Cactus and Succulent Care Guide

Caring for your succulents, cactus, flowers, floral designs and flower arrangements. 

  • Plenty of sunlight (at least half a day): These plants hail from hot, dry climates and love plenty of sunlight. Although they will go dormant in the winter and require less sunlight, most succulents like at least a half day to a full day of sunlight in the summer, depending on what type of plant you have chosen.

 

  • Water heavily, but not often: Overwatering is an issue with succulents. Watering every day and leaving the plant with soaking soil will kill your cactus and succulents.  Do not mist them.  Supply your plant with enough water that is runs out of the bottom, every 7 days in the summer.  Check the soil to see that it is drying between watering. Water at the base, being careful not to spray the leaves.

 

  • Maintain a warm temperature: Cactus and Succulents like summer heat but as it approaches 95 or more, they appreciate a break now and then. They can sunburn.

 

  • Choose a sunny spot: Give your succulent lots of natural sunlight, indoors or out. Be careful of windows that are “Low E”.  They can rob your plants of the vital energy your plants need from the sun.

 

 

  • Bring your succulents indoors for the winter: Most of these plants do not fare well in the winter, remember 50-60 degrees minimum. Place them in a bright, sunny room in your house around October 1st and put them back outside in May.

 

  • A SURE-FIRE WAY TO KILL YOUR PLANTS: The only way you will kill your plants is by overwatering, or not enough sunlight. THEY LIKE TO BE NEGLECTED.