PART 1: My husband came home with 2 gorgeous Desert Rose bonsai plants and it’s up to me to pot them up! First we reveal the massive caudex and treat a rot spot with sulfur powder before transferring to a new planter.
PART 2: We reveal a fantastically massive caudex, clean it up, and repot it in a new planter. And we get to see both newly potted plants side-by-side. Spoiler alert – they are gorgeous!
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Here’s a chill video I made while tackling an overgrown pot of succulents – hang out with me and watch while you’re working with your own plants!
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(CC – Closed Captioned) Genus, species, subspecies, variety, hybrid, cultivar, form… I wanted to make this video because not every plant we buy comes with an accurate label, and if you really want to be able to correctly identify something, you need to understand what’s in a name when it comes to finding the right name. Right? Right!
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Bonus: How to pronounce Myrtillocactus geometrizans cv. ‘Fukurokuryuzinboku’
We just picked up a couple of large planters and I didn’t want to use up all of my good soil, so I turned to the recycling bin for a solution!
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Trimming Old Lithops Leaves (and a rescue attempt!) If you live in a humid climate, you may find that the old leaves on your Lithops refuse to throughly dry. Here are some tips on what you can do to help remove them so water doesn’t get trapped between the old growth and the new plants (which would potentially cause them to rot.)
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Here’s a propagation progress video on the Graptopetalum paraguayense we started from leaves back in September! Can you believe it’s already been 10 months?? I also show you some of my favorite tools, a couple of newly acquired plants (not sucs but still fun!) AND a new little friend!
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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 )
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I also show you the end results of how I chose to pot them up.
Ready to move your water rooted succulents to soil? Here’s how! Demonstrating with a Kalanchoe beharensis (variegated).
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It’s been 6 months since we started a batch of Graptopetalum paraguayense leaves and they’re doing great! Check out the progress of these lovely little variegated champion growers.
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This is the first round of plants I’ve got since the freeze (besides one other cactus) and I’m really excited to open them with y’all! Thank you to my mystery friend who sent me the gift certificate which gave me a gentle shove to get more succulents after feeling so bummed about those that I lost.
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