"BUT I ALWAYS KILL PLANTS!"
These are our general guidelines for caring for your new plants. We've had success maintaining our succulents and air plants this way, but your mileage may vary. Sometimes, nature is nature. Depending on the type of succulent you have, care can vary, so please use these as a reference only. If you need help identifying what type of succulent you have, please send us a message, we'd be happy to help.
1. Keep in as much light as possible. For echeverias (shown in the coral planter above) this is key in maintaining a nice "rosette" shape, and also prevents them from stretching out in the center (known as etiolating). For haworthias (shown in the mint planter) indirect sun is fine.
2. Don't love the plant too much! A common cause of plant catastrophes is overwatering. Soak the plant thoroughly, but infrequently. The soil should dry out completely in between waterings. A loose guideline is every 10-14 days.
3. Over time, the succulent is likely to stop growing when it runs out of room in your pot. You can leave it in there, or re-pot it into a new, larger pot. Haworthias tend to be slower growing, so this may not happen for a year or two
AIR PLANT CARE
1. Feel the plant - is it still pliable and flexible? If so, the plant is getting enough moisture from the air to remain healthy and hydrated.
2. If your air plant is getting dry, we recommend soaking the air plant for about an hour. Leave out to dry off and then put back in your planter. Putting the plant back while still wet can cause rot, since there isn't much air flow.
3. Air plants grow very slowly. A healthy air plant will even flower! But don't be surprised or disappointed if your variety of air plant doesn't grow like crazy.