How Not to Kill Your Succulents

The number one question we get asked each day is how do I not kill the succulent? Succulents are one of the easiest plants to take care of (in our opinion). Succulents and Cactus are the top two plants that ship extremely well and that is reason why we choose these plants in our gift boxes. 

1. Watering

We recommend only watering your succulents 2-4 times a month. Only water when the soil is completely dry. Over watering (showing them too much love) is the number one reason why succulents die. 

2. Light 

Most succulents with a few exceptions prefer sunlight. We recommend 4-6 hours of daily sunlight is best for the succulents. If they are in a room that does not get sunlight, grab a grow light (many to choose from on Amazon). 

3. Temperature 

Most succulents prefer the warm climate. During the winter months, if the temperature gets below 60 degrees, we recommend bring your succulents inside for the winter. Once the temperature maintains an average 60 degrees or more, the succulents can move outside. 

4. Fertilizer 

We recommend fertilizing your succulents every 1-2 months to give them the nutrients they need. Our favorite is Miracle-Gro Succulent Plant Food.  


At the end of the day, our saying here at Classy Cactus Farm, "If you show them too much love they will die. Neglect is best." They are the perfect plant to brighten someone's day.