GREEN THUMBS 101! 🌱👍🌱

We're here to help make sure the living things you adopt
from our shop continue to thrive in their new homes!

We'll continuously add more plants to the care instructions  
below. And feel free to drop us an email with questions
anytime at hello@gurtons.com !

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AIR PLANT CARE

LIGHT:
Get your Air Plants several hours a day of bright indirect light,
and watch them grow! (Direct sun will dry them out too fast.)

WATER: 
1.  Give a good dousing 2–4x per month, either by running under the faucet
      or fully submerging underwater for a few minutes. (Don’t submerge
      varieties with a "bulb" at the base, they’re more susceptible to rot.)

2.   Shake off excess water, and place somewhere they can fully dry out
      within 4 hours. Let them dry upside-down if possible.

3.   Mist generously with a spray bottle between bath times as needed,
      again shaking off excess and making sure they can fully dry.

BONUS TIP:
Treat them right and they’ll produce a weird flower (only once in their
life span) and then reproduce itty bitty baby “pups”!

 
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SUCCULENT CARE

LIGHT:
Bright indirect sun, 6+ hours per day. Keep them close to the
window, or else they may start “stretching” in weird ways!

WATER:
Water thoroughly, but NOT too often. These desert-natives want
their roots soaked — a “downpour” — and then fully dried out,
simulating the “drought” they’re designed to thrive in. Once that
soil is bone-dry (every other week, or less, is about average), water the soil
thoroughly, and make sure it has adequate drainage.

BONUS TIP:
You can make your own! If healthy succulent leaves fall off, let them
dry out for 4–5 days until the edge heals up, then place on moist
soil and watch ’em take root and grow.

 
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Cactus Care

LIGHT:
As much as possible — ideally from a south- or east-facing window —
will keep your cactus happy. And a happy cactus is a flowering,
growing cactus!

WATER:
Cacti are like camels — they can survive for weeks on stored water. Allow
soil to fully drain and dry out, Death Valley-style, between waterings.
(You can check for moisture by sticking a wooden kebab stick down into
the soil.) Make sure to use well-draining soil if repotting — we can hook you up!

BONUS TIP:
Not sure if your space is getting enough sunlight? Artificial light from a
fluorescent desk lamp can help if needed.