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By Altman Plants in Video Posted Sept. 13, 2018

Echeveria purpusorum

If you admire reptilian motifs but can do without slithering or hissing, then you ought to give Echeveria purpusorum a tryout in your garden or new planter. We imagine it'll pass muster, with its beautiful irregular reddish-brown spots, particularly on the outside of the short, pointy leaves. Leaf color will be some form of green, accented by red margins. When in bloom, fiery flowers shine from a stalk well above the rosette.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted September 5, 2018

Your desk could use a Desk Buddy™

Our very own Alex & Josh introduce the Desk Buddy™ Collection, a fun new way from Altman Plants to bring succulents into your home for life in the great indoors. These varieties are especially adept at brightening up spaces that receive less than bright light to full sun.

 

 By Altman Plants in Video Posted Aug 3, 2018

Anacampseros rufescens (Sand Rose)

Anacampseros rufescens (aka sand rose) is a small succulent from South Africa. Its slowly creeping stems cluster freely to form mats, becoming a small area ground-cover in time, each rosette about 4" tall and wide. It also makes an excellent potted windowsill plant. Single flowers arise on 3" to 4” stems above the leaves and are pink to rose-purple, 3/4" wide, and resemble flattened Portulaca flowers; they open in late afternoon, closing every night. A. rufescens grows best with full sun to partial shade and ample airflow, with a well-drained soil mix.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted July 27, 2018

DIY Fairy Garden Gnome Pool Party

For our latest DIY project, we show you how to create a fairy garden pool party featuring Crassula tetragona, zebra plant, cactus, and mimicry succulents such as baby toes and lithops, as well as a couple of choice decor accessories and one handsome-as-can-be miniature gnome.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Jul 12, 2018

DIY jade plant wreath

We show you how to use cuttings of a succulent staple, jade plant, to make a spiffy succulent wreath that can be deployed any time of year to adorn a door, wall, or any other place you can think of.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted July 12, 2018

A tough & colorful, not creepy & 'precious', monster jade plant

Crassula ovata 'Gollum' is considered to be a monstrose form of the popular jade plant (Crassula ovata). The leaves, unlike the flattened leaves of regular jade, form odd tubular, lime green "fingers". The tip of the leaf is often a brilliant, translucent red.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted June 27, 2018

Aeonium 'Kiwi'

Aeonium 'Kiwi' cluster. The origin of this presumed A. haworthii hybrid is unknown.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted June 12, 2018

Growing plants with a little help from our robotic friends

We’d like to introduce you to Bender, one of the two-wheeled spacing ninjas here at Altman Plants who helped us prepare for the soft launch of our True Bloom Roses line. On average, Bender spaces 150 pots per hour. We have six such robots at our production nursery in Lake Mathews, Calif.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted June 6, 2018

Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’: A succulent of stunning elegance

While new succulent hybrids pop up seemingly every day, Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ has stood the test of time with stunning grace — well the 80-some years since it was created. The pink highlights bring us back every time. Listen to our succulent whisperer Tom Jesch talk about this beyond lovely rosette stunner. Look for Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ at our retail shop or wholesale shop.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted May 3, 2018

Moon cacti: Put these colorful grafted creations in your orbit

These beautiful Gymnocalycium seedlings lack chlorophyll and therefore cannot survive on their own, but when grafted onto rootstock of Hylocereus cacti, the colorful, shade-friendly living lollipops can brighten up any room. Listen to our cactus whisperer Tom Jesch talk about this vibrant union of cacti. Look for Gymnocalycium mihanovichii ‘Hibotan’ at our retail shop or wholesale shop.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Apr 24, 2018

DIY Toy Succulent Planters

This short tutorial shows just how easy it is to make a toy succulent planter out of an animal figurine. Don't know about you, but doesn't that raccoon look even neater with a red-tipped echeveria on its back?

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted April 12, 2018

Unboxing 2.5" 4-pack succulents from Altman Plants

 Unboxing2.5" 4-pack succulents purchased from Altman Plants

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted April 12, 2018

Unboxing 3.5 inch 6 pack of Altman Plants succulents

 Unboxing of succulents purchased from Altman Plants.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted April 3, 2018 at 9:05 pm

It’s a succulent sunrise: Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata

Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata, an adorable little mat-forming succulent, lights up any space or dish garden with a ravishing mix of pink, green, and creamy ivory or yellow. It doesn’t tolerate intense heat or strong, direct sunlight for extended periods of time. Prefers bright, filtered light and temperate climates with ample airflow. Native to South Africa, occurring in much the same areas as the mimicry plants, or Mesembranthemaceae. Requires a porous soil that drains quickly. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.

Look for Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata at our retail shop or wholesale shop.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted March 1, 2018

Luminous jelly beans: Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’

Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’ is an especially pink cultivar of the stonecrop succulent known as pork and beans or jelly bean plant. This attractive ground-cover form should stay to about 6 inches high but it can spread to about 3 feet, in part because it roots easily from stems and leaves.Look for Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Aurora’ on our retail shop or wholesale shop.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted February 16, 2018

Hummingbird zips around Pilosocereus cacti, at reduced speeds

We wondered what it would look and sound like if we arranged for this little hummer to slow its roll, er, flap.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted February 1, 2018

Honeybee visits Pilosocereus cactus flower

Pilosocereus cactus flowers in bloom at our headquarters in San Diego County have been open and welcome destinations for pollinators.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted January 31, 2018

Add zest, spice with Echeveria ‘Lime n’ Chile’

Echeveria ‘Lime n’ Chile’ is an Altman Plants original hybrid that forms rosettes of chunky lime-green leaves and produces a veritable bouquet of tangerine/gold flowers.  Look for Echeveria ‘Lime n’ Chile’ on our retail shop or wholesale shop.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted January 12, 2018

Oh sweet nectar! Hummingbirds fancy aloe blooms

Altman Plants, Vista, CA. January 12, 2018.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted January 3, 2018

Caught in the grip of succulent jaws

Faucaria tigrina (tiger jaws), a native of South Africa, is a clump-forming succulent with thick, fleshy, triangular green leaves that are lined with soft, recurved teeth. Watch our tiger jaws whisperer Tom get up-close and personal with this striking plant. Look for Faucaria tigrina at our retail retail shop or wholesale shop. Read our blog post about Faucaria tigrina here. Please see more videos at our site altmanplants.com

  

By Altman Plants in Video Posted December 5, 2017

A little zebra for your windowsill

The haworthias known as zebra plants are some of the best succulent houseplants around, as they are better adapted to low light than most other succulents.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted November 10, 2017

A little jewel of a succulent

Crossing a pachyphytum with an echeveria gave the succulent world a "little jewel": Pachyveria 'Glauca'. Decorate your nooks and crannies, such as a windowsill or in a rock garden, with this blue-green gem of a hybrid.

 

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted October 11, 2017

Let this 'Prince' reign in your garden or on a windowsill

Echeveria 'Black Prince' is unusual for an echeveria in that its leaves can appear nearly black in color. 

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted September 20, 2017

Hanging around with string of bananas

Senecio radicans is commonly known as string of bananas because its cascading stems resemble strings and strings and strings of green bananas. Those pendant "strings" make this succulent a perfect fit for a hanging basket.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted August 8, 2017

Old man of the Andes likes life up high

Oreocereus celsianus (Old man of the Andes) dwells in the mountains of Argentina, Bolivia, and Peru. In this video, Tom talks about the cactus's highly purposeful and stylish white hairs and how to successfully incorporate this cool character into your landscape or patio garden.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted July 25, 2017

Explore the rugged character known as golden barrel cactus

There's not a whole lot of mellow about the eye-popping, golden-yellow sphere known as golden barrel cactus. Officially named Echinocactus grusonii, this spiny orb belongs in the orbit of every gardener who desires a space light on fuss but deep with dramatic appeal.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted June 14, 2017

A Happy-Glow-Lucky Rosette

Tom talks about a pretty little succulent that will light up your landscape or glow from a container: Echeveria 'Lola', whose violet-pink-blushed marble leaves would look great in a centerpiece or bridal bouquet.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted May 26, 2017

A tale about tails...'Burrito' tails

Tom explains how to “greenify” your container gardening with the bright lime-green tails of hang-friendly Sedum ‘Burrito’.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted March 10, 2017

Pet (Your) Plant

Bringing a pet into your home can be an exciting occasion. Perhaps you are looking for a companion or a new form of responsibility. No matter what the reason may be, man’s best friend can be a lot of work. For those in search of less commitment, adopt our favorite succulent pet, Kalanchoe tomentosa ‘Chocolate Soldier,’ into your home.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted February 17, 2017

A Match Made in Heaven 

Roses are red, violets are blue, we created a hybrid we think you will love as much as we do. The Valentine duo of Sedum and Echeveria combine all of their best features together to create the Sedeveria 'Blue Elf'; a match made in heaven.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted January 13, 2017

Bashfully Beautiful 

We are always searching for ways to create that rosy glow for our skin. For the Graptoveria 'Bashful'™, it comes naturally. With direct sunlight and cool temperatures, the hybrid transforms from a mint green to a deep blush color.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted December 5, 2016

Crassula tetragona "Mini Pine Tree"

Just in time for the holidays, Altman Plants features the Crassula tetragona “Mini Pine Tree.” In this video, Tom Jesch of Waterwise Botanicals explains the ins and outs of this evergreen-colored succulent and its care. In the spirit of the season, this plant will make a great gift, without the hassle of constant care and maintenance.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted October 17, 2016

Altman Plant’s Patented Echeveria ‘Sahara’ Introduced

Tom Jesch of Waterwise Botanicals, headquartered in Bonsall, California, introduces the magnificent, Echeveria 'Sahara,' a US patented variety created at Altman Plants. Unlike other Echeveria, this unique hybrid is able to withstand environmental stress and adapt to different climate conditions. This Echeveria outdoes other varieties such as 'Afterglow,' in beauty, size, and hardiness.

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted November 6, 2015

Altman Plant’s Loxahatchee, Florida Facility

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted November 6, 2015

Altman Plants Vista, California Facility

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted November 6, 2015

Altman Plants Lake Mathews, California Facility