A Sempervivum ‘Commander Hay’ was the second Sempervivum I added to my collection. There are approximately 40 varieties, so I have a long way to go. I wrote about my first Sempervivum in Sempervivum ‘Green Wheel’ Hen and Chicks.
Commander Hay forms large 4 inch rosettes. When the plant is old enough to flower, the rosette will produce a long stem with star-like pink flowers. Once the rosette produces flowers it dies off, but not to worry, because baby offsets continually form on the plant’s base. You can see these offsets in the photo below. Continue reading
Making your own succulent/cactus planter mix is fun to do and can save you money. I’ve been planning on writing a post on this topic for awhile, but when a friend recently asked me for the recipe, I knew it was time to do it. Continue reading
The Cotyledon tomentosa is commonly called Bear’s Paw. It’s primarily grown for its unusual bright green leaves with reddish brown markings that look like claws. Continue reading
Though commonly called Zebra Cactus, the Haworthia fasciata is a succulent, not a cactus. Continue reading
This Kitten’s Ears succulent is Over 30 years old. If you are a garden lover, then you’ll understand why a plant like this feels like part of the family. Continue reading