Plant Care

Location / Light
Place your airplants/tillandsias in medium–bright indirect light. Keep in mind they may burn if they get too much direct sun.

Water
Since airplants absorb nutrients through their leaves it is important to mist or drop water on your plants once or twice a week. Alternatively, plants can be submerged in water for 15 minutes about once a week. Soaking is the preferred watering method if the surrounding air is very dry. A longer period of submersion (up to 1 hour) can also benefit airplants before and after a period of non-maintenance, such as a two or three week holiday.

Troubleshooting
Brown/crispy ends? Water more often. Brown/mushy base of airplant? You’re watering too much. Ensure you are not pouring water into the center of the plant, shake airplant out after watering. Humidity? Bathrooms with natural light work great!

TIP! Water your terrarium with an eye dropper to control the amount and location of the water.

Location / Light
Place your in a bright, moderately sunny location. Keep in mind they may burn if they receive too much direct sun.

Water
The watering of your bonsai must never be neglected. Apply water when the soil appears dry — never allow the soil to become completely dry. If your bonsai is receiving full sun, it may be necessary to water once a day. This schedule may vary with the size pot, type of soil and type of bonsai tree you own. It is also good practice to mist your bonsai regularly.

Research
Caring for a Bonsai tree is not nearly as difficult as you might think, however different tree species require different care. Be sure you establish what variety you have first, and research its specific needs. Ensure you understand is basic watering, fertilizing, repotting, and dormancy period requirements.

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Location / Light
Place your succulent/cactus terrarium in a very bright spot. Succulents and cacti prefer bright, if not direct light.

Water
Succulents/cacti are drought tolerant plants, and susceptible to root rot. Water only when soil has gone completely dry.

Troubleshooting
Shriveled leaves? Time to water. Mushy, brown, yellow or black leaves? You’re watering too much. Remove these plants or leaves, and replace with comparable specimens, taking care not to water quite as much. Stretching or faded plants? Move to a brighter location. Experiment? Try out different kinds of succulents, as they’re not all alike.

TIP! Google it! Do further research on the specific care needs of your Plant’s genus or species.

Shade Tolerant Succulents
(Gasteria, Hatiora, Haworthia, Rhipsalis, etc.)
Place in bright indirect light, tolerant of lower light. Water when first 1-2″ of soil feels dry, and reduce water in winter.

Succulents & Cacti
(Aloe, Cactaceae Family, Crassula, Echeveria, Euphorbia, Kalanchoe, Senecio, etc.)
Require bright dappled or direct light. Tolerant of long periods of drought, especially in winter. Allow soil to dry between waterings, and reduce water in winter.

Location / Light
Place your tropical plants in low–bright indirect light.

Water
Approximately 1–2 times per week, depending on variety. Always water sparingly to avoid plant rot.

Troubleshooting
Wilted or crispy brown leaves? Time to water. Mushy stems or lots of yellow? You’re watering too much. Remove damaged or overgrown plants and replace. Seasonality? Increase water in summer, reduce during winter.

TIP! Google it! Do further research on the specific care needs of your Plant’s genus or species.

Leafy Tropicals
(Philodendron, monstera, Pothos, Fittonia, Calathea, Schefflera, etc.)
Place in low–bright indirect light, avoid direct sun. Water when first 1-2″ of soil feels almost dry, or showing signs of wilt.

Semi-succulent Tropicals
(chamaedorea/Palms, Hoya, Peperomia, Sansevieria, Zamioculcas, etc.)
Generally require less water and more light than leafy varieties, except sansevieria and zamioculcas, which tolerate low light. Water when first 2″ of soil feels almost dry, or looking wilted.

Ferns
(Asparagus, Asplenium, Davallia, Pteris, etc.)
Place in low–bright indirect light, avoid direct sun. Water when first 1-2” of soil feels barely moist, avoid drying out.