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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The Best Red Succulents That Stay Red

Succulents come in an amazing array of colours and are an absolute standout in the garden. Almost all succulents will change colour based on the seasons, exposure to the sun and other factors. Many of you already growing succulents would have noticed that the best and brightest colours come through in the cooler months. But […]

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Aphids On Succulents & How To Treat Them

Aphids are an incredibly annoying pest as they tend to appear in large numbers overnight and completely swamp some succulents. My plant nursery deals with Aphids every Spring, Autumn and Winter and I have tried an incredible amount of treatments over the years to find the ultimate solution. The good thing is Aphids are quite […]

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Is Echeveria Poisonous?

Echeveria is one of the most popular succulent genera out there due to the attractive rosettes they create and fantastic colours. But with so many plants being poisonous it is only natural people get concerned with what they put in their garden, especially if the kids and/or pets like to help out with the gardening. […]

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Echeveria Prolifica Care & Propagation Tips

Echeveria Prolifica features heavily in a lot of our articles as it is a superbly easy and, well, prolific succulent. Below we will cover all there is to know about Echeveria Prolifica, how to care for and propagate it.DescriptionEcheveria Prolifica is a small growing succulent with leaves arranged in a rosette shape. Individual rosettes grow […]

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How To Care For Succulents In A Heatwave

Temperatures round the world are getting more erratic and records seem to be dropping yearly. Recently Canada, of all places, experienced 49.5C/121F. I know very well how these kinds of temperatures feel as our small nursery is based west of Sydney in Australia where in summer it can easily get to mid 40’s. I have […]

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Rotting Succulents Explained

It is always heart-breaking to see a plant die. Succulents can rot for many reasons and while some can be saved others will almost definitely die once the rot has set in. Below I will try and answer all the questions surrounding root rot in succulents based on my experience of growing large numbers of […]

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Best Groundcover Echeveria

Echeveria are not typically used as ground cover much, though there are some fabulous species that will spread beautifully in the garden.The Best Ground Cover EcheveriaEcheveria ProlificaEcheveria GlaucaEcheveria Elegans ‘Mexican Snowball’Echeveria Topsy TurvyEcheveria Violet QueenEcheveria Ben BadisEcheveria Agavoides Jade PointThe trick is to choose Echeveria that produces many offsets every year as there are quite […]

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