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Care Recommendations

These are our recommendations for growing these plants in the Bay Area. Microclimates vary, and so may your results.


fullsun Full sun – requires West or South exposure, 4 hour direct sun minimum average year-round

partialsun Partial sun – Can handle less, say an East window or a very bright room with good indirect light

partialshade Partial shade – generally understory or canopy plants; can handle dappled sun, shaded by canopy or other plants, but still require some direct sun or bright indirect light

Some plants can handle a wide range of sun conditions.


soilultra Cactus Jungle’s Ultra Soil Blend, or other standard well-draining cactus and succulent mix

soiljungle Cactus Jungle’s Jungle Cactus/Orchid Blend, for a bit more moisture retention

soilextra Extra Chunky Add lava/pumice for faster drainage for rot-prone plants

More information about Cactus Jungle’s Soils


watering1 Water every 1 week

watering2 Water every 2 weeks

watering3 Water every 3 weeks

wateringd Keep dry, water sparingly

Watering is inexact – your conditions will vary.
For more information about watering, see our Watering Advice page.