In this video we go over the basic but most important requirements succulents need including light, soil, the best containers to use, how to know when to water, and a few other essential tips to keeping your plants happy and multiplying.
Lithops 101 – A crash course in: Lithops care needs, growing cycles, and why you need to know them BOTH to keep them alive.
If you’ve tried propagating in the past but didn’t have much luck, I’m going to discuss the main reasons and solutions to problems I’ve encountered personally and heard about from others.
It’s that time of year (Spring) when mealybugs can be a problem. Here’s what to look for and a few ways to get rid of them. Continue reading “Mealybugs on Succulents- Signs and Solutions”
How to take succulent cuttings and a bit of ‘shop’ talk about my experimental in-ground succulent garden.
Learn how to repair succulents that have become stretched (etiolated) from insufficient sunlight, and those that have been damaged by sun, overwatering, etc. Demonstrating with an Echeveria subsessilis and Echeveria agavoides.
Tillandsia aka ‘Air plants’ — what a weird and wonderful expression of flora! I regularly see them growing in oak trees, clinging to electric wires, and stumble across them on the ground with no effort. I’m talking about the epiphytic moss balls that form on branches and resemble birds nests of various sizes. It’s hard to resist scooping up a tangled bundle of what I now know is Tillandsia recurvata, and not moss at all. The long curly Spanish Moss ‘Tillandsia usneoides’ (also not moss) is a bit less common around here, and is also an air plant. I remember trying to jump up and pull some out of a tree on our farm as a kid, but it was always just out of reach.
I do think it’s high time I let y’all in on a secret project I’ve been pounding away at…introducing:
The Succulent Manual – A Care and Repair Guide for all Climates