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… “Mid-winter succulent update and a cacti seedling repotting”
WATER PROPAGATION: I think this is my favorite method!Continue… “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… “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… “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.
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Dividing and separating various offsets and new growth on several types of succulents, plus an update on the Echeveria subsessilis I topped back in the February video on repairing stretched and damaged succulents.
Continue… “How to separate and divide succulent offsets and stem babies… round 2!”
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.