Harry Butterfield | Planting Sedeveria “harry Butterfeild” A.k.a. Super Donkey Tail

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Planting Sedeveria "harry Butterfeild" A.k.a. Super Donkey Tail


Hi, garden friends, so I’m back, and I know it’s been a while, but I hope everyone’s having a great day staying healthy, of course, but I’m out here in my garden, enjoying the beautiful, warm weather that we’re having, and I have here as you can see this beautiful like turquoise colored pot. It’s, um, a glazed clay pot and it even comes with the saucer here. Isn’t that cool? So I thought since this planter isn’t that short, I should probably put a plant that kept that that can trail over cascade or over the rim. Here cascade. Wow, that is a hard word to say anyways. I’ll say trail trail over the rim here and I have the perfect plant. I’ll show you what it is. It is a seda. Very, uh, butterfield or sedivaria hairy butterfield, aka. Super donkey tail. Check it out, I’m going to get a little closer to the camera. There, so Cedavaria is a hybrid succulent plant and it is a cross between a sedum and an echeveria. So what you end up getting are beautiful, rosette style succulents, that trail because the sedum, that’s a that’s like a common characteristic, they tend to trail, so I have 12 of these beauties, and I’ll be planting them in here and I’ll just get started, so I’m gonna fill this up with some soil. Some cactus soil, of course, and it has a drainage, So I’m not worried about that, and you know, my soil is very, very simple. There’s really nothing to it. What I do for my succulent plants Is I go and I go. I go and get organic potting mix, regular potting mix, and I go for the organic and I just mix in equal parts. I mix in perlite. That’s it, that’s all there is to it. You know nothing fancy, There’s no like magic recipe. There’s a lot of like different types of succulent soils. But you know, I’m not too fancy. This works for me, so I stick with it, but now that, you know, I’ve got my succulent mix there, and now I’m gonna go for my plants so very simple. I have here my snippers and I’m just gonna gradually, so let’s see if you can catch this on camera, so I’m gonna cut the closest to the soil here and I’m gonna pop this little leaf off just by twisting it off. I didn’t even twist. I just pulled to the right and it just came right off, and now that I see that bare stem there, I’m gonna try and get a little personal up close and personal, see. If my camera is gonna work well here, I’m gonna grab my snipper and that’s where I’ll cut, right, so I end up with this right here, and you know the leaves that are around it. I’m gonna pop them off as well and I’m gonna leave a bear stem, so that’s enough right there, so it won’t catch it. There we go, so that’s enough space right there and I’ll start. I’ll start right in the corner here, and I’m gonna stick it just right in just like that easy, so I’ll be doing that to all of my succulents here. I’m gonna twist it off. Cut it, take some. At least two leaves off and boom Right there, just like that. So hopefully I don’t take too long or you. Don’t get too bored watching me do this because it’s going to be repetitive. I’m going to be doing this over and over and I’m going to keep my leaves and I’ll show you what I do with them. After such a beautiful day, it’s warm super super warm today. It’s like almost 80 degrees feels like summer already. It’s getting close to it, though. Ooh, this is a good one to put in the center because it’s pretty big there we go. I always try to put the bigger. The biggest one like in the center and work around. It makes it a lot easier, but I’m sure I’ll have other big ones. I hope everyone’s staying healthy. Safe trying times around here. Good thing, that good thing. There’s garden therapy, right, It takes a takes a bit of the stress away. I should have done this before now that I think about it. But, hey, maybe someone out there. That hasn’t really worked with cuttings because this is like a cutting. Maybe they’ve never seen this before, and someone will learn something new today. That’s all that I hope for and there you go. I’ve got that line there. So now I’m gonna go for this corner here. I wish my camera like focused a little better. I’m not really good with the settings, so I. I know there’s something. Maybe that I can do, but not super technical. Hello, focus, okay there. We go and I’m gonna put this one right there. Perfect, I’m gonna end up with so many tiny leaves. Oh, man, very excited. I don’t know what’s taken me so long to make another video. I haven’t really been out making arrangements. I’ve been a little busy a little distracted, that’s. Okay, I’m out here now. That’s all that matters, right, it’s about action! Life is about action there. We go beautiful. Don’t you just love the color that Minty Green blue and I can’t wait for them to start like, actually growing nice and tall, and they’re super beefy. They’re supposed to be super beefy. That’s why they’re called Super Donkey tail. Oh, there we go, all right, and I think I can fit one more right here. Hopefully I have enough, so I cut closest to the soil here because I want all of that plant the whole thing, and you see how how this, um, leaf here? Let me see, let me focus it. You see how that length the leaf node? It didn’t pop off right off the leaf note there. It kind of, like, got severed that one will not propagate. So that’s something to know so this one right here. This one did come off and you can tell you can see the little indent right there. It came right off the stem nice and clean. This one will eventually make another baby. All right, so I’m gonna give it a little more stem here, so I can really dig it in there, boom. Oh, perfect, okay, So let me turn this like that. So I can work here. All right, I’m almost done super easy, but when it really starts to grow. Oh, my gosh! The effect is going to be so dramatic. I can’t wait to give you an update. I’m kind of bad at updates. Though I don’t know, don’t quote me gonna be held accountable now. I’m scared, all right, and I’ve got two more and it’s gonna be one two three, so I’m gonna go grab another two inch. All right, and I’m back. Wasn’t that far away here I go. I see that stem right under there. Oh, this one’s juicy. Oh, yes, that’s how we like them right there. Save that for later. Don’t be scared of working with cuttings. You know, it won’t hurt them. They’ll grow just fine, all right, and I think that I can fit one more right here. Can’t find the stem. Oh, butchering this one! Oh, right here we go got it all right here. We go one more boom. Ooh, that looks so pretty, and I’m gonna grab what I use as a knitting needle until I get in between things or to clean things off to make little little wells for my plants. It just works like a charm, but it happens to be a knitting needle there. We go got a little perlite here. See, it works just works, all right, and I have all of these like leaves, right, so what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna just stick them right in there. I’m gonna stick them right in the pot, just like that and they will make more. The little leaves here off the little indentation right there in a few months. A new little, um, plant will grow out of there. Isn’t that cool so just not to throw them away because I can’t bear to throw these away No way. I’ll just stick them like this right into the soil. Don’t know if I’m going to be able to save all of the leaves or put them in here. All of them, but that’s that’s. Sometimes I do that. I know it’s a little crazy, but it works. You know the the little pups. They grow nice and healthy in the soil because they’re already in there and it fills up the pot even more who doesn’t want more. Oh, yeah, and for the rest of the leaves ill. Just put them right on my, um, garden bench, no soil. I’ll just lay them down on the wood. It’ll be nice and shady and those leaves will make more babies, too. They don’t have to be in soil. That’s the beauty of succulents, some of them multiply so easily by leaf. You should try it. If you haven’t. Oh, it’s quite the experience. It’s the little things right for sure. All right, so I wasn’t able to fit all of them in there because there’s like a ton of them so many left, but because, um, I put the little leaves all around it. I won’t be putting any, um, stones in here. And when it comes to watering, this is pretty important since I worked with cuttings and they have no root system. Um, I’m not going to water this pot right away, because let me just show you, all right ill. Cut this last one. Okay, so just just so it won’t be confusing, so I just cut this. Um, part right of the succulent. The stem, so this part of the stem is its. Fresh, it’s a fresh cut, right so that cut it needs to dry. It needs to callous over, and that does take a few days and that is why I won’t be watering this one right here, because all the cuttings, all the stems are still fresh. They’re in soil, it’s dry, And if I if I water it right away, I might get I might. The stems might get too wet. They might get sogged up and they’ll just rot, so I’m gonna wait about a week to water. This that’s what I usually do. Um, when I use cuttings for arrangements, I don’t water right away. I wait for that. Stem to dry to callus over and what I’ll do is in in about. Maybe three days. I’ll just come to to to my little pot. I know uh, uh. Oh, pick it up and I’ll see if it’s dried if it’s dry. If the stem is dry, then I’ll water right away and I’ll give it a deep watering until the water comes out of the drainage hole, But for now I’m gonna wait because again. If I water right now, I’m going to saturate all that soil. It’s going to kind of stay wet. You know, for at least a day or two, you know, and I don’t want those stems to rot. So once it does dry off, it can take water. It can absorb water a lot better if that makes any sense. Um, that’s what I’ve learned in my experience because trust me, I’ve used cuttings, watered them right away and boom, they rot, and it’s because I water too soon. Well, and that’s that’s all there is to this little pot here. I hope that you enjoyed this little arrangement. I I sure did, I’m gonna put this. Um, in a nice, bright, shaded area, so it’s not, it’s not dark. It’s a bright, shaded area like under a canopy. That’s a good example. These do not like direct sunlight. They start to turn yellow, They’ll lose that minty Green color and they’ll go for a more yellow Look, and that’s how you know that you’re giving your set of areas a little too much sun. They do really good in bright and direct sun and hopefully when they start to really grow and trail over. You know that effect that we all want, uh? Hopefully I can give you an update, but I hope that you enjoyed this video and learned something new. And maybe I inspired you to go out into your garden, and, you know, play with the play with some plants here and there, or if you don’t have a garden, maybe you can start one. Maybe you can start with Harry Butterfield. And you can find this. Um, plant on my website. Suckycraftscom until next time. Bye, garden friends.