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Aloe vs Agave: How Are They Different?

Distinguishing the difference between aloe and agave can be tough! These two beautiful plants have very similar looks, but with more attention to detail, you can learn how to tell these two beauties apart and properly care for them. The similar look of these plants is because they are both native to hot and dry… Continue reading Aloe vs Agave: How Are They Different?

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Bare Root Succulents

Your monthly plant bbs are going to look a little different in the future! We are beginning to send out “Bare Root Succulents”. There are plenty of benefits to shipping succulents using this method including a cleaner box-opening for you and keeping succs healthy during their transportation.  Let’s be frank, shipping succulents ALL over the… Continue reading Bare Root Succulents

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String Me Along; Caring for String Succulents

String succulents are growing more and more popular! It seems like every Instagram plant influencer has shelves covered with adorable stringy succs and Pinterest boards are full of these draping darlings. Here’s what you need to know before scooping up your own!  What is a string succulent? These bbs are exactly like their name! A… Continue reading String Me Along; Caring for String Succulents

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All in One Guide to Planting Succulent Seeds

Have you mastered propagating succulents and want to move on to growing succulents from seeds? Then you’re in the right place. The satisfaction of growing new bbs from a teeny tiny seed is so rewarding. Plus, it’s one of the cheapest ways to expand your succ collection.  This method will require a lot of patience… Continue reading All in One Guide to Planting Succulent Seeds

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Autumn Cheat Sheet: Prepping for Seasonal Change

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

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Help! What’s Wrong With My Succulent?

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!

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Succulent Vocab Cheat Sheet

“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 Cheat Sheet

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Deer-Resistant Plants for Your Garden

Your garden is not meant to be a snack! If you live in a region where deer are a problem, you’ve probably experienced the disappointment of coming outside to chomped-off blooms and stalks.  Save yourself the headache by selecting plants that deer won’t want to munch on. We cannot promise that your garden will be… Continue reading Deer-Resistant Plants for Your Garden

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Grow Light FAQs

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

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Best Amazon Plant Products Under $20

Looking to spoil yourself and your plants? We have compiled a list of the best plant finds on Amazon to help you grow healthy and happy bbs. Succulent Studios does not receive any compensation from the links on this page. Prices and availability are all accurate at the time of publication.  Plant Mister This one… Continue reading Best Amazon Plant Products Under $20

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Succulent Fertilization Facts: Why It Matters & How To Do It

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!

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Skip the Box Store: Buy Succs Ethically

We totally get it, you are at a big box store and the garden section is CALLING your name. The draw to that section is hard to ignore. However, you might give those huge garden sections a side-eye after finding out more information about them.  Hardware stores literally SPRAY PAINT their plants and they use… Continue reading Skip the Box Store: Buy Succs Ethically

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Let’s Get Schooled: Succulent Care 401

Bestie, you’ve done it! You have completed the first 3 sections of our Succulent Care course! Welcome to our most advanced section, 401! Succulent Care 101 covered overwatering, types of light, soil, and fertilizing succulents. Succulent Care 201 focused on water-related issues, pruning, and propagation. The last section, Succulent Care 301, focused on repotting, succulent… Continue reading Let’s Get Schooled: Succulent Care 401

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Oh No! No Drainage Holes?!

So, you have found the most ADORABLE pot, but oh no! It doesn’t have drainage holes! Luckily, you can still use the pot, but you must take a little extra care and caution for your plant. Determining how often to water and how much water to give can be tricky. In pots without drainage holes,… Continue reading Oh No! No Drainage Holes?!

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How To: Propagating Cactus Pads

Succulents are most def our fav, but let’s give the cactus pad a little love! It seems like cactus pad propagations are all over Pinterest and Plant Tok. They are so cute with their little “babies” growing out of the top of the pad, keep reading to get the full “How To”.  Propagating cactus pads… Continue reading How To: Propagating Cactus Pads

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Painting Terracotta Pots for Succulents

Terracotta pots are cute, but too many of them can turn your windowsill into a parade of orange. In comes the solution: paint your clay pots! This is a great way to add color while saving money. Terracotta pots are inexpensive and come in many sizes, perfect for your succulent family! Painting them can even… Continue reading Painting Terracotta Pots for Succulents

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Listening to Leaves: A Succulent’s Ultimate Tell

You can learn almost everything you need to know about your succulent’s needs by listening to her leaves! Paying extra attention to what the leaves are telling you will keep your bbs growing happy and healthy. Here are some things to keep an eye out for:  Messages the Leaves are Sending 1. Wrinkled Leaves: Underwatered… Continue reading Listening to Leaves: A Succulent’s Ultimate Tell

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Succulent Topping: A Type of Propagation

What Does “Succulent Topping” Mean? Succulent Topping is the process of removing the top of a succulent from it’s base, with the intention of potting and rooting it to create a whole new succulent. Often, topping a mother plant will encourage the remaining stem to put out offshoots, so be sure to hang onto those… Continue reading Succulent Topping: A Type of Propagation

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Over-Watered Succulents: Prevention, Identification, and Saving

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

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Top Dressing Succulents

A ‘top dressing’ refers to the light layer of decorative rocks or sand added on top of the soil in a plant arrangement. Top dressing your succulent planter adds a polished touch and makes them look super chic! This simple addition is often overlooked, but really makes any beautiful arrangement even better. Benefits of Top… Continue reading Top Dressing Succulents

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Succulent Studios Farmer Highlight

Our Succulent Studios plants are born in California and raised wherever you are. Our plant farm is located in Fallbrook, California where our farmer, Ryan, raises all of our baby succs. Our team has a deeply rooted passion (pun totally intended) for growing healthy and happy plants and sharing them with you, no matter where… Continue reading Succulent Studios Farmer Highlight

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Decor Hack: Fill Your Space with Succulents

Do you become green with envy when scrolling through Pinterest, or is that just us? The home decor inspo runs deep with succulents and we want our space to look as good! Using succulents as decor is a great way to bring the outdoors in and increase the freshness of your space. Major perk of… Continue reading Decor Hack: Fill Your Space with Succulents

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Let’s Get Schooled: Succulent Care 301

Welcome to section 301 of our Succulent Care course! In Succulent Care 101 we went over watering, types of light, soil, and fertilizing succulents. Our last course, Succulent Care 201, we dove into water-related issues, pruning, and propagation. Time to move on up towards plant-pro.   Let’s Get More Advanced Becoming the ultimate plant parent… Continue reading Let’s Get Schooled: Succulent Care 301

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Dessert Darlings: Why Succulents Rule

It is no secret that we are seriously simping for succs. Adding greenery to your space can brighten the room and your mood, plus plants are even known to purify the air! There are endless reasons we adore succulents, but we will share our 6 favorite things about these desert bbs: Why Succulents Rule 1.… Continue reading Dessert Darlings: Why Succulents Rule

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Are Succulents Pet Friendly?

Pets + Plants! Name a better duo… we’ll wait. 🕐 🕑 🕒   Plant and fur parents have something in common, we love our babies! Whether you already have a jumbo succ fam or are looking to begin your collection, we recommend taking a moment to read about succulents and pets. Let’s create a safe space… Continue reading Are Succulents Pet Friendly?

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Compost Tea for Succulents

We stan a sustainable queen! Compost tea is a great way to care for succulents, especially if you are looking for a truly down-to-earth way to fertilize your bbs. Compost tea concentrates bacteria, fungi, protozoa, and nematodes into an easily absorbed liquid for plants.  What is Compost Tea? Compost tea uses tiny amounts of compost… Continue reading Compost Tea for Succulents

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Reduce Reuse Recycle: Rubber Bands

We pride ourselves on shipping our succulents in 100% plastic-free packaging with biodegradable pots! We believe it is long overdue for business to operate with Mother Earth and future generations in mind. Our mission is to walk this earth more gently and do our part for a greener and brighter future. Let’s Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Rubber… Continue reading Reduce Reuse Recycle: Rubber Bands

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Stressing Succulents 101: Get Colorful Succulents

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, stressed… Continue reading Stressing Succulents 101: Get Colorful Succulents

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DIY Succulent Terrarium

Take your succulent stylings up a notch! Does the hot weather have you looking to stay in the AC? Creating a DIY succulent terrarium is a perfect indoor gardening project! 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”… Continue reading DIY Succulent Terrarium

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The Lowdown on Humidity + Succulents

“Miss Rhode Island, describe your perfect date.”  “That’s a tough one. I’d have to say April 25th, because it’s not too hot, not too cold. All you need is a light jacket.”  Succulents and people are more similar than you think! We both have preferred weather conditions to thrive. Succs are a bit more picky… Continue reading The Lowdown on Humidity + Succulents

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Let’s Get Schooled: Succulent Care 201

Congratulations! You aced Succulent Care 101 and it is time to begin the next level of our course: Let’s Get Schooled: Succulent Care 201. In 101, we learned about watering, types of light, soil, and fertilizing succulents. Now we dive deeper into being the ultimate plant parent and focus on intermediate care for succulents.  Intermediate… Continue reading Let’s Get Schooled: Succulent Care 201

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Find Your Grow Zone: Plant Zoning Map

Plant Zoning Map Grow zones are some pretty technical stuff! If you have never heard of it, the zoning map was created by the United States Department of Agriculture. It helps plant parents determine which plant are most likely to #thrive in certain areas. The climate and environment of the area your space is in… Continue reading Find Your Grow Zone: Plant Zoning Map

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Succulent Placement in Your Space

Succulent Placement Most succulents like to receive 6 hours of sun each day. Placing bbs near a south- or east-facing window will provide most varieties of succs the amount of sunlight they need! Keep watch on your succs, if they begin stretching towards the light, they are probably not receiving enough sunlight.  To figure out… Continue reading Succulent Placement in Your Space

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Succulents vs Houseplants: Are They The Same?

Houseplants vs. Succulents Succulents have an interesting origin story, they are known as the “camels of the plant world.” Like a camel holds water in its hump, succulents hold moisture in their roots, stems, or leaves. This is why in some succ species, under watered plants will have shriveled leaves and once they get a… Continue reading Succulents vs Houseplants: Are They The Same?

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Water Propagating Succulent Leaves

For most succulents, you can use the leaf or stem to grow entirely new succs! The process is called propagation and, trust us, there is nothing quite as rewarding as watching your plant babes grow up #ProudMomMoment. Follow along and become the ultimate ‘pro’ at leaf water propagation! Want to water propagate from a cutting?… Continue reading Water Propagating Succulent Leaves

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Succulent Propagation Timeline

Propagating Succulents Unable to quench your thirst for more succs? Us, too! That’s where propagation comes in.  Propagation is the process of using leaves or cuttings to grow more succulents from the bbs you already have. Depending on the method you choose, your environment, and the species of succulent you’re propagating, the timeline can vary.… Continue reading Succulent Propagation Timeline

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Movin’ Out: How to Take Indoor Succulents Outdoors for Summer

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.

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Drench + Dry Succulent Watering Method

Let’s get straight to the point on this one, you want to know how to water your succs and we’ve found that the Drench + Dry Succulent Watering Method is the best way to promote healthy, strong root growth. This watering method will help to prevent root rot, overwatering, and underwatering. These issues are the… Continue reading Drench + Dry Succulent Watering Method

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History & Origin of Succulents

When you love something, you want to learn all there is to know! We love our succs and want to teach you a bit of background about these cute bbs. Knowing things like the history, origin, and natural habitat of succulents will actually prove handy in the care of them! When you can imagine the… Continue reading History & Origin of Succulents

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Let’s Get Schooled: Succulent Care 101

Get your books and pens ready (OK, Boomer. It’s 2021 – iPads and Apple Pencils), we are taking you to school. Welcome to Succulent Care 101, this multi-part “course” will guide you through learning the basics of succulent care. We will build on the skills learned in each section to develop your knowledge of caring… Continue reading Let’s Get Schooled: Succulent Care 101

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Wine Cork Succulent Planter DIY

Put your succulents on display AND upcycle your wine corks. Simple, easy succulent decor for the win! These teeny little pieces of succulent decor are perfect on a dining table for some cute accents, hot glue a magnet on that succ-er and stick ’em to the fridge, or give them away as party favors! Check out these super simple instructions and you’ll never throw away another wine cork again. 

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Perks of Perlite

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

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Difference Between Cactus Soil & Potting Soil

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

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Succulent Root Care Tips

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

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Spring Succulent Prep

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

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Natural Mealybug Remedies + Prevention

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

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Best Types of Water For Succulents

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

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Root Growth 101: How To Propagate Succulent Cuttings

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

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DIY: Winter Succulent Planter

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

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Sustainable Propagation: Biodegradable Egg Shell Trays

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! ⁠

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Winter Windowsill Wonderland

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.

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Autumn Succulent Planter DIY

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

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The Power of Perlite

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

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A Guide To Watering String of Dolphins

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

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The Life Cycle of a Succulent

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

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Air Plant Care Instructions

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

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Saving The Saddest Succulents: A How-To

PSA: Stop throwing out your sad looking succulents. They don’t deserve that. Even if they’re stretched, under-watered and losing color, you can still save them! We’ll show you how.

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5 Expert Tips to Capture Your Succulents’ Best Angles

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.

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Picking the Right Pot

Picking the right pot for your succulent isn’t just about style. Drainage, material, and size are all factors to take into consideration when rehoming your bbs.

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Growing Your Succulent Intuition

If you’re looking to go from succulent novice to succulent savant, it’s going to take a little more than having your watering schedule down. Luckily, we’ve got some insider secrets.

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How Air Quality Affects Succulents

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

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How-To: Choose Succulents to Plant Together

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

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Stuck-On-You Magnetic Planter DIY

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

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3 At-Home Aloe Beauty Treatments

  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

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3-Step Succulent Potting

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

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How to Harvest Aloe Vera Gel

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

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Desert Dreams DIY

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

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5-Step Succulent Teapot 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

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Biodegradable Pots: All Your Questions, Answered

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

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Propagation Prep: The 5 Basics

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

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Hot, Hot, Heat! Caring for Succulents in Hot Climates

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.

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Succulent Studios Coloring Book

You know who really does NOT need another coloring book right now? Zero people. No one. Absolutely not one soul. We checked. Download our Succulent Studios Coloring Book here!

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How to Keep a Succulent Journal

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

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Leveling Up: What To Do When Your Succulent Outgrows Its Pot

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

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Fallen Succulent Quick Fix

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

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Propagation Mandalas

Living art is the best kind of art!
That’s why we’re obsessing over these propagation mandalas, which are gorgeous, easy to make, and actually a very practical way to propagate your succulents!

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3 Ingredient Cactus Soil DIY

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

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Mist Busters: Debunking the Misting Myth

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

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Upcycled Dino Planter DIY

If there’s one thing we’ll never outgrow, it’s our obsession with dinosaurs. (This is a dinosaur world and we’re just living in it.) That’s why we’re turning a dino toy into hella cute decor as a planter for your succulents!

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Goodbye, Sunshine. Hello, Etiolation.

“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.

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Wall Planters: The Ultimate Interior Decor

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

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How to Spot and Save Under-watered Succulents

Wrinkles aren’t a good look on your succulents. Luckily, you don’t have to buy an expensive face cream for them to look their best. All it takes is some water! Learn how to spot an revive an under-watered succulent below.

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Opportunistic Growing, Dormancy, and What They Mean for Indoor Succulents

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

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Succulent Pumpkin Planter: How to Make the Perfect Pumpculent

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.

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Repotting Succulents: A How-To

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

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60-Second Succulent Hanger DIY

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.

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Water Propagating Succulent Cuttings

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!

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How to Master Group Potting and Succulent Arrangements

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…

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Mealybugs: How to Identify, Remove, and Prevent an Infestation

Those tiny white cotton-looking bugs on your succulent are mealybugs, and they’re nasty. Learn how to identify, remove, and prevent an infestation.

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Easy Succulent Macrame DIY

If you’re next-level-absolutely obsessed with succulents (like we are, no judgment), you’re probably pretty keen on finding fun ways to decorate with them. Check out this super simple tutorial for an adorable macrame succulent hanger.

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Succulents in the Office: A How-To

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…

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What to Do With Your Succulents When You’re on Vacay

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:

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Going Plastic-Free: New Packaging, Healthier Succulents, and a Greener Future

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.

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Shedding (Sun)Light on Indoor Succulents

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:

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Misfit Succulents: How to Care for Your Succulent Weirdos

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!⁣ ⁣

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Stem Snap: How to Grow a Succulent Without Roots

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!

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How to Heal Frostbitten Succulents

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!

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Succulent Grow Lights: Everything You Need to Know

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.

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Planting Succulent Leaf Propagations

  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

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7 Quick, Practical Tips to Help Holiday Burnout

Happy Winter Solstice! For those of you feeling the holiday panic, winter blues, or some rollercoaster ride of both, we put together seven of our favorite super practical and easy ways to power through. You got this!

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