new succulents!

 

Yesterday I had lunch at one of my favorite little spots in Dallas, Corner Market. Right next door is Corner Market Flowers, where there is an assortment of cacti, succulents, and other plants. Their plants are always pretty healthy and displayed beautifully. Since I was there for lunch, I thought I'd pop next door and check out the succulents. I ended up coming home with 2 new ones! 

here's a photo of some of the succulents at corner market...I took this pic a few months back...if I knew then what I know now, I would've bought some of these! 

here you can see some little cacti next to the succys. 

I've been learning a lot about succulent propagation lately, so I went ahead and bought a plant that was probably going to just be tossed in the trash. It was so sad looking but the top of it and its stem were still quite healthy, so I told the girl at the cash register that I was going to try to bring it back to life. She was so happy and gave it to me for just $2! 

sad little succy- but lots of potential! 

top view. I loved the colors of the stem and top leaves and I can't wait to see how it looks when it's healthy again. 

As you can see in those photos, 2 of the leaves had fallen off because they were waterlogged. The ends of the leaves look great and I'm hoping to propagate them as well! 

this looks like it was a mistake, but it was intentional! 

I'm trying 3 different propagation methods with this plant- all the steps are outlined in this fabulous blog post

here is the stem in all her replanted glory. I'm hoping each of those little notches where leaves previously were will sprout a new baby. you can see her head in the background, which I am letting dry out a little before putting in her own pot. 

I was pleasantly surprised when I replanted this stemmy thing because the roots were so healthy! I was expecting them to be short and not looking good, but it was quite the opposite. 

The other succy baby was looking pretty good. She had one overwatered leaf but the rest of the plant was super healthy and I loved the colors, so I got her too. 

side view- the leaves point upward like that when they are getting enough sun :) 

replanted and looking gorgeous in her new home! 

Hopefully I will have succulent success and will be able to post some pretty update photos!