MCG Mini Succulent Ornaments - Hanging Wreaths: Sempervivum rosettes or Air Plants and a bit of reindeer moss attached to small wreaths made from grapevine. Hanger hook included. Ready to hang.
Air Plants will last indefinitely indoors with regular misting. Sempervivum will last through the holidays and can then be transplanted outdoors (see below for care details). Protect from direct sun. From all of us at Mountain Crest Gardens: have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
PLEASE NOTE: Varieties will be similar to photo, but substitutes may be used. Multiple orders will include repeats.
Grapevine Wreath, Sphagnum Moss, Metal Hanging Hook, Air Plant or Sempervivum
Indoor use only
WATER: Cuttings need only a light misting once aerial roots start to emerge. In general, always err on the side of underwatering. Don’t feel like watering your succulent ornaments at all? Have no fear, for winter dormancy is here! In this season, succulents need very little water; any wrinkling caused by temporary drought will quickly disappear once normal care resumes.
LIGHT: Most succulents need sunlight to thrive, but trees and holiday decor are not necessarily placed in sunny locations. Fortunately, winter dormancy slows and reduces the impacts of low light, such as “stretching” and greening. That said, colors may still fade over time without direct sun. A gradual transition over 1-2 weeks back to sunnier conditions will restore the succulent to its original vibrancy. PRO TIP: Sempervivum and Echeveria rosettes prefer indirect sunlight; Haworthia and air plants do well in lower-light areas.
AIR PLANT SPECIFICS: Some ornaments include air plants (Tillandsia), which have unique needs. As they are native to humid environments and collect water from the air, it is important to water them regularly if they are expected to live into January. For best results, choose one of the following watering strategies:
- Mist generously 2-6 times a week
- Submerge completely 1-3 times a week, or
- Soak for an hour every 1-2 weeks
To prevent rot, shake off excess water and give enough airflow for the plant to dry within 4 hours.
TRANSPLANTING: After the holidays have passed, your succulent cuttings will be ready for their next life as a potted plant. Try to use pots with drainage holes and fill them with a well-draining soil, such as a cactus/succulent potting mix. Transplant the cuttings and move them into their ideal light conditions; Sempervivum should go near a sunny window . Water about 2-4 times a week while roots are establishing, then reduce the frequency and only water when the soil is fully dry. Move rooted Sempervivum outdoors for best results. Air plants do not need to be transplanted into soil and can simply be removed from the ornament and displayed on any non-absorptive material, like stones, sea glass, or sand. Keep them indoors with lots of indirect light and continue to mist, submerge, or soak them regularly.