These are the 4 things all plants need: adequate light, water, nutrients (to a lesser extent in the form of fertilizers), and let's not forget, lots of LOVE.
Trim off wilted/rotten leaves regularly to ensure they’re at their maximum beauty and health. To promote future blooms, dehead (cut off) flowers when they dry up.
Direct sunlight for the majority of the day (>6hrs), including a good deal of that toasty midday sun (~12pm).
Ensure a full dose of the morning or afternoon's direct sun, and indirect (reflected) light for the rest of the day.
A pinch of direct sunlight (1-2hrs), and indirect/filtered sunlight, or bright indoor lights for the rest of the day.
Eg: Open-air spaces...
Eg: Well-lit indoor areas...
Plants can persist within a range of of conditions.
Don't be too stressed out about the details... unless you're doing the extreme opposite.
Feel free to ask us questions!
Water recommendations on our plants are general consumptions patterns you can follow.
But, external circumstances may mean less water is required.
E.g. If the area is more humid, cooler, or your plant's pot doesn't have drainage holes,
water persists longer than usual, and you should adjust down accordingly.
Rules of Thumb (except for succulents):
Water when soil feels dry.
No drainage holes? Less than a quarter of the pot volume.
Drainage holes, yes? Water till it seeps out the bottom, clearing the excess.
The soil should feel moist, but not soggy.
What Kind Should I Use?
Nitrate rich for an extra lush burst of leafy green
Phosphorus rich spurs more fresh flowering blooms
Phosphorus & Potassium rich helps flowers get fruiting
A Little Goes a Long Way
A good gauge of the right amount will be around 5% of the soil surface area. Eg: 1/3 Tablespoon for a pot of 14cm diameter.
It's a pleasure to eat what we grow. But want to be sure what goes onto your plate is organic? For edibles, you can use our Organic Fertilizer. A balanced amount of nutrients that is sufficient for promoting leafing, flowering, & fruiting!
... and too much?
Too much and you're playing with fire. Never over-fertilize, or you will burn and kill your plant :(
They thrive in bright partial sun.
(Eg: window/ corridor/ balcony).
When provided with a good amount of sun, their colours become more vivid. If they were to be placed on a office table with no sun at all, simply bring it to the window for some sun 2-3 days per week or place it under an indoor light source.
ONCE A WEEK
Never water excessively as succulents are prone to root rot if overwatered!
You may water more often if your area is hot, but always remember the rule of making sure the soil dries up completely in between waterings. AVOID wetting the leaves as water that don’t dry up fast enough may mar and rot the leaves too.
Pluck them off any wilting/ rotting parts, to prevent spread.
For more vivid colors and well-rounded development, expose to sources of "good" stress:
Occasional extra dry conditions
Stronger doses of bright sun
Don't get too excited and over do it :)