Shawn Smith’s Spring Herb & Succulent Tips

Show off your growing talents today at Shamrock Plant Care with my starter tips!

Enjoy these tips to be you grow succulent with sun and succulent environments for your favorite indoor herb or succulent plant:


Today is the day to show off your growing talents and to enjoy one of my perfect transplanting tips. If you have never used a trick like this before, today is the perfect day to try something new. I’ve tested several varieties of the same-fashioned succulent plant that is easily planted and keeps growing comfortably in rooms with natural light. The plants I’ve always enjoyed have been Oxalis, which are pretty azaleas that have a sweet fragrance.

A third annual growing tip for your favorites comes from a friend of mine who had a plant growing in a tent. She grew Oxalis, which was nurtured well in shade until the plant grew to their maxed out growth. This is when the pepper covered plant was carefully ripped out of the tent and taken to the market. She and her assistant immediately tried the plant, and quickly found that it could grow indoors in a container with natural light. It is about the size of a lime and has glossy green leaves. They gave me advice on how to grow it using her trick.


Because I have read on many occasions that a good mix of mulch and compost is more needed with growing plants than potting mix, I always keep a few car batteries here. Also, for best performance I use a rambling brash worm scoop instead of compost. If you put the worm scoop in the hole that’s already filled with your potting mix, it keeps the potting mix from drying and dampening the dirt.


Don’t forget to consider the anti-plant from your medicines. You may have a tolerance for your medicines and may have already suffered side effects. This will not be the case if you feed your plants without using anti-freeze. The better to treat these ailments, the better you will be able to grow your favorite indoor plants.

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Shawn Smith is owner of Shamrock Plant Care, the world’s largest manufacturer of licensed indoor plants and 100% sales-driven national retail web site. Based in Alpharetta, GA, their inventory includes fresh-picked plants, plants for gifting, perennials, annuals, ornamental trees, shrubs, baskets, vases, display or baskets, basket or hanging baskets, accessories, garden and outdoor decor, books, videos, plants, seeds, and more. For the full Shamrock Plant Care website, please visit Or, follow them on Facebook or follow them on Twitter. Contact Shawn at 912-767-7800 x101 or

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