1. Check your plant for moisture 1 time per week.
2. Interior Plants are more likely to only need water every 2 weeks.
3. Exterior Plants more likely to need watering 1 time per week.
4. Allow your arrangements to dry out completely between watering.
5. Factors that can effect this schedule are, seasonal, direction of sun, your heating or air conditioning, and humidity.
6. Use your finger between plants down 1 inch in the soil to feel for moisture. If you feel ANY moisture, Do Not Water. Succulents prefer their solid to dry out completely between waterings.
7/. For very Little you can pick up $10-$15 dollar moisture meter. You can place the probe into the soil and instantly the meter will read, wet, moist, or dry. Water only at moist/dry line or dry.
1. Your arrangement prefers a natural well lit room.
2. Indirect Lighting is Best
3. Morning direct light is ok
4. Afternoon direct light runs the chance your plants could burn, or even grow out & become “spent” faster.
5. Do not overwater your plants / its the biggest mistake plant owners make. Succulents generally prefer to dry out completely between waterings.
1. Once you have determined your plant has completely dried, either by finger or moisture meter, that indicates the soil is dry you are ready to water.
2. Use a narrow nose watering can or bottle with a narrow spigot that allows you to water in between plants, at locations of decorative stones, wood spikes/driftwoods etc. this allows the water to flow into the plant roots while avoiding water on the leafs.
3. DO NOT MIST SUCCULENTS WITH A SPRAY BOTTLE.
4. DO NOT WATER WHEN SUN IS ON PLANT
5. DO NOT OVERWATER YOUR SUCCULENTS.
Succulents thrive when they struggle in dry soil, that stress provides the beauty and color so sought after. If you overwater your succulent you are promoting growth of the plant faster than its naturally intended & you will end up losing the color, on a leggy plant, that is spent and past its prime.
Each variety of succulent has different growing characteristics. While some plants may last 6mos-1 year and longer, others likely will need to be replaced In 3-4 months. You will likely get 4x the life out of a succulent arrangement compared to a cut flower arrangement.
Often the greatest cost is in your initial purchase that includes the vessel. When your arrangement has past its prime I am happy to refresh your arrangement & recycle any plants salvageable in redoing the arrangement. The cost of materials & labor is less than a full arrangement.
It is a plant industry standard that plants are non returnable. If you have a problem with a plant please photograph that & notify me asap so that I may diagnose or intervene in any damage to the plant.
It is my goal to offer the highest plant quality & craftsmanship & artistry and I will bring that to every arrangement.