Hey, guys, were gonna be putting up a couple of kevorkian’s today. These are two of my absolute favorite varieties. I’ve gotta war. Thea cooper, iran cata and then we’re also putting up this award The SM before most variety, obtuse ax, which is another gorgeous. One, let’s get this one out of the pot and see what? Oh oh, my! Wow, look at those roots on there. Those white roots, those are all live healthy, so this is when they’re growing right now. Who or Thea’s are somewhat winter growers, Although I don’t want to specify just winter, cuz they will actually grow year round and theyll. Just take a little little break. You know, a rest kind of their dormancy period in the heat of summer so winter. Time is when you’ll see a lot of the horthy is coming into the nurseries. So right now is a perfect time to go out to the nurseries and go see if you can find some, and they’re quite small, you know, they stay very diminutive, very small and they’re excellent for growing indoors, so if you have like a low light situation not that they’ll thrive in low light, but you know they, they prefer bright and direct light and even a little bit of filtered sunlight like, filtered morning sunlight. What’s interesting about her? Thea’s is for the size of their little plant body. Is, you know they’re pretty pretty small? They have quite large thick roots, so you can see some of the roots on there like that like that. There is a big ol root and then around this side like that’s pretty fat for, you know, like a little little tiny birds that like that, okay so. I’m just gonna leave it like that. I tried to release as much of the soil as I could without breaking any of these main roots. It’s got a lot of roots all around here, especially up at the crown. Okay, got a couple of options for pots. These are both terracotta pots. I just grabbed him both because I wasn’t sure how deep that root system was gonna go, but it could actually fit into either of these pretty well, but I think I’m gonna go with this larger one here, and then that way the roots will have pretty of plenty of room because it is in its growing season right now. And so that way, they’ll have plenty of room to be expanding out and regenerating any new roots. OK, first oil. I’ve got two parts pumice one part turpis, which is a fire clay or calcium clay and one part coconut core. And this is the really husky kind and what I mean by that is it’s really fibrous like the longer fibers, not like the peat kind that really fine, you know? Pete’s death holds a lot of water, and I don’t want that in there, so all the other, and usually I couldn’t do it by eye almost and just feel, and after a while, just in your own soil, you sort of get a feel for, you know the plant that you’re going to be potting it in, and if you feel like it’s gonna need more moisture retention versus the gritty grittiness that you’re using Oh. I forgot to mention that. The pumice is sifted, so there’s no fines in it. The sand part. So sift it all of that out at a time. I’m going to add just a pinch of elimate So Elamite is a volcanic ash that I just want to test out with the Hore Thea’s and see kind of like how the plants react to it, so I can always do an update in the future on using that so well. County gosh, it’s kind of like a natural fertilizer just straight from that birth, and it just replenishes the soils with, you know, trace elements of nutrients for the plants. So I’m going to use my piece of screen here and place that over the drainage hole just to help prevent any soil from escaping through there. I feel like their roots. We’re just so bound up around that crown of it that once it gets into this new, larger pot, it’s just gonna take off and putting out new tons of new babies. I hope you’re gonna like your new soil, baby, because this is especially for you, okay, for top dressing. I’m using the turpis and I screamed this just now too. So they’re all fairly uniform in size. I just screamed out the small the finds of it. You like the more sand sand like bits of it. We don’t really have to worry that much about. You know our soil today because we’re using such a greedy mix, but if you have like a more rich soil, and you don’t want your succulent leaves, lean on the soil, you can just take a little brush and just work your topdressing under there, and it helps protect the leaves from excess moisture, although it’s not a big deal for us today because our soil is mostly pumice, okay. I have to get ready to go pretty soon here because I’m going to cactus and/or the Tucson cactus and succulent Society meeting, and I’m probably going to get a membership. There it’s the first time. I’m going to one of the meetings here. Okay, we’ve got our horthy. Assemble for most of to set potted up, and I’m gonna have to wrap it up for this video or oh, no, no! I’ll be back! I’m just wrapping it up this clip for now. And then when we come back tomorrow morning, we will finish putting up our for Thea. Cooper, ray Tran cotta. Hey, guys, were back and we’re gonna continue on with our puting up. It’s the next day. I’m outside, I decided to mix up a different kind of soil for our next award. Yeah, the Cooper, right Roncada. I’ve got a one part pumice That’s sifted to about the size of this is about three to five millimeters. And then I’ve got one part surface, so I’m going to mix together. Alright, guys, let’s head back inside, and we’re gonna get putting up our huar. Thea can’t wait to see the soil in here. I I know what it consists of. I just want to see exactly how much they put in of each so this is from arid lands greenhouse where I bought this from which is a great, It’s a it’s a wholesale and retail, succulent and cactus nursery and here in Tucson, so the asking one of the workers there about their mix and they said for a lot of the succulents. You know, including this one that they generally use one part of each pumice, potting soil and coconut coir, so just like the the really chippy kind of small chips of coconut coir. So not the peat, not the fine peat that we talked about earlier. The roots are looking really good on this one. You guys look at those roots. Do you see how tuber is? Those aren’t those hold a lot of nutrients and moisture for the plant – so not only do whoo, or Thea’s hold their nutrients up in their leaves. You know, the fleshy, really succulent leaves. They also will hold it in their roots, and then they will use up all of the nutrients from one root. And they’ll let that kind of, you know, just die off, and they’ll end up saving, you know, nutrients in a new root and so that’s why they’re so big and tubers because they have evolved to be able to do that with their roots. -, but they’re absolutely amazing, gorgeous. Plants, let’s put it up in this little squatty body here, that one. I think will be good and because the roots on her Thea’s are quite big. You know, for the size of the plant. You want to make sure it has enough depth to the pot? Let’s just see. I’ll probably have it up about this size so yeah. It looks like it has a couple inches before it would before its longest route would touch the bottom of the pot, so I can always pot it up again. You know, next year next growing season, but I think it should be a little. Stay in here for a while. Oh, you know? I didn’t add my elamite. Yeah, let’s go to add a pinch. Just a pinch found my little paintbrush to my little fan brush, which is noticing. This one is getting a little beat up. I should probably replace that sometime. It’s got some older leaves here That are starting to dry up. If I come in closer, you might be able to see that so that one it’s just, you know, it’s kind of an older one that’s lost all of its juice inside, and I say these two are starting to do that too, but they are the outer leaves, and it wasn’t in wet soil. It doesn’t appear to be over watered, and I haven’t watered it since I’ve owned it. That’s the main thing is that it’s putting out new healthy sinter leaves, but it looks like it’s just losing some of these older leaves with these plants in the wild and nature, they actually grow kind of semi-subterranean, so they they grow with just the tips kind of the window tips of their leaves poking out of the soil, but we’re not gonna be planting it like that in cultivation. You know, when you’re growing it at in your house. Growing it in a pot is a lot different than when it’s growing out in the wild and its natural habitat, so we don’t want to plant it with the crown buried in the soil, how it would grow in nature because that could cause crown rot, so we want to plant it with the crown above the soil, where it’s not, it’s not prone to being near moisture where it’s gonna create rot. I’m gonna top it off with a little bit of Turpis. Just pure sifted turpis. So I’m using the larger granules. And you could leave your your top dressing. If you’re already using a gritty mix like this, you know with the pumice. You could leave that as your top dressing. I mean it. It actually looks, you know. I think it looks nice, but I’d love to look at the Turkish – with the clay pot, so we’re gonna do that this time, and just in case we’ve got any debris, which we did right in between the leaves there. Those little release tough to get it out there. Those leaves sort and grip onto the debris that gets in there, they’re good. Hey, guys, just wanted to give you a little update on the huar. Thea’s we potted up. That was actually a few days ago. Now it was before the weekend and it is now. Monday, so I just wanted to update you on them. Here’s the Samba forma’s up to so that we potted up doing well. It already feels like it’s in there pretty. Well, you know, it already feels like it’s. Its roots are starting to grab onto to its new soil and then our little. Cooper, right, Roncada. I’ll insert some pics here of the cooporation cotta when it was in the sunlight this morning, I had it up on the windowsill just early this morning when the Sun was first coming in and when it’s backlit, it just shows the leaves so beautifully in the windows, tip of the leaves are translucent, kind of semi-transparent, and that helps with their photosynthesis so because they’re so fleshy, and they want to soak up as much light as possible, but because they’re so fleshy, A lot of their chlorophyll is deep inside the leaves, so they have those windows to be able to allow the Sun or the the bright light inside to reach the chlorophyll so they can photosynthesize more efficiently, but they are gorgeous when they’re backlit and the Sun is kind of shining on them. It’s this thing moving. Why are you doing do not know? Do not try to reach for my Simba Forma’s. No, no, no, we’re gonna have to hear you better. I felt like it was just moving there. It might have been me touching the desk, but still look at that little vine reaching for my huar. Thea, over there. Yeah, we’re gonna have to get you on a These are quite vigorous climbers. That’s definitely going to have to go on too. I think I might use like a Choya skeleton or something. We’re gonna have to come up with something really fast, cuz that one is ready to just take off, go in there. It’s already got its other vine growing up there. That’s a new plant, but we’re not doing a video on that quite yet, but it is another cut asset form plant, so it’s got its little chunky base in there. Which is the coolest part of that plan. But I want to share more about that in another video because this is all about how worthiest! So this is a turgid up! I think that’s how you say it. I’m not a professional when it comes to Latin. So if I mispronounced anything, feel free to let me know, I’m always interested in learning everything I can. It’s always fun to be on here with you guys and learning together, so this one’s got a little baby here that want to put it up a while ago, and it seems to really be quite happy in its new pot with its new gritty soil. So one thing about Horthy is is they make awesome houseplants because they can take lower light. Now when I say low light, I don’t mean no light. They need light, but they don’t have to have as you know, bright, intense light. How you know, like achieve areas might or, you know a lot of other succulents, so they can as far as succulents ago, They can take a lower light, but they do prefer me two bright light so and you know, a little bit of filtered. Sun is good for them, too in the early morning. But you, you want to be careful not to sunburn them, especially if they’re not used to it, so I did have these up early in the morning up on the windowsill, But once it starts warming up. I moved them down because the Sun is too intense for a lot of for Thea’s. They like bright indirect light right next to the window like that. They’ll they’ll burn pretty quickly, Soo. So you got to watch out for that, oh? I’m in a south-facing window here, so this is south. And as the Sun kind of moves along throughout the day, they get less and less filtered sunlight coming through, so that works out Perfect, is it, and once it heats up, you know like. High Noon into the the hotter afternoon when the suns more intense, this is all shaded, but it’s still really bright, so they get a good amount of light as far as how often to water is going to depend on the type of pot, the potting medium that you’re using, you know, the soil that you’re using and also your environment, your climate, they’re pretty easy to care for as long as you just, you know, take into consideration. What kind you have? How thick and fleshy the leaves are so the really fleshy leaves you want to water less? You want them to be able to dry out in between waterings and just know that their roots are holding a lot of water as well as their leaves, so you just want them to be able to have fast draining soil and dry out in between waterings, so the best way that that? I like to do you know, as far as the method to check if they need watering, especially if you have a top dressing instead of, you know, poking your finger down in there. I just pick up the pot. That’s just pretty easy because you know if you just pay attention to the weight of the pot when you first pot it up into dry soil with the plant, you you can pick it up and kind of heft it and you’ll have a feel for what it is like when it’s completely dry in there versus when you water it, you’re gonna feel that that difference in the weight of the pot, so I just let mine dry out before watering again. And most her thiz are considered winter growers. So right, now is a great time to, you know? Go out to the nurseries and find them they’re. They’ll have some great deals. You know, if you look around and you can find some really beautiful ones are a little more specialty like this one. I was able to find the Simba forma sub Tusa. I was able to find that kind of a standard nursery. I got that at Green things here in Tucson, But this one, the cooperate ricotta, a little harder to find, because I guess it’s considered to be a little bit more difficult to grow, but I found that one at arid lands, greenhouse and Tucson and they carry a lot of specialty succulents. That can be hard to find there. Oh, here we go forget. I had one other how or theá– here. So there’s the main kind of species of for Thea’s and then the different varieties in each. So this is a regular Cooper. I and then Cooper h1 Cotys. You can see the difference in the leaves of those. And then the Regina who are theater? Judah, which has much more pointy. Early’s kind of reminds me of a Lotus, but a really gorgeous rosette and it has really beautiful windows on there, too. At the very top, the windows on. Well, they show up differently. You know, in the lighting. The cooperate ricotta, with the really bubbly leaves that one really stands out with those backlighting. This one! The windows are more, you know, just on the top, so you’re not able to get the sight the same kind of side angle as some of the other ones, but still really beautiful. Hopefully you’re able to see right down at the base of these two yellow leaves here. Those are the ones! I was concerned about, but they’re not squishy at all. They’re still firm and then right at the base you can see, it’s just it’s just kind of shriveling up, so I think that the plant is just taking all the nutrients and moisture out of those older leaves and pulling it back into the main part of the plant. I think it’s just a natural mechanism that it does with its older leaves it just kind of reabsorbs them and lets those go dry while it’s putting its energy and its moisture into the brand-new leaves, but also. I think the reason or what can trigger That is when the plant leaves are covered up, and they don’t have access to light. So when I purchased this right when I was checking out, they were showing me. You know, the different types of soil. They were using the different components of it and the lady had thrown a handful of pumice over the top of this can like the top outer edge and these were covered. And I just I didn’t really pay much attention. I didn’t uncover it right away. I didn’t pot it up right away. It took me, you know, took me a little while before. We actually got around to putting it up and so. I think that’s what happened. Was the plant just sort of was triggered and was like, okay, we’re doing away with these old leaves that are covered up under the soil. Were gonna pull that nutrients and that moisture back into the plant so it can reuse that energy and it just lets those old leaves that are covered up. You know, completely it. Just lets those dry out, it’s in a way. I think these plants have a natural sort of built-in intelligence where they’re able to sense when there’s a part of them that is no longer serving them and they just do away with them. Pull that energy out, put it back into the main part of the plant just as a survival mechanism, and even though these are older leaves since they’re on the outside and they can, you know the cycle out old leaves and produce new leaves. I think that these still would have been on there and perfectly fine. Had they not been covered by the pumice that was thrown on top of it? So that is, that’s just my theory, just kind of watching it. Hold on, one sec! I just need to flip this around. Rotate it. I’m just trying to protect the base. I don’t want the base getting in the Sun too much because I was actually why they grow these really leafy. Well, so it’s a mining cut, a Sephora plant. It’s the Jerry Dianthus, macro Isis, and it’s got these beautiful leaves on it. That’s it’s really lush. When it starts really growing, this is just a little little baby seedling. It’s so sweet is growing perfectly straight, and it’s you know, nice and even and everything, so that’s why. I’m just rotating it and keeping it as straight as possible. So as soon as I see, the leaves start to tilt one direction towards the sunlight. I give it a little turn, so it can grow nice and straight, but yeah, that’s, um. I should do a video sometime on all my favorite kind of say form plants. They’re basically like the the fat plants of the the plant world. You know, so any plant that has like this one’s going to get a really fat bulb on it. That’s called the Codex by the way down at the bottom there. So once that base that products, you know, starts growing, it grows nice and wide and then here’s this one’s another biting. It caught us a foreign plant. You can see it’s little its little body. In there. The leaves protect their products from the sunlight. So you want to make sure you don’t get that sunburn? I do have another heartie out in the front room, but it’s a totally different kind, and I feel like it it. I mean, they’re so different from each other. It’s not one of these fleshy leaved ones. So I figure I’ll do a different video on that it’s. One of the zebra plant ones the. How are Thea attenuata? Alright, guys! I’ll let you go for this video. Thank you so much for watching. I’m getting ready to pot up a couple of other babies over here. These slip ups, so this one here believe. Asya and Curtis Montana. That one just just finished blooming, so those are gonna be in an upcoming video potting those up. I’ve got this cool pumice planter That I thought would be really neat for at least the Oliv Asya bit up, so I’ll probably use that, and this thing. Don’t even think of reaching for my other babies. I’m gonna have to go get that. Troya, cactus skeleton for you to climb up, alright guys? I’ll let you go, Thank you so much for watching, and I hope to see you in the next video. Bye, guys!