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Welcome to the fascinating world of Soft and Hardy Succulents! On this page we cover the basics for growing and maintaining your succulent plants, including hardiness information, soil suggestions, sunlight and watering tips, propagation techniques, and dealing with pests & diseases.

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Unboxing Succulents from Mountain Crest Gardens

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PRODUCT SHOWN IN VIDEO: Succulent Sampler Gift Box - Sixteen 2in Pots

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Chat with QUEEN of SUCCULENTS, Debra Lee Baldwin

Annie interviews Debra Lee Baldwin, the Queen of Succulents, about her love of succulents, how she approaches landscape design, and who she credits with the rise in popularity of these charming little plants.

String of Pearls Succulent - The Ultimate Guide

Annie Schreck introduces the unique traits and tells you how to care for String of Pearls --- the most popular plant on our website!

DIY SUCCULENT SOIL MIX & what to look for in pre-made mixes

We'll teach you what components succulents like in soil, how to make your own DIY soil mix, and what to look for in a store-bought mix.

Euphorbia AREN'T Cacti! Can you Tell the Difference? With Cassidy of Succulents and Sunshine

Euphorbia and cacti are some of our favorite spiky succulents. They're quite easy to confuse for one another, but it is possible to tell them apart!

Haworthia Houseplants with Debra Lee Baldwin

THE variety that Queen of Succulents, Debra Lee Baldwin, considers one of the easiest to grow indoors! Annie and Debra discuss various species and how to tell them apart. Watch them plant up several of these easy to care for succulents (even for beginners!).

Air Plants (Tillandsia) 101 - Care Tips & Fun Facts!

Annie covers when and how to water Air Plants, where they grow best, light, propagation, pests, blooms, colors & forms, when & how to fertilize, and some cool ways to display them.