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The Animals That Love To Eat Succulent Leaves

Unfortunately there are a lot of pests and other animals out there that include succulents in their diet. Even if it is not their natural food, animals seem to like water filled, succulent leaves and drive succulent enthusiasts around the bend with all sorts of damage done to our precious plants. So what eats succulent […]

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Groundcover succulents

The Best and Most Hardy Groundcover Succulents

Groundcover succulents come in many fantastic shapes and colours and are mostly very hardy, easy to grow and fast spreading. They can help hide unsightly bits of the garden, retaining walls or make a colourful filler in between other plants. There are many creative ways succulent groundcovers can be used. Some groundcover succulents are more hardy […]

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Can Chickens Eat Succulents?

About the same time as when Fern Farm Plants was born 9 years ago, we got ourselves a flock of chickens, ducks, geese and 2 dogs. The property was on five acres with a large dam and it was a great life for all the animals we have had there. Chickens alone had half acre […]

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Can succulents cause cancer

Can Succulents Cause Cancer? Everything You Need To Know

In this day and age lots of things can help develop cancer but are succulents one of them?We often take our succulents to the local markets. Apart from earning money, it also gives us a great opportunity to talk to our customers. This blog has partially been started because we wanted to share our knowledge, […]

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5 Ways To Make Your Succulents Grow Bigger – Tips & Tricks

There is a massive amount of different succulent plants out there and the number is growing every year thanks to cross breeding. Succulents can be quite different and while lots are very alike, not all succulents should be treated the same.  Some succulents stay quite small and grow slow, some are medium sized and some […]

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Can You Plant Succulents In Just Rocks? Here’s How To Get The Look

Succulents are generally easy to care for and will successfully grow in different growing mediums. There are, however, a few misconceptions about growing and taking care of succulents because of their reputation as hardy plants that cannot be killed. Many people like to grow succulents in pots and glass jars that look attractive and unusual […]

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Aloe Hedgehog

The Best Large Outdoor Hardy Succulents That Are Easy To Buy

Succulent gardens are becoming increasingly popular around the world not only for their beauty but also due to hardiness of succulents themselves. They are often described as plants of the future as many parts of the world face increasing water uncertainty. It can be slightly daunting trying to select the right succulents for the garden as […]

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assorted echeveria

Can Succulents Be In Full Sun – What You Should Know

Succulents are becoming very popular landscaping plants due to their resilience and the ability to survive in poor soil without much water. But there is a lot of confusion about how much sun they need/ can withstand. So can succulents be in full sun? The majority of succulents can and should be grown in full sun, […]

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xerosicyos danguyi leaf root

Will Xerosicyos Danguyi (Silver Dollar Vine) Propagate From Leaf?

The elusive Xerosicyos Danguyi can be a tricky one to find and rooted plants are usually quite expensive. Growing Xerosicyos Danguyi from leaves can be tempting. Unfortunately, it is not possible to propagate Xerosicyos Danguyi from a leaf. While the leaf will send roots the plant will continue to grow only if part of the stalk […]

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ceropegia woodii

8 Indoor Succulents That Won’t Suffer In Low Light

Have you ever bought a gorgeous colourful succulent, brought it home, put it on your desk only to watch it loose colour, stretch or turn into mush? Succulents are beautiful & unusual plants that are hardy, don’t need to be watered often and grow just about anywhere, right? Wrong! The urge to put succulents indoors is […]

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