4.8 out of 5 (98 experiences)
About Fairy Washboard
These tiny succulents are native to Southern Africa, but now grow in homes around the world! Since they're adapted to harsh, dry cliamtes, their succulent leaves store water during the dry season. They also use a special form of photosynthesis that helps them retain water by only exchanging gases at night! 🌌
How to care for Fairy Washboard
Fairy Washboard needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
January 27th, 2023
Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Phoenix is currently low 📉.
The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determini…
January 28th, 2023
Phoenix is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!
The amount of sunlight in Phoenix is expected to increase by 25.7% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 12.6 megajoules of energy per m2 p…
January 27th, 2023
This month, Phoenix is getting an average of 9.2 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.
Hours of daylight will increase by 7.5% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of dayl…
Fairy Washboard may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Phoenix, Arizona ⛅.
Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Fairy Washboard after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
January 26th, 2023
The growing potential in Phoenix is low 📉.
Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.
It's best to repot…
What other plant parents say
Honestly I’ve had this little guy for so long and even though mine looks a bit worse for ware I’ve had him 4/5 years which includes my neglectful teenage years where I forgot he existed but no matter what this little plant pulls through and I would recommend this plant to anyone who’s new to plants and wants something small and easy to look after