One of the best things about succulents is how easy they are to grow and care for they survive on minimal water, require very little maintenance and look fantastic year round.
These important tips will keep your plants thriving for months to come!
Succulents love the sun and they need plenty of direct sun light to keep their beautiful colours and compact form. Many will even survive quite well in full sun. Succulents can also be enjoyed inside. We recommend you bring them inside for parties, events and special occasions and then return them outside where they'll be most happy. Most succulents require either filtered sun all day or at least 3-4 hours of direct sun each day.
A succulent bowl or pot is watered when the soil is completely dry and the leaves aren't plump, this is because the stems and roots of succulents can rot quickly in damp conditions and if the soil is too wet. Generally, succulents require water no more than a good soaking 1 - 2 times per week while the plants are actively growing.
Many succulents require no water during winter, because the plants are not in an active growth phase. Water sparingly during winter and only if the leaves begin to wrinkle.
As your succulents grow, the leaves at the base of each plant will gradually brown, wither and die off. Remove dead leaves (which should pull away easily) to keep your bowl or pot looking lush and healthy. We find it easiest to do this with tweezers.
Adding a thin layer of pebbles on top of potting mix helps keep the plants dry and avoids root rot.