Succulent and Cactus Care
Succulents are easy to care for, they require infrequent watering and at least 4-6 hours of direct/indirect sunlight per day.
When watering, first check the soil at least 1-2" below the top of the pot and ensure the soil is dry. If in doubt, wait a day or two more.
Water the soil around the flowers (do not pour water on leaves) and water until you see it run out the drainage hole at the bottom of the pot. Allow the soil to completely dry out before watering again.
Snake Plants (Sansevieria)
Snake plant is an ideal choice for beginners because it is difficult to kill. It's great in a container and grows well on the floor or on tabletop displays. This plant is drought-resistant but is susceptible to overwatering which lead to root rot. Only water the plant if the soil feels dry. These plants can go two months between waterings in the winter months. In warmer months, water them every three to four weeks.
Snake plants prefer indirect but steady light with some direct sun. They can adapt to full sun conditions (indoors) and will also survive dimly lit situations.
Indoor Vs Outdoor
Succulents can thrive both indoors and outdoors, with proper care. If placed outdoors, they do best with morning sun and afternoon shade. It's important to protect the plants during winter's freezing temperatures (40 or below) and summer's (90+) degree weather. In the summertime, you will water your plant more frequently, depending on the size of your pot, sometimes as frequent as every three days.
Indoors they do best when they can receive 4-6 hours of sunlight. You will water them less indoors since the temperature is more regulated.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia usually grows rather slowly. It isn’t necessary to repot yearly. However, it will stay small if kept in a smaller pot. I will usually replant them in a larger pot to allow more growth. It is not necessary to repot for another 2 years.
ZZ's will survive in very low light conditions. That’s why it is suitable for use in the office or even in poorly lit rooms like bathrooms. However, for it to thrive and grow, put it in a very well-lit place while avoiding direct sunlight.
Watering in summer - your Raven will thrive when watered thoroughly every two weeks.
Watering in winter - this dormant phase means the raven ZZ plant only needs water once a month.
The Peperomia plant is a smart choice for
beginner houseplant enthusiasts.
Peperomia plants need medium to bright
light to maintain their vibrant foliage colors.
The Peperomia plants do not need frequent watering to maintain vigor. Allow the surface of the soil to dry out
The boobie cactus, like any other succulent, is relatively easy to care for thanks to their hardy nature. Water regularly during the spring and summer months, but keep the soil dry in winter months, watering just enough so the plant does not shrivel. During growing season, the boobie cactus should be kept in a location with plenty of direct sunlight. Move the plant at the start of winter to a location with bright indirect light to allow it to go dormant.
The coral cactus, or the Euphorbia lactea Cristata, is an unusual and incredibly unique succulent. This succulent is a combination of two succulents grafted together. The name “coral cactus” may be misleading as coral cactuses are, in fact, succulents and not of the cactus family.
Always err on the side of watering your coral cactus less rather than more. Succulents are very sensitive to overwatering, and root rot and death can happen quicker than you think.
A great way to know whether you should water your plant is to check underneath the pot and see if the soil is dry. Once the soil is dry, you can water your coral cactus until the soil is soaked. Allow 1-2 weeks before watering again, or check the soil to see if it’s dry.
Let's grow together.