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 1. Only Water Once Every 2-3 Weeks

Cactus and succulents only need to be watered once every 2-3 weeks. Insert a toothpick into the rocks of the succulent so that it goes into the soil below. Remove the toothpick. If there is any moisture do not water. If the tooth pick is completely dry it is time to water. Add a quarter cup of water or four tablespoons of water to your succulent. After, wait for the soil to dry out again and repeat! As a general rule of thumb, water your succulent with a half a cup of water once every 2-3 weeks. 

2. Remember Light Matters

As a general rule it is important to remember that colorful succulents need more sunlight than green succulents. Green succulents are great for places inside with very little to no light or outside in the shade. Green succulents will also do great on the windowsill. Colorful succulents need a little more sunlight. Colorful succulents thrive on the windowsill or outside in an area that receives sunlight for at least half the day.

3. And That's It!

 We hope that this guide helped you overcome your horticultural fears. We hope that you enjoy your gift and that your succulent thrives for years to come!