PART 1: My husband came home with 2 gorgeous Desert Rose bonsai plants and it’s up to me to pot them up! First we reveal the massive caudex and treat a rot spot with sulfur powder before transferring to a new planter.
PART 2: We reveal a fantastically massive caudex, clean it up, and repot it in a new planter. And we get to see both newly potted plants side-by-side. Spoiler alert – they are gorgeous!
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✿ About Sucs For You! Featuring demonstrations of how to propagate and care for succulents and cacti, and other tips on working with these beautiful plants in challenging climates. With Andrea Afra, based out of Houston, Texas, Garden Zone 9A.
Did you know plants can make their own ‘sunscreen?’ It’s true! But they need time to build up their tolerance to sunlight. Here’s a video about when to watch out for sunburn, how to protect your succulents from being scorched, and how to help them adapt to more light.
The Succulent Manual paperback version is now available! I am SO grateful to everyone who has supported Sucs for You, and I’m super stoked to finally hold a physical manifestation of my book ‘The Succulent Manual: A guide to care and repair for all climates’ in my very own hands!
‘Succulents are taking over the hearts and window sills of millions of people around the world, and everyone wants to know what they need to thrive. Andrea Afra, from the popular succulent care and advice platform ‘Sucs for You,’ has helped thousands of succulent lovers become confident about understanding their plants’ needs based on their growing location. From these exchanges and shared experiences, The Succulent Manual was born.’
(CC – Closed Captioned) Genus, species, subspecies, variety, hybrid, cultivar, form… I wanted to make this video because not every plant we buy comes with an accurate label, and if you really want to be able to correctly identify something, you need to understand what’s in a name when it comes to finding the right name. Right? Right! Bonus: How to pronounce Myrtillocactus geometrizans cv. ‘Fukurokuryuzinboku’
Follow Sucs for You on Twitter – Since Facebook took over Instagram, both platforms have gone down several times. I know a lot of us use those sites to keep in touch with friends and family, and have several years of photos and memories suddenly unaccessible. Along with the Sucs for You group and its 9,000+ members, I personally enjoy the many plant and nature centric Facebook groups and communities.
Trimming Old Lithops Leaves (and a rescue attempt!) If you live in a humid climate, you may find that the old leaves on your Lithops refuse to throughly dry. Here are some tips on what you can do to help remove them so water doesn’t get trapped between the old growth and the new plants (which would potentially cause them to rot.)