I like to put new soil and clean up my winter visiting plants, which try to take over the breakfast room, the first week of May. I avoid the last freeze, well maybe not this crazy weather season, and have the front patio ready for Cinco de Mayo. I love to sit out on the front porch and enjoy the cooler nights.
This year took me longer because the epiphytes (including a night blooming cereus), tree growing, tropic flowering succelents, really were leggy and needed to be repotted, trimmed and rescued. And the Devil's Backbone plant plotted an overthrow of the baker's rack it was on in the breakfast room. That plant like the others has air roots. The roots had grown into the basket reed shelves...it was looking for something....probably water.
Anyway, in about 6 weeks, the cutting that I took from the cereus, on the left and the DBB which is pictured on the right side, will be ready to give away, along with some of the baby onions. So for any of you that might want to venture into the land of succulents, I'll be glad to mail you rooted cuttings and tiny baby onions. Just let me know and I also will remind you mid June.