First time plant parent? Not sure how to care for your new plant baby? Here are some tips and tricks for making sure your plant stays healthy and nourished.
- Watering: Because succulents store most of their water in their leaves, you only need to lightly water at the root once a week. If you live in an area with low light you’ll need more time between watering to allow the soil to dry out. Best piece of advice for watering: less is more!
- Light/Temperature: Please make sure to give your plant-baby enough light! Generally, succulents do best in bright but indirect sunlight. If you don’t have a grow light or it’s too cold outside, I recommend keeping them near a windowsill where they’ll get shade but can still receive enough sunlight. Keep in temperatures between 60-90 degrees.
- Watering: There are a couple of methods I've found successful in keeping air plants hydrated.
- Soaking - Every 1-2 weeks soak your air plant in room temperature water; using cold water will shock the plants and could be harmful. If you're using tap water, let it sit out for an hour before soaking the plants. Soak times vary anywhere from 10-30 minutes. After soaking, gently shake off excess water and set in a spot with indirect sunlight and good air circulation to dry off.
- Misting - You can mist between 2-5 times a week depending on how dry your home is what time of year it is. In the summertime it's best to water more, and in the winter you'll water less.
- Light/Temperature: Tilllandsia air plants require bright, indirect filtered light. Direct sunlight will cause the air plant to dry up quickly. Air plants thrive between 50-90 degrees F. In addition, if you're keeping your air plant in a globe, enclosed or partially enclosed terrarium, make sure when you're watering and drying your air plant that you're doing it outside of the enclosed home.
- Light | Bright, indirect sunlight. Every other week we recommend placing the entire vessel in the refrigerator overnight so it can mimic the cold temperatures of Japan's waters.
- Water | Use filtered cold water - recommend filtering thru the water every 3-4 weeks. If needed, remove your moss ball with tweezers or chopsticks, then rinse under cold water, turn, and squeeze out excess water, then place back in the vessel.
- Food | Although not necessary, you can use an aquatic feeder every 2-3 rinses: https://amzn.to/2F3cxNQ
- Other | Make sure to turn your moss ball every 3-4 weeks so that all sides receive equal amount of light!
Very little maintenance needed. Keep in bright indirect light or near a window sill. Shrimp thrive in temperatures between 65-85 degrees. Very sensitive to movement and loud noises. Water is a special proprietary mixture and adding tap water will cause harm and/or death to Shrimp. If you need to add water please use DISTILLED WATER only to top off.
Seed Paper Planting
If you've purchased a candle, each one comes with seed paper that has wildflowers embedded! Here's how to use:
- Soak seed paper overnight
- Tear up in smaller pieces and then plant under a thin layer of soil
- Water gently until seedlings sprout.
- Paper is made from 100% recycled paper with all-natural, vegetable-dyed pigments.