Here is a 2-week update on all the progress that we’ve seen so far from these seedlings. started back on February 7th 2023 in this video. We started: Faucaria felina, F. cradockensis, F. tigrina, Gymnocalycium ochoterenae v tenuispinum, Mammillaria gaumeri, and Copiapoa maritima.Continue… “2-Week Seedling Progress Report”
Edithcolea grandis ‘Persian Carpet Flower’ propagation time! I have a gorgeous plant that is showing signs of stress where it has too much length.Continue… “Edithcolea grandis ‘Persian Carpet Flower’ propagation”
A 1 week peek at the seeds we started in the last video. We have a lot of germination going on! We started: Faucaria felina, F. cradockensis, F. tigrina, Gymnocalycium ochoterenae v tenuispinum, Mammillaria gaumeri, and Copiapoa maritima.Continue… “1 week succulent seed sowing progress update: We have germination!”
In this video we start some new succulent seeds and check on some older seedlings!
We’re sowing: Faucaria felina, F. cradockensis, F. tigrina, Gymnocalycium ochoterenae v tenuispinum, Mammillaria gaumeri, and Copiapoa maritima.
WOW. I did not expect this to work so quickly! I bought a gorgeous Coleus and didn’t notice it had mealybugs until I got it home.Continue… “Mealybug KILLER that works!”
Have you ever had an irresistible urge to RUN to the nursery, like a plant was sending you a telepathic message that it was there, waiting for YOU to come take it home? So…Continue… “Sucs for You… and Begonias too? New plants acquired!”
Here’s a cool story about a Senecio fulgens cutting that is forming a great caudex! I thought it would be a great fit for this sweet new pot. I’ll show you how to clean up the caudex and pot it so you can really see the swollen growth.Continue… “My cutting caudexed! Potting up Senecio fulgens in a new pot”
We made it through the most recent freeze in Houston and it was nice having all of our plants inside! Here’s a quick tour of the scene before we move everything back outside.Continue… “Plant tour while everything is indoors!”
So here’s another fun problem to look out for, but only if you have a pecan tree nearby: Aphid Rain. (I think I made that term up, but maybe there’s something more scientificky.)
I first noticed my car literally covered with small sticky droplets and thought it might have been nectar from the Crepe Myrtle flowers overhead. Then I noticed similar droplets on my plants’ leaves, table, deck…pretty much everywhere in my backyard where there is no Crepe Myrtle in sight.
In this video, I show you a ‘hidden’ Lithops that was stuck, struggling to emerge from a thickened old leaf pair that didn’t dry out enough to split.Continue… “Lithops stuck in old leaves? Here’s a quick fix! (Satisfying watch!)”