As I’ve said before … I’m a plant junkie … succulents are my vice of choice due to their endless interest and ease of care. This Chick planted with Haworthia was inherited by my Mother when she bought her house in Sonoma over 15 years ago. It moved with her to another house and sat on the front steps greeting visitors as they came up the walkway. Now she’s happily living in Santa Barbara at the top of my front steps.
Clumps have been breaking off as of late and I discovered why a couple of days ago … the pot has been missing at least half its soil.
Succulents sure are tough … at any given moment you can find cuttings scattered around my garden left at the very spot where they been pruned off … admittedly, not the best practice for healing off during the rainy season!
I use my own blend of Cactus mix along with the special treat I always add at planting time … worm compost ( and manure for other plants).
The larger clump was planted at the base of my Giant Bird of Paradise next to another Haworthia clump which had been planted two months ago. This spot was rendered vacant when a large Phormium was taken out because it was way too large for the spot and always infested with Mealy Bug. It is slowly being filled in with cuttings from succulents already calling my front yard their home.
The smaller clump was planted at the base of the Chick’s neck. I took her to the front yard to hose her off and now she’s back in her rightful place next to the wooden shoes I carted home from one of my many Holland trip years ago.
Now she’s all filled up and good to go for another 15 years!
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