Farina & Epicuticular Wax on Succulents

Farina & Epicuticular Wax on Succulents

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...
All About Watering Succulents

All About Watering Succulents

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...
The Difference Between Succulents and Cacti

The Difference Between Succulents and Cacti

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...

All About Mealybugs

All About Mealybugs

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...
How To Repot Succulents

How To Repot Succulents

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...
How To Keep Succulents Alive

How To Keep Succulents Alive

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...
How To Water Succulents

How To Water Succulents

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...