Hi friends!! I feel like I’ve been somewhat absent from the social pages, but I’ve been super busy the last few months putting the final touches on my eBook ‘The Succulent Manual’ and the online version. I’m talking tedious 12-hour days staring at a computer screen until I’m literally cross-eyed.
I am incredibly happy to announce The Succulent Manual is now available as an eBook on several eShelves including:
Sucs for You – With the option to add a custom care consultation!
You’ve probably heard the term ‘Mother of Thousands’ (or ‘Millions’) used for several plants by now. It’s a common name given to the varieties of Kalanchoe/Bryophyllum that reproduce by plantlets called bulbils that form along the leaf margins. Bryophyllum is another genus given to this type of plant, but it most commonly still referred to as Kalanchoe. Some botanists group Bryophyllum with Kalanchoe.
From top dressings to pre-purchase tips, these are some very basic DOs and DON’Ts when it comes to keeping succulents happy.
I’ve wanted to make a visual map of where my fellow succulent lovers are located for a long time. Knowing where someone is located is essential to forming good care advice and it’s the first question I ask anyone who reaches out for help.
Hello from Houston, Texas, Zone 9A! Spring is here in full effect and I’m really digging the sunshine. Tomorrow is April first so I’m going to include what plants flowered for me in March and what is budding or close to blooming in April. I’m also including some other notes on growth and dormancy. I keep my plants outdoors in pots and in the ground. There’s a lot happening right now…
Where do I buy succulents? I get this question so often, it’s high time for a dedicated post!
I also sell succulents on occasion – check out the shop!
Whether you’re from the Houston-area like me or looking online for the best plant-mail around, these are the shops I can refer you to based on my experience as a customer, or that others I trust have spoken highly of. Please let them know Andrea with Sucs for You sent you!
Tillandsia aka ‘Air plants’ — what a weird and wonderful expression of flora! I regularly see them growing in oak trees, clinging to electric wires, and stumble across them on the ground with no effort. I’m talking about the epiphytic moss balls that form on branches and resemble birds nests of various sizes. It’s hard to resist scooping up a tangled bundle of what I now know is Tillandsia recurvata, and not moss at all. The long curly Spanish Moss ‘Tillandsia usneoides’ (also not moss) is a bit less common around here, and is also an air plant. I remember trying to jump up and pull some out of a tree on our farm as a kid, but it was always just out of reach.
Here we go! Plant Lovers for Texas Hurricane Relief…
From Rockport, where Harvey made landfall, to Port Arthur, Beaumont, and Orange County, and the other towns in what is known as the Golden Triangle, all hands are on deck here in Houston and pushing out help as quickly as possible.
What you’re asking … There’s a trend, mind you.
Howdy fellow succulent keepers! Well, this has been a week for the history books, has it not? I wanted to share a little look into the questions folks are asking me about their succulents, but first I must use a bit of this space to discuss what’s taking place in America right now.