A trip to Flora Grubb yesterday (during which we expected to find a few specimens to add to our collection) resulted in a sizable purchase, after we realized that we had arrived on a “20% off all stock” day!
We purchased a variety of small and medium succulents and repotted them in an old pot which was overflowing with tiny aloe.
Unfortunately, I don’t know all of the species in here, but I know I have at least one echevaria, a hawarthia, and an aloe (one of the old ones).
If you know what species we have (or even the genus), please comment down below so we (and everyone else) knows what we’ve got potted!
Some succulent-specific basics I’ve learned (or already knew):
- Don’t overwater. Watering twice per month in the growing season (late spring – early fall) and once per month other times is plenty. Watch out especially for pots with poor drainage.
- Don’t water the leaves. If the pot has drainage holes in the bottom, just set the pot in a bowl of water and let the water soak up to the top of the soil.
- Use well-draining / cactus soil
- For example, 1/3 humus, 1/3 perlite, 1/3 sand would work.
- Be careful – leaves are fragile. On some species, they can be knocked off with a very light touch.