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Succulent Care:

  • Mostly Sun, Partial Sun, bright light with ample airflow
  • Porous soil with adequate drainage. Water and feed your plant when soil is dry to the touch. They like to dry out in between waterings.
  • Porous non glazed ceramic pots are preferred since it helps the soil dry out between watering more quickly. Glazed and plastic pots are fine. All pots should have drainage holes, but if you have a favorite planter that you cannot drill holes fill ¼ of the pot with stones to provide better drainage. Make sure to bring in/protect any pots that do not have holes or that do not drain well in order to prevent drowning out your arid loving succulents.
  • Mist your plants in between watering, especially during the summer months when it is hot. The leaves love a daily shower! Just be careful to not soak the soil.
  • For rosette type succulents do not allow water to collect in the rosette in order to prevent rot.
  • Dead leaves should be removed from the plant as soon as possible to ward off pests.
  • Protect from frost.

Succulents are excellent for windowboxes, in rock or dish gardens. It’s easy to create your own container garden, centerpiece or wedding/party favors.

Succulent cuttings are available in bulk and make grab bags that everyone will love. Special order arrangements are available in Rhode Island. Please order two months ahead so plants will all be well established and healthy.

If you need guidance or inspiration we are here to help. We want everyone to develop their green thumb!

How To Propagate Succulents:

Single Leaf

  • Remove the lower leaves off the stem by wiggling side to side
  • After removing lower leaves, arrange them in a shallow tray on dry potting soil
  • Place tray out of the sunlight until the ends of each leaf dry up and callous over (anywhere from 3 days to 1 month)
  • Place the calloused end of the leaf in damp potting soil to start growing a pup with roots . Lightly mist leaves and soil every day
  • Once you have a new baby plant with leaves and roots and you can begin to feed and water your plant
  • Remember your succulents like the soil to dry out between watering and like LOTS of sunlight
  • BE PATIENT! (This step could take 1-2 months)

Cuttings

  • Strip lower leaves off stem leaving about 1-2 inches
  • Fill a terracotta pot with potting soil
  • Use a stick, pencil or scissors to poke a hole into the soil and arrange the cuttings making sure to loosely tamp down the soil
  • Gently mist the cuttings and soil—but keep the soil on the dry side in order to prevent rot
  • In 2-3 weeks cuttings should have roots and you can begin to feed and water your plant
  • Remember your succulents like the soil to dry out between watering and like LOTS of sunlight