Help me open this box of amazingness from sculptor and potter Edward Murray from Edward of Austin Sculpture! I also demonstrate and discuss the best practices to potting up new plants, like when to water them, how to choose the right sized pot, and what to do with the old soil.Continue reading “New Pots Unboxing and Repotting Succulents!”
I’ve had several people tell me they’d to purchase The Succulent Manual eBook but are unsure how to read it without a tablet. The good news is you don’t have to have any special device – you can open and read eBooks with any computer and most mobile devices. Read on to learn how!Continue reading “How to eBook”
Yes, we moved…again! I love the new casa and the covered porch so much, it’s worth the effort! Here’s a tour of my current setup — very grateful to have so much space out of the rain, finally! P.S. Sorry about the AC hum – it’s super hot in Houston 😅Continue reading “Tour de Porch 2020: A new succulent tour w/ Sucs for You!”
With storms like Hurricane Laura looming in the Gulf, it’s important we do our best to protect our plant-friends from the accompanying winds and rain. Being from Houston, Texas, I’ve seen more than my fair share of powerful tropical storms, so I know the drill when it comes to battening down the hatches for my outdoor plants.Continue reading “Storm prep for your succulents”
I’ve had my fair share of heartbreaks due to succulents so I say all of this with love and with the hope that it helps you avoid the same mistakes and upsets.Continue reading “Succulents: Straight Talk”
I get a bit panicky when I see people tossing out general advice that works for their succulents but could be harmful to others’ in a different location, and I hope this information will help teach everyone how important it is to factor climates into these conversations.Continue reading “How climate controls your succulents’ soil needs”
I’m excited to announce a new feature for members of the online version of The Succulent Manual and I hope you’ll join!
The VIP level includes online access to The Succulent Manual plus the Sucs for You VIP Club’s Facebook group, or if you prefer, a monthly email Q&A session with the author, Andrea Afra.
I recently created a private group on Facebook, the ‘Sucs for You VIP Club.’ The purpose of the group is to offer a place for our members to receive precise and personalized advice about their succulents, and the majority of the time it will be directly from myself. I have a great team of knowledgeable moderators on board to help as well, and I will review each post to make sure you are getting the right guidance.Continue reading “Sucs for You VIP Club!”
You may surprised to see Lithops and Faucarias among the list of easy succulents to grow from seeds. Along with Adenium obesum ‘Desert Rose,’ Aloe maculata, Anacampseros rufescens, Dioscorea elephantipes, Epiphylllum, Haworthia, and Barrel cacti, you’ll learn about how long it takes them to germinate and see how they grow over the months and years!Continue reading “Easiest succulents to grow from seed – a progress video”
You’ve probably had the question, ‘Why do my leaf propagations have new plants but no roots, or a ton of roots but no new growth?’
Read on to learn why this can happen!
Great. Another pest to worry about… Thrips. So small, they’re hard to detect without a microscope. Luckily my husband got me one as a birthday gift I highly recommend you get one too!Continue reading “Succulent Pests: Thrips and how I treated them (includes micro views)”