Succulent Care Guide
How to Care for Succulents
Watering Your Succulents
We follow the "soak and dry" method. Succulents like to have their roots soaked with water but then dry out quickly. Then, water again after the soil has been dry. Avoid overwatering by watering checking your succulents once a week to every other week - only watering when soil is dry. Typically every 3-4 weeks.
We like to use these squeeze bottles to focus the water on the soil.
These are hardy little things and can thrive even if forgotten about for a few extra weeks.
Sunning Your Succulents
Our succulents are generally meant for indoor use because most do not last through our harsh winters here in zone 6b. They can be put outdoors during the warmer months but should be brought in before the first frost. With that said succulents generally do best with a combination of direct and indirect sunlight - perfect placements are near a south or east-facing windows that get 3-6 hours of sun. Give a space a try - if you notice your succulent changing color or looking a little grim - try finding it a sunnier location.
After a year or so of owning your arrangement, if your succulents are starting to outgrow their original container we offer a Rehoming service. Based on the size, we offer a flat rate to rehome your original plants into a new larger vintage piece of your choosing out of our available inventory.
If repotting yourself, we recommend this potting soil for succulents.
If you like the current container and want it repotted with younger succulents we can do that as well!
Get Rid of Bugs
While pests are rare for indoor succulents, occasionally you may have to deal with bugs. Gnats are attracted to damp soils. To get rid of gnats, their eggs and larvae, spray the soil with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol. Mealybugs are another pest succulent owners have to deal with. Overwatering and overfertilizing are common attractors of mealybugs. Move infected plants away from other succulents and spray with
70 percent isopropyl alcohol.
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