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 Quick Peek

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Sep 5, 2019

A Quick Peek: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii 'Hibotan' "Moon Cactus"

Imagine a kaleidoscope of vivid colors radiating from your windowsill, bookshelf, or patio. That wondrous effect is yours with our grafted cacti, beaming like little beacons. And they just might periodically reward you with adorable white light in the form of flowers. They shine in shade to indirect, bright light.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Sep 5, 2019

Quick Peek: Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’

Echeveria ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ is a radiant pearl, or "perle," of all-time elegance, often described as one of the most beautiful succulents ever to be introduced. An amazing abundance of shiny hybrids have followed since ‘Perle von Nurnberg’ arrived in the 1930s, but there’s a reason why this medium-size beauty is an all-time favorite of succulent enthusiasts.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Sep 5, 2019

A Quick Peek: Gasteria ‘Little Warty’

Don't you wish we could all look as good as Gasteria ‘Little Warty’ does with all those white warts? We know we could stomach having several of these in and around the house: on the patio, in a sunroom or near a window in the kitchen or living room. Indeed, this variable hybrid’s warts (tubercles) are little, but they are numerous, on all sides of the leaves, adding tactile drama to this thick-leaved variegated succulent. On that note, no two leaf patterns are the same, or so it seems.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Sep 5, 2019

A Quick Peek: Senecio rowleyanus “String of Pearls”

Senecio rowleyanus, native to Namibia, Africa, has pendant stems to 3 feet or more with unusual round leaves giving the impression of beads, peas, or pearls. String of pearls is a superb subject for a hanging basket, and can be in the house in a bright airy room, or outside in a protected patio. Consider hanging several to create a sense of verdant greenery.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Sep 4, 2019

A Quick Peek: String of Dolphins hanging succulent

This playful, succulent variety may not dance on the water, but it is resilient when it comes to the waves of heat! However, remember to keep them moist enough to prevent the dolphin-shaped leaves from puckering. A well-draining pot does nicely for them.

Check for availability at shopaltmanplants.com: http://ow.ly/KK2r30ptDyY.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Aug 26, 2019

A Quick Peek: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii 'Hibotan' "Moon Cactus" Flowering

Imagine a kaleidoscope of vivid colors radiating from your windowsill, bookshelf, or patio. That wondrous effect is yours with our grafted cacti, beaming like little beacons. And they just might periodically reward you with adorable white light in the form of flowers. They shine in shade to indirect, bright light. Go to the moon via our online succulent & cactus shop: http://ow.ly/jYbK30pq9m4. For wholesale, visit cactusshop.com: http://ow.ly/kzU630pqxci.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Aug 26, 2019

A Quick Peek: Lithops spp

There's no ifs, ands or "butts" about it -- lithops (living stones) are pretty intriguing lifeforms. The genus Lithops is in the family of Aizoaceae (synonymous with Mesembryanthemaceae), which also includes the various forms of plants known as ice plants and those known as mimicry plants. A single body can be to 1.5" in diameter, and is split by a central "cleft", creating the "bilobed" body.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Aug 26, 2019

A Quick Peek: Kalanchoe tomentosa “Panda Plant”

If you're lucky, you might get the opportunity to admire a panda from afar at a zoo, but here's a cute-as-can-be "panda" of which you can get a really up-close peek...at your home, 24/7 365 days a year. Kalanchoe tomentosa, commonly known as panda plant, forms a shrubby succulent plant with long oval-shaped leaves that are densely covered in fuzzy felt. Flowers are small, furry, and bell-shaped.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Aug 26, 2019

A Quick Peek: Sempervivum calcareum “Hens n’ Chicks”

Sempervivum calcareum, native to high altitudes of France and Italy, forms very geometric, densely packed rosettes of blue-green leaves with reddish-purple tips. An absolutely profuse offsetter, hence the "hen n' chicks" nickname, and tolerant of cold like few other succulents. Plant in clusters, whether in landscape or dish gardens. In time, a mat could reach 20 inches in diameter.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Aug 26, 2019

A Quick Peek: Senecio radicans "String of Bananas”

The stems of Senecio radicans have curious banana-shaped emerald-green leaves with fascinating translucent “windows” that aid in photosynthesis. Flowers are like pom-poms of many tiny white flowers and are fragrant (cinnamon-y). Quickly forms plush hanging baskets. Hang a bunch to create a sense of lush (succulent) greenery, even mixing with Senecio rowleyanus (string of pearls) and Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Aug 26, 2019

A Quick Peek: Cotyledon ladismithiensis “Bear’s Paw”

Look out, lovers of fuzzed-out succulents. The texturally lovable Cotyledon ladismithiensis will raise the hairs on your arms...or heart. Several “teeth” at the apex of each fleshy, fuzzy leaf give the appearance of bear paws. Clusters of bell-shaped yellowish-orange flowers come in late spring. Water with caution in the winter.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Aug 26, 2019

A Quick Peek: Aloe ‘Delta Dawn’

This clump-forming dwarf Aloe hybrid boasts stiff green leaves generously overlaid by raised white, peachy or orange markings, with attractive bright orange/coral teeth along the margins. Looks great surrounded by soft succulents in a dish garden, including those with green or purple-type foliage. Colors intensify in cool weather.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Aug 7, 2019

A Quick Peek: Echinopsis Rose Quartz

This incredibly floriferous peanut cactus is a hybrid (Chamaecereus x Lobivia), with both genera now under the Echinopsis umbrella. The flowers are to 3 inches in diameter, rose-colored, and tinged with purple highlights.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Aug 7, 2019

A Quick Peek: Facuaria Tigrina Tiger Jaws

Put your ear next to Faucaria tigrina and you might just hear a faint roar. Faucaria tigrina (tiger jaws), native to South Africa, forms rosettes of thick, fleshy triangular grayish-green leaves. Leaves are covered with white dots upon close inspection and have many recurved soft translucent teeth along the margins.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Aug 7, 2019

A Quick Peek: Graptosedum California Sunset

Graptosedum ‘California Sunset’ forms rosettes with lanceolate bluish-green leaves that blush pinkish-orange in strong light. Possibly a hybrid of Sedum adolphi. Star-shaped white flowers appear during spring and summer. Excellent color accent for rock gardens or as a small ground cover.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Jun 13, 2019

A Quick Peek: Echeveria 'Fleur Blanc'

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted May 17, 2019

A Quick Peek: Echeveria 'Ramillete'

Echeveria ‘Ramillete’ is a compact apple-green hybrid that develops red tips in cool weather, as if they were dipped in candle wax. There's nothing cool (the shivery kind) about the flowers bell-shaped tangerine flowers that hang from profuse racemes.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted May 17, 2019

A Quick Peek: Aloe ‘Swordfish’

Aloe ‘Swordfish’ is a blue-green hybrid that develops hints of violet in bright light. Its long, slender leaves sport partially scalloped pink-red edges that are not at all prickly. It flourishes as a focal piece in pots but can make a nice accent in the ground in temperate climates. It flowers red with a branched inflorescence. Aloe 'Swordfish' is an Altman Plants original hybrid. Available for purchase at shopaltmanplants.com: http://ow.ly/36ky30oLhzS.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted May 29, 2019

Size Comparison

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted May 17, 2019

A Quick Peek: Aloe ‘Oik’

The brilliantly bumpy Aloe 'Oik' is a dwarf aloe hybrid by breeder Karen Zimmerman. Procure this clump-friendly aloe at shopaltmanplants.com: http://ow.ly/OxTz30oLhyo.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted April 24, 2019

A Quick Peek: Sedum adolphi 'Sunset'

Check out this colorful 2" cutie -- from greenish yellow to fiery orange. One of the possible varieties in our 2" Assorted Succulent Packs at shopaltmanplants.com: http://ow.ly/zDkw30owMza. Patio boxes, fairy gardens, fanciful planters, garden beds & more!

By Altman Plants in Video Posted July 16, 2019

Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus Flower Time Lapse

Echinocereus rigidissimus rubrispinus (rainbow hedgehog cactus) is one of the prettiest hedgehogs you'll ever lay eyes on. Certainly the most pink. Beautiful deep rose flowers to 4" in diameter with white centers appear in late spring. The beauty of the spination is jaw-dropping.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Jun 27, 2018

A Quick Peek: Aeonium 'Kiwi'

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


 Plant Knowledge Videos

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Sep. 5, 2019

Aloe 'Blizzard' US PP21, 408

Developed by Altman Plants, Aloe ‘Blizzard’ US PP21,408 is a patented, one-of-a-kind, perfect storm of variegation, attractive blooms, and compact size. Our breeding team wanted to create a white aloe that grew faster and more upright than one of its parents and with brighter color.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Aug. 7, 2019

Echinopsis 'Rose Quartz'

This incredibly floriferous peanut cactus is a hybrid (Chamaecereus x Lobivia), with both genera now under the Echinopsis umbrella. The flowers are to 3 inches in diameter, rose-colored, and tinged with purple highlights. Not only is 'Rose Quartz' very appealing, but it's also very resistant to insects such as mealybugs and to pathogens such as soft rot. Add it to your home or patio via our retail shop or wholesale shop.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Jun. 20, 2019

Portulacaria afra 'Variegata': a happy delicacy for elephants & succulent fans

Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’ is a beautiful shrubby plant with mahogany-colored stems that are accented by highly succulent yellow leaves with green midstripes. Add it to your home or patio via our retail shop or wholesale shop.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Apr. 5, 2019

Chill out with Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'

Echeveria ‘Arctic Ice’ US PP29,584 is a patented succulent hybrid created by Altman Plants. This chunky, fleshy standout produces concentric, snowball-esque rosettes of opalescent white leaves. A robust grower with a beautiful mounding growth habit. Along with in dish gardens and freeze-free landscapes, it would also serve superbly in a wedding bouquet or table centerpiece.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Feb. 6, 2019

Mammillaria gracilis fragilis (Thimble Cactus)

In this video, our cactus wrangler Tom talks about Mammillaria gracilis fragilis (Mammillaria vetula subs. gracilis), a beautifully detailed, colony-forming specimen. Find thimble cactus at shopaltmanplants.com or cactusshop.com

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Oct. 8, 2018

Succulent of the Month: Sedum adolphi Firestorm™

Sedum adolphi Firestorm™ is a striking selection of golden sedum, displaying cant-miss red margins in bright light. It is an incredibly versatile rangy color accent in succulent landscapes, borders and along pathways, or for spilling forth out of planters. Star-shaped white flowers add winsome contrast to the greenish-yellow leaf color and those fiery margins.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted July 12, 2018

Succulent of the Month: 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 6, 2018

Succulent of the Month: 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 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 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 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

Succulent of the Month: 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 Sept. 13, 2018

Succulent of the Month: 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 Aug 3, 2018

Succulent of the Month: 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.


 Succulenting with Stephen

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Jul 29, 2019

"Succulenting with Stephen" (Ep. #9): A sneak peek at our pod, er, batch of string of dolphins

coming soon: shopaltmanplants.com

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Jun 13, 2019

"Succulenting with Stephen": Gasteria ‘Little Warty’

Don't you wish we could all look as good as Gasteria ‘Little Warty’ does with all those white warts? We know we could stomach having several of these in and around the house: on the patio, in a sunroom or near a window in the kitchen or living room. Indeed, this variable hybrid’s warts (tubercles) are little, but they are numerous, on all sides of the leaves, adding tactile drama to this thick-leaved variegated succulent.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted May 24, 2019

"Succulenting with Stephen": Aloe ‘Swordfish’ PPAF

Aloe ‘Swordfish’ PPAF is a blue-green hybrid that develops hints of violet in bright light. Its long, slender leaves sport partially scalloped pink-red edges that are not at all prickly. It flourishes as a focal piece in pots but can make a nice accent in the ground in temperate climates. It flowers red with a branched inflorescence. Aloe 'Swordfish' is an Altman Plants original hybrid, patent pending.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted February 1, 2019

"Succulenting with Stephen": Get in shape with Sedeveria 'Lilac Mist'

"Succulenting with Stephen" (Episode #6): The pastel magic of Sedeveria 'Lilac Mist' will make your face melt...in a sweet way! And this patented Altman Plants original hybrid readily clusters to form wonderful, even whimsical-looking forms.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted January 22, 2019

"Succulenting with Stephen": Chill out for a minute with Echeveria 'Arctic Ice'

"Succulenting with Stephen" (Episode #5): Chill out for a sweet minute with Echeveria 'Arctic Ice', a patented Altman hybrid that brings all the boys to the yard -- or patio. Don't you wish you could cluster like that and still look amazing? Both specimens in our unforgiving shooting location have been real champs. E. 'Arctic Ice' is chillin' at our shop: https://bit.ly/2RkjyTc.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Dec. 27, 2018

"Succulenting with Stephen": Say "aloe" to our three little friends

Episode No. 4 of "Succulenting with Stephen" ... Aloe 'Christmas Sleigh', Aloe 'Blizzard', Aloe 'Snowstorm are three petite rock stars of the succulent world. They are also Altman Plants original hybrids.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted December 17, 2018

"Succulenting with Stephen": Holiday Succulents

For Ep. 3 of "Succulenting with Stephen," we introduce you to our Holiday Collection at Altman Plants and shopaltmanplants.com: succulents with holiday-themed or holiday-ish names. Aloe 'Blizzard', Aloe 'Blue Elf', Aloe 'Christmas Sleigh', Aloe 'Snowstorm', Crassula rubricaulis 'Candy Cane', Crassula tetragona, and Sedeveria 'Blue Elf'.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted November 1, 2018

"Succulenting with Stephen": A closer look at Echeveria 'Cubic Frost'

For episode No. 2 of “Succulenting with Stephen,” we spend 80 seconds on a fascinating specimen capable of years of awesomeness: Echeveria ‘Cubic Frost’, a patented Altman Plants original hybrid available at shopaltmanplants.com.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Oct. 18, 2018

"Succulenting with Stephen": A closer look at Aloe ‘AJR’

Welcome to the debut episode of “Succulenting with Stephen”! We start what promises to be (maybe) an incredible run of succulent TV by highlighting Aloe ‘AJR’, an Altman original hybrid available at shopaltmanplants.com.


 DIY Videos

By Altman Plants in Video Posted March 26, 2019

Go Vertical! Make Your Own DIY Succulent Wall

It's easier than you might think to create a vibrant vertical wood-based showcase of succulent plants.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted April 25, 2019

DIY inspiration starring 2" succulents

We show you some simple & adorable DIY decor designs involving 2" succulents. These are easy ways with which to add some fun flair to the nooks and crannies of your home and patio. Check out our 2" Assorted Succulent Packs at shopaltmanplants.com: http://ow.ly/muXu30oxnSR.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted April 4, 2019

Make a DIY display for Succulents

In our latest DIY tutorial, we show you how to repurpose a picture frame to make a hanging display for your succulents. We kindly suggest our spring-centric Tie Dye Rosette Succulent 2 Pack, available now at shopaltmanplants.com: http://ow.ly/iojK50qkkgz

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Nov 26, 2018

DIY Table Setting Place Cards & Gift Tags with Succulents

We show you a simple, do-it-yourself way to make table setting place cards (name cards) and gift tags.

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 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?


 CAN DO! Plant Parenting

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Jun 28, 2019

CAN DO! Plant Parenting: Pruning

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted Jun 13, 2019

CAN DO! Plant Parenting: Indoor Care

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted May 29, 2019

CAN DO! Plant Parenting: Watering

Get some quick, easy tips on what to do with underwatered succulents and overwatered succulents, and how to adjust to keep your plant children consistently happy and thriving.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted May 16, 2019

CAN DO! Plant Parenting: Re-potting

 

By Altman Plants in Video Posted April 30, 2019

CAN DO! Plant Parenting : Cleaning Succulents

In the debut episode of our CAN DO! Plant Parenting series, we show you a simple way to clean your new succulents should they arrive with stray soil on any of the leaves. You got this!


 This & That Videos

By Altman Plants in Video Posted January 18, 2019

Succulent Care 101 -- Enrollment is free!

Our succulent whisperer Tom covers the basics of caring for your juicy buddies , such as watering, drying out time, sunbathing & feeding.

By Altman Plants in Video Posted November 23, 2018

Rosette succulents in birch-style holiday wraps by Altman Plants

You can pick up these rosette succulents in their birch-inspired pot wraps at shopaltmanplants.com: http://ow.ly/7yQh30mJeWW

By Altman Plants in Video Posted November 23, 2018

Holiday succulents in specially designed pot wraps by Altman Plants

You can pick up these festive succulents in their holiday wraps at shopaltmanplants.com: http://ow.ly/iZFA30mJ722. Available in 2.5" or 3.5" pots. Each product order will also include a to/from card, in case you will be giving them as a gift. .

By Altman Plants in Video Posted October 18, 2018

Echeverias produce gorgeous blooms

Our very own Alex & Heidi chat about echeverias, particularly their penchant for seasonally producing spikes of lovely little flowers. These rosette-shaped succulent plants are favorites of many succulent gardeners. Much like the rosettes, the flowers vary in color and size from variety to variety, attracting hummingbirds as well as beneficial insects like butterflies and bees. Many of these individual varieties are available right here at https://shopaltmanplants.com

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 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 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 12, 2018

Oh sweet nectar! Hummingbirds fancy aloe blooms

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

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

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.

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