Sunday, November 11, 2012
Moonstone, or the much easier to pronouce Pachyphytum oviferum… whatever you call it it’s beautiful!
Aeonium Sun Burst!… in colder weather with lots of bright sunlight the pink edges start to come in… should be any day now.
Beautiful and dangerous… well, not quite dangerous, these thorns curve back towards the plant. It’s just starting to flower, the flowers look so delicate. This is Ammillaria Gracilis Fragilis or Thimble Cactus. Fragilis is right, the braches easily break off.
Variegated Watch Chain… this plant is so small it’s hard to get a good shot, here’s a close up and it’s flowering!!!
Echeveria Chroma… I really like their color, especially when they have great contrast between pale and deep red…
Saturday, November 10, 2012
My large Agave Desmettiana is sending up a flower stock… this is a first time for me seeing this… they live for about ten years, send up a flower stock and then die. The stock is so large, it’s amazing… and it looks like a giant 9 foot tall asparagus stock.
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
thetimetravelinggirl asked: I have an echeveria that I got this past summer. It seems to be doing fairly well, except that the petals towards the bottom of the stalk are very droopy (like how other plants' leaves look when they haven't gotten enough water) and the plant has grown quite tall and no longer looks like the short rosette it started out as. If I prune the top of this stalk off, will it kill my whole plant?
There could be a few different issues with this plant, but I’d say the most likely would be a lack of sunlight. Echeverias like as much light as you can give them, while protected from scorching hot sunlight. If you have this plant inside it will start to stretch out tall and you’ll most likely see the leaves stretched out as well. The bottom leaves would be getting the least light and can turn somewhat soft and droop.
If you can slowly acclimate it to more sunlight your plant will fair better. You can cut the top off without worry, just use a sterile blade (I wipe mine with alcohol). Just make sure you leave a few leaves on the rooted base. You can then let the cut top dry for a day and plant it (keep it in filtered light for a few weeks, then slowly give it more sun). In a few weeks you may see one or several new heads forming on the top of the original plant and the cutting should just be rooting.
If you have any other questions or want to share your progress I’d be happy to hear back!… Take Care!
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Kalanchoe Fedtschenkoi, or the much easier to pronounce “Lavender Scallops.”
They are so prolific it’s almost unbelievable and their colors can range from cool blues to intense purples, all depending on the weather…
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Love these Echeveria flowers…
Went kinda overboard taking sempervivum cuttings… yes, that is a mound about two inches, or more, high.