Edithcolea grandis ‘Persian Carpet Flower’ propagation time! I have a gorgeous plant that is showing signs of stress where it has too much length.Continue… “Edithcolea grandis ‘Persian Carpet Flower’ propagation”
WOW. I did not expect this to work so quickly! I bought a gorgeous Coleus and didn’t notice it had mealybugs until I got it home.Continue… “Mealybug KILLER that works!”
So here’s another fun problem to look out for, but only if you have a pecan tree nearby: Aphid Rain. (I think I made that term up, but maybe there’s something more scientificky.)
I first noticed my car literally covered with small sticky droplets and thought it might have been nectar from the Crepe Myrtle flowers overhead. Then I noticed similar droplets on my plants’ leaves, table, deck…pretty much everywhere in my backyard where there is no Crepe Myrtle in sight.
Do you have a wonky trailing Echeveria (or other succulent) with a weak or dying stem? I did! Here’s how I fixed my Echeveria Monroe and repotted it.Continue… “Repairing an Echeveria with a weak or rotted stem”
First, a big warm thank you to those of y’all who reached out with kind words after the freeze last February! Here’s a 9 month update on the Aloe maculata I attempted to rescue in this video.Continue… “Success!! Aloe maculata rescue update: 9 months after the Texas freeze”
I found a cocoonish type webbing on my Faucaria seedling the other day and had a closer look… it was a caterpillar! See what to look for and the method I use to salvage what this buster left behind. (Hint: Cinnamon is involved)Continue… “Succulent Pest Spotting: A caterpillar on my Faucaria!”
You’ve probably had the question, ‘Why do my leaf propagations have new plants but no roots, or a ton of roots but no new growth?’
Read on to learn why this can happen!
Great. Another pest to worry about… Thrips. So small, they’re hard to detect without a microscope. Luckily my husband got me one as a birthday gift I highly recommend you get one too!Continue… “Succulent Pests: Thrips and how I treated them (includes micro views)”
(Watch the update video here.) One of my Lithops seedlings started splitting in an odd way and it was having trouble shedding the old leaf, probably due to high humidity. Here’s a quick video of me helping to remove the outer leaf and revealing the new plant inside. Don’t forget to breathe while watching!Continue… “Lithops seedling surgery”
There are several varieties of Crassula ovata ‘Jade’ plants and most are prone to developing white spots like these. Don’t worry though because it is simply excess salt mineral deposits being exuded by the leaves through their stomata (pores).Continue… “White spots on your Jade plants? No worries!”