WOW I had such a good time shopping the fall Houston Cactus and Succulent Society sale! Getting to talk to the growers and learn from their wisdom is such a treasure I’ll never get enough of… and I’ll never get enough of their amazingly healthy and happy plants!Continue… “New Plant Haul! From the Houston Cactus and Succulent Society fall sale”
Watch an unboxing from my friend in North Carolina- it’s her first time sending plant mail and she did a really great job! Thank you Kathy!!
Oh how I love my Aloe maculatas! In this video you’ll see a demo of removing some pups/offsets, progress shots from my A. maculata seedlings, and a few other neat features about this big momma!
You’ve probably heard the term ‘Mother of Thousands’ (or ‘Millions’) used for several plants by now. It’s a common name given to the varieties of Kalanchoe/Bryophyllum that reproduce by plantlets called bulbils that form along the leaf margins. Bryophyllum is another genus given to this type of plant, but it most commonly still referred to as Kalanchoe. Some botanists group Bryophyllum with Kalanchoe.
Meet the plants in my succulent and cacti garden featured in my previous video ‘How to Build a Cacti and Succulent Garden’
Where do I buy succulents? I get this question so often, it’s high time for a dedicated post!
I also sell succulents on occasion – check out the shop!
Whether you’re from the Houston-area like me or looking online for the best plant-mail around, these are the shops I can refer you to based on my experience as a customer, or that others I trust have spoken highly of. Please let them know Andrea with Sucs for You sent you!
Tillandsia aka ‘Air plants’ — what a weird and wonderful expression of flora! I regularly see them growing in oak trees, clinging to electric wires, and stumble across them on the ground with no effort. I’m talking about the epiphytic moss balls that form on branches and resemble birds nests of various sizes. It’s hard to resist scooping up a tangled bundle of what I now know is Tillandsia recurvata, and not moss at all. The long curly Spanish Moss ‘Tillandsia usneoides’ (also not moss) is a bit less common around here, and is also an air plant. I remember trying to jump up and pull some out of a tree on our farm as a kid, but it was always just out of reach.
Welcome to my porch! I’m so glad people wanted to see it! Here’s a casual video tour of what I’ve got going on out here. Make yourself at home and have a look around!
Continue… “Finally! New video published: ‘Tour de Porch with Sucs for You! (Spring 2017)’”