Caring for your Plants
Succulents require at least 8 to 12 hours of sun a day to maintain it's shape and colour.
Only water when the soil is completely dry to touch.
Stick your finger or even a bamboo stick into the soil and leave it there for awhile. If the soil is damp, do not water. Only water when the soil in the pot is completely dried out. This will make your succulents grow stronger roots and allows sufficient air to reach their roots to ensure a healthy root growth.
It is easier to water succulents with a pot with draining holes. As, you water them till water comes out the bottom.
However, if you have a pot without holes, measure up sufficient water – approximately ¼ of the pot, then pour it into the pot. Do not water until all soil has dried up.
WELL DRAINING SOIL
Well draining soil is very important for succulent growth. All of our succulents are potted in well draining soil that are specially mixed by us to ensure that the succulents are in a happy place. :)
Caring for your Pots
WOOD / BAMBOO
If your pot is made out of Wood, be very careful to not let water sit in it for too long, as this will cause the wood to rot. Allow it to dry completely if you accidentally wet it.
Our wooden pots have been lined with plastic. So, it is safe to grow your succulents in them. However, ensure that you water from the centre and allow the water to soak down and not spill over the side.
GLASS / CERAMIC
Most of our pots are made out of glass or Ceramic.
This includes our famous Mini Pots and Mini Premium Pots.
If you bought a glass or Ceramic pot, handle it with care. As, knocking, scratching or mishandling can cause the external surfaces to chip and thus affect the finish of the product.
To ensure that your product stays pretty for a long long time, ensure that you keep sharp objects away from the pots.
It is always harder to grow succulents in a pot that doesn't have draining holes.
If you are a beginner, it is always better to find a pot that has draining holes down the bottom to avoid over-watering and ensuring that the roots are aerated properly.
To ensure that your succulents grow healthily, change the soil and allow your succulent roots to aerate regularly.
Something looks wrong
WHY DOES MY SUCCULENT STRETCH OUT?
This is a sign that your succulent is not getting the sunlight it requires and is trying to reach out for more sun.
STEM TURNING BLACK
If the stem or leaves turn black near the stem, check your soil as you might have over watered them and they are rotting.
SUCCULENT LEAVES ARE FALLING OFF REALLY EASILY
Other than the donkey tail, and Sedum Ruborthica, which leaves naturally fall off easily, if your leaves are falling off, it is the first signs of over watering.
SOME LEAVES ARE TURNING BROWN
It is perfectly normal for succulents' leaves to turn brown, wilt and die. If the leaves are only browning at the bottom, there is no need to be worry.
If the leaves are turning brown at the top, it means that there is too much sun. Move the succulents so that they have more indirect sun rather than direct sun.If you want to place them in the garden eventually, gradually expose them to more sun each week. Monitor the succulents closely to watch for burns.
SOMETHING BROWN IN A WHITE FUR BALL?
It might be mealy bugs. Mealy bugs are a very common