I thought it would be fun and informative to open the box from our Texas Succulent Swap with y’all! Watch me unwrap and demonstrate how to wrap* succulents for shipping in the mail. I also explain how to set up a swap so you can host your own plant-mail party!
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If you’ve tried propagating in the past but didn’t have much luck, I’m going to discuss the main reasons and solutions to problems I’ve encountered personally and heard about from others.
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It’s that time of year (Spring) when mealybugs can be a problem. Here’s what to look for and a few ways to get rid of them. Continue reading “Mealybugs on Succulents- Signs and Solutions”
How to Pollinate a Cactus flower, including a mini time lapse of them blooming and some macro views!
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Meet the plants in my succulent and cacti garden featured in my previous video ‘How to Build a Cacti and Succulent Garden’
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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.
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How to take succulent cuttings and a bit of ‘shop’ talk about my experimental in-ground succulent garden.
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Learn how to repair succulents that have become stretched (etiolated) from insufficient sunlight, and those that have been damaged by sun, overwatering, etc. Demonstrating with an Echeveria subsessilis and Echeveria agavoides.
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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”