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.

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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.

Mystery!

Questions&Reader Photos03 Jan 2013 11:45 am

Hello Cactus Blog,

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

Yvonne

Yvonne,

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.

Peter

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”.

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

Maybe I should have prefaced this with a NSFW.