Succulent are plants with leaves that are thickened, fleshy, or engorged, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. They are drought resistant due to this water retention in their leaves, stems, or roots, so often do not need a lot of water. The word succulent comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning 'juice', or 'sap'. The most popular succulent is the cactus! All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti.
They enjoy some direct sun, but they'll also do well in bright, indirect light. It is best to place this plant somewhere where it will receive some nice morning sun, or a couple hours of afternoon sun, and then indirect light the rest of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They like the soil to be completely dry before the next watering. That usually takes about 4 weeks in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but for them, it's always safer to underwater or water when you see signs of lack of water (i.e. wrinkly or soft leaves). Water a little more often in the warmer months.
Their humidity requirement is low, so do not mist them or put them in an enclosed terrarium.
As with all succulents, overwatering is sure to be fatal, so err on the side of too dry rather than too wet, never letting it sit in water. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour off any excess water after about 15 minutes. If you want compact and colourful growth, keep the plant in direct, high light!
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.