My Secret to Growing Succulents

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I’ve got a bit of a secret to share with you. My secret to growing succulents, that is.

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It’s nothing too juicy, but I think I’ve stumbled upon a very easy and pretty way to make my succulents and cacti grow super fast. I haven’t been able to prove my theory, but there have been 3 separate occasions that have lead me to believe I’ve stumbled upon something pretty awesome.The best part is, you only have to spend a small amount of money. Plus, what you’re spending it on is pretty beautiful, and has other great properties as well.

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So, without further ado, all I’ve done to make my succulents and cacti grow super fast is to put a piece of Amethyst in the soil! That’s it! At first, I just needed a place to put the small amethyst stone that I had been given when I was really young. I kept it for all these years and debated throwing it out, but eventually decided it would look nice just sitting on my cactus. The cactus was new when I added the stone to the pot, and has since grown tremendously well! I think that the amethyst is the cause of this amazing growth because I have another cactus that sat on the same TV stand, and got arguably better light, but hasn’t grown an inch.

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Once I realized that it could be the amethyst that was causing my succulents to grow so fast, I told my fellow plant loving friend about my theory. My friend then placed a piece of amethyst in her palm plant. The results were incredible! Within no time at all, 5 new fronds had grown, which doubled the amount of fronds that the plant had!

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What sealed the seal for me was when I saved my one succulent from dying by placing an amethyst necklace in the pot. I had overwatered this particular succulent and my cat had taken a liking to it and bit it often. I finally got the cat to stop bothering the plant, and then set about to try to save it. I changed the soil out for dryer soil, which seemed to help. However, the real saviour was the amethyst necklace that I placed in the pot. The succulent now looks just as good as new, and has even started to show a good deal of new growth!

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Amethyst isn’t a super expensive stone, and you can get pretty small pieces of polished or unpolished pieces for a fairly small price. Alternately, if you have a piece of amethyst jewellery like me, try putting that in the pot!

Try out my theory and let me know how your plants fare! Hopefully you’ll see a ton of exciting new growth!

xo, tess.

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