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Hey Peeps!

WOW!! Summer is here and in full swing. We are crazy busy with our new greenhouse project, and before I knew it, July plants had to be out the door. I hope you enjoy these new gems to your collection.

First up is our air plant selection for the month - Tectorum Equador. This is actually one of my very favorite and an easy to grow tillandsia. From the high deserts of Equador & Peru, this little air plant can actually stay dry a little bit longer due to its fuzzy leaves. This plant is acclimated to extremely arid locations, so soaking this plant is not ideal. It does require lots of bright light in order to photosynthesize correctly, and avoid too much fertilizer, as it can burn your plant. This is definitely a case of less is more when it comes to fertilizer.

Air plant

Another favorite is Astrophytum. The deal is that every time I see one, I buy one, so when I saw these sweet things pop up, I couldn’t resist. I also had the perfect ceramic drop in pots for you guys, so a rainbow of pots are coming your way. Astros are native to North America and are typically a solitary plant. They can get quite massive in size as they age and sport sweet yellow flowers when they bloom. When you get ready to pot to the next larger size, choose a well-draining soil mix and provide your Astro with at least 6-8 hours of bright light.

Astro

Our succulent this month: you guessed it - another favorite - Kalenchoe desert suprise. I simply love the splashes of blochy purple on the leaves.  The more sun they get, the brighter they become. If the color fades, you need more sun. Great for container gardens and a great filler plant.  Easily propagates from leaves or cuttings. 

Desert surprise

Finally, yea I sent a ceramic pot as an extra goodie, but in an “OMG I’m going on vacation” panic, I had some 2” echeveria hanging around that I didn’t want to burn. You’re welcome! lol

Happy Planting peeps!!

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