What Do I Do With My Succulent Flower Stalk?

What Do I Do With My Succulent Flower Stalk?

Leave it, or cut it off? It's hard to know how to proceed when your succulent plant makes its first flower. They are gorgeous, opening in sequence from the lower part of the stalk to the outer end. This is one reason it's so important to identify your plants - some of...

15 Incredible Succulent Terrariums To Inspire you

15 Incredible Succulent Terrariums To Inspire you

Africa Studio/shutterstock Succulent terrariums: big, small, upcycled, open, closed. These days, there is no shortage of inspiration for you if you’re looking to either purchase or begin your own succulent terrarium. You aren’t limited to a glass box with a few...

6 Tips to Grow a Beautiful, Flowering Flaming Katy

6 Tips to Grow a Beautiful, Flowering Flaming Katy

I bought a tiny Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) because I was drawn to its bright orange, tiny flowers. The salesperson warned me that most of the year it didn’t flower and looked like a deep green succulent you might find near an ocean coastline. This has not...

15 Small Succulents You Can Grow In Tiny Spaces

15 Small Succulents You Can Grow In Tiny Spaces

Not everyone has space for large, plush plants. What is there to do when you want to flex your green thumb, but you don’t have an outdoor garden or extra space inside? You turn to the perfect succulent that is perfect for tight spaces, of course! Succulents grow in...

15 Low Light Succulents You Can Grow Indoors

15 Low Light Succulents You Can Grow Indoors

Most people assume that succulents love sunlight, and while most do, you can also find succulents that prefer low light. Not all homes provide ample sunlight indoors, and even the biggest windows may not offer enough sunlight for traditional flowers or succulents to...

10 Flowers That Bloom During Christmas

10 Flowers That Bloom During Christmas

For many, winter is a dreary time because most traditional flowers are not in bloom. That is not true of all flowers, though! Flowers that bloom during Christmas time are not common, but that does not mean that they do not exist. Check out this list of flowers that...

15 Amazing Trailing Succulents That Make Any Room More Beautiful

Trailing succulents are a great choice if you’re limited on space. Whether your situation includes a desk in a cubicle at work or a small apartment, a trailing succulent is surely the best way to bring some color into your space! A trailing succulent will do well in a...

Elephant Bush Succulent: Here’s How To Care For This Beautiful Plant

photo credit EuToch/Shutterstock Are you looking for a new variety of succulent that is easy to grow, easy to propagate, and easier to care for than a jade plant (with a similar look of a jade plant!)? Look no further than Elephant Bush Succulents. Native to South...

5 Lessons From Propagating One Chinese Friendship Plant Into Seven

The Chinese Friendship Plant (Pilea peperomioides), or “Pilea,” I bought five years ago has become seven separate, full-grown plants that I’ve given to six very happy friends. This joyful, low-maintenance plant completely lives up to its name. Its lilypad-like leaves...

6 Tips to Grow a Beautiful, Flowering Flaming Katy

I bought a tiny Flaming Katy (Kalanchoe blossfeldiana) because I was drawn to its bright orange, tiny flowers. The salesperson warned me that most of the year it didn’t flower and looked like a deep green succulent you might find near an ocean coastline. This has not...

7 Lessons From Growing A 7-Foot-Tall Tree From an Avocado Pit

Two years ago, I inherited a 6” tall avocado stalk from my younger brother, who was moving to Los Angeles. That 6” stalk is now a 7’ tree that towers in my apartment kitchen. Even with 11’ ceilings, I’m getting close to needing to ask a friend with a backyard to take...

10 Flowers That Bloom During Christmas

For many, winter is a dreary time because most traditional flowers are not in bloom. That is not true of all flowers, though! Flowers that bloom during Christmas time are not common, but that does not mean that they do not exist. Check out this list of flowers that...

Everything You Should Know About The Christmas Palm This Holiday season

The Christmas Palm is an unassuming but popular variety of palm that many in warmer, more humid climates choose. Unlike other varieties of palm, the Christmas Palm does not grow to substantial heights with a broad canopy, which means that it fits better into the...

6 Things I’ve Learned Keeping My Monkey Mask Alive for 3 Years

The Adanson’s Monstera (Monstera adansonii), or Monstera Monkey Mask, has both the elegant, draping quality of a pothos vine and the charming split-leaf quality of the popular Monstera deliciosa. I’ve had mine for three years now, and it’s consumed the mantle in my...

6 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Buying a Triostar Stromanthe

The Triostar Stromanthe, or Stromanthe sanguinea, is a stunning, leafy houseplant that looks like it’s been hand-painted with strokes of deep green, brilliant pink, and cream. Its long, paddle-shaped leaves change configuration during the day and night, and I often...

Planting Succulent Containers Guide

Your Free Bonus Sign up here for your free bonus of the Planting Succulent Containers Guide.  Get tips on how to prepare the container, and what plants, and how many of them will make a lush, lovely planter. You can make a great garden display out of almost...