Water plants thoroughly when the soil begins to dry out. Then let the plant drain for 5 minutes before placing it back in its favorite spot. Most houseplants will require watering every 2 or 3 days depending on how hot and dry it is. Take extra caution with ferns. They do not like to have dry soil.
Most houseplants prefer bright, filtered light. Place them in a well lit room, but avoid placing them in the direct sun. Ferns prefer moderate to low light.
Tillandsia in the home or office must receive enough bright light (filtered light not direct sun light) and moisture for a healthy plant. In place of natural light, a broad spectrum fluorescent light is recommended. Ideal watering schedule is one to two times a week. You can water them by using a spray bottle or by dunking them in a pan of water.
Air plants thrive in outdoor environments for instance; hanging from under a tree canopy, placed in a covered screened patio, the Tillandsia along with natural bright filtered sunlight, provide just the right environment air plants love. Watering once a week for humid environments, twice weekly for the dryer climates. Dehydration will occur when the plant’s foliage begins to curl. Remedy, soak plants in water up to 15 minutes.
To begin, make sure your succulent is watered thoroughly. Don’t water again until the soil is completely dry. The location of your plant and its container play a major role in how much water is needed and how often. Place your plant in bright, filtered light. If your plant receives brighter light or is located in a hot and dry area it may need to be watered more frequently. The amount of water depends on whether or not your container has a drainage hole. If it does not have one, you do not need as much water. As the water will have nowhere to go, the plant’s roots will not soak it up fast enough. This may rot your plant. Pots with a drainage hole can be watered thoroughly, but drain any excess water from the tray so rotting does not occur. Again, make sure it dries out between waterings.
Place the plant in bright, filtered light. A south or east facing window is best. If they do not get enough light they tend to stretch to reach the light. This makes them less attractive and is sign that they are not thriving in the current location. Therefore, they will need to be moved to brighter light. Be careful of placing your plant in direct sun for long periods of time because the foliage can burn.
Succulents can be brought outside in late spring after the threat of frost and cold temperatures have passed. Be mindful of frequent rains because this may lead to overwatering. Also, direct sun outside is much stronger than the sun it has received over the winter months. Bring back indoors in Fall when the temps begins to drop.
Succulent Terrarium Care:
Terrarium Care: Terrariums are great low maintenance miniature gardens grown indoors. Terrariums can be grown in an open or closed container. These trendy decorative pieces can be stylized a million ways, the possibilities are endless!
The two most important factors you must consider when caring for your terrarium are sunlight and water.
Sunlight: Place your terrarium in a bright area with indirect sunlight. Near a south or east facing window is an ideal spot. However, avoid placing it in direct sunlight which can burn the leaves of your plant.
Water: Water plants thoroughly when the soil is completely dry. When you notice the soil pulling away from the edge of the pot, it is time to water. Most succulents require watering once every week, sometimes even once every two weeks. Do not overwater. We recommend watering with a dixie cup, watering at the base of the plant rather than over the leaves which can cause the plant to rot.
Fertilizer: You should not add any fertilizer to your terrarium. The goal is to keep the plants very small, so you do not want to encourage rapid growth. The plants will get the nutrients they need from the soil.
Once your plants get to large for the container, move them to a slightly larger pot and replace with new mini houseplants. If you have any questions, come see us at the store!
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