By Altman Plants in VideoPosted 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 VideoPosted 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 VideoPosted June 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm
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 VideoPosted June 6, 2018 at 10:58 am
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 VideoPosted May 3, 2018 at 10:53 am
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.
By Altman Plants in VideoPosted 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.
By Altman Plants in VideoPosted March 1, 2018 at 8:41 am
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.
By Altman Plants in VideoPosted January 31, 2018 at 4:12 pm
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.
By Altman Plants in VideoPosted January 3, 2018 at 2:36 pm
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.altmanplants.com