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.
For those of you who are interested in learning about how to feed your succulents, this video’s for you! Learn about when to fertilize (and more importantly, when not to), what type of food to look for, and how succulents use the different nutrients for growth.Continue reading “The right way to fertilize your succulents (or not)”
Here’s an easy DIY set up for your expanding your grow light set up! Mars Hydro sent me another great fixture to check out, the Mars Hydro SP 150, and I decided to use it to turn my shelf into a 2 level grow station. We also have a look at some seedling progress!Continue reading “DIY Grow Light Stand: 2 levels, 2 lights, one shelf”
As I mention in the video, I really had poor luck keeping Aeoniums happy in the hot, humid climate here in Houston BUT I believe I’ve got the hang of them now!Continue reading “How to keep summer dormant Aeoniums alive (plus water propagation tips)”
I waited for 2 years to get a flower on this Stapelia gigantea and another 2 weeks for the bloom to open… of course I do a smell-test and I make some other victims smell it too!Continue reading “Up close and personal with a Stapelia gigantea flower”
I’m so glad I got this new Spider Farmer LED light just in time for a cold front coming through Houston. I demonstrate how to set up the fixture and make the most of the light while moving my plants into my garage.Continue reading “How to maximize your LED grow light for succulents”
When temps drop below 50F/10C for more than a few days you’ll need to be ready to protect your succulents from the cold. This video is for those of you who don’t have a place to keep them outside and need to bring them indoors.Continue reading “Bringing in your succulents for winter/cold weather”