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… “They’re heeere… All Natural Mealybug Treatment for Succulents”
Hot Summer Care for Succulents and Dormancy Tips
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… “Hot Summer Care for Succulents and Dormancy Tips”
Mealybugs vs Neem Oil: Natural Pest Control for Succulents
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… “Mealybugs vs Neem Oil: Natural Pest Control for Succulents”
The Right Light for Succulents: Outside, indoors, sunlight, and grow lights
In this video you’ll learn about finding the right light for succulents…
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How to Treat a Cactus for Scale
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… “How to Treat a Cactus for Scale”
Succulents 101- A Care Primer for Beginners
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 – What you need to know to keep them alive
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’
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Basic Succulent Care Tips: DOs and DON’Ts
These are some very basic succulents care tips, or DOs and DON’Ts, when it comes to keeping succulents happy!
Video: Succulent Propagation- Growing Tips and Troubleshooting
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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Mealybugs on Succulents- Signs and Solutions
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… “Mealybugs on Succulents- Signs and Solutions”