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Keep in mind that these are general guidelines only
*Provide succulent plants with full sun or direct bright light. A Southern or Western [Northern or Eastern] facing window is ideal if you live in the Northern [Southern] hemisphere. Gradually put your plants outdoors in the summer weather, then bring inside for winter.
*Ideal temperatures are between 70-85 degrees F (20-30 degrees C) during the day and no lower than 40 degrees F (4 degrees C) at night.
*Do not overwater. With succulents, less is more. Let the soil dry completely before watering again.
*Dry soil is necessary. Succulents should be potted in a fast-draining mixture. The grittier the better, and if you think you may have an issue over watering then add more sand or perlite to your mixture.
If you are new to growing succulents, glass terrariums are not the best place to start. The combination of lack of drainage (even with rocks at the bottom!) and high humidity usually means that most succulents will succumb to rot. Pot the plants up in something other than a glass globe. Terracotta pots are cheap. Ordinary plastic pots with lots of holes are fine too. Please take a look at the grow tips thread for more information.
For a complete list of care tips, visit our Grow Tips thread!
A more recent [Guide to succulents and potted plants] (https://www.reddit.com/r/succulents/comments/5jl1d2/potential_rsucculents_care_guide/) was compiled by /u/CrunchySushi
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