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.
Today I’m showing you a (sped-up) demo of how to repot a big sharp cactus without getting pricked (too much). Continue reading “How to Repot a Big Sharp Cactus”
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Today we’re talkin’ dirty! Here’s a video demo showing how and what I use to make a high drainage mix for cacti and succulents.
Growing cacti from seed is easy and rewarding! It takes patience and a few guidelines to start cactus seeds.
This is a macro video demonstrating how to remove the fruit and harvest the seeds from a cactus (Species is Mammillaria Haageana). This variety does bear edible fruit known as Chilitos, and I did taste it afterwards! A bit underripe, sour, no distinct flavors just yet..but not unpleasant!