An ideal houseplant whether or not you have a green thumb. With over 10,000 varieties to choose from, there is sure to be one or five for you.
Needing at least 4-5 hours of bright, direct sunlight daily-ideally 6. If they do not receive enough sunlight they will become elongated and leggy, and unlikely to flower. Move your succulent outdoors in the summer months. Gradually transition your plant as the intense sun can cause sunburn, so place your plant where it receives a bit of shade wien the sun is strongest.
Succulents require a well draining soil. A cactus potting mix will work well. Also recommended, combining 3 parts regular potting soil with 2 parts coarse sand and 1 part perlite.
Most succulents do not require much water, but they also don’t like to be too dry. If leaves begin to wrinkle, its a sign that it needs water. Its better to underwater succulents, rather than to over water them. Wait for soil to dry out completely before watering again. Check every 7-10 days during the summer months and once a month in the winter.
Regular fertilizing is not a requirement for growing a succulent, as they are accustomed to growing in nutrient poor soil. They are susceptible to fertilizer burn if over fertilized. If you choose to fertilize, fertilize in the spring and summer, but be cautious. Use a cactus/succulent liquid fertilizer.
Most succulents stay fairly small, ranging from 2″-2′ depending on variety.
Pet Friendly? Yes, the majority of succulents are non toxic.