These plants are "wicked"!!!

Started by Tracy - 5374 Monday, 30 April 2012

Living in an area of extreme temperatures - over 40C in summer and often below zero in winter, plus frosts and humidity, I need plants that are pretty hardy. Add to this the fact that I suffer with chronic pain and often unable to do things in the garden, I want plants that will look great, offer flowers from time to time, and not need a lot of fussy over. Well I have found them - SUCCULENTS AND CACTI are just the plants. I got into propagating a while back and have been so successful I am now starting to sell them on eBay - 5382tracy. But I love to share my pleasure of these plants, so if you are looking for anything in particular, or would like to swap something, then let me know. I have a range of aeoniums, Crassulas, Sedums and Kalanchoes, plus quite few more. I would love to hear from anyone else who is finding these great plants so enjoyable.

Tracy - 5374 Monday, 30 April 2012

Another plant I have which is very easy to propagate, and i am happy to swap with anyone is this one - Echeveria Glauca.

Krysta - Poland Thursday, 13 September 2012

Hi. I ja kocham sukulenty ... Cho w moim kraju warunki ich uprawy s trudniejsze to jednak w mojej kolekcji spisuj si one doskonale.Cigle marz o kolejnych... to chyba obsesja Dzi pokae Graptopetalum paraguayense

Krysta - Poland Thursday, 13 September 2012

Kolejny mj ulubieniec to Graptosedum "Bronze"

Jennifer - 3796 Tuesday, 18 September 2012

I agree!! Succulents are awesome. I have only recently discovered them. I have a couple around my porch, but I am in the process of having areas of my yard retained to create new garden beds, and I plan to make a succulent garden in the far bed that gets the hot sun. I cant wait till its ready for planting. There are so many fabulous succulents to choose and they are so artistic in style. Love them.

Jennifer - 3796 Tuesday, 18 September 2012

They come in great colours

Tracy - 5374 Tuesday, 18 September 2012

I think that succulents and cactus are ideal for our climate, once established they don"t need a lot of water and they are also very low maintenance. Plus their foliage and flowers add so much interest to a garden.

Jennifer - 3796 Tuesday, 18 September 2012

I lost a number of plants in the drought a few years ago. When we moved here the garden was full of rhododendrons and azeleas that perished without the rain. Although we have good rainfall at the moment I am always aware of a future repeat of those weather patterns. My pigsface is currently looking a bit overwatered on my rockery wall but Im sure it will hang in there. I wish I had discovered succulents much earlier!

Tracy - 5374 Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Yes and with succulents there is so much variety and most of them you can start with just a piece or even a leaf with some of them!! I am just starting to get into Lithops, they fascinate me.

Sue - 2251 Monday, 22 February 2016

I really like Sedums as many have such a cascading habit. I have a wall frame containing a large number of small pots and I would love to plant Sedums in each for a mass effect. Do you know of an online store where I can purchase a number of small pods or can I purchase seeds? It takes a while for them to grow bushy from propagation so I am trying to hurry up the process.

Gaynor - 5044 Monday, 06 February 2017

Hi Tracy, Yes I agree with you that we have a climate most suited to succulents and there is certainly a diversity of forms, colours etc. However in your first photo, the succulent resembled an Agave. I could be wrong and it is something else. If it is an Agave, please be careful because they are such tough plants and they are difficult to get rid of. My mother had some and when they were ruined by a hailstorm we had such trouble digging them out. Several other Agaves just broke the pots she put them in and now we are on a "get rid of the Agave" programme. The other succulents you show are great!! Gaynor

Dianne - 2372 Wednesday, 04 July 2018

Hi, Tracy! Hi! I have just joined & found this succulent thread .. I moved from a lush, well established garden (est. 1940 & improved by myself & hubby over the previous 9 yrs) in town to an open windy "paddock" with a house (subdivision 6yrs old), out of town. Being an addicted gardener & bringing many of my plants with me, I was compelled to start right away. The area I attacked was an area of rocks, left exposed somewhat by previously poisoned grass. During this "assault" I realized there was hardly any top soil, but it grow lots of rocks. Ok, I could plant my succulents here .. and larger rocks could be moved from around the place for edging .. I"m 64, but not at my "stop point" yet .. this is the outline of the "succulent" garden & I hope to add to this thread over time .. many of them will be available for trade in due course & some are already listed on eBay. Here goes, the beginning:


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