Care

 
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Air Plants

“Thank you for taking me home and making me your own. It’s my duty to give you joy and beauty. Just because I live in the air, I still need some love and care.” 

Light: I like at least 4-5 hours of bright filtered light (sun or fluorescent) every day.

Water: Take me out of my enclosure every 1-2 weeks for a “bath”. Immerse me for 30-60 minutes. Give me a good shake and dry me upside down on a towel for at least 4 hours before putting me back.

In between my baths, please take me out and mist me. I love a good spritz 2-3 times a week.

Air: I love fresh air. Please place me where there is nice air flow. Air conditioners and heaters make me more thirsty.

If I look old and wrinkly, I am thirsty.

Soft water and distilled water hurt me. I prefer room temperature filtered, spring or rain water.

Being wet in my enclosure makes me feel rotten and can make me sick. 

 
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Succulents and Cacti

“Thank you for taking me home and making me your own. It’s my duty to give you joy and beauty. Remember, too much water will make me a rotter.” 

 

Light: I like at least 5 hours of bright filtered light (sun or fluorescent). Too much light will burn me.

Water: Less is more. I should only be watered once every 1-2 weeks. With the syringe provided, lightly inject room temp. water at my base. The bigger I am, the more water I need. My soil must be fully dry between waterings.

I am not a very good swimmer; I drown very easily and it’s difficult to rescue me. If I turn yellow and wilt, I’m drowning. Too much water makes me a “rotter.”

If I look old and wrinkly, I am thirsty.

Soft water hurts me. I prefer filtered, spring or rain water.

If I get too big, prune me; this keeps me small.

I will shed old leaves, so please clean me up when I do. 

 
 
 
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Tropical Terrariums

 

 
 

“Thank you for taking me home and making me your own. It’s my duty to give you joy and beauty. I don't need much care, but I will need a trim like hair.”

Light: I like at least 5-7 hours of high, bright, filtered light (sun or fluorescent) every day. 

Water: For the most part, I need very little watering. When you do water me, use the syringe provided to give me a small drink.

It is normal for me to “sweat” on the glass. If my sweat drops look big, or if you see water on the pebbles on the bottom, open my enclosure to let some of my moisture evaporate. My balanced home should have a certain amount of moisture on my glass. 

Air: Air is not a must, but ideally, I would like some fresh air once in a while. Open my enclosure for a few hours a week to allow circulation. 

Tips: If I look droopy and wrinkly, I am thirsty. 

I will shed old leaves. Clean me up and keep me pruned/trimmed to prevent me from overgrowing.

If I start to rot or get moldy, leave my container open for a few days.

Soft water and distilled water hurt me. I prefer room temperature filtered/spring/ rain water.