(Watch the update video here.) One of my Lithops seedlings started splitting in an odd way and it was having trouble shedding the old leaf, probably due to high humidity. Here’s a quick video of me helping to remove the outer leaf and revealing the new plant inside. Don’t forget to breathe while watching!Continue reading “Lithops seedling surgery”
I started several different types of succulent seeds this year and wanted to show the progress so far plus discuss some lessons I’ve learned along the way. There’s also a pretty tense demo of removing the outer leaf from a Lithops seedling that was having trouble shedding it on its own.
We look at: Dioscorea elephantipes, Lithops, Anacampseros, Haworthia limifolia, Ariocarpus fissuratus, Faucaria, Epiphyllum, Dorstenia foetida, along with several other types of cacti.
Just for fun, here’s a succulent-based word search game! Works on desktop only for now…Continue reading “Succulent word search game”
For those of you who are interested in learning about how to feed your succulents, this video’s for you! Learn about when to fertilize (and more importantly, when not to), what type of food to look for, and how succulents use the different nutrients for growth.Continue reading “The right way to fertilize your succulents (or not)”
I am *this close* to finalizing the print version of ‘The Succulent Manual- A guide to care and repair for all climates’ and I am incredibly grateful to everyone who has supported me on Patreon and elsewhere – you helped me get this far and I couldn’t have done it without you!Continue reading “The Succulent Manual – Print version goals”
WATER PROPAGATION: I think this is my favorite method!Continue reading “A great water-rooting method for succulents”
There are several varieties of Crassula ovata ‘Jade’ plants and most are prone to developing white spots like these. Don’t worry though because it is simply excess salt mineral deposits being exuded by the leaves through their stomata (pores).Continue reading “White spots on your Jade plants? No worries!”
I received cuttings of this Stapelia gigantea over 2 years ago and finally got my first flower from it! The bud took nearly 2 weeks to fully mature and open although it looked ready to pop after 1 week.Continue reading “Stapelia gigantea flower: A week of stanky good times!”
Here’s an easy DIY set up for your expanding your grow light set up! Mars Hydro sent me another great fixture to check out, the Mars Hydro SP 150, and I decided to use it to turn my shelf into a 2 level grow station. We also have a look at some seedling progress!Continue reading “DIY Grow Light Stand: 2 levels, 2 lights, one shelf”
I waited for 2 years to get a flower on this Stapelia gigantea and another 2 weeks for the bloom to open… of course I do a smell-test and I make some other victims smell it too!Continue reading “Up close and personal with a Stapelia gigantea flower”