What's the difference between the varieties of cuttings you have available?
We offer a big selection of different plants to meet all your needs.
- Leaf Cutting - This is just one leaf from a plant that you can propagate yourself.
- Unrooted Cutting - This is a fresh stem cutting of a plant.
- Rooted Cutting - This is a stem cutting which we have planted in soil and is already starting to grow roots.
- Plant - A normal, fully rooted plant.
How will the plants be shipped?
All of our products are packaged with love and care. They are carefully wrapped in a soft material such as toilet paper or paper towels and the empty spaces are enforced with a recycled material such as shredded paper or newspaper. After I wrap everything with a colored tissue paper. I try to use recycled packaging materials wherever I can.
Leaf cuttings are individually wrapped in toilet paper to ensure each baby is safe.
I just received leaf cuttings, what do I do now?
There are many ways to propagate succulent leaves, so feel free to experiment with other methods, but personally I prefer soil propagation. Lay the leaves on a bed of dry cactus and succulent soil. You do not need to stick the leaves down into the soil. Once babies or roots appear, you can start to spray or water the area. Avoid the mother leaf as much as possible and only direct the water towards the rooted end of the plant. Once babies lose their mother leaf, you can treat them like a normal succulent and water the soil when dry.
How do I care for my succulent plant?
The two most important things to consider for succulents are water and light.
Water - Succulents don't like a lot of water, I water mine between 2 weeks - 1 month. I check each plant individually if they are thirsty or not by gently squeezing the healthy bottom leaves. If the leaves are squishy I give water, if they are firm I check again in 1 week. You can also look for wrinkles in the leaves to see if the plant is thirsty. Well draining soil is also a component you need to have for your succulents.
Light - Typically, succulents don't thrive as well indoors as they do outdoors. If you are keeping them inside, a south or west facing window is ideal. If you do not have that kind of lighting in your house then you should consider supplemental artificial lighting. If you keep your succulents outdoors, be sure when they arrive to give them a few days of indirect sun, to let them get used to their new home. If you introduce succulents to harsh sun quickly, their leaves can burn.
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