The soil should be moist, but not wet and allowed to dry out between watering. If the soil gets too dry, the foliage takes on a grey pallor, but a good drink will bring back its bright green colour. As the roots are succulent, it will tolerate irregular watering and even a surprising amount of neglect, making it the ideal plant for students or frequent travellers.
Dead foliage should be cut away at the base of the plant. Offsets can be cut from their stems and planted in to soil where they will root and grow.
A small amount of weak fertilizer can be added to the water every time you water the plant. The species is not tolerant of high levels of fluoride or boron, so use a boron-free fertilizer if possible.
Occasional mealybugs and spider mites, both of which can be removed by cleaning with a damp cloth or paper towel.