It’s been nearly 3 months since my first/last Stay Home blog post and so much has happened in the world since then, I would be remiss not to write about it.
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was brutally murdered by Minneapolis police. I had a really difficult time watching the full video however I knew it was my job and everyone else’s to not only witness his death, but to raise my voice and take any actions within my power to amplify the demand for justice for George Floyd and the other innocent Black lives cruelly taken by law enforcement officers, and racist civilians, all who seem to think they would get away with televised homicide simply because their victims were Black.
Here’s a little visual guide to caring for Pleiospilos nelii ‘Split Rock’ (NOT a Lithops!) It’s potted in a mix of about 30% topsoil and the rest is a combo of Turface, pumice, and expanded shale, and it’s top dressed with pumice.
I know Begonias aren’t succulents but there are many varieties that enjoy similar care, propagate like champions, and don’t require as much light as succulents, and we’ll take all the plants we can get, right?
While they’re somewhat similar to Lithops, Pleiospilos are a bit more forgiving. Learn about when to water them, how to let the older leaves be absorbed by new growth and other essential care needs to keep them alive and happy!
Spring is just around the corner (in the northern hemisphere) and it’s time to prune your gangly and overgrown succulents! I demonstrate how to prune a variety of plants including Kalanchoes, Jade, String of Dolphins among others and show the results of those I’ve previously pruned.
You may have heard about water propagation or using water to help rehydrate a sad succulent. Here are some methods I’ve used in the past along with tips and advice about when and when not to try water propagation.
I took a much needed break from editing the print version of The Succulent Manual (https://sucsforyou.com/saveyoursucs) to make a winter update video and get some cacti seedlings repotted! We check on some seedlings’ progress, meet some gorgeous Begonias, see some succulents blooming in January and other fun stuff ?