They say misery loves company, but we find that a little fun is even better when shared with a few friends. Kick your heels up and paint the town red with your new plant pal, the Scarlet Paintbrush! Is it painted broccoli? A partner in (lighthearted no-handcuffs-necessary) crime? A delightful addition to your domicile? We say all of the above - except for the actually being being broccoli part. Warning: please do not smother this in cheese and attempt to feed it to anyone. Follow our top tips below to keep your new dip-dyed BFF in fine form!
Your new plant pal lives her best life in medium to high light. How do you know what's right? We recommend finding her a home that is no closer than three feet from your brightest window. Pro-Tip: this blushing babe prefers summer climates. In the winter months, do your best to chase the daylight, moving her home if need be to maximize her exposure!
Your Scarlet Paintbrush succulent likes life on the dry side. Make sure to let her completely dry out in between waterings. Get it on a schedule! We recommend setting your calendar and watering her once a week - about 1/2 cup should do the trick! Ease up your watering in winter months - cold and darker conditions set plants into hibernation mode requiring less water. When watering, make sure to water the soil and not the rosette. Pooling water on the leaves can cause rot.
Over time you'll notice the scarlet part of your paintbrush bloom and go by. Go ahead and trim off the stalk for a more tailored look, or leave her flower head just as is for her next bloom!
Pro-Tip: We recommend reporrint your plant after about six months to a year. A fresh batch of soil means fresh nutrients - that's a little Vitamin G!