2 Month progress and first water since starting Astrophytum asterias seedlings (200+ germinated!)

Here’s a 2 month update on the Astrophytum asterias I started back on February 8th 2024 in the video ‘Sterilizing soil and starting Astrophytum asterias seeds – Microwave and plastic bag methods.’

This is the first time watering them since I started them. I’m keeping them bagged for at least another month to help them build stronger roots and defenses against fungal gnats and soil pathogens like mildew.

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Let’s talk about heat dormant succulents for a sec.

June 2022 forecast Houston, Texas

Okay then. Let’s talk about heat dormant succulents for a sec. In extreme heat, a lot of succulent plants will slow down or completely stop growing to conserve their energy. Overwatering at this time = risk of them rotting. So how do we know when it’s time to reduce or stop watering? How do we know when a succulent isn’t actively growing? Observation. Some signs of growth include flowering, new leaf production, increasing in size etc. Making notes and taking pics of your plants (as we do) builds familiarity with their growing cycles.

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Intro to The Succulent Manual: A guide to care and repair for all climates

The Succulent Manual demo

It’s ready! Introducing ‘The Succulent Manual: A guide to care and repair for all climates.’ Become a member of the most thorough and easy to navigate interactive website on succulent care and upkeep around!

Head over to The Succulent Manual to get started. Read on and watch this video to learn more about the manual and how to use it.

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