Plant Love: Sunbathing Guide

Your succulent babes need some vitamin D too.


At Arium Studio we only work with succulents. Succulents are easy to take care of if you provide them with enough love consisting of sun and water. Our sunbathing guide will ensure your succulent babes get the right amount of sun to stay healthy. Each plant purchased will come with a Plant Love card to remind you of your plant's needs. If you have misplaced your card, you can email us at any time! 

 

Direct or Indirect Light

First you need to determine whether your plant needs direct or indirect lighting. 

Direct Light

Sunlight that is shining directly on your plant. The best spot to get bright direct sunlight is right by the window.

Indirect light

Sunlight that is not shining directly onto your plant. This can be ambient lighting, or direct light that is blocked by sheer curtains. 

 

Length of Sun Exposure

Succulents love sunlight, the more the better. To keep your plant healthy, it should sunbath for about 4-5 hours a day unless your Plant Love card says otherwise. Not all days are bright and sunny, so when the suns out try to take advantage of it. 

Tip: If your plant is displayed away from direct light, make it a ritual to bring it by a window for some sunbathing. 

 

Plant Rotation

If you notice your plant is starting to grow more on one side, try to rotate your plant once in a while for even growth. This tip is especially helpful when your plant is by the window, and the back of the plant doesn't get as much sunlight as the front of the plant. By rotating it occasionally, it will help the plant grow evenly.

Tip: If you notice that some of your leaves are lifting up, don't panic, they are just trying to help the lower leaves receive sunlight as well. 

 

Listen To Your Plant

Here are some key signs that your succulent requires more sunbathing:

- The leaves feel softer than normal

- The leaves are slightly wilting down

Each plant will grow differently in every environment. By following our guides, it will help you prolong the life of your plant. If at any point you aren't sure what do to, please email us and we'd be happy to help you out!