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’”
Watch me rescue and propagate one of my favorite plants— a Kalanchoe tubiflora ‘Chandelier Plant,’ one of the Mother of Thousands. It is a fast grower and gets so tall it can’t support its own weight. (We’ve been through this before…) It offsets from plantlets along the leaf-tips as pictured in the intro image.
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Dividing and separating various offsets and new growth on several types of succulents, plus an update on the Echeveria subsessilis I topped back in the February video on repairing stretched and damaged succulents.
Continue reading “How to separate and divide succulent offsets and stem babies… round 2!”
Learn how to repair succulents that have become stretched (etiolated) from insufficient sunlight, and those that have been damaged by sun, overwatering, etc. Demonstrating with an Echeveria subsessilis and Echeveria agavoides.
Demoing with an Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg –
‘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.