These are our recommendations for growing these plants in the Bay Area. Microclimates vary, and so may your results.
Full sun – requires West or South exposure, 4 hour direct sun minimum average year-round
Partial sun – Can handle less, say an East window or a very bright room with good indirect light
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.
Cactus Jungle’s Ultra Soil Blend, or other standard well-draining cactus and succulent mix
Cactus Jungle’s Jungle Cactus/Orchid Blend, for a bit more moisture retention
Extra Chunky Add lava/pumice for faster drainage for rot-prone plants
More information about Cactus Jungle’s Soils
Watering is inexact – your conditions will vary.
For more information about watering, see our Watering Advice page.