Saturday, August 31, 2013
Echeveria subsessilis… Quite possibly my favorite succulent plant.

Echeveria subsessilis… Quite possibly my favorite succulent plant.

Thursday, August 22, 2013
Crassula brevifolia… Love this plant.  It’s actually rather delicate, the leaves can easily break off.

Crassula brevifolia‚Ķ Love this plant.¬† It’s actually rather delicate, the leaves can easily break off.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Monday, August 19, 2013
Kalanchoe tomentosa Chocolate Soldier… Great texture, awesome color… Love these plants

Kalanchoe tomentosa Chocolate Soldier… Great texture, awesome color… Love these plants

Saturday, July 13, 2013
The coolest garden guest yet!… A baby Praying Mantis

The coolest garden guest yet!… A baby Praying Mantis

Saturday, July 6, 2013 Friday, July 5, 2013
A sea of newly potted succulents… This time of year I’m constantly prepping new plants.

A sea of newly potted succulents… This time of year I’m constantly prepping new plants.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Anonymous asked: How do you take cuttings and make them root out? I want to make little clones of the mommy plant, heheh

Succulent cuttings are very easy to root… start with a sterile blade, I wipe mine down with alcohol. Cut the stem at the desired length, generally the longer the better, but some varieties, like several Echeveria, won’t have much stem.

Let your cutting sit for about a day for the cut to dry out. When you’re ready to plant use a potting mix that drains well, I use about 1/3 parts perlite with regular potting soil. Form a hole to match your stem and place the stem in, if there isn’t much stem just form a slight impression in the soil for the plant to sit in.

Now place your planted cutting were it will be warm and get lots of very bright, but indirect light. Give it a good soaking after a few days and only water when the soil is almost dry, about once a week, depending on the environment. If the soil is moist wait a few days.

After about 10 days or so give it some filtered sunlight, then after another week or two give it more sunlight. Always protect them from burning hot midday sun.

Your cutting should be rooted in 3 - 4 weeks, some may take longer. You can lightly touch the stem to feel for root resistance. If you see new growth, that’s a great sign.

Happy Rooting!

Sunday, June 9, 2013
I love to mix up Sempervivum in a tray and let them grow and spread… here’s a great example

I love to mix up Sempervivum in a tray and let them grow and spread… here’s a great example