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Indoor Plant Care Guide
Depending on the size of your terrarium or planter, we generally recommend that you water your succulent with 20-50 ml of water or 2-4 tablespoons (per succulent) every 2 weeks.
Your succulents should be kept at room temperature and receive at least 6 hours of direct or indirect sunlight every day.
Allow for the soil in your container to dry out before you water your terrarium again.
When watering your terrarium, make sure to water the soil surrounding the roots of your plant — do NOT water directly on top of the leaves of the plant.
For smaller terrariums, we generally recommend watering your plant with 20-30 ml of water 2-3 tablespoons. For larger terrariums, we recommend 40-60 ml or 4-5 tablespoons.
If your terrarium is kept in a particularly hot room and/or receives intense sunlight during the day, you may need to water your terrarium more frequently — we recommend about once a week.
If your terrarium is in a colder room, we may recommend that you water your terrarium less frequently — around once every 3 weeks.
If your terrarium has a cactus, we recommend that you only water this particular plant with 20-50 ml of water or 2-4 tablespoons of water once a month depending on the size of the terrarium. Please allow the soil to fully dry before watering.
Notice: All succulents are unique, and you may need to pay close attention to your plant to find its perfect watering schedule. The watering instructions above are what we have personally found to work for us in our shop. Please keep in mind that the environment you keep your succulent or terrarium in may differ from ours and no two plants are alike. Therefore, your watering routine may not be exactly the same as ours. We strongly recommend checking on your plant and its soil to learn how much water your plant needs and how frequently it needs it.
Airplant Care Guide
Spray a fine mist of room temperature water onto the leave of the airplant until the water drips off of the leaves
Make sure the water is no colder than room temperature
This can cause stress to your airplant - can lead to brown and brittle leaves.
Repeat 2-3 times per week during the summer, spring, and fall, less during the winter
Fill a sink or bowl with room temperature water and soak your airplant for 30 minutes
After 30 minutes have passed, remove your airplant from water and shake off excess
Repeat this process only once a week
Only one method of watering is necessary, do not water both ways or more than 3 times a week!
If your airplant’s leaves start to curl inward soak your airplant in a bowl of room temperature water overnight and shake off in the morning
Set the air plant near an east-, west- or south-facing window, not in direct sunlight
Can be set directly in front of the window if a sheer curtain is hung between the plant and window
Inadequate light will cause slow growth and pale leaves. Excessive light will turn the leaves tan, dry and brittle
(Optional) Use a fluorescent lamp to provide additional light - helpful if there isn't a bright, sunny window in the house
Use a special fluorescent bulb designed for plants that provides full spectrum light
Set the light up so that the bulb is 6 to 8 inches above the plant and leave it on for 12 to 18 hrs.
Light should be turned on in the morning around sunrise and turned off 12 to 18 hours later.
Air plants require healthy air circulation
If they do not dry quickly the air plant could develop crown rot
Do not place them too close to other plants, walls or furniture
If air circulation is a problem, set up a fan so that it blows away from the plant
Turn it on for an hour or so once or twice a day
Make sure the fan doesn't blow directly on the plant
Outdoor Plant Care Guide
Outdoor succulents and cacti will do well in direct sunlight! If you notice their leaves start to pucker, however, move them to an area with more shade and gradually expose them to more sunlight until their leaves return to normal. It really depends on the type of plant!
You can water your outdoor succulents and cacti once or twice a week during the spring and summer months and make sure you check the soil first! Remember, wet soil is an indicator that your plant does not need to be watered. If your plant’s soil is damp for a week or more, there is no need to water it! During the winter months, you can scale back the watering to once every 10-14 days, a month, or as needed when soil is dry. Again, this depends on the type of plant(s), so make sure you check the soil and do additional research on your plant if necessary.
Additionally, like indoor plants, outdoor succulents and cacti should be watered carefully. Never ever with a spray bottle or mister! Watering the plant directly onto the leaves can lead to rot and fungal growth. Instead, water carefully around the base of the plant, or use a syringe to get right to the roots!
Cold hardy succulents will do well year-round outdoors. They can tolerate freezing temperatures for extended periods of time, though many varieties will go partially or fully dormant in late fall (e.g. Hardy Sedum). If your plants look puckered or scorched, move them to a shadier spot, or even indoors until temperatures drop.
If you are following healthy practices for your succulents and cacti, bugs should not be a problem. The bugs that most commonly feed on succulents are gnats, but they can be avoided by using a well-draining soil mix and allowing your soil to dry in between watering. Additionally, mealy bugs can also pose a problem for your plant. Thankfully, mealy bugs can be easily taken care of- simply wipe them off with a rubbing alcohol-soaked q-tip.