Collection: Succulents & Cacti

Succulents require about six hours of sunlight per day, but they also benefit from some shade, so a sheer curtain can be helpful. It's important to gradually introduce newly planted succulents to full sun exposure and provide shade with a curtain to prevent scorching. Rotating the plants frequently can ensure all sides receive enough light and help them stand upright.

Succulents need more water during the spring and summer when they're actively growing, while less watering is needed in the fall and winter. The soil should be dry between waterings to avoid over-watering. Overwatering is the number one way people killed their succulents, and it is suggested to water them by soaking from the bottom, is that ensures that the succulents only absorb as much water as they need, well, also, encouraging the roots to grow downwards.

 

 

Drainage is crucial for succulents, so the container should have a drainage hole. Porous and sandy soil is best for succulents, and store-bought succulent soil or a homemade mix can be used. Water the soil directly until water flows out of the drainage holes. Dust can hinder the growth of succulents, so wipe off the leaves and spines gently with a damp cloth. To prevent pests like gnats and mealybugs, ensure proper drainage and avoid overwatering and overfertilizing. In the summer, light feedings of fertilizer can be given, but be cautious not to overfertilize.