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Our Top 5 Succulent Posts And Videos

I'm a succulent fanatic & grow many in my southern California garden. Here are our current top 5 succulent posts & our top 5 succulent videos.

Top 5 Succulent Posts And Videos

I know I am not the only one out there who’s a wacky succulent freak.  I’m so addicted to these intriguing beauties that I can’t reject cuttings even though I have a garden full of them.  I should have a big ole bumper sticker on the back of my car which cautions: Warning, I Brake For Succulents!

I grow them indoors and outdoors and use them for crafting and even give them as gifts.  Due to my addiction (and thank goodness it’s a healthy one) I’ve done quite a few posts and videos about succulents over the past years including how to propagate, care for, craft with, plant and almost anything else you can imagine with them.  Hmmm … has anyone invented a blended succulent cocktail yet?!   I’m taking a couple of weeks off from blogging around the holidays and decided to create this compilation post with our top 5 succulents posts and videos for you to enjoy.  Here are the popular choices:

Our Top 5 Succulent Posts And Videos:

How To Care For & Propagate A String Of Pearls Plant

String of Pearls, or Senecio rowleyanus, had me at first sight – I knew that was a plant I wanted for my very own one day.

Now I’m going to share with you how easy it is to propagate and care for these fascinating succulents.  Be sure to check out the video at the end so you can see for yourself.


How To Take Cuttings Of Sedums

The front yard here at Joy Us garden is full of succulents.  They’re drought tolerant (important in dry Southern California), easy maintenance and oh so interesting to look at.  I just love them because no fussy deadheading or fertilizing routine is needed in their world – and that makes my world a lot easier. Here’s another thing they’ve got going on:  these plants just keep on giving and propagating them is as easy as can be.  Today I’m going to show you how I take cuttings of Sedums, or Stonecrops as they’re commonly called.


A Different Way To Create A Succulent Kissing Ball

Kissing balls are like year round mistletoe.  If you see one, pucker up! This ages old traditions has been reincarnated in many different ways with different decor and different embellishments. They’re not just for Christmas anymore.  I have a garden full of succulents to use for my plant crafting projects but you may not. Today I’m showing you another way to do a succulent kissing ball using just a few succulent cuttings.

Kalanchoe Care: As A Houseplant & In The Garden

Oh how I love succulents! And, a succulent with lots of long lasting flowers is just the cat’s meow. Enter the popular Kalanchoe blossfeldiana which is most commonly sold as a houseplant but here in Santa Barbara (USDA zone 10) mine enjoy the great outdoors year round. Here’s how to take care of Kalanchoes, or Kals as we used to call them, both in the house and in the garden.


A Wacky & Rambling Succulent: Narrow-Leaf Chalksticks

I love the color of Narrow-Leaf Chalksticks , which ranges from shades of pale green to blue green, right on the same plant. The leaves are narrow (hence the origin of the common name) and curve upward off of stems which get pretty darn big and long over time.  They can get dense and crowded at the ends leaving some of those stems a bit bare at the base. It’s an unconventionally attractive plant to have in the garden and very easy to take care off.  Here’s what I know about it.

Ask Nell: Planting Succulent Cuttings

How To Get Your Christmas Cactus To Flower Again

Succulents Are SO Easy To Propagate!

The Simple Way To Propagate A String Of Pearls Plant

Christmas Cactus Care Tips & Happy Holidays

An Easy Piece Of Art With Driftwood, Succulents & Tillandsias

Thank you so much for reading all my posts and watching the videos.  I truly appreciate all your comments, likes and subscribes.  Come back in 2016 because I have a lot of great posts and videos coming your way.

I want to wish you a Festive Holiday & All The Best In The New Year!


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  1. I love your site & have learned so much. I have 8 allies that need transplanting into bigger pots. Is there a secret to the way I put the soil in the new pots? Do I need to plant them quite deep but I want the roots to have room to grow. Do you have a video on transplanting a big plant?
    Thank you

  2. Thank you Sharon. I’ve never heard of allies (alliums?) so I’m not sure what you’re asking about. Here’s a post & video I did on transplanting a large PP: Nell

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