I’ve had my fair share of heartbreaks due to succulents so I say all of this with love and with the hope that it helps you avoid the same mistakes and upsets.Continue reading “Succulents: Straight Talk”
I get a bit panicky when I see people tossing out general advice that works for their succulents but could be harmful to others’ in a different location, and I hope this information will help teach everyone how important it is to factor climates into these conversations.Continue reading “How climate controls your succulents’ soil needs”
I’m excited to announce a new feature for members of the online version of The Succulent Manual and I hope you’ll join!
The VIP level includes online access to The Succulent Manual plus the Sucs for You VIP Club’s Facebook group, or if you prefer, a monthly email Q&A session with the author, Andrea Afra.
I recently created a private group on Facebook, the ‘Sucs for You VIP Club.’ The purpose of the group is to offer a place for our members to receive precise and personalized advice about their succulents, and the majority of the time it will be directly from myself. I have a great team of knowledgeable moderators on board to help as well, and I will review each post to make sure you are getting the right guidance.Continue reading “Sucs for You VIP Club!”
You’ve probably had the question, ‘Why do my leaf propagations have new plants but no roots, or a ton of roots but no new growth?’
Read on to learn why this can happen!
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.Continue reading “SFY Stay Home blog: #2 Black Lives Matter”
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.Continue reading “A quick visual guide to watering Pleiospilos nelii ‘Split Rock’”
Five days ago (Tuesday, March 17 2020) my city of Houston ordered all of the bars and clubs to close and restaurants to switch over to pick-up or delivery only.Continue reading “SFY Stay at Home blog: #1”
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 ?Continue reading “Mid-winter succulent update and a cacti seedling repotting”
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!”