Ana from Cactus Caffeine very kindly sent me some paddles from her collection! We’ll open them up, pot them up, and watch how I remove glochids that get stuck in my hands lol!Continue reading “Unboxing some Opuntias from a fellow cactus lover – Ana from Cactus Caffeine!”
PLANT MAIL TIME WOO! Here’s a fun and fast unboxing video featuring plants from Desert Bloom Nursery in the Texas Rio Grande Valley! ( https://desertbloomnursery.com )
I also show you the end results of how I chose to pot them up.
Watch me work! I’m going to try to make more simple project videos like this 🙂 I pot up several cacti in a super fast draining mix and decorate with some of my favorite rocks for a little extra somethin’ somethin’.Continue reading “Cactus dish garden for rainy outdoors”
Finally a great white LED fixture! The kind folks at Mars Hydro sent me a really awesome LED grow light to test and I couldn’t be happier with the results, especially with how natural the light color is!Continue reading “LED Grow Lights for Succulents – Unboxing and Demo”
You may remember this cactus from my video on how to build an in-ground succulent garden. Well it finally bloomed and I can confirm the ID is Echinopsis schickendantzii!!Continue reading “Fascinating Echinopsis flowers blooming time-lapse”
Get to know what Scale bugs look like and how to rid your cactus of these pests. Also see how to check your roots for health. The featured cactus is a Notocactus uebelmannianus, one of my favorite favorites! Lots of macro shots and close ups to get you familiar with this common succulent and cacti pest. Continue reading “How to Treat a Cactus for Scale”
Dividing and separating various offsets and new growth on several types of succulents, plus an update on the Echeveria subsessilis I topped back in the February video on repairing stretched and damaged succulents.
Continue reading “How to separate and divide succulent offsets and stem babies… round 2!”
How to Pollinate a Cactus flower, including a mini time lapse of them blooming and some macro views!
Meet the plants in my succulent and cacti garden featured in my previous video ‘How to Build a Cacti and Succulent Garden’
This is a bonus post to show and tell the backstory to the garden featured in my latest video ‘How to Build a Cacti and Succulent Garden.‘
We moved to our new house in the summer of 2016. Not long after I settled in, I was given some big prickly pear pads from a lovely local Houstonian who has an amazing xeriscaped front yard. Seeing her accomplishment flourish inspired me to try my hand at a much smaller-scaled cacti garden.