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”
Great. Another pest to worry about… Thrips. So small, they’re hard to detect without a microscope. Luckily my husband got me one as a birthday gift I highly recommend you get one too!Continue reading “Succulent Pests: Thrips and how I treated them (includes micro views)”
I know Begonias aren’t succulents but there are many varieties that enjoy similar care, propagate like champions, and don’t require as much light as succulents, and we’ll take all the plants we can get, right?Continue reading “Propagating Begonia erythrophylla ‘Beefsteak’”
While they’re somewhat similar to Lithops, Pleiospilos are a bit more forgiving. Learn about when to water them, how to let the older leaves be absorbed by new growth and other essential care needs to keep them alive and happy!MORE
Spring is just around the corner (in the northern hemisphere) and it’s time to prune your gangly and overgrown succulents! I demonstrate how to prune a variety of plants including Kalanchoes, Jade, String of Dolphins among others and show the results of those I’ve previously pruned.Continue reading “Pruning Succulents”
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”
(Watch the update video here.) One of my Lithops seedlings started splitting in an odd way and it was having trouble shedding the old leaf, probably due to high humidity. Here’s a quick video of me helping to remove the outer leaf and revealing the new plant inside. Don’t forget to breathe while watching!Continue reading “Lithops seedling 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.