1. Sunlight, water, fertilizer (typical)
2. Some succulents are "water-tolerant" as I like calling them. These succulents somehow survive a bath everyday. I had a K. Delgoensis and I can't miss watering every other day or so or else its leaves would dry out for some reason, it wasn't even in full sun.
3. Succulent cuttings mustn't be put in wet soil, they rot (Why? It's not like they have roots already, or do they?)
4. In contrary to the belief that succulents and cacti come from deserts and receive full sun, some of them are actually scorched and even die when given too much sunlight
5. Experiment with [some] your plants and be on the safe side. This is what I do when I get a new plant, I don't know its species and I can't find it. By experimenting, I mean observing (unlike the chemistry you do at school) and gradually changing its environment. For instance, a small bucida bonsai cannot tolerate full sun (i know this because i had one and it died and i was so sad it was given to me by my classmate on christmas break), while a bigger bucida can tolerate full sun and you probably know this but, you'll know if a plant lacks sunlight because they'll have longer stems
or maybe you put your plant on sunlight on a sunny day and observe it, if its foliage (or leaves, are they the same?, these jargons =.= ) starts to soften, you might want to put it back in the shade and record how many hours of sunlight it needs, or perhaps try filtered light
6. take pictures of plants when you first bought them. i do this, too and i save them on my laptop and i now have at least 1800 of them ;). take pictures and compare. this is important when you repot a plant, or do something else to it. experiment on the plant and perhaps for a few months or weeks, take a recent picture and compare it to the pic on when you bought it
P.S. I'm not leaving. I'm just making this 'cuz I'm suuuuper bored.
Hope it helped.
Edited by Volle, 14 April 2012 - 03:29 PM.