Thursday, March 1, 2018

Repotted after water therapy

About a week ago I posted a picture of this succulent (another succulent in distress posted 22-Feb-2018) which was burned due to too much heat. I applied water therapy to the plant and a week after this is how it looks....all green and very much alive and hopefully it will grow and grow.
 I was even able to pot a new growth separately which I found hidden between the stalks.
When I get a chance to get bigger pots I think I will transfer them so it really grows to its full capacity.

Saturday, February 24, 2018

New succulents

My order for 2 hanging plantera has arrived last week and so I have planted 4 new succulents to my collection. I planted a sedum album, crassula dianne, crassula david and sedum blue feather.
Also, I repotted a few of my existing succulents which has outgrown its recycled can homes. This tin planter will be their new home for quite some time.
I have hanged them at the back and I hope to see them grow healthy real soon.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Another succulent in distress

Today while going around my succulent garden I found another succulent in distress. It looks like it is partially burned. I removed it from its pot so I could  apply a water therapy on it and hopefully I will be able to save it.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Recovered and growing

I bought these string of pearls and tears early last month and one of those plants that hardly survived the heat. Wrong timing to make a purchase but I thought it was good value for money for the price that I paid. I think I paid $10.00 for both string of pearls and tears. Today this is how it looks. Has recovered but lost several hangings but at least it is growing again.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

More Succulents in glass & ceramic containers with holes

These days if I am not making fresh juices I am drilling holes to just about anything I can find that is good enough to plant a succulent.  Juicing and drilling holes they are just addicting. 😊 These are some of the glass containers and tin cans where I drilled holes using a diamond drill bit. Using this bit makes it so easy to drill a hole in glasses and ceramics including handmade porcelain bowls.
And these are the end results of my potting succulents on glasses and/or ceramic containers and tin pots.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Extract seeds from the plants' flower

I read that one can actually generate and/or extract seeds from the flower of a plant once the flower has dried. Curious as to how it works and/or whether the process is going to work, I cut off a couple of flowers from a couple of my succulent plants 
and placed them in a brown bag for it to dry and (fingers crossed) it will produce seeds of the plant which I can then use to germinate and new plants. Am sure this is going to be a long process and requires a lot of patience but will definitely be watching the whole process and write updates.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Heart Succulents to celebrate Valentines Day

I don't understand why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.
 ~Author Unknown

To celebrate Valentines Day, from my garden are hearts full of succulents. I just bought this Hoya Kerri, also known as the sweetheart plant about two weeks ago for $5.00 at Bunnings. The original price was $11.00. I bought it because I was curious how it would look when it has grown. I did not realize the plant was so thin so it would probably need some kind of support when it has grown although I read somewhere that it takes years for it to grow. It is drought tolerant and can get by with one or two waterings per month.
From the echevaria family, these are some which I saved from the heat in late December/early January.  This time I planted them in pure pumice but before I repotted I did a water therapy on each of them to allow roots to regrow in about 48 hours and once I saw a little bit of new roots I re-planted them. I have brought them indoors so I could take care of them. The glass hearts are recycled from soy candles.
And this is one of my favourites, the portulacaria afra or jade plant which i planted in a heart-shaped glass. All of my ceramics and glasses have holes at the bottom.
I wish everyone a happy valentines day!