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Echoing the aesthetically pleasing rosette shape of Echeveria, Sempervivum achieve the same visual appeal in a far more resilient package. For starters, unlike other succulent varieties these...
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Also known as mesembs, ‘mimicry plants’ are true masters of disguise, having adapted to harsh growing environments by coming to resemble elements of these very habitats. To the untrained eye...
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Native to southern Africa, this diverse genus, which was named for a famed British botanist and entomologist, makes a perfect addition to the collection of any succulent enthusiast, from...
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One of the incredible things about succulents, in addition to their beauty and ease of care, is how readily new plants can be started through propagation. While some varieties of succulents can be...
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Crassula is a very diverse genus, including over 200 species, originally hailing from the Eastern Cape of South Africa, perhaps the most well known of which is the common ‘Jade Plant.’ While that...
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Aloe are part of a diverse genus of succulents including over 250 species, the wild varieties of which are capable of living for up to a century! That very resilience makes them great candidates...
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While succulents and cacti have a reputation for being some of the most foolproof houseplants, the truth is that they do require more tailored care if they are to really flourish. While it is always...
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One of the most instantly recognizable succulent types, the Echeveria genus is comprised of about 150 unique plants, all of which are native to Mexico, Central America, and South America...
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Discovered in the early 19th century when what looked like a small pebble turned out to be a never-before-seen plant, these “living stones” are one of the most unique succulents. Native to Africa, Lithops’...
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It’s official – spring is here! The longer and warmer days mean that some of our favorite succulents are about to come out of their wintertime dormancy, put on some beautiful new growth...
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So you’ve fallen for the beauty of succulents, and perhaps you’ve been drawn in even further by their reputation as some of the easiest plants to care for…especially for those put off by the idea of very frequent...
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If you’re looking for ways to liven up a space or add a bit of personality to your home, look no further than the fascinating cactus. Not only do they come in all shapes and sizes, they are ...
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Epicuticular wax or farina is a coating of wax that forms a white or blueish silver film on the leaves of succulents.   It is found on the stems, leaves and fruit of all different types of plants but it's most prevalent on succulents like...
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When I was first introduced to succulents, I was intrigued by the idea that they were impossible to kill. People were always saying that they were a very low maintenance plant and that they loved neglect. Hmm...
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People often use the terms succulents and cacti interchangeably, which is scientifically incorrect. Understanding the relation between the two will help properly distinguish them and help with identif...

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There’s a running joke between my husband and I that the first thing I tell someone after admiring the succulents in their home is, “oh, yup, you have mealybugs.” How embarrassing! Really though, it comes from a good place. I wan...
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Propagating succulents on your own is a simple, and cost effective way to grow your collection without spending a bunch of money. In the most basic terms, propagation is the act of taking an element of a mature succulent and using th...
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My name is Janneke Luursema, I’m an Amsterdam based photographer fascinated by the beauty of plants in general and succulents in particular. I’d like to share with you the succulents in my home. How are they...
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We love finding fellow succulent enthusiasts who really have a great eye for photography, and such is the case with California native, Erin Spencer Moss. Erin brings a different aesthetic perspective to...
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Taking succulent portraits is super easy, but people tend to over complicate the situation. All you really need is an iPhone (or other mobile camera) and a simple editing app, like VSCOcam. Succulent portrait...
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If you've ever propagated a succulent from a leaf, you know it's a lengthy process. We're talking months and months. Since I'm not the most patient person in the world I decided to make the most of it by making succulent pro...
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The great thing about Instagram is that is allows us to connect with people from all over the world. Although distance may physically separate us from others, our passions and interest can certainly unite us, and that is absolute...
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I quite frequently am asked about how I make my mini succulent arrangements: what type of succulent to use, how often to water, what about drainage holes, when to put it in a more conventional pot, etc.  I thought I'd take the opportunity to write a...
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Succulent terrariums are the perfect way to bring your succulents indoors as home decor. There are so many different types of succulents, planters, and layers of soil you can use to tailor your terrarium to your last...
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The community of succulent enthusiasts is massive, and as a result, it can be very difficult to find the best Instagram accounts to follow. We spend a lot of time on Instagram searching around for the best of th...
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One of our favorite DIY succulent arrangements, perfect for any party or as succulent wedding favors, are the dipped terra cotta succulent favors. This project is a perfect afternoon, outdoor activity for ad...
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We get asked all the time about the right way to go about repotting succulents. Repotting succulents is super easy, but you need to know the proper way to do it in order to ensure that the health and stability of yo...
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I'm not afraid to admit it; I killed a lot succulents as a novice succulent owner. It seemed like no matter what I did they just continued to die and go to succulent heaven. I felt like I was doomed to have a black thumb for...
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Learning how to water succulents is something that will be perfected over time, but general rules apply that are good to know as a novice succulent owner. Keep these things in mind when watering your succulents, and ad...
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