Plant Care

care succulents

varieties echeveria, aeonium, panda plant, jade, crassula, donkey tail, string-of-pearls, mother-of-millions, flapjack, and more!

light succulents like bright direct sunlight.  south and east facing windows offer the best indoor light conditions… at least six hours of sunlight is optimal.  jade is one succulent variety that can endure a slightly more versatile set of conditions, including bright indirect light (slower growth is likely to occur in these conditions).

water generally, succulents can be watered every 10-14 days.  because succulents store water in their leaves, they do not need large amounts of water.  a couple of tablespoons of water directly into the dirt at the base of the plant should be enough (some larger plants may take more water).  do NOT mist succulents with a spray bottle.  water directly on the leaves and/or over watering may result in rot.  when erring on the side of caution, it is better to under water than over water.

jade can go longer between waterings, closer to a month.  when watering jade, fully saturate and let dry completely between waterings.  all succulents soil should dry out between waterings.

containers avoid containers that do not have drainage holes. plant succulents in well drained soil, add a layer of rock in the bottom of the pot for additional drainage.

care airplants & tillandsia

water airplants absorb moisture and nutrients through their leaves.  water airplants 3-4 times/week, fulling soaking the plant with a spray bottle or water nozzle.  simply misting will not be quite enough (water should be rolling off plant).  if airplant is not watered frequently enough, it will start to dry out and leaves will curl.  this situation can be remedied by completely submerging the airplant in water for a couple of hours.  the regular watering schedule should be reinstated after the long soak.  when temperatures are hot and/or dry, more frequent watering may be necessary.  larger leaved airplants, which might trap water in their leaves, should be drained upside down to avoid rot or disease.

light airplants require bright indirect light or filtered light.  place your airplant next to a window facing south, east or west.  do not place in direct sunlight.

containers/display airplants are classified as epiphytes.  they can use their root system to attach themselves to trees or rocks and have countless indoor mounting options.  using a curly branch, found log, vintage tea cup or hanging orb to display your plant, are just a few of the many options.  avoid mounting airplants to surfaces without drainage.  plants left sitting in water will be prone to rot.  remove airplants for watering if they are displayed in containers without drainage. do not plant in dirt.

flowers flowering occurs in most varieties from winter through early spring.  color and bloom type vary.  leaves will often change color as plant approaches bloom.  monthly fertilization may help increase bloom cycle, but is not necessary.  consult our staff or another professional source for advice on fertilizing airplants.  airplants should not be over fertilized.