Do your succulents keep dying?

dying succulents in terracotta pot
It’s not your fault.

The fact is, most people don’t know that succulents need specific care. What works for one succulent may kill another.

Unless you know for sure what they need you’ll end up in a vicious cycle.

You’ll buy new succulents to grow your collection and make your house look beautiful. The succulents may do well for a while but end up dying.

You’ll end up wondering what went wrong and may even be embarrassed when your husband asks if yet another succulent has made its permanent residence in the trash.

Having this specific care information about the individual needs of your succulents will break that cycle. You’ll stop killing succulents because you’ll know that your Jade has different needs than your cute baby cactus.

I totally get it, because I’ve been there…

Hey there! I’m Cassidy. I’ve spent the last 8 years trying to figure this out for myself and make it work. And now, I have this colorful, thriving indoor succulent garden that my family and I enjoy seeing in our kitchen daily.

My kids (ages 6 and 4) have even added their own succulents to the mix.

kids plants on indoor shelves

But there was a time my husband told me I shouldn’t buy any more succulents unless I was actually going to keep them alive.

Yup… it was bad. I was s-t-r-u-g-g-l-i-n-g.

Sound familiar?

I finally discovered (almost 3 years in) that not all succulents are created equal.

Some of mine were thriving, but others were a disaster and I couldn’t figure out why. I was caring for them the way I was “supposed to”.

But… what works for one, can kill another.

Each succulent has different needs when it comes to lighting, water, and temperature. Once you know those differences for your succulents, keeping them alive becomes dramatically easier.

This specific care information for individual varieties is exactly what’s included in our Types of Succulents ID Cards.
Succulent Identification Cards Sample Crassula ovata Gollum

“I had killed so many of my succulents before I started getting my ID cards. Now I know how much sun light they need. How much water plus the proper way to water them. There is a down side. Every time I get a new card I want to run out and try and find one. I tried to pick my favorite Succulent but I love them all. Thanks so much for my new hobby and love.”

– Charlene Evans

The set of digital cards covers over 150 different species. Each has a card that provides information on:

  • Lighting requirements — how much they need to prevent stretching (too little) or burning to a crisp (too much)

  • Winter Hardiness — can they survive snow and ice in the winter, or will they literally freeze to death?

  • Propagation methods — how to get more succulents for free 🙂

  • Water needs — so you don’t “kill them with kindness” from too much

  • Fun details about what makes it different than its succulent cousins

“The ID cards are super helpful. I was struggling to keep my succulents healthy. These cards let me know which ones prefer a little less sunshine and it has helped.”

– Jennifer S.

“The ID cards have helped me understand why some plants were thriving and some were dying. They have also helped me plan what plants to put together. I print out each card and and have created a binder for access to all the cards. Thank you Cassidy!”

– Rose Eshe

“The cards have hugely helped me identify succulents I pick up here and there and understand how to best care for them. The photos are helpful for identification and the care notes are clear and easy to follow.”

– Janet Gibbs

The cards are easily worth at least $1 each. A new succulent might cost you anywhere from $3-5. Maybe more if you’re getting a more rare variety.

And if you add up all the ones that have died (or may potentially die) because you weren’t sure what they needed…

For me, (I’m embarrassed to admit) that was hundreds of dollars.

I absolutely don’t want you to waste the money, time and succulents that I did.

Succulent Identification Cards Sample Crassula ovata Gollum

That’s why I’ve put together this set of succulent ID cards with specific care information for

Just $19.99

And you don’t have to wait for anything to come in the mail.

Once your purchase is complete, you can immediately download the full set of cards. Or, pick and choose the ones you want to know more about.

Save to your phone, computer, or both!

Get the Succulent ID Cards

*Please note: This is a digital product sent via email. You will NOT receive anything in the mail.

Succulent Identification Cards Sample Crassula falcata

These digital cards are a convenient 4×6″ size so you can easily print them if you’d like. They’ll fit into a traditional photo album.

Ways you can use these cards:

  • Print out all the succulents you have in your collection

  • Print out cards for the succulent you’d like to purchase (so you can show your local nursery)

  • Simply read through and learn the care needs for specific plants

You can download the cards all as a group or pick and choose the ones you want to learn about now.

These cards are a great reference in identifying succulents you own, succulents you see around town, or succulents you see online. You can quickly find out where a particular plant should be grown — full sun, indoor, etc.

You probably want to see one of the cards, right?

Click here to download one of the most popular cards, completely free to see what they’re like!

I’ve saved the cards and downloaded them to my iPad for quick reference. Each card has a large, clear image that helps me with identification. I live in the upper southeast US and we have four very distinct seasons, so I especially rely on the cards to give me information about light and temperature requirements. The information on propagation is also very handy.

– John G.

Get all of the cards for just $19.99!
Get the Succulent ID Cards

*Please note: This is a digital product sent via email. You will NOT receive anything in the mail.

Succulents currently in the set:

  • Acanthocereus tetragonus “Fairy Castle Cactus”

  • Adromischus cristatus “Crinkle-Leaf Plant”

  • Adromischus maculatus “Calico Hearts”

  • Aeonium ‘Kiwi’

  • Aeonium ‘Mardi Gras’

  • Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

  • Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’

  • Agave ‘Blue Glow’

  • Agave macroacantha “Black-spined Agave”

  • Agave parryi truncata “Artichoke Agave”

  • Agave victoriae-reginae “Queen Victoria Agave” “Royal Agave”

  • Aloe ‘Black Beauty’

  • Aloe ‘Christmas Carol’

  • Aloe ‘Crosby’s Prolific’

  • Aloe ‘Doran Black’

  • Aloe ‘Twilight Zone’

  • Aloe arborescens “Torch Aloe”

  • Aloe brevifolia “Short-leaved Aloe”

  • Aloe buhrii “Spotted Aloe”

  • Aloe ferox “Cape Aloe”

  • Aloe juvenna “Tiger Tooth Aloe”

  • Aloe nobilis “Gold-Tooth Aloe”

  • Aloe perfoliata “Mitre Aloe”

  • Aloe plicatilis “Fan Aloe”

  • Aloe polyphylla “Spiral Aloe”

  • Aloe vera “Medicinal Aloe”

  • Anacampseros rufescens

  • Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata ‘Sunrise’

  • Aristaloe aristata “Lace Aloe”

  • Astrophytum myriostigma ‘Bishop’s Hat’

  • Cephalocereus senilis “Old Man Cactus”

  • Ceropegia woodii variegata “String of Hearts”

  • Corpuscularia lehmannii “Ice Plant”

  • Cotyledon tomentosa “Bear’s Paw”

  • Crassula ‘Springtime’

  • Crassula ‘Tom Thumb’

  • Crassula arborescens undulatifolia “Ripple Jade”

  • Crassula capitella “Campfire Crassula”

  • Crassula falcata “Propeller Plant”

  • Crassula marginalis rubra variegata “Calico Kitten”

  • Crassula marnieriana “Worm Plant”

  • Crassula mesembryanthemoides

  • Crassula muscosa “Watch Chain”

  • Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’

  • Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit’

  • Crassula ovata ‘Hummel’s Sunset’ “Golden Jade”

  • Crassula ovata “Money Tree”

  • Crassula perforata “String of Buttons”

  • Disocactus flagelliformis “Rat-Tail Cactus”

  • Echeveria ‘Black Prince’

  • Echeveria ‘Doris Taylor’

  • Echeveria ‘Etna’

  • Echeveria ‘Lola’

  • Echeveria ‘Neon Breakers’

  • Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’

  • Echeveria ‘Violet Queen’

  • Echeveria agavoides “Lipstick Echeveria”

  • Echeveria elegans “Mexican Snowball”

  • Echeveria harmsii “Plush Plant”

  • Echeveria imbricata “Blue Rose”

  • Echeveria minima

  • Echeveria pulvinata “Chenille Plant”

  • Echeveria purpusorum

  • Echeveria runyonii ‘Topsy Turvy’

  • Echeveria setosa “Mexican Firecracker”

  • Echinocactus grusonii “Golden Barrel Cactus”

  • Euphorbia cereiformis “Milk Barrel Cactus”

  • Euphorbia cooperi “Candelabra Tree”

  • Euphorbia echinus

  • Euphorbia lactea ‘Cristata’

  • Euphorbia polygona ‘Snowflake’

  • Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’

  • Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw”

  • Fenestraria rhopalophylla “Baby Toes”

  • Gasteraloe ‘Green Ice’

  • Gasteria ‘Little Warty’

  • Graptopetalum paraguayense “Ghost Plant”

  • Graptosedum ‘Alpenglow’

  • Graptosedum ‘California Sunset’

  • Graptosedum ‘Ghosty’

  • Graptoveria ‘Debbie’

  • Graptoveria ‘Fred Ives’

  • Graptoveria ‘Opalina’

  • Graptoveria ‘Silver Star’

  • Gymnocalycium mihanovichii “Moon Cactus”

  • Haworthia coarctata

  • Haworthia concolor

  • Haworthia fasciata “Zebra Plant”

  • Haworthia mutica

  • Haworthia reinwardtii

  • Haworthia retusa “Star Cactus”

  • Haworthia turgida

  • Haworthiopsis ‘Baccata’

  • Kalanchoe beharensis ‘Fang’

  • Kalanchoe daigremontiana “Mother of Thousands”

  • Kalanchoe humilis

  • Kalanchoe longiflora coccinea “Tugela Cliff-kalanchoe”

  • Kalanchoe luciae “Flapjack”

  • Kalanchoe marnieriana “Marnier’s Kalanchoe”

  • Kalanchoe pumila “Flower Dust Plant”

  • Lithops

  • Mammillaria elongata “Ladyfinger Cactus”

  • Mammillaria gracilis fragilis “Thimble Cactus”

  • Mammillaria plumosa “Feather Cactus”

  • Mammillaria rhodantha “Rainbow Pincushion”

  • Mangave ‘Bloodspot’

  • Myrtillocactus geometrizans forma cristata “Dinosaur Back Plant”

  • Opuntia engelmannii var lindheimeri “Texas Pricklypear”

  • Opuntia macrocentra “Black-spined Pricklypear”

  • Opuntia microdasys albata “Bunny Ears”

  • Opuntia ‘Pink Frost’

  • Oreocereus celsianus “Old Man of the Andes”

  • Orostachys iwarenge “Chinese Dunce Cap”

  • Othonna capensis “Little Pickles”

  • Pachypodium lamerei “Madagascar Palm”

  • Pachyveria glauca ‘Little Jewel’

  • Peperomia graveolens “Ruby Glow”

  • Pleiospilos nelii “Split Rock”

  • Portulacaria afra “Elephant Bush”

  • Rhipsalis cereuscula “Coral Cactus”

  • Rhipsalis ewaldiana “Mistletoe Cactus”

  • Sansevieria trifasciata “Snake Plant”

  • Schlumbergera truncata “Christmas Cactus”

  • Sedum adolphii ‘Golden Glow’

  • Sedum clavatum

  • Sedum dasyphyllum “Corsican Stonecrop”

  • Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’

  • Sedum nussbaumerianum “Coppertone Sedum”

  • Sedum pachyphyllum “Jelly Beans”

  • Sedum praealtum “Shrubby Stonecrop”

  • Sedum reflexum “Blue Spruce Stonecrop”

  • Sedum rubrotinctum “Pork and Beans”

  • Sedum sieboldii “October Daphne”

  • Sedum spurium ‘Tricolor’

  • Sempervivum ‘Brock’

  • Sempervivum ‘Dea’

  • Sempervivum ‘Hedgehog’

  • Sempervivum ‘Hookerii’

  • Sempervivum ‘Jubilee’

  • Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’

  • Sempervivum ‘Neptune’

  • Sempervivum ‘Pacific Devil’s Food’

  • Sempervivum ‘Royanum’

  • Sempervivum ‘Sirius’

  • Sempervivum ‘Thayne’

  • Sempervivum arachnoideum ‘Cebenese’

  • Sempervivum heuffelii ‘Irene’

  • Senecio barbertonicus “Succulent Bush Senecio”

  • Senecio peregrinus “String of Dolphins”

  • Senecio rowleyanus “String of Pearls”

  • Senecio serpens “Blue Chalksticks”

  • Senecio vitalis “Blue Chalk Fingers”

  • Stapelia gigantea “Zulu Giant”

Get all of the cards for just $19.99!
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*Please note: This is a digital product sent via email. You will NOT receive anything in the mail.

And if you have any questions about the cards that didn’t get answered here, feel free to email me:

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