Watering Your Succulent Arrangement:
Succulents store water in their leaves, stems, and roots so they can go a week or more without being watered.
Drainage: If there's a drainage hole in your planter, add water until it flows from the drainage hole. If there's not a drainage hole, water only enough to dampen the soil top to bottom. You've given the right amount of water if the soil is barely damp or is dry within 3-4 days. We do not recommend misting succulents, water pooling on succulent leaves will rot them. If your plants outgrow their planter, replant in a larger planter with a soil that drains well. Cactus or Succulent soil mix is available at Home Depot, Lowes, or other garden stores.
Winter: Water only if the soil is completely dry. Feeling the soil as far as your finger length or using a plant Water Meter to check the soil moisture. If the soil feels dry or the meter reads 0, it's time to water. If the soil is damp or the meter reads 1+ wait several days or until the Meter reads 0. Water only until the soil is damp from top to bottom of the planter. Please allow the soil to dry out completely again before watering. Water until the soil is damp, not muddy.
Summer: Test the soil to see if it's dry before watering. If the soil is damp, wait for until it is completely dry. Succulents may need water two or more times a week during really hot, dry weather. Check the soil 1-2 times a week and be sure to water if the soil is dry to the bottom of the container. Often watering once a week is all that's needed. Water until the soil is saturated but not muddy.
How Much Sunshine Does Your Arrangement Need?:
Succulents need to bask in sunshine. Lots of bright sunshine brings out the beautiful colors in succulents.
Winter: Succulents can't get too much sunshine in winter. Even winter's mid day sun is mild enough for succulents and will keep them bright and beautiful. Please protect from frost.
Summer: Direct, mid-day summer sun can burn succulent leaves, but hours of gentler morning and late afternoon sunshine will keep their leaves colorful and flowerlike. A little protection directly overhead (like a shallow porch) can help shield your succulents from harsh mid day sun.
Wreath & Vertical Garden Care
How Much Sunlight do Succulent Wreaths Need?:
Without sunshine, succulents lose their flower-like shape and turn green
Winter: Basking in full winter sun will help keep your succulent wreath colorful and beautiful. Please protect from frost.
Summer: Lots of bright morning or afternoon sunshine brings out the beautiful colors in succulents. Direct, mid-day summer sun can burn their leaves.
How to Water:
Succulents store Water in their leaves making their leaves firm and plump.
Winter: Water only if the moss is completely dry, a plant water meter may be used to check the soil moisture. If it reads 0, it's time to water. If it reads 1+ wait several days or until the meter reads 0. Water only until the moss is damp. Please allow the moss to dry out completely again before watering. Succulents may only need water once or twice in the winter. Please protect from frost.
Summer: Water only if the moss is completely dry, a plant water meter may be used to check the moisture in the moss. If it reads 0, it's time to water. If it reads 1+ wait several days or until the meter reads 0. Water by drenching with the hose until the moss form is dripping and heavy. or water by soaking the wreath in a plastic tub or the lid of a wreath storage container like, Homz Holiday Wreath Plastic Storage Box with Clear Lid , available online.
Wedding Design Care
Before The wedding or event: A bouquet,
Your bouquet, boutonniere, corsage and crown need only bright, morning or afternoon sunlight prior to your wedding or event. Please PROTECT from frost, and DO not mist with water.
After the wedding or event: The succulents may be cut from their wire stems and set on dry cactus or succulent soil. Wait 3-4 days and then follow care instructions for water and light above under Planter Care.
Easy to Grow Leaf Babies
Each little perfect leaf that falls can become an entire succulent plant. Lay them on cactus soil in the shade and a baby plant will appear at the end of each leaf. When the leaf has withered, it’s time to place your leaf baby in indirect sunshine. Follow instructions for Succulent arrangement care and watch your succulent leaf baby grow.