅓  portion of each: soil, perlite, and cocopeat, then mix it. This potting mix is fast draining as well as nutrient-rich.

4. Pots with drainage holes

Succulents do not like to sit in water for long that damages them and invites rotting. Therefore, with fast-draining soil, it is important to have pots with drainage holes underneath. 

Such pots will flush away all the excess water from the pot and will keep the soil and roots dry. This type of combination is best suited for the succulents, they grow healthy in it by having a good drainage system overall. 

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5. Fertilization

succulent fertilizer

The other way to care for the Korean succulents is by fertilizing them regularly. Succulents need that extra source of nutrients for their healthy growth. 

Although the soil has a lot of nutrients in it, they do not have all the nutrients. So you must fertilize them once a month at least to keep them healthy. 

While fertilizing them make sure to use organic fertilizers as the chemical ones damage the succulents. Do not fertilize them during the winters as most of the succulents go dormant in winter. 

Fertilize the succulents in their growing season which is right before the winters. To know more about it make sure to visit:

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6. Look For the Bugs and Fungal Infection 

bugs on succulents

Lastly, inspect the plant frequently and look for bugs and infections. If you spot any bug infestation (in this case they are mostly mealybugs) then consider isolating the plant. 

As mealybugs spread rapidly from one plant to another. Then apply pesticides on them till they have completely vanished. 

For fungal infection look for the soggy leaves or white, brown spots. Then apply the fungicides to the infected area for treating the succulents. Make sure to use organic fungicides or homemade ones. To know more visit:

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FAQ:

Can you propagate Korean succulents?

Yes, you can propagate Korean succulents just like normal succulents. For propagating, use the stem cuttings. The other way is to use leaf propagation. Simply take the cuttings and then plant them, after a few days they will grow beautifully.

How do you water Korean succulents?

For watering Korean succulents, pour the water directly into the soil thoroughly. Avoid watering on the leaves, which can cause rot due to an increase in the plant’s humidity. Water them by using the soak and dry method or once a week.

Why are Korean succulents so colorful?

Korean succulents are crossbred and that is why they are usually vibrant and beautiful. Hybrid succulents are usually colorful and are appealing. 

How can you tell a Korean succulent?

To identify the Korean succulents make sure to notice their appearance. They are very colorful and look very pretty. Succulents have green fleshy leaves and these Korean succulents have colorful leaves like red, pink, lavender, etc. 

What succulents are native to Korea?

There are a few succulents that are native to Korea. Here is the list of them:
Sedum Aizoon
Orostchys Malacophylla
Sedum sarmentosum
Orostchys Japonica

Final Thoughts

Korean succulents are low maintenance they do not need much attention. You just need to take care of few things to keep them healthy. Give them light, water and look out for bugs once in a while. 

I hope you found this article helpful. Do share this information with others. 

Happy Planting!!

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