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!”
The Succulent Manual paperback version is now available! I am SO grateful to everyone who has supported Sucs for You, and I’m super stoked to finally hold a physical manifestation of my book ‘The Succulent Manual: A guide to care and repair for all climates’ in my very own hands!
‘Succulents are taking over the hearts and window sills of millions of people around the world, and everyone wants to know what they need to thrive. Andrea Afra, from the popular succulent care and advice platform ‘Sucs for You,’ has helped thousands of succulent lovers become confident about understanding their plants’ needs based on their growing location. From these exchanges and shared experiences, The Succulent Manual was born.’
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(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”
Follow Sucs for You on Twitter – Since Facebook took over Instagram, both platforms have gone down several times. I know a lot of us use those sites to keep in touch with friends and family, and have several years of photos and memories suddenly unaccessible. Along with the Sucs for You group and its 9,000+ members, I personally enjoy the many plant and nature centric Facebook groups and communities.Continue… “Facebook and Instagram are down, so follow me on Twitter @sucsforyou”
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!)”
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!”