Succulent bowls are easy to love, they survive dry conditions by storing water in their fleshy leaves and stems. Because these hardy plants are so self-sufficient, they thrive with minimal care. We have a handy guide below, or you can print out this one.

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One of the best things about succulents is how easy they are to grow and care for! They survive on minimal water, require very little maintenance and look fantastic year round. These important tips will keep your plants thriving for months to come!


The majority of succulents are by nature sun lovers, they need plenty of direct sun light to keep their beautiful colours and compact form. Many will even survive quite well in full sun.  Having said that succulents can also be enjoyed inside, we recommend you bring them inside for parties, events and special occasions and then return them outside to maintain their colour and form. Most succulents require filtered sun all day or a 3-4 hours of direct sunlight each day.


A succulent bowl is watered when the soil is completely dry and the leaves aren’t plump, this is because the stems and roots of succulents rot quickly in damp conditions. Plants affected by rot are near on impossible to save. Generally, succulents require water no more than a good soaking 1 – 2 times per week while the plants are actively growing. Many succulents require no water during winter, because the plants are in a dormant period. Water sparingly during winter and only if the leaves begin to wrinkle.


As your succulents grow the leaves at the base of each plant will gradually brown, wither and die off. Remove dead leaves (which should pull away easily) to keep your bowl looking lush and healthy. We find it easiest to do this with tweezers.

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A thin layer of small pebbles on top of the potting mix helps keep the plants dry. Succulent bowls are never fertilized, because fertilizer causes the plants to outgrow the container quickly. New succulent plants are easily propagated from cuttings from your succulent bowl.