Growing cacti from seed is easy and rewarding! It takes patience and a few guidelines to start cactus seeds.
Video: How to Harvest Seeds from Cactus Fruit
This is a macro video demonstrating how to remove the fruit and harvest the seeds from a cactus (Species is Mammillaria Haageana). This variety does bear edible fruit known as Chilitos, and I did taste it afterwards! A bit underripe, sour, no distinct flavors just yet..but not unpleasant!
Video: Ants on your Plants? Might mean Mealybugs…Let’s fix that STAT!
Note: This is shot with a macro lens- objects on screen are much smaller in real life 😉 Watch in full screen for a good time 😉
If you see little ants on your succulents and other plants, stop and follow them…many ant species will lead you straight to a pile of mealybugs before you even notice them on your plants!
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Video: How to Separate Succulents
Filmed under a macro lens and grow lights: Watch this quick demonstration on how to separate baby succulents from the main plant, including: Haworthia Fasciata ‘Zebra’ (0:17), Echeveria Prolifica (not pulidonis…) (01:44) and an Echeveria Lola. Also includes a ‘potting’ demo when we repot the Lola (08:45).
Spreading the love with spreadsheets? Don’t you know it!
I shared a quick video on Instagram stories the other day of me scrolling through my spreadsheet that contains the names, dates, places, and more info about each plant I bring home. Turns out a lot of you also have your own spreadsheets working! Others were interested in starting one of their own, so I’ve made a blank public copy of mine to share with y’all.
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Supplies! Products and Tools for Cacti and Succulents
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I’ve finally sat down and banged out a page of the items I reach for the most around my potting station when working with cacti and succulents. I’ll keep it updated as long as y’all keep asking what I use, and please drop me a comment about what you use so I can share it with everyone else and try it out too!
Video: Watering succulents
Wetting Your Plants: How, When, and Wait
Another video demonstration! This time, we’re talking about wetting our plants…
Finally! New video published: ‘Tour de Porch with Sucs for You! (Spring 2017)’
Welcome to my porch! I’m so glad people wanted to see it! Here’s a casual video tour of what I’ve got going on out here. Make yourself at home and have a look around!
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More Plant Mail! Another succulent unboxing video w/ Sucs for You!
Today is a good day! The sun came out for a while and I got my order from Fairyblooms.com in the mail…now that’s how to start a week strong! Read on below for a list of the plants shown.
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Video Demo- How to: Arrange a simple pot of succulents with Sucs for You!
How to pot up your succulents, with tips on which varieties to place together.
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