Succulent seedling progress with 17 Varieties – 5 & 9 month update (w/ a bonus Lithops surgery!)

I started several different types of succulent seeds this year and wanted to show the progress so far plus discuss some lessons I’ve learned along the way. There’s also a pretty tense demo of removing the outer leaf from a Lithops seedling that was having trouble shedding it on its own.

We look at: Dioscorea elephantipes, Lithops, Anacampseros, Haworthia limifolia, Ariocarpus fissuratus, Faucaria, Epiphyllum, Dorstenia foetida, along with several other types of cacti.

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How to start Lithops, Conophytum, Echeveria seeds and more!

Succulent Seeds

I got some AWESOME seeds in the mail from Unusual Seeds, a family-owned company out of Serbia! Watch me sterilize dirt, prepare the seed trays and plant up 6 types of succulents including: Dioscorea elephentipes, Conophytums, Echeveria laui, Lithops, Astrophytum, and Sinningia canescens.

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Kalanchoe tubiflora ‘Chandelier Plant’ repair, propagation, progress

Kalanchoe tubiflora Mother of Thousands Chandelier plant

Watch me rescue and propagate one of my favorite plants— a Kalanchoe tubiflora ‘Chandelier Plant,’ one of the Mother of Thousands. It is a fast grower and gets so tall it can’t support its own weight. (We’ve been through this before…) It offsets from plantlets along the leaf-tips as pictured in the intro image.

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The Many Mother of Thousands

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.

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Intro to The Succulent Manual: A guide to care and repair for all climates

The Succulent Manual demo

It’s ready! Introducing ‘The Succulent Manual: A guide to care and repair for all climates.’ Become a member of the most thorough and easy to navigate interactive website on succulent care and upkeep around!

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.

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