Plant Care FAQs
Not a natural green thumb? It’s easy and fun to take care of plants! Here are a few quick tips on caring for your plants.
Caring for Your Cacti and Succulents
- Water your succulent sparingly. Succulents need little water – too much and they will rot. A good amount of water would be about 1/3 the size of your container.
- Water directly on the soil, not on the plant.
- Make sure the soil is completely dry before the next watering. This may take about a week to 2 weeks, or even a month in between waterings. (Tip: Use our popsicle stick to see if the soil is still moist.)
- Make sure your succulents get some light. If outdoors, bright but not direct sunlight is ideal. If indoors, a spot near the window would be nice. Morning sunlight would be best.
- Succulents need flowing air – but keep them away from drafts that are too hot or too cold such as air from the heater or air conditioner.
Caring for Your Terrarium
- Using a spray bottle, mist the terrarium from the inside and let the water flow or trickle down the side and onto the soil. Never spray directly on the plants. Water it until the soil is wet.
- Once you notice the soil is drying up (you’ll see that it starts to lighten in color) then it’s time for the next watering. Closed terrariums replicate a humid environment so it won’t be a surprise if your terrarium can last at least 2 weeks to a month before you need to water again.
- Keep your terrarium in a bright place, but never leave your terrarium in direct sunlight. This causes a greenhouse effect that is harmful to the plants.
- Check your terrarium for fallen or dried leaves and be sure to remove these immediately. You wouldn’t want them to rot inside your terrarium and cause bacteria to spread.
- In case your terrarium fogs up, you may open it or remove the lid until it clears.
Caring for Your Tillandsia
- Your air plant needs water, too! Give it a good soak for about 20-30 minutes, every two weeks.
- Give it a light mist in between dunks – every day if your air plant is outdoors, every 2 days if your plant is indoors (unless it is a very dry environment, then feel free to mist everyday).
- Make sure your air plant dries within four hours after watering and no water pools in the plant or container.
- Keep them in a bright location, but out of direct sunlight.