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by Melanie
Mon Jul 30, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Cactus and Succulent Care
Topic: How do you treat mealy bugs?
Replies: 2
Views: 4415

Re: How do you treat mealy bugs?

Many cactus growers use Imidaclorprid. It is systemic, watered into the soil. Bayer makes a 1.47% solution called Tree & Shrub Insect Control. One tbls in a gallon of water is all you need. Just water the plant well and that should do it for a year. I have been using it on all cacti and succulents f...
by Melanie
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Cactus and Succulent Care
Topic: Succulents are dropping leaves
Replies: 2
Views: 27595

Re: Succulents are dropping leaves

No, they are dropping from random spots all over. There’s a lot of new growth, so I wasn’t sure if this was normal for sedum dendroideum, as I have several non-succulent plants that drop leaves when they grow or flower. I water 1-2x per week, but only when soil is dry. It’s gotten very hot recently,...
by Melanie
Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Cactus and Succulent Care
Topic: Succulents are dropping leaves
Replies: 2
Views: 27595

Succulents are dropping leaves

Some of my succulents are dropping leaves or doing strange things all of the sudden and I’m wondering what I’m doing wrong. The weather has warmed considerably and if anything I’m watering less, but feel like I’m seeing signs of overwatering. Just want to see what anyone’s thoughts are, as I know ea...
by Melanie
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: Cactus and Succulent Care
Topic: How often to water potted succulents when it’s hot out?
Replies: 4
Views: 5322

Re: How often to water potted succulents when it’s hot out?

Plants in pots dry out quicker. I have cacti which I only water once weekly no matter how hot. Some succulents get watered more often, though never more than 2-3 times a week. Some can't take the intense full afternoon summer sun . Watch your plants and let them teach you. That's extremely often fo...
by Melanie
Sun Jun 03, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Cactus and Succulent Care
Topic: How often to water potted succulents when it’s hot out?
Replies: 4
Views: 5322

How often to water potted succulents when it’s hot out?

For those that live in areas that get very hot, how often do you water your potted succulents when it’s hot out? Most of mine are in concrete or similar type planters, although a couple are in large plastic ones. I am nervous to over water, but also don’t want them to get too dry. I’ve also tried to...
by Melanie
Sun May 06, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: General Cacti Forum
Topic: Which succulents will tolerant a rainy and cold season?
Replies: 2
Views: 68689

Which succulents will tolerant a rainy and cold season?

Which succulents will tolerant a rainy and cold season? I live in California, near Sacramento, and I believe we are either 9a or 9b. Winter is wet and we have some pretty cold nights, just below freezing, but no snow. My mother-in-law wants to make an outdoor garden, in the ground. I keep all my suc...