(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 reading “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 reading “White spots on your Jade plants? No worries!”
It’s that time of year (summer) when mealybugs are at their worst and sure enough I found a pot with multiple succulents under attack. Here’s a natural method using just running water and diatomaceous earth – it’s tedious work but better safe than sorry!Continue reading “They’re heeere… All Natural Mealybug Treatment for Succulents”
It’s HOT out y’all and your succulents can really struggle in the heat. Learn about heat/summer dormancy, watering, fertilizing, and general care tips for succulents in high temperatures. Following is a list of summer and winter dormant succulents, though some might act more as opportunistic growers depending on where you’re located.Continue reading “Hot Summer Care for Succulents and Dormancy Tips”
Oh dear… spring has hardly arrived and I already found mealybugs on an Echeveria! I am using Neem oil to treat my plants this time.Continue reading “Mealybugs vs Neem Oil: Natural Pest Control for Succulents”
In this video you’ll learn about finding the right light for succulents…
Get to know what Scale bugs look like and how to rid your cactus of these pests. Also see how to check your roots for health. The featured cactus is a Notocactus uebelmannianus, one of my favorite favorites! Lots of macro shots and close ups to get you familiar with this common succulent and cacti pest. Continue reading “How to Treat a Cactus for Scale”
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.
Lithops 101 – A crash course in: Lithops care needs, growing cycles, and why you need to know them BOTH to keep them alive.
Learn more about Lithops and other Mesembs along with tons of helpful information to keeping your succulents happy in my eBook ‘The Succulent Manual: A guide to care and repair for all climates’