Succulent Care Advice

When you order a succulent bowl or arrangement from Coastal Eden, we deliver it with a lovely concise Care Guide to help you on your way. 

Succulents overall are relatively low maintenance and easy to care for, but there are some tips and tricks that will help you get the best from your new succulent plants.  

Succulents need a lot of sunshine to grow happy and healthy. For optimal growth, we recommend placing your succulents outside in a spot they will get lots of sunlight (morning sun is ideal), and some shade (bright afternoon shade preferably) and stay fairly cool. 

For most succulents, placing them inside isn't ideal (although there are some lower light tolerant species), but if you do have them inside, make sure you position them where they'll get bright light for most of the day.

A sign that your succulent isn't getting enough sunlight is 'stretching'. If you notice your succulents being to stretch, move them outside, or to a spot where they will get even more sunlight.  

Watering succulents is one of the trickiest parts of growing them - but once you master watering, you are well on your way! Read on for some watering tips and tricks!

Give your succulents a good soaking, and then leave them to completely dry out before watering again. Do not spray mist your succulents - this will not encourage root growth in your plants. A watering can is a great way of being able to target where the water goes in your succulent pots. And remember that succulents with thicker leaves require less water than those with thinner leaves.

In general, you are far better to underwater your succulents than over water, as too much water will cause rotting in the roots and leaves, which will cause your succulents to die. 

One of the coolest things about succulents is how easy and fun they are to propagate - which means free baby plants for you! There are many different ways to propagate your succulents, including from cuttings and also from leaves.