Aloe Vera is one of my favorite succulents to have in the garden. It will thrive pretty much anywhere as long as the soil is well drained. Aloe Vera rarely needs to be watered, give it a good soaking and then let the soil dry out between watering. It has many health benefits and the easiest way to use Aloe Vera is to just snap off a leaf when you need it and rub on the gel. Use it fresh, or it stores it in the fridge for up to a week. Its a nice little burn cream to have on hand.
Bulbine Frutescens blooms in the spring and is dormant during the summer season. It can be propagated easily by cutting the stems and plant immediately in a shady spot. It is similar to many aloe species, and is touted for the similar healing properties as Aloe Vera such as to ease burns, rashes and itches. It grows naturally in South Africa, we got ours as a bonus plant in a 6 pack of succulents.
A cup of Chamomile Tea is an excellent way to relax after a busy day. Chamomile Tea can be used in the evening as a relaxing herb tea because of the natural sedative properties. Drinking the tea after dinner also aids the digestive system, eases indigestion and can soothe the stomach. See more about Chamomile
Today we can officially sell our favorite brand of tea, BUDDHA Teas. We have a page set up for you to buy some tea too. https://www.buddhateas.com/user/SurrealGardening We do write about the health benefits of the teas, but we drink it because of the great flavors. Be sure and visit us and pick up your favorite tea. https://www.surrealgardening.com/Tea/
This succulent can resist drought, but she will perform better when regularly watered. She does need good drainage and is best potted in a commercial cactus soil mix. The succulent needs sunlight but avoid growing in the full sun. Propagators will love this plant but it can get out of control if not tended to on a regular basis. Mother of Thousands forms tiny plants on the edges of its leaves that drop off and root new little plants.
Welcome to our updated design, have a look around and please be patient while we learn the new system. We will be posting all plant related stuff, depending on what we are doing. Sometimes its herbs and oils, but it might be tea and succulents. We are just gardeners who love growing plants of all kinds.