I have been procrastinating about mounting this Staghorn Fern BUT we got it done! It’s really easy as long as you have the right supplies: A piece of wood, twine, nails, hammer, sphagnum moss, and a Staghorn Fern!Continue… “Mounting a Staghorn Fern – the easy way!”
Remember back in April 2020 when I made the video about propagating Begonia erythrophylla ‘Beefsteak’ by water rooting and leaf cuttings?Continue… “Begonia Beefsteak Propagation: 2 Year Progress Update!”
PART 1: My husband came home with 2 gorgeous Desert Rose bonsai plants and it’s up to me to pot them up! First we reveal the massive caudex and treat a rot spot with sulfur powder before transferring to a new planter.
PART 2: We reveal a fantastically massive caudex, clean it up, and repot it in a new planter. And we get to see both newly potted plants side-by-side. Spoiler alert – they are gorgeous!Continue… “Parts 1 and 2: Potting up two BIG Desert Roses Bonsai plants (Adenium obesum)”
Here’s a chill video I made while tackling an overgrown pot of succulents – hang out with me and watch while you’re working with your own plants!Continue… “Taming an overgrown pot of succulents”
Did you know plants can make their own ‘sunscreen?’ It’s true! But they need time to build up their tolerance to sunlight. Here’s a video about when to watch out for sunburn, how to protect your succulents from being scorched, and how to help them adapt to more light.Continue… “How to Avoid Sunburned Succulents”
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I am thrilled to announce ‘The Succulent Manual’ is now available as a paperback! Here’s a quick video introduction so you can see all the good stuff inside. Thanks so much for all of your support!Continue… “The Succulent Manual: Now with REAL pages!”
(CC – Closed Captioned) Genus, species, subspecies, variety, hybrid, cultivar, form… I wanted to make this video because not every plant we buy comes with an accurate label, and if you really want to be able to correctly identify something, you need to understand what’s in a name when it comes to finding the right name. Right? Right!
Bonus: How to pronounce Myrtillocactus geometrizans cv. ‘Fukurokuryuzinboku’
First, a big warm thank you to those of y’all who reached out with kind words after the freeze last February! Here’s a 9 month update on the Aloe maculata I attempted to rescue in this video.Continue… “Success!! Aloe maculata rescue update: 9 months after the Texas freeze”
We just picked up a couple of large planters and I didn’t want to use up all of my good soil, so I turned to the recycling bin for a solution!Continue… “Use less soil filling a large succulent planter”
Trimming Old Lithops Leaves (and a rescue attempt!) If you live in a humid climate, you may find that the old leaves on your Lithops refuse to throughly dry. Here are some tips on what you can do to help remove them so water doesn’t get trapped between the old growth and the new plants (which would potentially cause them to rot.)Continue… “Trimming Old Lithops Leaves (and a rescue attempt!)”