Basic Succulent Care My Our Arrangements

Updated: Jan 4, 2019



Just in case you lost the little slip of paper I included with your purchase, here are some of my favorite tricks to keeping your plants healthy and happy!


Expose your new plant to reasonable sun, but also allow for time in indirect sunlight or shade if leaves become burnt. *In the winter, be cautious of how closely it sits to a window, as it may cause the plant to get cold or show scaring on the leaves.


Do not over water. Wait until the soil is completely dried out before watering. This can sometimes take up to 2-4 weeks in the summer and 4-6 weeks in the winter due to winter dormancy of most succulents.


Make sure there is good air circulation! Over head ceiling fans can work miracles in your plant room! If you feel like your plant is too damp after watering (leaves shriveling up and falling off, or stem becomes soggy), place a fan on low setting above or nearby to help dry the soil faster. Consider getting a small LED light for use during the darker winter months! You'll be amazed at what good it will do for your plants!


Also consider getting some cactus "plant food" - your plants will grow faster with the added nutrients from both! Plant food is cheap and can be used for months when diluted with water. Always use less solution to water than directed.


Finally.. love your plant as much as I do! When the urge to water comes before the soil is dry, give your plant a pep talk to grow bigger instead! If a leaf falls off, just toss it on the soil and it may grow a totally new plant for you!


Remember: DO NOT OVERWATER! These plants typically grow in the desert so they enjoy drying out between waterings. They can go an unbearably long time between waterings!



I have enjoyed many hours caring for each and every plant in your new arrangement. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any future questions! I am here to help!

Email me at Greenthumbsuccs@gmail.com and I will get back to you as quickly as I can!




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Kenzy Ellerbe

Plant Whisperer @ Green Thumb Succulents

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