March Monthly Subscription Box

Éirinn go Brách! It's March and in an homage to Saint Paddy, the Irish patron saint, I've gathered green, white, and orange succulents together representing the Irish flag. 

You'll receive a nice bunch of Aeonium Irish bouquet, an echeveria Irish mint, a flaming orange sedum adolphi, and a bright white Espostoa Melanostele or Peruvian Old Lady cactus (watch out she is a little pokey).

Caring for cactus in the winter time requires some adjustments to ensure that it can thrive during the colder months. One of the most important things to keep in mind is that cacti are susceptible to frost damage, so it's essential to protect them from freezing temperatures. If possible, move the cactus to a warmer location indoors, away from any drafty windows or doors. If you can't bring it inside, cover the cactus with a cloth or plastic sheeting to insulate it from the cold. Additionally, reduce the amount of watering during the winter months, as cacti require less moisture when they are dormant. Finally, monitor the cactus regularly for signs of pests or diseases, as they can become more prevalent during the winter when the plant is under stress. With these precautions, you can ensure that your cactus stays healthy throughout the winter season.

During the winter months, caring for Echeveria plants requires a bit of extra attention as they are sensitive to the cold temperatures and low light conditions. Echeverias prefer bright, indirect light, so it's important to provide them with a location where they can receive ample sunlight, such as a south-facing window. It's also crucial to keep the soil slightly moist but not waterlogged, as overwatering can lead to root rot. To prevent the soil from staying too damp, it's recommended to allow the soil to dry out completely between watering sessions. If the air in your home is too dry due to heating systems, consider placing a tray of water near your Echeveria plant or using a humidifier to maintain a more consistent level of humidity. Finally, avoid placing your Echeveria near cold drafts or in direct contact with windows, as the temperature fluctuations can harm the plant.