Advice on keeping succulents happy through the hottest, (wettest) months of the year
Well, we’re smack dab in the middle of summer and I know a lot of you are really feeling the burn along with me. So are our succulents. When I first started working with succulents, I assumed they were all pretty much impervious to the heat, but it didn’t take long to realize that wasn’t the case. So, if you’re like me and live somewhere that “enjoys” summer temperatures well into the 90s (and beyond) for much of the season, there are a few things you should know to help keep your plants alive and happy through the hottest months of the year.
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Growing cacti from seed is easy and rewarding! It takes patience and a few guidelines to start cactus seeds.
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This is a macro video demonstrating how to remove the fruit and harvest the seeds from a cactus (Species is Mammillaria Haageana). This variety does bear edible fruit known as Chilitos, and I did taste it afterwards! A bit underripe, sour, no distinct flavors just yet..but not unpleasant!
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Note: This is shot with a macro lens- objects on screen are much smaller in real life 😉 Watch in full screen for a good time 😉
If you see little ants on your succulents and other plants, stop and follow them…many ant species will lead you straight to a pile of mealybugs before you even notice them on your plants!
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Separating Succulents, Removing Babies/Offsets
A quick demonstration on how to separate baby succulents from the main plant…
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I shared a quick video on Instagram stories the other day of me scrolling through my spreadsheet that contains the names, dates, places, and more info about each plant I bring home. Turns out a lot of you also have your own spreadsheets working! Others were interested in starting one of their own, so I’ve made a blank public copy of mine to share with y’all.
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I’ve finally sat down and banged out a page of the items I reach for the most around my potting station when working with cacti and succulents. I’ll keep it updated as long as y’all keep asking what I use, and please drop me a comment about what you use so I can share it with everyone else and try it out too!
Wetting Your Plants: How, When, and Wait
Another video demonstration! This time, we’re talking about wetting our plants…
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Welcome to my porch! I’m so glad people wanted to see it! Here’s a casual video tour of what I’ve got going on out here. Make yourself at home and have a look around!
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Today is a good day! The sun came out for a while and I got my order from Fairyblooms.com in the mail…now that’s how to start a week strong! Read on below for a list of the plants shown.
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