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SAVE THE DATE! 12th May 2018 Address 643 Lyon Rd Wandi We are excited to open our gates for Mother's Day! We will have lots on sale, potted succulents, orchids ready for Mum! Huge range of Echeveria, Haworthia, Sempervivum, Crassula, Sedum and MORE! We look forward to seeing you all then!   LOADS OF SUCCULENTS FOR SALE FACE PAINTING FOR THE KIDS CUPCAKES AND COFFEE! Click here to join the event on Facebook

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Haworthia roots are quite different to other succulent roots. They are mostly deep rooted with fleshy large often fragile deep feeding roots. These roots are really storage roots for food Annually they reabsorb some of the older roots. Which end up hollow husks of outer skin. while growing the new roots They do have finer smaller surface roots as well. One thing I did notice in Japan was that many of the special Truncata and mauhanii types seemed often to be overpotted in rather large and deep pots Up to 200 mm deep for a big specimen plant. I leave...

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Succulent gardens, with plants that feature fat leaves and unusual shapes, add interest to ordinary landscapes. Because they look exotic, you might think succulents are difficult to plant and care for. In reality, succulents are some of the easiest plants to grow. They thrive in conditions other plants would consider neglect. The key to a successful succulent garden lies in the right kind of soil and light. Once you master those basic needs, occasional watering is all you need to help your plants thrive. 1. Choose a location for your garden that gets full sun to partial shade. Make sure...

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Descent into Dormancy A desert rose that drops its leaves in autumn is probably just entering dormancy, a natural part of its life cycle. The plant must be kept quite dry during that period, so it’s best to grow it in a container rather than in the ground where winters are wet. That way, you can move it under an overhang or take it to a sunny spot indoors to protect it from rain while it remains leafless. A large plant, such as one in a 20-inch pot, shouldn’t require any water at all for its three- to four-month dormant...

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Echeveria Growing Tips for Difficult Varieties such as Echeveria agavoides Romeo, Echeveria C.J.Van Keppel,  Echeveria Vincent Cato, Echeveria Longissima Aztatlensis.  Problems with Pine Bark: I have found over the last few years that “Pine Bark” and pine bark mixes are not so good for some of the difficult succulents. Especially some that rot easily. Or get fungus in their stems.Pine bark has a lot of natural fungus and bacteria in it as it’s decomposing. Also as more and more Echeveria have been tissue cultured. It has been found that many of them have very high rates of natural bacteria and...

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