You may surprised to see Lithops and Faucarias among the list of easy succulents to grow from seeds. Along with Adenium obesum ‘Desert Rose,’ Aloe maculata, Anacampseros rufescens, Dioscorea elephantipes, Epiphylllum, Haworthia, and Barrel cacti, you’ll learn about how long it takes them to germinate and see how they grow over the months and years!Continue reading “Easiest succulents to grow from seed – a progress video”
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!
You may have heard about water propagation or using water to help rehydrate a sad succulent. Here are some methods I’ve used in the past along with tips and advice about when and when not to try water propagation.Continue reading “Succulent Water Propagation and Water Therapy”
I took a much needed break from editing the print version of The Succulent Manual (https://sucsforyou.com/saveyoursucs) to make a winter update video and get some cacti seedlings repotted! We check on some seedlings’ progress, meet some gorgeous Begonias, see some succulents blooming in January and other fun stuff ?Continue reading “Mid-winter succulent update and a cacti seedling repotting”
WATER PROPAGATION: I think this is my favorite method!Continue reading “A great water-rooting method for succulents”
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.
Growing succulents from seed takes patience and trust, both for yourself and your plants! Here’s a short progress video on a mystery seedling that popped up late 2017.Continue reading “Mystery Seedling Progress (Euphorbia polygona)”
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.Continue reading “How to start Lithops, Conophytum, Echeveria seeds and more!”
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.
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.