About an hour after I made the last video, I went to check on the flower and saw one last seed… I finally got footage of it popping!Continue reading “Part 2 – It Popped! (Part 1 – Weird and Wonderful Flowers: Harvesting Dorstenia bahiensis seeds)”
Watch the seed pop in Part 2 here
Dorstenia bahiensis: Not only has this strange yet beautiful plant has given me a lot of joy since I brought it home earlier this month, it’s already giving me seeds! Dorstenias have a very interesting way of distributing their seeds… they SHOOT them out with a small but audible POP!
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”
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”
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)”