It’s finally the weekend guys! You know what that means? Another post by yours truly.
We’re doing something different this week, we were actually sent a care package from SucculentsBox to review and show you all!
I want this to be known, I was not paid to write this. All opinions are completely my own. They did send me this package for free in return for an honest review on their service to share with you all and they did provide me an affiliate link which I am able to earn a small commission from if you decide to subscribe to their packages.
Watch the video unboxing on our YouTube channel!
Who are they?
So a little background really quickly about SucculentsBox if you don’t already know. They are a subscription based service where you are able to get between 1-4 rare & uncommon succulents delivered right to your door every single month!
They have very quick delivery; it comes packaged with biodegradable packing peanuts made of starch (which we are very much a fan of), and individually wrapped in plastic bubble wrap (unfortunately.)
They include a care sheet containing everything you need to know about them to keep them alive and happy; as well as little note cards saying what exactly are the succulents you received. (more on their care later).
I have a very small succulent garden and I was very much interested in growing my collection of
(I’ll actually be recording a video on how to propagate succulents later on!)
I received 4 amazing succulents in my box this week. They all came in amazing condition and are extremely healthy! No dried leaves, pests, or problems with the packaging!
In order from left to right:
Echeveria – Perle Von Nurnberg
Key Lime Pie – Adromischus Cristatus
Ruffle Jade – Ripple Jade Crassula
Ivory Towers – Crassula Conjuncta
The ones I received weren’t as mature as these and were still just babies, but I honestly much rather prefer baby plants because I’m so interested in watching them grow. Hence why I’m propagating probably 25 different plants in my home right now!Netflix Survey to then collect a free reward!
These tips were provided from the cute care guide they include with all of their orders!
When you first get your package, it’s important that you don’t immediately place your new succulents right in the bright sun. They need to be acclimated to the brighter light over a small period of time to avoid burning them. Simply place them in sun for about an hour or two a day and you can gradually leave them out longer each time. Eventually, they’ll be able to go full-time!
It is important to know that succulents are definitely warmer climate plants. They do best in temperatures between 70-85 degrees during the day. And at night, it shouldn’t go below 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is a particularly sunny day, a little shade on your succulents will go a long way for them!
As you know, succulents are of course a cactus variety. So you should water them as you would think to water a cactus. During the warmer seasons, it is best to only water once every 1-2 weeks, thoroughly. In the colder months, don’t water them more often than you pay your rent because they do go dormant and do not require very much water during that time.
Again, referring that succulents are part of the cactus family, and needed to be treated as such,
Succulents shouldn’t be planted in your average soil that you would use for your other houseplants or vegetables even, because those kinds of soils retain way more water than they would like.
I’ve recently been making my own soil from a recipe I found here.
Succulents require soil that drains very well and doesn’t hold on to water for too long. I’m going to include the recipe I found, or if you would like, you could purchase a pre-made bag of succulent soil here.
Succulent Soil DIY Recipe
Benefits of making your own soil? You’re in complete control! You know exactly whats in it, and if you need to change any part of it, it’s all in your hands!
I have honestly had such a great experience with them so far, and if you have any doubts about signing up to your first month with them then try starting with just their smallest monthly package of 1 succulent a month and see how you like it!
It is extremely affordable and absolutely well worth the money if you’re an avid plant collector like I am. Give up 1 coffee a month, and in return get an adorable succulent delivered right to your door!
Like I said before, I’m not being paid anything to write this post. My opinion of this company is completely my own, and they are good people I am able to get behind and endorse.
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