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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Click to see the Supplies page
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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‘Why don’t mine look like that?’
One of the most common questions/complaints I used to have, and still hear from others (just about daily) is why some leaf propagations seem to be ‘underachievers’ with little desire to put out roots, let alone leaves.
Sound familiar? Then read on!
Simply put, most succulents are already slow-growers, and if the species we’re trying to propagate isn’t in its growing season, we’re in for an even longer wait to see any progress, if it grows at all. This applies to cuttings taking root as well. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try off-season propagation, but our expectations should be aligned with the seasons. Using my city and region as an example, Houston summers are hot, humid, and long, with short, mild winters, and we have a growing season that averages 300 days, almost double that of Indianapolis or Denver. So when learning about succulent care, please keep in mind that your location is a primary factor in determining what advice applies to you.
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