What are Mini Plants? Mini Plants are living, breathing and growing plants that are housed in a mini terrarium capsule. Each type of cactus and succulent plant has their own unique look and temperament as to how they need to be cared for.
What are succulent plants? Succulents are plants that are able to survive in arid dry climates in which they are able to store water in different areas such as their leaves and stems. Most succulent type plants need only watering once or twice a month depending on species. Over watering will do more harm for the plants than less watering as the roots are very sensitive to over watering. Are cactus plants same as succulent plants? All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. They both share the ability to store water for extended periods due to their dry habitats or adaptations to their environment. The main difference from a cactus from a succulent plant are that cactus have an areole on their body. It is a white patch from which spines, flowers and roots grow. Succulents may have spines but they do not have areoles.
How do I water them?
Small holes located on the bottom of the capsule which allows the moss media to absorb the water when capsule is placed in a dish with shallow water.
How long can they live in capsule before outgrowing?
Plants can live in on average 2-6 months or longer before outgrowing their capsule. The length of time before outgrowing the capsule can be longer with more experience and getting familiar with your plant as to how little water and sun you give them to keep them healthy and limit their growth. What to do after plant outgrows capsule?
Plants can be transplanted easily to regular potting by twisting off the bottom from the capsule dome and to remove plant. Why is my plant separated from the moss media?
If your plant is popped out from the moss or separated, this could be due to over watering or waterlogged moss. Cactus and Succulent plant's roots are more sensitive and brittle than regular plants. When watering your plant, saturate the moss slightly about 1/2 or 1/4 of the total surface area.
What to do if plant is separated from moss?
Cactus and Succulent plants are very unique plants in that they can continue to live and grow even when they lose their roots or broken off. If your plant is separated, remove the plant from the capsule and let them sit for a week on a clean surface to let the wounds heal. After one week place them in regular potting with cactus and succulent type soil. Most of the plants that are re-potted in this manner should grow new roots in time and live. Adding Rooting Hormone is also recommend that is available from other retailers.