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Caring For Your Succulents

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Succulents are all the rage right now, and with good reason! So many interesting shapes and textures AND they're easy to care for!


Whether you pot them up individually, or plant them in a terrarium or other interesting planter, succulents are an easy addition to your home!

  • Light; Succulents prefer bright light. The plant will tell you if it's getting the right amount of light. Too much and the leaves may scorch and turn brown or white. This can happen when keeping them indoors by a window. Too little, the plant will start to stretch and the leaves will become more spaced out, as it's trying to reach the light.
  • Temperature; Succulents are much more cold-tolerant that you might think. In the desert, there is often a marked contrast between night and day. Succulents thrive in colder nights, getting down as low as 4 degrees. However, most of them don't like frost. Succulents ideally like daytime temps between 21 and 29 degrees and night time temps between 10 and 12 degrees.
  • Potting Soils; Succulents should be potted in a fast draining mixture. Our Country Basket Potting Mix is ideal for succulents.
  • Watering; Potted succulents should be watered generously, allowing the potting mix to dry out between waterings. Overwatering causes plant rot which is the single most common of cause of death. NEVER let your succulent sit in water.

Note; Succulents will lose leaves from the bottom up as they grow, which is normal.

Fact; Cacti are a unique subset of the succulent group. All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us by phone, email or pop into the Flower Boutique.


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