About a year ago I took over the responsibility of the house gardener. Sarah and our plants really weren’t getting along and the relationship was a strain on everyone (especially the plants.) I began watering the plants weekly and rotating them around the house to make sure they got enough light.
I stumbled across a blog where I learned how to grow my own succulents, all I needed to do was pluck off a leaf or cut off a branch and the both parts would keep on growing! Imagine Sarah’s face when she saw me plucking off leaves and cutting off branches! To her (and my) surprise, in a week or so, my new little plants started growing leaves and roots of their own!
I loved the ease of caring for succulents and I bought some more species online from Florida, California, and Hawaii. There are so many colors and shapes of succulents and they are so easy to care for. I water them once a week and I will spray them with fertilizer about once a month. I keep the ones I am growing in a shelf I built in our laundry room window and I rotate some around our house. I occasionally will cut off a branch or pluck a leaf and I will simply leave the new plant laying on the shelf until it begins to grow roots and then I will place it in a pot.