Succulent Terrarium

You may place this terrarium under
2) Bright indirect light (i.e. within 1 metre away from window)
Water 10ml every 2-3 weeks (per succulent/cacti)

– Under-watering is safer than over-watering
– Water only when soil is completely dry
– If plant appears wrinkled, increase watering frequency or volume
– Adjust according to weather conditions and temperature of location
e.g. during rainy periods, rate of evaporation is lower so decrease watering volume/frequency slightly
e.g. if your window area is warm, rate of evaporation is higher so increase watering volume/frequency slightly

Slow release fertiliser (Osmocote)
1/2 teaspoon per succulent

Do not exceed as it will cause fertiliser burn

Low to no humidity preferred
Do not spray
Aircon environment is fine

50% cacti soil
25% perlite
25% white crystals

Succulents thrive in environments with little water, which explains their thick fleshy leaves in storing water.

Over-watering is the top killer of succulents. So only water when the soil is completely dry, using the syringe we’ve provided to you.

The most accurate way to tell when the soil is completely dry would be to insert a toothpick into the soil. If it comes out without soil bits, you may proceed to water. When in doubt, do not water.

You can also choose to play safe and only water when the leaves are wrinkled. It is the most accurate sign that the succulent needs water.

Succulents hate it when their roots are wet for a long time. That’s why every succulent terrarium is designed with porous soil and gravel at the bottom for drainage. When watering, ensure water flows through the soil thoroughly and the excess drains off. Use a syringe and water directly at the roots. Do not spray.

If the leaves become yellow and mushy, it means you’ve over-watered.

Place the terrarium outdoors whereby it’s warm for the moisture to evaporate (but not under direct sunlight). You may remove the mushy leaves. As succulents reproduce via plant parts, the healthy parts may still grow into new plants.

Succulent leaves dry up and die. It’s perfectly normal for leaves at the bottom to wither and die. When that happens, simply pluck them off with a tweezer.

Succulents make good indoor plants since it can survive with little water, but like all plants, they crave light.

The further the colour of the succulent deviate from green, the more light it requires.

Succulents need around 10-12 hours of light in a day. If you’re having them indoors, place them under indirect sunlight e.g. next to a window. Do not place them under direct sunlight as they’ll dry out.

If you’re unable to expose them to natural sunlight, grow lights help provide an adequate amount of light too. Place them within 6 inches from light source.

If your succulents start to stretch; more space between leaves, it means they’re receiving insufficient light or placed too far away from light source. But don’t worry as it doesn’t mean they’re unhealthy or dying.

If you’re wondering why there’s a layer of white powdery substance on the leaves, it’s the epicuticular wax, a natural ‘sunscreen’ which protects the succulent from direct and strong sunlight. Do not rub it off as it doesn’t come back. When need be, handle the succulent by the stem and not the leaves.

If you ever rehouse your succulent somewhere else, do remember to use soil with good drainage or cacti soil. If you’re using a container without holes, adding white crystals can improve drainage and adding perlite can help to absorb excess moisture.

Succulent leaves can grow into new succulents.

If a healthy leaf falls, leave it for the part connected to the mother plant to dry. This can take few days to a week but is an important step. If not, the leaf will absorb too much moisture from the soil and rot.

After that, plant the leaf in cacti soil and water rarely before roots and buds form. Once roots and buds form, water once every 1-2 weeks. Expose to an adequate amount of sunlight.

Not all leaves eventually grow into new succulents. Some of them may grow roots but not bud, while some of them may grow buds but not roots.


You may prune your succulent if it becomes too leggy for your liking, or if you wish to propagate it. You may cut them in the below manner using a pair of scissors:

Remember to let the part of the stem connected to the mother plant form a callus first before embedding it in soil.

Then embed it in soil. It will start to root. Once it starts to root, water once every 1-2 weeks.

Succulents reproduce from healthy plant parts. Sometimes, buds will start to grow around the stem of the mother plant too.

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