Succulent Moisture Meters | What They Are And How to Use Them

Succulent Moisture Meters are a great tool to use when it comes to watering your succulent plants. This easy to use tool is possibly the easiest way to avoid under or over watering your succulent plants. When using a moisture meter with succulents, it's important to ensure that you are using a reputable succulent moisture meter and that you know how to operate this basic tool. In today's article we are going to give you an easy step by step guide for using this must have succulent care tool.

A few things to remember...

  • Most moisture meters work using solar power. So you'll need to be under good lighting for it to work well.

  • Some meters have settings for PH and lighting as well. Be sure to know which setting you are using.

  • Be sure to stick the meter into the soil at least 1 inch down. You want to have the end of the meter stick around the level that your plants roots will be at.

A few things to remember...

  • Most moisture meters work using solar power. So you'll need to be under good lighting for it to work well.

  • Some meters have settings for PH and lighting as well. Be sure to know which setting you are using.

  • Be sure to stick the meter into the soil at least 1 inch down. You want to have the end of the meter stick around the level that your plants roots will be at.

Succulent Moisture Meter Tutorial Video

Why Would You Want To Use a Moisture Meter With Succulents?

When it comes to succulents, the most common issue we hear about by far is the case where someone has over watered their plants. Succulents are very unique in their drought tolerant abilities. This is because succulents actually hold extra water inside of their leaves. That is why they are called succulents! So when it comes to knowing when to water and when not to water; a tool like a moisture meter can be a lifesaver. In short, a succulent moisture meter is a cheap and easy way to avoid over watering; which is the most common cause of death for succulents.

What Moisture Meter Do We Recommend?

What To Look For, When Purchasing a Moisture Meter.

While browsing the different options available, you will see that most moisture meters are basically the same, with a few exceptions.

First, look for a moisture meter that is not battery powered. You won't want to worry about running out of battery or potentially forgetting about the meter and having the battery acid leak over time which can ruin the moisture meter.

Second, you want to ensure that the moisture meter you are looking into purchasing has some reviews behind it. There are a lot of cheaply made succulent moisture meters out there that you should avoid. Make sure the one you purchase has at least 5 customer reviews.

Finally, you do not need this but it is definitely a bonus... Look for moisture meters that have extra features. For example, the one that we recommend and sell also has a measurement for lighting and PH of your soil. Again, these are not needed, but are nice to have.

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