Terrarium Care Guide

1. Make Sure Your Succulents Get Enough Light

Most succulents, cacti like bright if not direct light. A place with a filtered light is fine too. Place your succulent terrarium facing north or east window. Avoid long exposure under full or direct sunlight since they are surround by glass, the temperature can quickly rise inside your terrarium, essentially roasting your plants. Terrariums also work quite well under fluorescent or led light. 

2. Rotate Succulents Frequently

Succulents love sun, but if yours is sitting in the same exact spot day after day, it's likely that only one side is getting enough light. We suggest rotating the plant often. Succulents will lean towards the sun, so rotating them will help them stand up straight. (Leaning may also be a sign that they need to be in a sunnier spot.)

3. Water According to the Season

Just like us, succulents need more energy when they're in a period of growth. During the spring and summer, the plants are thriving and drinking up much more water than when they're resting in the fall and winter. We recommend testing the soil with a finger—when the top 1.5 inches are dry, grab your watering can. Overwatering can kill your succulent, so make sure you let the soil dry between waterings.

4. Water the Soil Directly

Try water on the soil, not on top of the succulent. Don’t use a spray bottle to water your succulents—misting can cause brittle roots and moldy leaves .

5. Growing Too Big

When plants become too big, pull them out and re-pot them in a bigger container.

6. Get Rid of Bugs

Pests shouldn’t be a problem for indoor succulents, but occasionally you may have to deal with bugs. They are attracted to succulents that are planted in soil that is too wet. To get rid of eggs and larvae, spray the soil with 70 percent isopropyl alcohol.

***We all learn from trial and error. If you have any questions, please let me know, I will try my best to help.