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Trachyandra Tortilis: A Step by Step Care Guide

Trachyandra Tortilis, also known as the ribbon plant is a rare species of succulents that comes with unique attributes such as curling steams and leaves. Belonging to the Asphodelaceae succulent family, Trachyandra Tortilis are unique and uncommon in the succulent world. This variety of succulents is hard to find in stores, let alone at home gardens. If you’re planning to grow Trachyandra Tortilis, then you’re in for a real treat. With a longer life span compared to other succulents and its exceptional coiled and spiraled stems, this succulent can make a stunning display plant for your indoor area. This unique succulent finds its origin in South Africa and Madagascar and can be grown from seeds. Trachyandra Tortilis can be grown like any other type of succulents ; with indirect sun, low water content, sufficient fertilizers and propagation methods. You can follow the below -planting steps and care guide for a successful and healthy growth.   Features of Trachyandra Tortilis: Fo
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How To Take Care Curio Ficoides ‘Mount Everest’ Succulent

Curio ficoides aptly named the ‘Mount Everest’ succulent is a fast spreading shrub that is distinctively characterized by its attractive narrow leaves. Native to the subcontinent region of South Africa, this unique succulent is a favorite among many gardeners. Known by other names such as, Skyscraper Senecio and Mount Everest Senecio, this specie belongs to the Genus succulent plant family of Curio. It features vivid coloured leaves of blue-grey and blue-green, with upright translucent stems that start branching from the bottom of the succulent. Hence, the name ‘Mount Everest’ is derived with its resemblance to the colour of icy mountain tops. In spite of its unique and attractive traits, Curio ficoides ‘Mount Everest’ succulent is often considered as weeds. This is because of its fast spreading tendencies, as it can spread up to 2 feet and grows up to 4 feet tall.   During summer and spring months, the succulent bears white flowers that grow at the tip of the stems. Curio fi

What Is Peat Moss and Why It’s So Special for Succulent Gardeners?

If you are an avid succulent gardener, you might have come across a dark brown fibrous soil mix called peat moss. This organic matter has become a part of succulent grower’s go-to soil component because of its numerous attributes. Peat moss is considered to be an excellent alternative as a soil amendment for various indoor plants like succulents , cactus and others. For succulent gardeners this soil mix is better used as a medium along with other soil components like compost, manure, perlite and others. This helps in providing structure to the soil and eliminates any compactness that can arise over time. It also caters to various benefits like good drainage, ample aeration, acidic nature and many more. These attributes makes peat moss an ideal contender for succulent gardeners on the lookout for a perfect soil mix . But like many of its counterparts, peat moss also has certain cons when it comes to its sustainability and non-renewable nature. Read on to find out what peat moss is a

Rice Hull Uses in Succulent Gardening – Rice hull vs. Perlite

Succulent gardeners and enthusiasts are turning towards a new sustainable and environment-friendly soil amendment in recent times. This alternative is the natural, discarded product of milled rice grains, known as rice hulls or husks. Rice hulls are the thin outer covering that forms a protective shield for rice grains within. To make it easier for human consumption, rice millers remove these flaky, brown outer layers. And the discarded waste matter is what makes a rice hull. When used in potting soil for succulents , they are natural, biodegradable and can act as an ideal substitute for other toxic fertilizers. It can also be used as mulch which can stop weeds from growing in your potted plants. Succulent growers looking for an effective all-organic, sustainable soil mixture can try rice hulls for renewed growth and a boost of other rich nutrients in the soil.   How to use rice hulls in succulent gardening? Using rice hulls as part of your soil mixture can work wonders in your

How To Prepare Soil for Succulents?

Are you on the quest to find out how to prepare the perfect miracle soil that can cater to growing your succulents vibrant and healthy? Then you have come to the right place. The universal question for any plant grower starts from the nature of the soil. Preparing the perfect soil for your succulents can be easy when you have the right potting mix ratios, the right soil, proper tools, and a little bit of trial and error. The soil medium for succulents is very important in the beginning stages of succulent growth because you have to essentially recreate the environment from where the succulents are originally bought from. When you get your succulents adjusted to the potting soil mix, then half the battle is done. Read on to find out what criteria’s you can take into account and what ingredients and proportions you can follow to get that easy-to-make soil mix for succulents made right at home. Criteria’s for preparing the soil for succulents: As certain succulents are delicate