Growing cacti from seed is easy and rewarding! It takes patience and a few guidelines to start cactus seeds.
This is a macro video demonstrating how to remove the fruit and harvest the seeds from a cactus (Species is Mammillaria Haageana). This variety does bear edible fruit known as Chilitos, and I did taste it afterwards! A bit underripe, sour, no distinct flavors just yet..but not unpleasant!
Note: This is shot with a macro lens- objects on screen are much smaller in real life 😉 Watch in full screen for a good time 😉
If you see little ants on your succulents and other plants, stop and follow them…many ant species will lead you straight to a pile of mealybugs before you even notice them on your plants!
Separating Succulents, Removing Babies/Offsets
Please subscribe! A quick demonstration on how to separate baby succulents from the main plant, including: Haworthia Fasciata ‘Zebra’ (0:17), Echeveria Prolifica (01:44) and an Echeveria Lola. Also includes a ‘potting’ demo when we repot the Lola (08:45).
I shared a quick video on Instagram stories the other day of me scrolling through my spreadsheet that contains the names, dates, places, and more info about each plant I bring home. Turns out a lot of you also have your own spreadsheets working! Others were interested in starting one of their own, so I’ve made a blank public copy of mine to share with y’all.
It’s linked via Google Docs here.
All you have to do is open the link then click ‘File’ > ‘Make a Copy.’
This will save it to your own Gmail/Drive account.
You can also download it as an Excel file, etc. (‘File’ > ‘Download as’ …)
I refer back to this sheet daily to recall the name of a plant or the date or location I got it. I also include links to online resources about each plant and try to keep up with the rest of the data entry – Sun requirements, bloom time, hardiness, et al. You should add and remove columns from your copy to tailor it to your needs and start entering your collection!