Succulents love light and need about six hours of sun per day, depending on the type of succulent. Newly planted succulents can scorch in direct sunlight, so you may need to gradually introduce them to full sun exposure.
Succulents will lean towards the sun, so rotating them will help them stand up straight.
During the spring and summer, the plants are thriving and drinking up much more water than when they’re resting in the fall and winter. Water when the top 50% of soil is dry. Water the soil only, try to keep the foliage dry; don’t use a spray bottle to water your succulents – misting can cause brittle roots and moldy leaves.
Succulents don’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Succulents need soil that drains, so regular potting soil—or dirt from your yard—won’t do. Choose cactus soil or mix potting soil with sand, pumice, or perlite.
Gnats are attracted to succulents that are planted in soil that is too wet and doesn’t have proper drainage. To get rid of eggs and larvae, spray the soil with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.