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Old 03-07-2013, 10:37 PM   #16
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sts? And thanks
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:43 PM   #17
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Oh, it sucks up the moisture and keeps it in right? Kind of like a one time use?

Although I made a layer an inch under the soil the semps are planted in, the purpose of top soil was something else. I made the layer under the soil so excess water just flows through, so I dont have to worry about root rot (even though I have a high drainage succulent soil). The top layer was pebbles on purpose because I wanted a "rock garden" kind of feel. This is just the beginning. Once I find more squarish, bigger container, Im going to be placing big rocks along with gravel to make it more rocky. If I get that far, I want to do a dw or bonsai type scaping as well.

This is what I want to pursue(NOT MY PIC):


Here is another examples


Ultimate goal, make a DIY rock wall like this with soil and gravel. All indoor.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:46 PM   #18
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STS has a high CEC, clay Substrate. a lot people on this forum use it.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:49 PM   #19
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STS has a high CEC, clay Substrate. a lot people on this forum use it.
umm, will need to read up on it, although Im not interested in reading essays and lengthy paragraphs atm.
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Old 03-07-2013, 10:52 PM   #20
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really liking the plant, maybe I should start a 10g hens and chicks tank for display.

maybe this will help
http://www.plantedtank.net/forums/sh...&highlight=sts
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:35 PM   #21
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Where the heck is the section for plants but non aquatic? Oh wait, there isnt
This board deals with drowned plants.

Your un-drowned plants are really adorable.


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Another tropical plant I have, dont know the name
It is Tradescandia zebrina, aka Wandering Jew.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:23 AM   #22
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I love hens & chicks. We have them outside & they do great.

I was given some mason jars w/ holes in the bottoms for x-mas that I filled w/ colored gravel & I've been thinking about creating a succulent garden.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:45 AM   #23
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This board deals with drowned plants.

Your un-drowned plants are really adorable.




It is Tradescandia zebrina, aka Wandering Jew.

ehehe thanks. Yes there is a bonsai thread in the lounge area, but I was going for more of a pic + journal thing.

For everyone else who have semps or just succlents, post pics. I really want to see. Is anyone here really into plants though? Like the hardcore EI dosing, T5HO, pressurized CO2 with $400000 anabuis plants except with non aquatic/terrestrial? plants? (Amano, Barr and many others on this forum)
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Rember you asked for it.

























































I should probably stop now. I can post more later if you all would like.
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nice, I LOVE ur send pic. Love that semp. You have more semps? You have all ur plants in pots indoors?
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Thank you. Ill have to take some pictures of my semps. I only have a couple semps out of all he succulents I have. I have some extra cuttings in the ground. I keep most my succulents in pots. I keep them outside. My house doesn't get enough light to grow succulents inside. I have a few houseplants in my room, along with many tips of bromeliads in and out of some of my reptiles cages. I also keep a few broms out doors.
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Rain or snow dont bother your semps? Where do you live?
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I live in the Bay Area California(inland). We get mild frosts and moderate rain. I have had mixed results with unprotected succulents. Haven't tried any semps unprotected.
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I live in the Bay Area California(inland). We get mild frosts and moderate rain. I have had mixed results with unprotected succulents. Haven't tried any semps unprotected.
Oh, thats perfect weather. I think there are semp nurseries in cali. Semps are alpine species, they dont need full day of direct sunlight and they can survive -40c weather. So winters and frost is no problem for you. Just the sun is.
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Love hens and chicks! here's mine, taken from my grandmother's garden in Colorado & planted with some thyme:



They ended up deteriorating being potted in our wet climate, so I moved them to the top of the driveway slope, in full sun. Here they are in bloom this summer.

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