How to Maintain & Care for your Succulent Tree

Similar to caring for a Living Wreath, the succulents are planted/glued onto moss, however, the trees are made of floral foam tree base.

The frequency of watering will depend on where you live.

Basically, you’ll water the tree once the moss is completely dry. 

We recommend spritzing the moss of your Succulent Tree with water about once a week.  

If you live in a dry climate, be careful to give your plants enough water without drowning them. If you are in a more humid or cooler climate you will likely be able to water less, say every other week. Check your plants weekly and water them if they appear to be dry and leaves are wrinkling.


As with all succulents, you want to make sure your succulent tree gets enough light that the plants don’t stretch. Keep it in a room with lots of sunlight, being careful to not place it in a window that has no screen, as it can burn (like a magnifying glass)

Stretching succulents will make the tree look overgrown really quickly. 

While some fully rooted succulents can tolerate full sun, strong direct sunlight is the quickest way to destroy your succulent tree.


A living succulent tree will last for a the entire holiday season and shouldn’t require too much trimming. You can keep your Succulent Tree for years to come but you will have to cut back some of the plants to keep it nicely trimmed. 


If your winter climate reaches freezing temperatures and below, you’ll need to bring your tree indoors during the winter. if you are enjoying it outdoors. Make sure it is in a room that has plenty of sunlight. If you notice stretching you can either wait until the end of the winter and cut the heads off then or get a grow light for some extra help.

Some customers have asked about storing succulent wreaths in the garage, but unless your garage is heated, it could also get too cold for your succulents to survive well. 

In the winter months succulents grow very slowly and don’t require as much water, so you won’t need to worry about watering often.