2 Month progress and first water since starting Astrophytum asterias seedlings (200+ germinated!)

Here’s a 2 month update on the Astrophytum asterias I started back on February 8th 2024 in the video ‘Sterilizing soil and starting Astrophytum asterias seeds – Microwave and plastic bag methods.’

This is the first time watering them since I started them. I’m keeping them bagged for at least another month to help them build stronger roots and defenses against fungal gnats and soil pathogens like mildew.

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Edithcolea grandis: Post freeze repair ‘Persian Carpet Flower’

An orange cat named Melvin observing my Edithcolea cuttings

My Edithcolea grandis had a little trouble dealing with life in the garage during the freeze mid-January. I had a heater on but it still got down to about 45ºF / 7ºC for a couple days. And I didn’t water her so she got a bit stressed. No worries though, we’re going to fix her up and take cuttings! Also: Bonus cat Melvin makes a surprise appearance 😅

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Kalanchoe tubiflora ‘Chandelier Plant’ repair, propagation, progress

Kalanchoe tubiflora Mother of Thousands Chandelier plant

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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Intro to The Succulent Manual: A guide to care and repair for all climates

The Succulent Manual demo

It’s ready! Introducing ‘The Succulent Manual: A guide to care and repair for all climates.’ Become a member of the most thorough and easy to navigate interactive website on succulent care and upkeep around!

Head over to The Succulent Manual to get started. Read on and watch this video to learn more about the manual and how to use it.

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