Stressing Out: How to safely achieve stress colors in your succulents

Echeveria minibelle variegated

Hot pink, golden yellow, neon orange; we’ve all seen pictures of succulents in these bold hues, but how can a plant owner achieve them? In this blog post, I’ll detail the steps you can take to brighten the color of your succulents through stress, without causing them excessive harm. Follow my tips, and you could […]

Mealybugs and succulents – how to get rid of this pesky pest

Mealybugs are by far the most common succulent pest, and they can be difficult to control. Mealybugs are soft, wax covered, little insects that bite plants and suck out the juice. Thankfully, there are some effective ways to keep this pest under control.


Lithops are small plants that grow naturally in extreme desert conditions. They basically have 2 water-filled leaves, and roots coming out of the bottom of that. Once per year they create a new pair of leaves and absorb the previous pair. These are challenging plants, but very rewarding because of the georgeous colors and patterns […]


Echeverias are one of the most common and popular genera of succulents. They have very short stems which are densely packed with a rosette of leaves.


Adromischus have a wide variety of leaf colors, shapes, and sizes. Some have very small stems, with the leaves sprouting from the base of the plant, while others have longer stems. Some even have stems and roots which get quite thick to form a caudex. Adros are fun to collect because they are fairly easy […]


crassula deceptor

Crassulas are a large group of succulents, often characterized by pairs of alternately stacked leaves. Many have a very pleasing symmetry because of this leaf pattern. They have a huge range of different shapes, textures and sizes. Some create tall narrow stems of tightly packed leaves, and others trail loosely down the side of a […]