How to Care for your Little Succulent
Hello Friends - If you are reading this, then you received one of our little succulents at the Seattle Wedding Show and we just want to thank you for taking the time to stop by to meet all of us at Seattle Stunning Events!
We have fallen in love with these little succulents and have been giving them out for the past two years. I think my favorite thing about these little guys, is that people love them and they have become a part of their lives. One of my brides sent me a photo of her succulent from last year that has now grown a family in her terrarium at home. At the wedding show this year, one of the vendors came and told us how they still have their succulent from last year and it is now the office plant and they named him Harvey!
If any of you are like me, I tend to kill any living plant in my home...sad but true. I have killed a couple succulents in my day and it was because I over watered them. So we wanted to give you some easy instructions on how to care for these little guys so that the next time we see you, you can tell us how yours has grown!
1. 6 Hours of Sunlight - When succulents are indoors it’s often hard for them to get enough sunlight. They generally need about 6 hours a day. You’ll want to keep your plants as close to the window as you can, but be careful not to let them get sunburned if the light from the window gets too hot.
2. Water, but less often - Succulents enjoy having their roots soaked with water, but if you keep the soil wet every day, then they will die from too much water. You need to give your succulent enough water to get the soil damp, but then let the spoil dry out completely before you water it again. So don't water it daily! If you are watering too much, where your soil is staying wet all the time, you will start to attract gnats. So that is another reason to NOT water too often.
3. Avoid containers that do not drain - Succulents do not like sitting in soggy soil...and it attracts bugs, so you want to avoid planters that do not drain...like glass terrariums. BUT glass terrariums are so great looking in your home! So if the terrarium is a must have in your home, then just be careful to not over water your succulent and to just put in enough water to make the soil damp.
4. Temperature...warm during the summer and cool during the winter. During the summer succulents like to be in temps between 70-80 degrees and during the winter between 50-60 degrees. Well, I think indoor living in the PNW is probably the perfect environment for succulents...except for our 2-3 hot days in August when we are all complaining about the heat! Our house is generally 68 degrees in the winter and between 70-80 in the summer.
We hope these instructions are helpful to you! Please feel free to keep us in the loop on how your little succulent is thriving in your life. We always love to hear from you!