Plant mail time! First succulent unboxing after the freeze

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.

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Succulents after a freeze – Part 2: The Rescue Mission

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 πŸ˜‰

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Succulents after a freeze – Part 1: The Uncovering

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.

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Weird and Wonderful Flowers: Harvesting Dorstenia bahiensis seeds

Dorstenia bahiensis

Watch the seed pop in Part 2 here

Dorstenia bahiensis: Not only has this strange yet beautiful plant has given me a lot of joy since I brought it home earlier this month, it’s already giving me seeds! Dorstenias have a very interesting way of distributing their seeds… they SHOOT them out with a small but audible POP!

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