Get to know what Scale bugs look like and how to rid your cactus of these pests. Also see how to check your roots for health. The featured cactus is a Notocactus uebelmannianus, one of my favorite favorites! Lots of macro shots and close ups to get you familiar with this common succulent and cacti pest. Continue reading “How to Treat a Cactus for Scale”
Dividing and separating various offsets and new growth on several types of succulents, plus an update on the Echeveria subsessilis I topped back in the February video on repairing stretched and damaged succulents.
Continue reading “How to separate and divide succulent offsets and stem babies… round 2!”
In this video we go over the basic but most important requirements succulents need including light, soil, the best containers to use, how to know when to water, and a few other essential tips to keeping your plants happy and multiplying.
Lithops 101 – A crash course in: Lithops care needs, growing cycles, and why you need to know them BOTH to keep them alive.
Lithops potting mix now available in the shop!
Unboxings are fun and I’m in L.O.V.E. with these beautiful specimens from Fairyblooms ( fairyblooms.com ) via plant-mail!
From top dressings to pre-purchase tips, these are some very basic DOs and DON’Ts when it comes to keeping succulents happy.
I’ve wanted to make a visual map of where my fellow succulent lovers are located for a long time. Knowing where someone is located is essential to forming good care advice and it’s the first question I ask anyone who reaches out for help.
I thought it would be fun and informative to open the box from our Texas Succulent Swap with y’all! Watch me unwrap and demonstrate how to wrap* succulents for shipping in the mail. I also explain how to set up a swap so you can host your own plant-mail party!
Continue reading “How to host a succulent swap: An unboxing and plant wrapping demo”
If you’ve tried propagating in the past but didn’t have much luck, I’m going to discuss the main reasons and solutions to problems I’ve encountered personally and heard about from others.
Hello from Houston, Texas, Zone 9A! Spring is here in full effect and I’m really digging the sunshine. Tomorrow is April first so I’m going to include what plants flowered for me in March and what is budding or close to blooming in April. I’m also including some other notes on growth and dormancy. I keep my plants outdoors in pots and in the ground. There’s a lot happening right now…