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All About Succulents & Cacti

All About Succulents & Cacti

 
Stop "succing" at succulent care! Vanessa and Caroline cover everything cacti & succulents. They discuss their favorite varieties, common mistakes, and tips to keep your cacti and succulents healthy and vibrant year-round. Learn how to make a custom soil mix for your cacti and succulents, and discover new and unique varieties of cacti and succulents.
 
 
 

Additional Resources:

 

 

Plants Mentioned in this Webinar:

 

Cactus:

Prickly Pear

    • Bright light, low water-more tolerant to overwatering than other cacti
    • Fast growing
    • Hardy in colder weather-they can live outside in Tennessee
    • Easy to propagate

 

 

San Pedro

    • Fast growing
    • More tolerant to overwatering
    • Can handle more cold-do need to be brought inside during the winter.
    • Easy to propagate

 

 

Peruvian Apple Cactus

    • Fast growing
    • Easy to propagate

 

 

Succulents:

Aloe Vera

    • Keep out of direct sunlight
    • Water infrequently-will rot if overwatered
    • Sensitive to temperature fluctuations
    • Easy to propagate from pups that grow from the base
    • Great for skincare and to treat burns

 

Jade Plants

    • Adaptable to lower light-does not like bright, direct light
    • Easy to propagate from stem or leaf cuttings
    • Water infrequently, but they can take more moisture if you're prone to overwatering

 

Haworthia

    • Many varieties
    • Do well in lower light-they get sunburned in bright, direct light
    • Keep in a chunky soil mix
    • Slow growing

 

Agave

    • Many varieties
    • Easy to care for-just don't overwater!
    • Likes bright sunlight, does well outside in the summer
    • Fast growing
    • Easy to propagate from pups-like aloe

 

String of Pearls

    • Keep indoors in bright, indirect light
    • Can be difficult to find the right amount of water
    • Easy to propagate

 

String of Bananas

    • Keep indoors in bright, indirect light
    • Can be difficult to water
    • Easy to propagate

 

Euphorbia

    • Looks like a cactus, but technically is not.
    • Do not overwater-keep in a very light cactus mix
    • Keep in bright light
    • Grow quickly
    • Easy to propagate

 

Echeveria

    • Many different varieties
    • Keep in bright, direct light
    • Can tolerate more water when kept outdoors
    • Easy to propagate from stem or leaf cuttings

 

Hardy Succulents:

Yucca

Hens & Chicks

Sedum

 

 

Products Mentioned in this Webinar:

Soil Mixes:

Espoma Cactus Potting Mix

Bonsai Mix

EarthMix® Sustain™ Coconut Coir

 

Vanessa's Succulent Mix:

 

Caroline's Cactus Mix

 

Terracotta Pots

 

Metal Plant Stakes

 

Repotting Tools for Cacti:

Styrofoam
Cardboard
Oven Mitts
Heavy Gardening Gloves
 

 

 

 

 

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