August 30, 2015
Forgiving Succulents, they are amazing. I'm no expert on succulents and until recently didn't have an attachment to this plant species. Most I've learned by accident. But I have come to appreciate them more and more. We started working with them as people kept bringing me cuttings, now we are over stocked. Pintrest surely has jumped on board with many ways to creatively arrange them, making them a must have in any plant nursery.
They are forgiving little souls in the garden, forget to water, no problem, they store there own in their leaves, To much sun, no problem, they may change color, just move them to a little more shade.
What I've learned; these little guys make great additions in many ways to the plant world. Additions to multiple plant baskets, pots or any fun re-purposed planter. Perfect in any Fairy Garden design.
Water them only when an inch dry, They do not tolerate full sun, not in West Texas anyway, keep in a part sun area, if inside make sure they have a window location for light. Remember they do grow, so those tiny little succulents you used to make that tabletop dish will soon be outgrown and not stay in-bounds long.
We have many leaves drop from plants and will find on the floor with roots already started, giving them excellent propagation success.
Although resistant to most flying insects they still do get mealy bugs, do not treat with oily products, use insect soapy water and rinse well. Do not sit in water or keep soil wet, they do not like wet feet (roots) and will get mildew and rot. We recommend a succulent/cactus mix soil when planting to improve drainage.
We'd love to share all the many varieties, but not enough room you will have to come see for yourself. Ready for some cooler weather, may have to put a succulent in a pumpkin for Fall.