I purchased these succulents about three weeks ago, and I have been slightly obsessed with “keeping them happy”… :)
At PHP50 for the “large” plants and PHP30 (which should have been PHP20 I found out at another stall) for the small plants at the wholesale flower market at Dimasalang, I thought they were a bargain. Just simply take them out of their black plastic bags and remove some of the soil…
…put them in a ceramic container or any appropriate vessel of your choice, then top with some moss and voila! a quick and architectural plant arrangement for your home. Total cost per arrangement was less than PHP200!
Notice how relatively “tight” the leaves of the succulents are on “Day One”. I brought them indoors, had several dinners and on the fourth day I realized their leaves were starting to “spread out”…
…that’s what these plants do when they don’t get enough sunlight. So I put them outdoors for a couple of hours in the shade but with access to sunlight, and the leaves started to close up again, though they never returned to their original state.
Some water ever two days or so (do not drown) and light every day and they seem to be seriously happy campers some three weeks later. My goal was to keep them happy for at least a month, but it looks like I will be able to exceed that goal rather easily. If that’s true, this is one of the most reasonably priced plant/floral arrangements I will have ever made. :)