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!)”
Here’s a propagation progress video on the Graptopetalum paraguayense we started from leaves back in September! Can you believe it’s already been 10 months?? I also show you some of my favorite tools, a couple of newly acquired plants (not sucs but still fun!) AND a new little friend!Continue… “10 Month Succulent Propagations Update!”
Ana from Cactus Caffeine very kindly sent me some paddles from her collection! We’ll open them up, pot them up, and watch how I remove glochids that get stuck in my hands lol!Continue… “Unboxing some Opuntias from a fellow cactus lover – Ana from Cactus Caffeine!”
Let’s go on a propagation hunt! We’re in search of hidden, forgotten, and totally random propagations that are mostly lurking in other plants’ pots. I also find a really strange flower about to pop out it seeds and create a ‘trap’ to keep them from exploding all over the place!Continue… “Propagation Hunt with Sucs for You!”
PLANT MAIL TIME WOO! Here’s a fun and fast unboxing video featuring plants from Desert Bloom Nursery in the Texas Rio Grande Valley! ( https://desertbloomnursery.com )
I also show you the end results of how I chose to pot them up.
In this video I teach you how to identify what stage of growth your Lithops is in so you know when to water them (or not).Continue… “Identifying the Growth Stages of Lithops”
It’s been 6 months since we started a batch of Graptopetalum paraguayense leaves and they’re doing great! Check out the progress of these lovely little variegated champion growers.Continue… “6-month succulent propagation update”
This is the first round of plants I’ve got since the freeze (besides one other cactus) and I’m really excited to open them with y’all! Thank you to my mystery friend who sent me the gift certificate which gave me a gentle shove to get more succulents after feeling so bummed about those that I lost.Continue… “Plant mail time! First succulent unboxing after the freeze”
The outlook for the Euphorbias isn’t looking very good, but I do have hope for my big Aloe maculata! All in all, I did lose a lot of plants, but I am grateful for those that survived and still have a chance of recovering. Also, get yourself an electric knife! I put it to excellent use in this video 😉Continue… “Succulents after a freeze – Part 2: The Rescue Mission”
In Part 1 we see how bad the damage is after a multi-day hard freeze in Houston, Texas. In Part 2, I start attempting to make some rescues.
See Part 2 here: https://youtu.be/fqTXnsFdI7U
This is the saddest video I’ve posted on this channel… but I thought y’all might want to see what happens after a sustained record freeze like we just experienced in Texas and other parts of the south.Continue… “Succulents after a freeze – Part 1: The Uncovering”