I’ve finally sat down and banged out a page of the items I reach for the most around my potting station when working with cacti and succulents. I’ll keep it updated as long as y’all keep asking what I use, and please drop me a comment about what you use so I can share it with everyone else and try it out too!
Today is a good day! The sun came out for a while and I got my order from Fairyblooms.com in the mail…now that’s how to start a week strong!
How to pot up your succulents, with tips on which varieties to place together. Also includes my homemade succulent potting soil ‘recipe,’ my declaration of love for pumice, and other advice for my fellow pot-head friends 😀
Demoing with an Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg – Answers to most of your questions about propagating succulents by leaf including: how to pluck them, when to water them, and how to pot them up! Feel free to leave follow up questions and ideas for future vids.
‘Why don’t mine look like that?’
One of the most common questions/complaints I used to have, and still hear from others (just about daily) is why some leaf propagations seem to be ‘underachievers’ with little desire to put out roots, let alone leaves.
Sound familiar? Then read on!
Simply put, most succulents are already slow-growers, and if the species we’re trying to propagate isn’t in its growing season, we’re in for an even longer wait to see any progress, if it grows at all. This applies to cuttings taking root as well. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try off-season propagation, but our expectations should be aligned with the seasons. Using my city and region as an example, Houston summers are hot, humid, and long, with short, mild winters, and we have a growing season that averages 300 days, almost double that of Indianapolis or Denver. So when learning about succulent care, please keep in mind that your location is a primary factor in determining what advice applies to you.