Did you know plants can make their own ‘sunscreen?’ It’s true! But they need time to build up their tolerance to sunlight. Here’s a video about when to watch out for sunburn, how to protect your succulents from being scorched, and how to help them adapt to more light.Continue… “How to Avoid Sunburned Succulents”
Here’s an easy DIY set up for your expanding your grow light set up! Mars Hydro sent me another great fixture to check out, the Mars Hydro SP 150, and I decided to use it to turn my shelf into a 2 level grow station. We also have a look at some seedling progress!Continue… “DIY Grow Light Stand: 2 levels, 2 lights, one shelf”
I’m so glad I got this new Spider Farmer LED light just in time for a cold front coming through Houston. I demonstrate how to set up the fixture and make the most of the light while moving my plants into my garage.Continue… “How to maximize your LED grow light for succulents”
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… “LED Grow Lights for Succulents – Unboxing and Demo”
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Head over to The Succulent Manual to get started. Read on and watch this video to learn more about the manual and how to use it.
In this video you’ll learn about finding the right light for succulents…
In this video we go over the basic but most important requirements succulents need including light, soil, the best containers to use, how to know when to water, and a few other essential tips to keeping your plants happy and multiplying.
These are some very basic succulents care tips, or DOs and DON’Ts, when it comes to keeping succulents happy!
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.
Most of us have checked out #succulents on Instagram and ogled over photos showing the most brilliantly colored rosettes, strange but fascinating lithops and mesembs, and propagating leaves that seem to grow faster and more colorful than anything we’ve seen at home. Sometimes we wonder what we’re doing wrong without considering the location those photos are taken are from climates much more aligned with the elements succulents truly thrive in.
Most seem to originate from southern California, Australia, Korea—not Houston ‘Humidtown’ Texas, that’s for sure. Dry days and cooler nights…if this doesn’t sound familiar then you’re in the same boat as I am. If summer temperatures consistently rise above 90F and +70% humidity, or if it rains everyday for a month, and we think we’re going to get the same results in our succulent gardens as those living in San Diego, we’re going to have a really bad time. That doesn’t mean we can’t have succulents, just not all of them, or at least not without a lot of controls in place that some people don’t want to fool with or pay for like lights, fans, and dehumidifiers.