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Graptoveria Debbi

Graptoveria Debbi Care Tips & Propagation

Graptoveria Debbie is a fantastic hybrid that will brighten up any succulent collection. Although this succulent is very hardy there are a few tips and tricks to keeping it happy. Below I’ll go through everything there is to know about Graptoveria Debbie. All advice is based on growing hundreds of these plants at our nursery.DescriptionGraptoveria […]

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Do Succulents Need Drainage?

To drain or not to drain is a question on every succulent newbie’s mind. Frustratingly, lots of pots out there are made without a drainage hole which can be incredibly annoying as succulents prefer pots that are able to let all that excess water out. Or do they? Below I will explain why succulents are […]

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Succulent Leaves Shrivelling- the reasons and fixes

The great majority of succulents are incredibly hardy and survive where many other types of plant would perish. It is for this reason, and their cute looks succulents are so popular. But as their popularity increases so does misinformation about how to care for them. For instance, some say to keep succulents bone dry most […]

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echeveria chihuahuensis

Echeveria Chihuahuensis Care Tips

This fantastic species of Echeveria is a native of Mexico and a must have for any succulent enthusiast.DescriptionEcheveria Chihuahuensis is a hardy and beautifully coloured evergreen succulent with a rosette type arrangement of leaves. The colour is usually blue-gray, but can change throughout the year. The tips of the leaves are pink and when the […]

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Will Variegated Succulent Leaves Produce Variegated Plant?

Variegated succulents are just that little bit special and also extremely popular. But the term is used rather selectively. After reading into what variegation actually is, it can be a bit confusing to identify which plants are variegated and how the variegation in them occurred. Some variegation is natural, some can be caused by different […]

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Echeveria Swan Lake Care & Propagation

New succulent hybrids seem to come thick and fast. While some are better than others Echeveria Swan Lake is truly exceptionally pretty as well as quite hardy. Below we will have a look at everything there is to know about Echeveria Swan Lake.DescriptionEcheveria Swan Lake aka Topsy Pinky aka Doppler is a fantastic hybrid of […]

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Grafted Cacti Explained

Humans have for long liked to tinker with plants. In the past most of it was down to creating better, higher yielding food providing plants. Nowadays, we still graft and genetically modify edible plants, so they are more resilient, tastier and superior, but we also play more with ornamental plants. Grafted cacti are a result […]

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The Difference Between a Succulent Cultivar & Hybrid

The language around describing succulents can be a little confusing sometimes as lots of words are thrown around, often interchangeably. Usually it is of a little consequence and the terminology does not get in the way of enjoying or caring for your plant, but it can be good to know what some of these words […]

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Echeveria Vincent Catto Care & Propagation Tips

Echeveria Vincent Catto is often confused with Echeveria Minima and Echeveria Globulosa (they are believed to be different species and Vincent Catto is not a cultivar or a hybrid of either of these), though the true origins of this plant are rather confusing. When researching this plant, the information available seems to suggest that Echeveria […]

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How Does My Succulent Nursery Grow Plants

Although the plant nursery I operate is very small, we manage to produce close to half million plants every year. This is nothing in comparison to big wholesale nurseries producing the same amount in a month, but still, it is quite a lot. But how exactly do I manage to grow so many succulents? Where are […]

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