PLANT CARE INFO

CARING FOR AIR PLANTS

LIGHT: Indirect, bright light. Some direct sun is okay, but too much will scorch your leaves and cause browning.

AIR: Most importantly, air plants require good air circulation. This is important to prevent rotting. 

WATER: Air plants require being fully drenched with water, in addition to frequent misting. Always remove your air plant from its container before watering, though you may mist them within their container. Determining how often to drench your air plant depends on the thickness of their leaves. The thicker the leaves, the more drought tolerant they are (drench every 2 weeks or so). Those with thinner leaves require more frequent watering (drench 1-2 times per week). Air plants love humidity, so bathrooms are a great place to keep them. Make sure you water them in the morning, as they must be given enough time to fully dry out before the day is over. If not, they are prone to rotting. Shake off your plants thoroughly to remove any excess moisture. 

You can also soak your air plants instead by leaving them face down in water for 10-20 minutes, with their base slightly above the water. Since air plants do not absorb anything through their roots, any lingering moisture at their base can cause rotting and plant death.

FERTILIZING: Use specific air plant fertilizer about once per month. This is typically a water soluble blend that you can add to your bucket when drenching, or into your spray bottle when misting.  Our fertilizer blend is custom made for air plants, as they have different nutrient needs than potted plants that absorb nutrients through their roots. Air plants are sensitive to minerals, so be sure to use a specific blend! 

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CARING FOR CACTI

LIGHT: Bright, direct sun is best. At least 6 hours daily. If no direct sun is available, cacti will still survive in indirect, bright sunshine. During their fall/winter dormancy, they do not require as much direct sun (though still bright), and prefer cooler temperatures. If cacti do not receive enough light, they will appear to stretch and elongate towards a point of light.

SOIL: Well draining, coarse soil. Use 50% perlite or vermiculite, 40% potting soil, 10% sand.

WATER: Cacti are very drought tolerant, but that doesn't mean that they don't enjoy or benefit from regular waterings. In the spring & summer, cacti are in their growing season, meaning they require more water. Typically once every 2 weeks is sufficient but they can be watered once a week if you notice the soil is drying out quickly. In the late fall/winter, cacti go dormant and require less frequent watering- about once every 4 to 6 weeks depending how humid or dry your house is.

FERTILIZING: In the growing season- use diluted liquid fertilizer every 2nd or 3rd watering. Use standard 20/20/20 blend.

CARING FOR SUCCULENTS

LIGHT: Native to dry areas, succulents love sunchine. They do best with at least 6 hours od bright, direct sun. Too little sunshine will cause the stems to stretch, and the leaevs to space out. This indicates that your plant listerally searching for the sun. With bright sunshine your plants will become more colorful; however, too much direct sunshine can burn the leaves.

SOIL: Well draining, coarse soil. Use 50% perlite or vermiculite, 40% potting soil, 10% sand.

WATER: In the growing season (spring + summer), your plants will require more water to grow more. If your containers lack drainage, once every other week is enough. If you have them in a pot with drainage, water about once a week. In late fall/winter, succulents go through a dormancy period, and do not require as much water to survive. Back off to about once every 6 weeks. The thicker the leaves of your succulents, the more water they can store. This is why some succulents will start wilting before others. Observation is key! If you see wrinkling or concaveness in your leaves, they need more water to fatten up. 

FERTILIZING: In the growing season- use diluted liquid fertilizer every 2nd or 3rd watering. Use standard 20/20/20 blend.