Frequently asked questions
What is the difference between a cactus & a succulent?
All cacti are succulents, but what makes a cacti different are areoles. The areoles are the areas that grow spines from small round areas on the body of a cactus. Succulents store water in their leaves, as opposed to areoles.
How often should I water my succulents?
Although store their water in their leaves, they don't take water in through them. It is best to water the plant near the base of the stem on top of the soil. Generally during the summer, it's best to water succulents once every 7-10 days. It's best to double check by sticking a toothpick, or your finger, into the soil about an inch. Drench the top layer if its dusty dry.
What is the best kind of light for my indoor succulent?
The ideal lighting condition is bright indirect light that is not obstructed by curtains or drapes. In a South or West facing window catches bright consisten light throughout the day. Succulents need at least 4-6 hours of light to grow properly, they can survive on less but will not thrive. If your plant is growing fewer leaves and taller, it could mean it is deprived of light.
Do succulents need natural sun?
There are artificial lights that will supplement your indoor plant if there is not enough windows in your space. Another option would be to replace your bulbs with 6400K "grow bulbs" that are closest to the color of the sun and generate new growth. If you are looking to bloom your succulent, go with a 3000K bulb instead.