Can Succulents Grow In Pots

Succulents can look absolutely fabulous in pots and there is nothing like a good, colourful succulent arrangement in a pretty pot. But are succulents meant to grow in pots and will they survive long term? The majority of succulents will grow just fine in pots, but there are a few that grow too rapidly to be […]

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Can Succulents Grow In Sand?

Sand is often being mentioned as an important ingredient in succulent potting mixes and it is indeed used in creating all kinds of growing media. But can you grow succulents in just sand? Sand, as a single ingredient, is not suitable to grow succulents. Sand is incredibly heavy and holds onto too much water once wet. […]

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Echeveria Ebony Care & Propagation

Echeveria Ebony is a popular Agavoides cultivar with pointy edges. It is a great collectable succulent that will reward you with a fantastic display of colour in the cooler months or when the plant is stressed.  Ebony can be quite expensive as it is not one of those succulents that grow fast or spread prolifically. Below […]

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How To Fertilize Succulents

Many choose to get succulents over other plants as they are known to be hardy and low maintenance. But for others succulents are more than just tough garden plants designed to be planted, look good and forgotten about. In recent years succulents have become a passion for scores of people who collect and take great […]

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Can Succulents Grow Outdoors?

There are tens of thousands of different succulent species out there and the number keeps growing as new plants are being created by growers. Thanks to globalization succulents endemic to one part of the world are being grown world wide and sometimes the conditions can be very different to their home environment- dessert succulents grown […]

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Outdoor succulents in pots

Can Water Kill Succulents?

Succulents have a reputation of being a little too sensitive to water and many people can get very conscious about watering succulents or leaving them in the rain. So will water kill succulents? Water can certainly kill some succulents, however, it is also essential to their survival. All succulents need to be watered, but just how […]

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Assorted Succulents

Can You Drown Mealybugs on Succulents?

There is one pest you will want to keep at bay if you’re growing succulents- mealybugs. Unfortunately this soft bodied insect is very common and it is pretty much inevitable that you will come across them on your succulents at some stage. It is very important that when they do make appearance, they are dealt […]

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Can Succulents Grow Indoors?

Succulents look absolutely fabulous in pots and can beautify any space.  But can succulents grow indoors?The answer is yes and no. The great majority of succulents grow best outside and need exposure to direct sun. Succulents that can grow indoors will need a bright spot and plenty of airflow to stay alive. Unfortunately, most succulents that […]

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How To Grow & Propagate Echeveria Romeo

Echeveria Romeo is one of those ‘unicorn’ succulents people just have to have. And it is no wonder as it is one of the most beautiful Echeverias out there.  Romeo can also be quite hard to get and expensive (less so now than it was a couple of years back) and so it is no […]

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Beheading Succulents- Why? How? When?

Many of you may wonder what on earth is beheading a succulent and why would someone want to commit such a crime against a perfectly good plant. Although it all sounds rather drastic, there are circumstances when chopping the top part off your succulent is not such a bad idea. The reasons for beheading a succulent […]

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