Herlo there! Thanks for the encouragement, it really means alot to me!
Where are you from? When I first started growing succulents, I can’t find any succulents guides for people who are living in a tropical country at all. I then started reaching out to forums and even searching facebook pages for any relative info. Turned out I found a small group of succulents lovers here in my country, and as we grew bigger we formed a facebook group dedicated to succulents lover in Malaysia.
But generally, i would say for beginners, you definitely need to “kill” a certain amount of succulents before you get the hang of it. It happened to me hahaha, I lost count of how many plants that died on my hands.
1) When in doubt, don’t water, especially when it rains a lot! Try not to water them on the leaves because if sunlight beamed through the water droplets on their leaves, you can imagine a magnifier burning an ant…
2) Succulents loooooves sunlight, especially that from 8~11am, 1.30~5pm.
Yes, direct as in direct sunlight! I find them really loving it! BUT BUT if the weather is suddenly turning really hot it’s best to keep them inside until the heat recedes. Also, some species really don’t like sunlight that much at all, for example the haworthias that grow well under shades. When you see burnt marks on leaves or if your succulents turned really dried up and dark, that’s when you should reduce the sunlight.
I know most of my succulents names in Chinese but sometimes I am really too lazy to search for its English name :P I will try to regardless!
Thanks for writing me and let’s keep in touch!