Worm Plants are one of the easiest succulent types to care for and are even easier to propagate. Below you will find our complete Worm Plant Care Guide with all the important information you need to help your plant thrive.
I love the sunshine but too much direct light will damage my leaves.
I can be quite sensitive to root rot so be careful not to overwater me.
Please make sure the air isn’t too dry, otherwise, I won’t be a happy plant.
I like a mix that includes peat moss and perlite as these prevent my roots from becoming water-logged.
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Worm Plants, like many other succulent types, love sunshine but can be scorched by the sun if sat in a lot of direct light so it is about finding the right balance.
Make sure that your Worm Plant doesn’t sit in too much water as this can very quickly lead to root rot. Before watering, check that the top few centimetres of the soil is completely dry. In winter, watering once a month or so should suffice.
One great thing about Worm Plants is that they survive well in the natural temperature of your home, in both summer and winter. They aren’t super sensitive to the cold so don’t worry about your plant not making it through the colder seasons.
It is important that if you do fertilise your Worm Plant, that you only do so in spring and summer. We recommend using a specific fertiliser designed for succulents.
When caring for a Worm Plant, one thing you don’t need to worry about is trying to increase humidity levels. If anything, they thrive better in dry air so keep them away from bathrooms and kitchens where the natural humidity level is higher.
One thing you don’t need to worry about when caring for a Worm Plant is repotting. They don’t mind their roots being a little crowded so can happily grow in the same pot for a few years. When you do repot, handle the roots and plant gently to avoid damage.
Be slightly careful about where you place your Worm Plants if you have a pet because they can be a little toxic if digested.
Worm Plants are actually one of the easiest succulents to propagate and you will have great success doing it. Place the cuttings in slightly moist soil in a bright spot. Avoid placing them in direct light as this will scorch the entire cutting.
Here are some common issues that you might run into. It's important to diagnose any issues early to give your plant the best chance of bouncing back.
Wrinkled leaves on a Worm Plant signals your plant needs more water. Check the moisture in the soil and adjust your watering schedule accordingly.
Scorched leaves on a Worm Plant can be due to direct sunlight. Make sure your plant is sat in a spot where it receives bright indirect light.
Worm Plants are susceptible to mealybug infestation. Move your infected plant away from other houseplants and treat with a insecticide.
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