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)”
It’s been nearly 3 months since my first/last Stay Home blog post and so much has happened in the world since then, I would be remiss not to write about it.
On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was brutally murdered by Minneapolis police. I had a really difficult time watching the full video however I knew it was my job and everyone else’s to not only witness his death, but to raise my voice and take any actions within my power to amplify the demand for justice for George Floyd and the other innocent Black lives cruelly taken by law enforcement officers, and racist civilians, all who seem to think they would get away with televised homicide simply because their victims were Black.Continue reading “SFY Stay Home blog: #2 Black Lives Matter”
Here’s a little visual guide to caring for Pleiospilos nelii ‘Split Rock’ (NOT a Lithops!) It’s potted in a mix of about 30% topsoil and the rest is a combo of Turface, pumice, and expanded shale, and it’s top dressed with pumice.Continue reading “A quick visual guide to watering Pleiospilos nelii ‘Split Rock’”
I know Begonias aren’t succulents but there are many varieties that enjoy similar care, propagate like champions, and don’t require as much light as succulents, and we’ll take all the plants we can get, right?Continue reading “Propagating Begonia erythrophylla ‘Beefsteak’”
Five days ago (Tuesday, March 17 2020) my city of Houston ordered all of the bars and clubs to close and restaurants to switch over to pick-up or delivery only.Continue reading “SFY Stay at Home blog: #1”
While they’re somewhat similar to Lithops, Pleiospilos are a bit more forgiving. Learn about when to water them, how to let the older leaves be absorbed by new growth and other essential care needs to keep them alive and happy!MORE
Spring is just around the corner (in the northern hemisphere) and it’s time to prune your gangly and overgrown succulents! I demonstrate how to prune a variety of plants including Kalanchoes, Jade, String of Dolphins among others and show the results of those I’ve previously pruned.Continue reading “Pruning Succulents”
You may have heard about water propagation or using water to help rehydrate a sad succulent. Here are some methods I’ve used in the past along with tips and advice about when and when not to try water propagation.Continue reading “Succulent Water Propagation and Water Therapy”