Succulents Care Guide

Congrats! You just received your new plant! Now what?

1. Getting started with your Succulents

Planter placed besides window with sunlight

Where to place your Succulents

Place it next to a sunny window

Succulents prefers bright direct light. It can adapt to medium light, but growth may slow

Happy planter with illustrated smile

Potting your Succulents

Feel free to immediately repot your Succulents

Unlike most houseplants, Succulents aren't very sensitive to repotting, especially when younger (due to their smaller root systems)

If you purchased a Succulent from us, then don't worry - we'd have done the repotting for you :)

2. Continually caring for your Succulents

Illustrated planter watered using watering can

Watering your Succulents

Water when the soil is completely dry

It is vital to wait for the soil to dry out completely between waterings. We like to use a chopstick to poke the soil from the drainage hole at the bottom; if the chopstick comes out:
1) Clean: your soil is dry and needs a watering
2) Dirty: you'll know the soil is still moist and doesn't need a watering

Rule of thumb: expect to water your plant every 2-3 weeks, and more often with more light. Having said that, soil moisture should be your primary indicator for when you should water your plant

When watering, gently pour until liquid flows through the drainage hole at the bottom and discard any excess water. Remember, never use cold water as this will shock your plant's roots

Cactus plant dressed in warm clothing

Finding your Succulent's favorite temperature

Like most houseplants, Succulents are happiest between 18°C - 30°C

Plant preparing for repotting with bag of soil

Repotting your Succulents

When cared for well, Succulents s can grow quite large and will need to be repotted every year or so to accommodate that growth

When it's time, remember that like cactuses, Succulents like soil with a lot of aeration (because they don't retain as much water/moisture). When your plant is ready for repotting, use a well-drained potting mix that includes ingredients such as perlite or lava rocks

Transfer your Succulent into a pot that's a about 1-2 inches in diameters larger than its current one to give it ample room to grow

Cleaning/dusting plant with dust mop

Cleaning/pruning your Succulents

As with most plants, old foliage on Succulents will eventually die and fall off; we suggest using a tweezer to gently pull them away as this happens

As your Succulents grow, you may notice them collecting dust. When you see this, gently wipe off each leaf top with a damp rag to reveal a healthy shine. This will help your plant soak in more light and breathe through the little pores on its leaves (stomata)

Some common problems with Succulents

1. Shriveling and/or wrinkling

A clear sign of underwatering; time for a drink!

2. Discolored/browning

Usuall due to overwatering; allow the soil to dry out completely (this can take 2-3 weeks), then slowly rewater it, following the watering guide above

3. Dead lower leaves

This is completely normal. Lower leaves naturally wither and die as the plant grows and produces new leaves from the center of the plant. Simply pull off any dead leaves from the plant. Remove any dead leaves that have fallen off into the soil to prevent insects and bugs from hiding in there.

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