Cactus Pot Plants

If you’ve been on any social media platform lately, you’re bound to have seen these mini foliage taking over your feeds. These plants are better known as succulents. They are a plant variety that is typically grown ornamentally and thrives on limited water. Whether you  transform them into a centerpiece, gift them as party favors, or receive one as a present, you’ll need to know how to keep them alive. So we reached out to Bonnie, a Publix Floral Buyer, for a quick reference guide on these striking plants.

How Often Should You Water Them?

As we mentioned before, these plants thrive on limited water. The “how often” question will vary depending on the amount of light they are exposed to, the size of the vase they are planted in, and other factors. Our best advice is to wait for the soil to be dry between watering. Test the soil with your finger, if it is moist, wait a few more days before watering.

How Much Water Should You Give Them Each Time?

Once the soil is dry, it is time to water your succulents. At this time, be sure to get the soil decently moist so they get a good soaking. That being said, it’s important to plant them in a container that drains easily, as their roots don’t do well in standing water.

Where to Keep Them?

These plants like dry and warm conditions. They are perfect for most homes. They are known for being durable and versatile. Although they like direct light and enjoy being planted outdoors, they can easily adapt to low light.

Tips for Building a Terrarium

Terrariums are increasingly popular home decorations. You can buy them already built or get creative and make your own. If you want to try your hand at building one yourself, here are some key steps to keep in mind.

mini succulent garden in glass terrarium

mini succulent garden in glass terrarium

  • If possible, choose a pot that drains with ease.
  • Use a layer of rocks at the bottom for drainage/decoration.
  • Choose soil that drains well. (Find this on the label)
  • Mix and match them with other drought resistant plants.

Now you know the tricks to keeping these plants happy. With their durability and versatility, these trendy plants make great gifts! Simply pick up a succulent at your local Publix, print these tips on a card and tie it to the container with a bow – voila, a gift that is personalized, green, and long lasting (even for those without a green thumb).


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Catalina H.

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Catalina H. became a Publix associate in 2012 and has thought of it as a home away from home ever since. When choosing what to write about, she thinks about her own life and what she wants to know more about – that way she can learn something new, too! Although her favorite Publix brand product is the Bakery Carrot Cake, you’ll probably find her snacking on peppers and drinking lots of water when writing her blogs. Outside of work, Catalina enjoys fitness, reading, crafting, and exploring new things (do you see a theme here?).

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