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.
How to Pollinate a Cactus flower, including a mini time lapse of them blooming and some macro views!
How to take succulent cuttings and a bit of ‘shop’ talk about my experimental in-ground succulent garden.
Advice on keeping succulents happy through the hottest, (wettest) months of the year
Well, we’re smack dab in the middle of summer and I know a lot of you are really feeling the burn along with me. So are our succulents. When I first started working with succulents, I assumed they were all pretty much impervious to the heat, but it didn’t take long to realize that wasn’t the case. So, if you’re like me and live somewhere that “enjoys” summer temperatures well into the 90s (and beyond) for much of the season, there are a few things you should know to help keep your plants alive and happy through the hottest months of the year.
Growing cacti from seed is easy and rewarding! It takes patience and a few guidelines to start cactus seeds.
This is a macro video demonstrating how to remove the fruit and harvest the seeds from a cactus (Species is Mammillaria Haageana). This variety does bear edible fruit known as Chilitos, and I did taste it afterwards! A bit underripe, sour, no distinct flavors just yet..but not unpleasant!
Filmed under a macro lens and grow lights: Watch this quick demonstration on how to separate baby succulents from the main plant, including: Haworthia Fasciata ‘Zebra’ (0:17), Echeveria Prolifica (not pulidonis…) (01:44) and an Echeveria Lola. Also includes a ‘potting’ demo when we repot the Lola (08:45).
Demoing with an Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg –