What is perlite? Call us Ms. Frizzle because we are about to dive into the science behind perlite. This rock is a type of volcanic glass that holds high levels of water. When heated, perlite will get larger and become porous, aka develop holes that allow air and water to pass through. At extremely high… Continue reading Perks of Perlite
If you don’t read anymore of this blog we want you to know this – succulents should always be potted in cactus soil and not potting soil. Each type of soil has different attributes, will drain water differently, and contains different nutrients. If you own a variety of plants, you know that some like soil… Continue reading Difference Between Cactus Soil & Potting Soil
Importance of Healthy Roots Remember, strong roots = sturdy succs! Roots provide the anchor needed to keep a plant in place. The roots bring air, water and nutrients to the succulent – they are essentially the succs lifeline! Succulent roots need to grow down into the soil in order to absorb essential minerals and allow… Continue reading Succulent Root Care Tips
Welcome to growing season (for some succ babes)! Succulents are opportunistic growers, which means they will grow when the conditions are ideal. With proper care, this is the time of year most of your babes can start to show an array of colors and absolutely thrive. Follow our tips for spring care, and get ready… Continue reading Spring Succulent Prep
Mealybugs are a problem for both indoor and outdoor plants. It is important to be able to identify mealybugs early in the infestation and to avoid them spreading to other plants. If there appears to be white fluffy cotton or cobwebs on your plant, we’re sorry to say it’s mealybugs. Often it can seem that… Continue reading Natural Mealybug Remedies + Prevention
Watering your succulents is about the only care you really need to provide on a regular basis, and it isn’t even that often! So when you do water your succulents, we want to make sure you’re doing it right. The technique is important, (we recommend the Drench + Dry method,) but have you ever given… Continue reading Best Types of Water For Succulents
It only takes 5 steps to grow a new succulent from an offshoot! While leaf propagation produces irresistibly adorable, teeny tiny rosettes, cutting propagation can be an easier, shorter process of growing more of your favorite succulents. Plus, there are situations where cutting propagation is the only method that will work, like if you’re propagating… Continue reading Root Growth 101: How To Propagate Succulent Cuttings
We’re back with another take on our seasonal planter. These glass vessel planters are perfect for that last minute decor, especially since you can use whatever you’ve got lying around the house! For this one we used some faux snow, dried orange slices, and fresh cedar cuttings! Here’s the breakdown of how to make your… Continue reading DIY: Winter Succulent Planter
With holiday baking season in full force, we thought we’d share one of our favorite zero-waste tricks for all those eggshells you’d normally toss in the trash. Instead of dumping them, keep them in their carton and turn them into a propagation tray!
Windowsills are the ideal spot for your little desert plants to soak up some rays! But when the view out that window goes from green grass to snow-covered vistas, those succ-ers might need a little adjusting. Here’s a few tips for navigating your succulent-lined windowsills in the winter.
Most garden shops and big box stores swap out succulents for holiday decor this time of year, but we’re not having it! These hardy lil gals that can look fabulous 365 days a year, they just need a little dressing up! That’s where this DIY comes in. Let’s get started with this super cute and… Continue reading Autumn Succulent Planter DIY
How tiny bits of volcanic glass can help your succulents thrive If you haven’t guessed by now, to grow happy and healthy succulents (or any plants, really) you need the right kind of soil. For most house plants, regular potting soil is great because it’s filled with tons of nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus and… Continue reading The Power of Perlite
Watering is the one thing that can make or break your experience as a succulent parent. Get it right, and your succulents will be the easiest plants you’ve ever taken care of. Get it wrong, and you’ll be kicking yourself, unsure of what you did to make these plant bbs hate you so much. When… Continue reading A Guide To Watering String of Dolphins
It’s that time of year. The leaves are falling, the air is getting chilly, and the sunlight is seriously fleeting. If you live somewhere like the Pacific Northwest, where most winter days are cloudy, or worse, the midwest, where your window panes are more likely covered in snow and frost than rays of sun, it’s… Continue reading Grow Light FAQs
From Propagated Leaf to Mature Plant From little leaf to blossoming babe, the needs of a young succulent change quickly! We’re going to break down what you can do as a plant parent to ensure your propagations are a success, and your newborn succulent bb gets everything they need to grow into a strong adult.… Continue reading The Life Cycle of a Succulent
Air plants, or Tillandsia, are rare, beautiful plants that grow without soil! These easy-care plants are the perfect no-frills, natural aesthetic, and they’re nearly effortless to grow. Set them in a hanging bowl or terrarium, on your coffee table, or in little glass dishes on your windowsill, and watch as they grow – soaking up… Continue reading Air Plant Care Instructions
We asked our in-house photographer and social media manager for her top 5 tricks to creating the gorgeous succulent photos you see on our feed, and she delivered! Check out her top tips for getting your bbs to absolutely *shine* in photos, no matter what kind of camera you’re using.
Succulents aren’t as big a fan of A/C as you are… We’ve talked about what to do with your outdoor succulents in sweltering heat and freezing snow. But, we tend not to think about air quality when the plants come inside. As the weather heats up, a lot of us like to come home and… Continue reading How Air Quality Affects Succulents
It’s a question we get asked all the time- “How do I know which succulents can be planted in the same pot?” The easy answer is they need to have the same light and watering requirements. Makes sense, right? You wouldn’t want to plant a succulent that burns easily with a plant that needs… Continue reading How-To: Choose Succulents to Plant Together
Upcycle your old cans or tea tins to make the perfect new planter! We love a creative hack, especially when it comes to putting our succulent bbs on display! In this DIY, we’re upcycling an old tea tin and turning it into a fridge magnet because #pandemiclife and also because it’s *way* cuter than… Continue reading Stuck-On-You Magnetic Planter DIY
We all know aloe vera makes a great sunburn treatment. But don’t wait until you’re sunburned to include this plant into your beauty routine! Aloe is packed with all sorts of vitamins and enzymes that are great for skin and hair health, like vitamins A, C, and E. Have an aloe plant you want… Continue reading 3 At-Home Aloe Beauty Treatments
How Biodegradable Pots Make Potting Succulents A Snap Your succulents from Succulent Studios arrive at your doorstep in biodegradable pots, which means planting them into the perfect starter pot is a snap! Our pots are made of organic peat moss and wood pulp. Your plants can stay in their biodegradable pots for up to… Continue reading 3-Step Succulent Potting
The sap of the Aloe Vera plant has been used for its healing properties for thousands of years. Today, this ancient plant makes appearances everywhere from self care blogs to ingredient labels at your favorite health food store. But you don’t need to spend a pretty penny to enjoy the benefits of this trendy gel.… Continue reading How to Harvest Aloe Vera Gel
Take advantage of the summer sun and be wowed by your color-changing succulents! When you first hear about “stressed” succulents, you might be immediately concerned. Save the succulents! They should get more sleep! They should do yoga! But don’t worry, stressed succulents aren’t actually stressed out in the way humans get stressed. In fact,… Continue reading Stressing Succulents 101: How To Get Colorful Succulents
Succulents + sand = a very dreamy desert planter Giant, towering cacti. Brilliant walls of red rock. The embrace of a warm breeze… I think we can all agree that deserts are downright dreamy. Unfortunately, not everyone has the luxury of popping down to Joshua Tree for the weekend. That’s why we’re showing you… Continue reading Desert Dreams DIY
Care for a pot of tea? How about a pot of succulents? It’s time to repurpose your old teapot into a planter for your desert bbs! Not only is it a cheery table centerpiece, it has a built in drainage hole – no drilling required! But more on that later. Let’s get started! MATERIALS:… Continue reading 5-Step Succulent Teapot DIY
It’s been just over a year since we made the switch to 100% plastic-free packaging, and we couldn’t be happier about it! Here’s everything you need to know about our little biodegradable succulent pots and why they’re so great: Why Biodegradable? Because the future of our planet matters. Since making the switch, we’ve… Continue reading Biodegradable Pots: All Your Questions, Answered
If you haven’t gotten into propagation yet, you’re seriously missing out on one of the best parts of being a succulent parent! Not only does propagation mean more succulents, but it’s SO rewarding when you see that first tiny rosette. While there’s a bunch of different propagation methods to choose from, there are some constants… Continue reading Propagation Prep: The 5 Basics
No seasons? No problem. If you live in a hot, dry climate there’s a couple things you need to be on the lookout for when caring for your succulents.
Succulent tracking to the rescue! Are you ready to level up as a plant parent? Keeping track of your plants’ care and growth in a journal is an easy, fun way to go from plant novice to plant expert, and what better time to start a care journal, since you’ve probably been hanging out… Continue reading How to Keep a Succulent Journal
Grow, baby, grow! Your little succulents won’t stay little forever. Eventually, they’ll outgrow their homes and need to be repotted – the perfect opportunity for some succulent + plant-parent bonding! Get ready to roll up those sleeves, get your hands dirty, and dive into your next at-home project… When to Repot: Your succulent… Continue reading Leveling Up: What To Do When Your Succulent Outgrows Its Pot
Whether your succulent pops out of its pot on a particularly rough journey to your home, or some rascal in your house (AKA you, your dog, your toddler, etc.) accidentally knocks it over, succulents can easily fall out of their pots. Fortunately, succulents take tumbles like champs! How to Repot Your Fallen Succulent (WITH ROOTS)… Continue reading Fallen Succulent Quick Fix
How to Make Succulent-Happy Soil Want to make your own batch of succulent-happy soil? Lucky for you, it only takes three ingredients! Cactus soil is the best medium for potting your succulent babes because it allows water to easily drain through. So grab that 10lb bag of potting soil you use for all your other… Continue reading 3 Ingredient Cactus Soil DIY
Take your succulent stylings up a notch! Open air terrariums (AKA little glass houses for your plant bbs) are beloved by interior decor and houseplant enthusiasts alike, taking indoor plants from “lush” to “lavish.” An “open air” terrarium is one that doesn’t seal closed, which is perfect for letting your succulents breathe and grow. Plus,… Continue reading How To Layer Your Open Air Succulent Terrarium
To mist or not to mist, that is the question… … asked by you, our wonderful succulent lovers. We’re here to deMISTify this hot topic, so if you’re someone who sprays or mists their succulents, listen up! Problem: Misting Doesn’t Promote Root Growth Strong, hardy succulents have strong, hardy roots. While misting allows your… Continue reading Mist Busters: Debunking the Misting Myth
“Reach for the stars!” Etiolated succulents (AKA ‘omg my succulent grew a foot in 2 weeks’) are succulents that are reeaaaaaching for that big bright star in the sky (you know the one) in hopes of soaking up a little extra light. This stretching action has a name: etiolation. Etiolation, or stretching, is a side… Continue reading Goodbye, Sunshine. Hello, Etiolation.
From the window, to the wall! There is no such thing as too many succulents! (And if anyone’s ever told you otherwise, you should probably cut them out of your life because no one needs that kind of negativity.) These plants are not only gorgeous to have in your home, they also cleanse the air… Continue reading Wall Planters: The Ultimate Interior Decor
“What the *bleep* does that mean?” We throw a lot of technical terms around when we’re yammering on about our beloved succulents, and if you’re new to plant parenthood, you may have no idea what we’re talking about. (Etiolation, what now?) That’s why we’re rounding up all the terminology you need to know to trick… Continue reading Succulent Vocab: A to Z
Because desert plants still need water, just not as much as you think. We get it, you want to give your succulent all the love. It’s adorable, it makes you happy, and all it asks for in return is soil, water, light, and some extra nutrients every now and then. But water isn’t the way… Continue reading Over-Watered Succulents: Prevention, Identification, and Saving
Opportunistic Growers How much water should I give my succulent? Does my succulent need to come inside in the winter? Do I need to fertilize my succulent? These common succulent care questions (and many more) can be answered by one simple sentence: “Succulents are opportunistic growers.” But what does that really mean? At the most… Continue reading Opportunistic Growing, Dormancy, and What They Mean for Indoor Succulents
Pumpkin + Succulent = Pumpculent! In this fall themed DIY we show you how to plant your succulents into a super cute pumpkin. It’s called a pumpculent, and it’s straight up adorable.
They grow up so fast, don’t they? Your succulent babies won’t stay babies forever. Eventually, they’ll outgrow their homes and need to be repotted, (the perfect opportunity for a little succulent + plant-parent bonding.) Get ready to roll up those sleeves and get your hands dirty, we’re here to answer all your repotting questions. When’s… Continue reading Repotting Succulents: A How-To
Goodbye summer, Hello fall… Time to put away the flip-flops and break out those boots and chunky sweaters, fall has arrived! If you live somewhere where the change in seasons means a drop in temperature and daylight hours, you’ve got a little succulent garden prep work to do. So, we went ahead made a handy… Continue reading Autumn Cheat Sheet: Prepping for Seasonal Change
So many succulents, so few windowsills. Time for some of your favorites to move on up in the world, literally! Hanging planters are an adorable and easy way to create more space for your succulents. This super easy, no-knot DIY is a great place to start if you’re short on time and those macrame DIY tutorials are a little too intimidating.
Growing roots on a succulent cutting is one of the most important and exciting parts of succulent parenthood! You may have a succulent that’s grown too big and unwieldy, or one that’s taken a tragic tumble and snapped from its roots. OR you may have accidentally left your succulent where there wasn’t enough sunlight, and it s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d too tall to support itself. Whatever the reason, propagating in water is a fun alternative to soil propagation for those who want to see big results in minimal time. So, let’s jump right in!
As your succulent collection grows you may want to move your #plantfam into a larger planter so they can all be together. But before you throw all your succulents in a pot together, there’s a few things to keep in mind…
Summertime and the livin’ is easy, especially for your succulents! Since most are native to dry, desert climates, summer is their favorite time of year! Whether you’re looking to create the perfect outdoor succulent planter, or simply moving your potted babes to the porch outside, check out these tips before making the transition from indoor to outdoor plant.
Those tiny white cotton-looking bugs on your succulent are mealybugs, and they’re nasty. Learn how to identify, remove, and prevent an infestation.
Succulents make for enviable desk decor, it’s just facts. Not only are these bbs colorful and cute additions to your office, they make the perfect sidekicks by…
· Cleansing the air by removing VOCs
· Preventing the spread of colds and flus
· Increasing productivity and attentiveness (For more info on that, click here )
There’s just one catch…
Your bags are packed. Your ticket’s on your phone. You downloaded 5 audiobooks (because you’re *definitely* not about to watch movies the whole plane ride). This vacation is going to crush because you’ve thought of everything! But what about all those plant babies you’re leaving behind? Will your succulents die while you’re gone?! Don’t stress. While succulents generally like being left alone anyway, there are a few things you can do to make sure they’ll be extra comfy while you’re away:
We believe it’s long overdue for businesses to operate with our earth and future generations in mind, and we’re ready to make a change. We are so proud to announce our new, 100% plastic-free packaging. It’s truly a change that’s bigger than us, bigger than our succulents. It’s a mission to walk this earth more gently and do our part for a brighter, greener future.
We’ve said it a hundred times before, and we’ll say it a hundred more: baby succulents need bright, indirect sunlight to thrive. But what does that mean, exactly? And how the heck do you pick the best spot in your house for your succulents? What if they burn?! Or stretch?! OR DIE?! If you’ve been panicking about making sure your succulents get the perfect amount of sunlight, you’re in the right place! Here’s the scoop:
We’re in the land of the misfit succulents! The mangled, the ugly, the awkward, the discolored, the rootless, the callused, the mushy… we’re keeping the faith for ALL of ’em. Gather your weirdo succulents you keep giving that concerned look to, and listen up!
Sometimes your cat knocks your plants off the windowsill while staring into your eyes. Sometimes your postal worker dropkicks your Succulent Studios subscription box onto your stoop. And sometimes you have a super happy, healthy succulent with a few branches on it, and you want to make more of it! No matter the reason for your succulent not having roots (whether an in injury or intentional snip snip), the truth is this: succulents are just as alive with or without roots. In alive, in fact, that succulents without roots have a name: a succulent cutting. Here’s how to take your lil cutting and make sure it grows into a thriving, mature succulent!
Whether your succulent box sat outside in freezing temps until you got home from work, or you woke up to find your porch succulents in a snow globe situation, it’s definitely possible to save frostbitten succulents! If the entire succulent is brown, limp, and mushy… you may want to plan its funeral. BUT, if there are still some healthy leaves, or even parts of healthy leaves with frostbitten tips, there’s hope!
Growing succulents indoors during the sun-shiny months of summer is a breeze, but what if you live in the Pacific Northwest in winter, where most days are cloudy? Or worse, the midwest, where your window panes are more likely covered in snow and frost than rays of sun? This is where grow lights come in!
When your little desert plants need more than a windowsill to continue growing and thriving, investing in a grow bulb is a cost-effective way to keep ’em happy no matter the weather outside.
So, your hard work finally paid off! Your propagated succulent leaves have started sprouting leaves and rosettes! Now, on to the most important part: planting those new rosettes so they can grow big and strong. Here’s the scoop: After your propagated leaf has grown a new rosette and roots, you will eventually… Continue reading Planting Succulent Leaf Propagations
For succulent newbies, it can be difficult to get a good read on the health of your plant. Here are our top ‘red flags’ that something is off, along with a few common indications of health and new growth! If anything seems out of the ordinary for your plant babes, read on!
Every once in a great while, the sheer joy of opening your Succulent Studios subscription box may be suddenly replaced with the sheer terror of seeing your new plants in a sad, broken state. When this happens, do not hesitate in reaching out to us so we can make good on our 100% satisfaction guarantee. But as for your busted succulents, don’t lose hope! Here’s how to fix ’em.
Here’s our list on top ways to display all those adorable baby succulents that show up on your doorstep every month.
Succulents are adorning just about everything these days — from wedding bouquets to bracelets, necklaces, and rings, these little desert plants are the real MVPs of modern style. In this tutorial, we’re taking it up a notch and showing you how to create your own overloaded succulent wreath to give your front door a serious upgrade that will last year-round!
You may receive a succulent and notice there’s a little more than just dirt in that soil! The green, foamy looking substance is called grow block!
Go from plant newbie to plant pro by giving your succulents an extra power-up!
One of the best ways to give your succulents a boost is by using a little natural fertilizer. We chatted with our Chief Farmer at the Succulent Studios Nursery and got his top tips for keeping your succulent babies happy, healthy, and growing strong!
While your Succulent Studios bbs will be totally happy and healthy in their original black pots, we know there’s nothing like stumbling upon the perfect pot to spruce up your space!
You are going to ‘Fall’ in love with this beautiful autumnal succulent planter box! Check out this quick and easy DIY autumn succulent planter, sure to give your space that extra cozy touch. Quick. Easy. Adorable. Here’s how to recreate these stunning succulent centerpieces! What you’ll need: Succulent Studio subscription box Wooden planter (we… Continue reading Autumn Succulent Planter
Did you know that succulents hibernate? While they don’t crawl into a cave for months at a time, your desert plants will either slow or stop their growing and require little to no water at all. Here’s how best to care for your succulents during the shorter days and colder months!
“Succulents are so easy, you barely have to water them!” While we’d be the first to tell you how low maintenance succulents are, these desert plants still need water – in moderation, of course! Read on for our Do’s and Don’t’s on watering!
Discover Which Succulents to Avoid if You Have a Dog or Cat Each month, we send two unique succulents to all our amazing subscribers, many of whom are also pet owners. Being both a plant and pet parent is a huge responsibility, and we want to help make sure your pets are safe and happy.… Continue reading Are Succulents Poisonous to Pets?
Sometimes our pets make it downright impossible to balance pet parenthood with plant parenthood, but we’re not about to throw in the towel and sacrifice our succulents! We asked our subscribers for ways of keeping their furry friends away from their succulents, and boy did we get some amazing advice! 5 Tips for Keeping Pets… Continue reading 5 Tried and True Tricks to Keep Cats and Dogs Away From Your Succulents
Because nothing succs more than losing a succulent 🌱
How plants can increase productivity, ease anxiety, boost memory, and so much more
Every once in a great while, the sheer joy of opening your Succulent Studios subscription box may be suddenly replaced with the sheer terror of seeing your new plants in a sad, broken state. When this happens, do not hesitate in reaching out to us so we can make good on our 100% satisfaction guarantee. As for your busted succulents, there’s hope!
Hide yo kids, hide yo pets! Okay, not really. Definitely hide plants, not your child or pet! We get a lot of questions from folks asking about whether or not our succulents are poisonous to their pets. The succulents we grow and ship are usually not poisonous to pets or humans, but we do suggest keeping… Continue reading 5 Common Houseplants Toxic to Children and Pets
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