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
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?!
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
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
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
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
“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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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…
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…
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!
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.
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!
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
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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