Monday, April 1, 2013

Potting Plants

Last year's hanging basket of Aloe brevifolia & Sedum spurium 'Tricolor' didn't fair that well.  The sedum completely died out, and the aloe diminished.  So I decided to move the aloe to a pot and replace it with another plant.

I settled on an Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor'.  I may eventually need to add some type of border or cascading plants, though this species is known to pup quite a bit.  For now, I'll just wait and see how it settles in.

As I finished emptying out my pop-up greenhouse, I used the opportunity to finally get some specimens into pots.

Spekboom (Portulacaria afra)

Variegated Soap Aloe (Aloe maculata 'Variegata')
(replacing Senecio scaposus which struggled)

I also got my last Turk's Cap 'Big Momma' (Malvaviscus drummondii x arboreus 'Big Momma') into one of the garden beds.  The rest of the time was spent watering recent plantings and continuing the excavations.


  1. You have such a nice collection. I saw silver pony foot in a hanging basket the other day. I thought it looked stunning. Also, I am always asking people what they use to pot up their succulent s. Would you please share?

    1. Being lazy, I just use Miracle Gro Palm, Cactus & Citrus Soil.

  2. That Agave lophantha 'Quadricolor' is gorgeous! Will have to give it a try myself.

    Thank you for the ideas!