First to establish what cresting looks like. This is my crested ioniu’m sunburst. You see the fan shape growth, they flatten out and spread to form a crest. A crest is something that is flat and sort of a fan like this is due to variance in the growing condition that the plant has been subjected to mutations, insects attack or the soil condition that they’re in or hello there. My name is Liz. A self-confessed, succulent addict. Welcome to my channel. Growing succulents. And this is more of my crusted aeonium. So I got one two. This is just one plant here, so you can see in the bottom. It’s a crusting. The two of them are crested the two limbs, but one reverted back to normal growth. All of these were taken from one plant. This is my large aeoniu’m sunburst that’s crested even at the front. There you can see the head is already forming a crest, But isn’t that beautiful? All those crested aeonium sunbursts that I have all came from this mother plant? This is my crested pacquiveria. Elaine Wright and I can’t seem to get a straight normal plant from it Every single leaf. I tried to propagate from. It would crest up and form this way, but this one’s here. This is a crested golden Maria. So I had this plan for about, uh, two and a half years now and as you can see that form a crest and you can see the fan shape like in there and I’ve only managed to get one plant from that. So when I took the plant from it or a cutting, it wasn’t the crested one. Okay, hang on, so this is the normal golden Maria. So this is what it should look like. Had it not crusted up, so this is now a two and a half year old plant, and it’s not a very big plant, so it looks more like an ebony, but it’s just small, but very cute. That’s very, very cute, so growth. I mean, growing wise. They’re easy to look after basically put them in. I just put them in my advanced salt mix and put some scoria on top. Oh, just I just noticed the little. I shouldn’t put that there. Take that out! Take that out! Okay, uh, okay, there you go ill. Take, I can’t see it there. So might as well take it away. We put it somewhere where we can see it like in here. The peaches and cream there you go so anyway. This is now! Golden Maria Crusted and a Chavarria, rameletti crested graptopetalum, paraguayensi sp bernalenzi. It’s a beautiful, beautiful plant. This plant here is almost two years old. My mother plant was somewhere else. I’m trying to find it and this is already a baby from that mother plant that I bought a couple of years ago and it’s beautiful. It’s got pink and yellow and minty green tones. So these are the only cast clusters I’ve got, so I need to take this out and put it in a pretty pot as I call it and those cute little things there are also some of them. They are a few leaves that I pluck from the mother plant. I actually strip them. The mother plant this one. I have to pull this out as well. Okay, because that’s green, so we throw that in there and I stripped the mother plant and now look at all these gorgeous babies and from these gorgeous babies, which I stripped again, I’ve already scattered some or planted some in my front garden. Now this is the ordinary version, and this is the variegated version. I paid 60 dollars for this plant here. Can you believe that and I strip The bottom leaves as well as you can see, but but it’s not very successful. I only got about four or five leaves from it. I think one two, three four. Yeah, about four. I think I got four. I don’t like the number four because in Chinese. I think it says death or something like that, so I don’t like four, but anyway, so this one now it’s got a baby in the bottom. And can you see the difference of look at that? So this is variegated and that one on the far right is the normal one, and it almost looks like it’s variegating as well. That normal one here. Now I’m gonna show you a little cutie pie. The next one I’m gonna show You is nine months old, and I have been growing it inside in water. Okay, so this is look. How cute this is! You look gorgeous! Look at that so the variegated and the ordinary one grown in water. Look at that, they are so cute, they are just so cute. I hope I don’t knock that variegated one over look at that. Ah, anyway, even the pink one there. So the center is all pink. It’s all chubby, chubby, chubby pink. It’s so cute, it’s so cute, such a cute, cute plant. Grab the petal paraguayancy ssp bernardse lets. Go look at some more beautiful babies. Look at that! Hello, chubby chubby. They’re actually quite easy to grow, so they’re like a weed, so you just pluck the leaves, except for the variegated ones, of course, but these ordinary ones, you just pluck the leaves, leave it to grow on their own on dry tissue, paper or paper and keep it somewhere bright, but no direct sunlight. Even if you put it in direct sunlight, they just grow, they sprout like, like, um, like flies, not flies, okay. I have to put this away for now. Hang on, they grow so quickly that look at this one. So this is another one that’s growing in water, but it’s dried up, so I don’t know how long ago since it had water, but that needs some planting or transplanting, and it actually went deteriorated Because I had it growing down there. That empty spot there. Poor thing and this one. I just found this one tuck underneath the shelves because when I pluck them. Look, how much leaves there are and what I did is. I put them somewhere intending to lay them out somewhere else, but then life happens and you get busy, but in the process, look at that, I now have a crested kraptopitalum. Paraguayancy SSP better Let’s see and he’s not only one. Oh, my goodness, I got one Who says neglect doesn’t pay off and this one too, look at that. Ah, that’s a crested one. So you can see the flat leaves so two. Hello, hello. Hello, oh, my goodness, so you got my cold. I got three look at that. Ah, another one, okay. I’m definitely replanting you today. Look so and I’m sure there’s some mealy bugs there somewhere. Oh, five, five, another crested one. Oh, this is so exciting and I can see another one there. So there you go and six. There’s a can you see that long flat? One here there, so probably I’ll have. Oh, my lord, happy days. Okay, my voice is going so again. Yes, yes, yes. I’m gonna have some, uh, crested wrapped up with hello. Paraguayan’s, SSP Bernalillo. So I’ve separated some some of my crested bernalensi now and look at them. I did not know I have so much and I wasn’t intending to grow some crested ones. This just shows you that sometimes neglect as what my experience is with my a lot of my plants. I don’t water them. I over water them. I forget about them and pluck them, but anyway, so this is now a mutation from something what this tells me is that the mealybug has been eating the roots, and that’s why there’s no roots left. Oh, there’s a little bit in there. That one, that’s what happens. So if you have insect, hang on, I can’t okay there. You go that one fluff that look at that. See, it’s alive, It’s a lot, there’s still a live one. There hang on, okay, is there? Yep, there’s still a little mealybug inside. I’m gonna squash it. Look, yep, see still. Mealybug mealybug? Ah, so even the mealybugger’s stuff because they, I think they went through everything. And then there’s a tiny little mealybug there as well look hiding there, so that’s what they’ve been doing so every bite every nip, every whatever the plant’s reaction is too crest up, so it can spread out and grow some more. So this is what happens so even that it looks like it’s deteriolating it is, they’re all utilized. It means they’re all, uh, went really, really long because they’re trying to reach for the sun. They need sun. They need light and since it’s tucked in underneath the shelf like this, so if you’re growing in a shelf like that, and that’s what happened to them so now, but by the time I discovered them. See, look, all those dried up leaves and everything you can see. Look, look, it’s even got like soil in it because I just took some cuttings and threw it there and all the leaves I stripped and left it there, so that’s what happened to that and the cuttings I’ve already put at the front and they’re all growing nicely so but this one now this is a happy, very happy discovery, so there you go, guys, so another one for the books torture your leaves and you will produce and it will produce you some nice crusted ones, And this is the longest one. Look how cute that is! Oh, that is so gorgeous! Ah, okay, that’s it. I need to have my coffee now. Okay, I’m not gonna oh, look the! I have to tuck that all in, okay. Thank you very much and hope you have a lovely, beautiful day because I am. I’ll be busy planting all these babies. Okay, that’s it, guys. So this is my vlog for today. The vlog for today is how to torture a bernalensi. Oh, I’m excited I’m excited. Oh, my goodness, okay. Today we’re gonna be planting some tortured. I’m going to give you, uh ill. Keep you updated as to the progress. Oh, look, I’m feeling better already. I’m going to keep you updated. I’ll see the progress of these babies here. Oh, I love creston. I love love. Love crested how to torture a bernalensi to get crested, Bernal and C. Okay, I’m gonna lift this up. Look, it’s just water. Look how long the roots are look at that. See, now you’re gonna be growing all your succulents in water.