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.
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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.
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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.
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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 ?
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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).
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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.
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I posted a call for stories about how succulents and other plants have helped you, and the responses so far have been incredibly moving. I know how much they’ve helped me and reading your submissions has made me love these wonderful plants even more.
Here is the second round of many to come, I hope!
Continue reading “Vol. 2 – Your Stories: How have succulents helped you?”
Click here for the submission form.
I have heard many stories about how succulents (and other plants too of course) are wonderfully therapeutic and helped others through the most difficult times of their lives.
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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 also recently made a new video and just added some delicious drainage materials to the shop page.
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I am incredibly happy to announce The Succulent Manual is now available as an eBook on several eShelves including:
Sucs for You – Interactive eBook with the option to add a custom care consultation! Choose this option if you have a coupon code. Save 10% off The Succulent Manual and custom care consultations with code: SFY10
Online web version – Access The Succulent Manual from your web browser
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