Who says you can't kill succulents?
I keep hearing that succulents are "nearly indestructible" and "hard to kill." Yet I've managed to kill maybe half a dozen small sempervivums (about half by overwatering and half by underwatering, since I'm an equal-opportunity plant destroyer). Other plants with which I've been having a little difficulty: some haworthias (but not most, thank goodness--not that I've tried the really tough ones yet) and a lovely blue sedeveria that looked a little like this. Its leaves basically turned yellow and fell off, which I guess means overwatering? Every time I let a plant fall ill, I'm reminded how much learning I have ahead of me!
10/17/2012 04:51:16 am
It happens to the best of us! I've been gardening with succs for 8 years and I still lose some. Like you I have trouble with semps and also aeoniums. I think it has a lot to do with our weather here in Florida. But I'll never let it stop me for continuing to try with all the varieties!
Hi Anna! Thanks for the compliments on the blog! That rocks. :)
10/20/2012 07:51:52 am
You are not the only person who can look at succulents and your eyes start to spin and mouth water! - I grow hundreds of succulents from cuttings and seed (some very rare) - Aeoniums are best taken from cuttings last month of Autumn and allowed to dry for a few days before potting - I live in Tasmania, Australia and our winters are frosty for about 3 weeks, so tender succulents are covered with newspaper, straw, or anything to give protection and preventing plant from 'melting'. - I love your sense of humour - more photos with plant names please and perhaps an identification photo of unknown succulent for readers to try and identify - great succulenting.
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