Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Questions03 Jan 2013 04:07 pm

Felicia posted the ID question on Yahoo Answers and already has her answer, so you don’t need to click through to help her out and answer.


But can you ID this cactus anyway?

Nursery03 Jan 2013 12:13 pm

People don’t seem to respect the red.

respect the red

We have a newly poured concrete driveway and curb, although the strip is still to be planted.


Questions&Reader Photos03 Jan 2013 11:45 am

Hello Cactus Blog,


My succulent grew a baby plant. Should I put it in its own pot? Thanks!



I would definitely cut it off and put it in a new pot – BUT – wait for spring. It will be fine for a few more months as it is. When you do take the cutting, I recommend letting the cut end dry for a week before planting it in fresh dry cactus soil.

Also, not that you asked, but it looks like your Echeveria could use a bit more light. These are full sun Echeverias and would do best with 3-4 hours min. direct sun, without a screen.


Reader Photos03 Jan 2013 10:21 am

Cynthia sends along this photo of a succulent wall panel she created. Over time, she says, the black aeoniums grew too big and the form of the picture got lost. She calls it “whoshecu”.


Nice work, if a bit graphic. Although not too graphic for this blog!

Maybe I should have prefaced this with a NSFW.