Succulents are known for being low maintenance and having long lifespans, which makes them great for people who are always on the go, or first-time plant parents! Continue reading below for specific succulent-plant care instructions.
Most succulent species do not require a lot of watering, as they are drought-tolerant plants that naturally thrive in the desert! We recommend NOT using a watering schedule (eg. watering once a week). Instead, before you water your succulent, feel the soil around the plants. If the soil feels even the slightest bit moist, do not water. Wait until the soil is very dry before giving your planter a thorough watering. The amount of water will vary based on the size of your arrangement, but a good rule of thumb is to water 1 tbsp per width inch of your planter.
Your succulent will do best in the most amount of lighting you can give it. For this reason, we recommend placing your succulent as close to a window as possible (if the pot is small enough, placing on a windowsill is ideal). Succulents can survive in lower lighting, but they will not stay as bright and compact as when you first receive them.
The succulent species we use in our arrangements are tropical or tender varieties, which means they cannot withstand temperatures below 8 degrees celsius. They prefer the temperature to stay between 15 degrees celsius and 30 degrees celsius. If you are transporting your succulent arrangement to give as a gift in the winter months, ensure you wrap the arrangement in plastic or paper, and it does not stay outside for more than 2-3 minutes.
You will notice we like to plant our succulent arrangements very tightly into the planters, as we find this gives them a more unique and full look. Depending on where you place your arrangement, and how much you are watering the plants may start to get too big for the planter, in which case it is time to repot! We recommend repotting your succulent plants in the Springtime and into a container with drainage (to allow excess water to drain out the bottom of the pot to avoid over-watering).