CARING FOR SUCCULENTS

  • WATER: Water just enough to wet the top soil.  Be sure to let the soil dry completely before watering again. Succulents can easily be overwatered, so be aware of shriveled or translucent leaves, and blackened stems.

  • TEMPERATURE / LIGHT: Succulents prefer a dry and bright environment.  Indoor plants should be exposed to natural daylight (i.e. southern exposure), although some species prefer indirect sunlight.  If you are planting a cluster of succulents, try to position the pot for maximum daylight, rotating every so often.


CARING FOR CACTI

  • WATER: Water about once a month, just enough to wet the top soil.  Avoid or remove any excess water that is not absorbed by the soil.

  • TEMPERATURE / LIGHT: Cacti prefer a very dry and bright environment.  Indoor plants should be exposed to natural daylight (i.e. southern exposure), about 6-8 hours each day and should not be left in front of drafty windowsills.


CARING FOR AIR PLANTS

  • WATER: Air Plants should be watered bi-weekly depending on general humidity; it is recommended to mist it 2-3 times weekly if you are in a dry climate (includes air conditioned interiors) and once per week in humid climates. Non-blooming air plants can be watered by giving them a 20-30 minute water bath, while non-blooming air plans can be rinsed under running water.  After watering, make sure to shake off any excess water and let dry completely.  You can replace some “water bath” waterings with spraying or misting, applying just enough to lightly cover the plant.  It is also important to give your air plants an occasional deep soak, about once per month, and let rest in water for 1-2 hours.

  • TEMPERATURE / LIGHT: Air plants prefer bright, indirect light and do well with most interior temperature settings - warmer during the day and cooler at night.


CARING FOR ORCHIDS

  • WATER: Evenly water the soil directly from a slow, running stream of water every 15 days, just enough to get the soil full of water but not completely soaked.  Smaller orchid plants should follow the same process every 10 days. You should allow the soil to dry out between waterings, but do not allow it to become completely dry.  If you accidentally overwater the soil, you can remove excess water by removing the plastic planting tray from the decorative vessel, and allowing it to drip dry before returning it to the decorative vessel. 

  • TEMPERATURE / LIGHT: Orchids prefer indirect light at bright to medium intensities.  They can survive well in moderate, interior temperatures but be sure to avoid extreme cool or hot zones in your home or office (i.e. not in front of an air vent).