TIERRA SOL STUDIO PLANT CARE SUGGESTIONS
Tierra Sol Studio creates happy and minimal small batch ceramics, studio grown cacti, and terrariums—for plant killers who are plant lovers. Each planter, ceramic cactus, living plant, and soil type is crafted or grown at their studio after years of research.
SUCCULENT + CACTUS CARE
Our succulents and cacti are set up with specific pots, hand mixed soil and super hardy plants to be watered once a month:
- Extra Large Planter (e.g. Lulo Cactus): 2 TBS water
- Large Planter (e.g. top photo on left): 1 TBS water
- Medium Planter: (e.g. Gilbert) 1 TBS of water
- Small Planter (e.g. Olive Cactus): 1 tsp water
- Mini Planter (e.g. Estelle): 1-2 drops of water from wet hand or dropper
You can water more if very hot or in a very sunny spot and reduce by half or skip months if it is cold or winter time when plants become dormant (October - January).
ALWAYS water onto the sand or soil-NEVER water directly on the plant!
The soil should dry out completely before watering again. We hand mix cactus and succulent soil based on the needs of the plant. Our planters and soil replicate the natural environment of the plants so they can last forever. Everything we make can handle a lot more or a lot less water if you need to be away or forget. Never over water because you underwatered, just resume the same amount and schedule. Our succulents do best in a sunny spot with indirect light but thrive in medium to low light as well.
Fun Fact: Did you know that all cacti are succulents but not all succulents are cacti?
MOSS TERRARIUM CARE
We only use the hardiest type of moss. Our moss does not need light and loves to dry out quickly between each watering. In a closed container, you may want to spray your moss with 1-2 sprays of water about every 6 months. Spray the moss until moist and let it air out with the lid off until it is fully dry (about 1 day). Replace the lid and repeat in 6 month. If the moss looks too wet, or if the terrarium has condensation, open the container and let the water evaporate longer. We design each of our terrariums to hold the right amount of moisture and use activated charcoal to provide filtration to suit the needs of the moss inside. Moss can be sun burnt by direct or bright sun - the darker the better!
AIR PLANT CARE
Air plants are very hardy plants and low in maintenance. The kind of water you use is important. Filtered water, tap water that has sat long enough for the chlorine to dissipate, bottled water, or rain water are all great for air plants. Once a month, submerge the air plant in water for 2-3 hours (6 hours max.) upside down (or dunk in water every two weeks for quicker watering). Then shake gently to remove excess water. Allow them to air dry completely before turing them upright. Shaking them after a bath ensures that there will not be water sitting at the base of their leafs for too long, which could damage them. Do not place your air plant in direct sun. Indirect light is best and they will even grow and bloom in low light. We do not recommend keeping air plants in glass containers or terrariums, They need to have air flow so we created ceramic holders for them that replicate their natural environment as closely as possible.
MARIMO MOSS BALL WATER TERRARIUM CARE
Marimo moss balls are living and are very low maintenance. They live off of tap water which only needs to be changed every one to two weeks. The moss does not need natural light and would be a perfect plant and size for an office, bedroom, or any other space in a home. Marimo are native to Japan where they are coveted for bringing luck, lasting love, and happiness. Marimo means "seaweed ball" in Japanese. They are found in lakes around the world and get their round shape from soft lake waves. Due to photosynthesis, marimos will create air bubbles, move around their habitat, and sometimes float. Marimo can live to 200 years old or more and will grow only 5mm a year, making their terrarium habitat a perfect space for them for many years.