The Joy Of Succulents: How A Husband And Wife’s Passion For Gardening Became A Viral Sensation
Gardening with Succulents: TikTok Sensations Alvaro and Isabel’s Journey
Alvaro and Isabel are a couple who have made a name for themselves in the world of succulent gardening. Their journey began when they moved from Colombia to Miami over 15 years ago to leave troubles behind.
At first, Alvaro worked in landscaping, learning from the ground up about plants. In Colombia, he ran a successful business with his Electrical Engineering degree. When they arrived in the USA, he put his business acumen to good use when they decided to open a gardening business.
Isabel showcases a new succulent design here:
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Seeking Something Different
Isabel looked around and saw that all the gardens were the same: in Miami, bougainvillea and all sorts of palms thrive. They noticed that succulents that thrive in California did not do well in the humid and tropical climate of Miami.
By traveling the world to find different succulents, they found which ones could survive and thrive in Miami’s climate. Soon, they began to experiment with new ways to showcase the beauty of succulents.
Eventually, Isabel decided to make TikTok videos to share her love of succulents. Their unique approach to succulent gardening has been quite a success. The videos she shares have inspired many others to branch out and experiment with new plants and styles in their own gardens.
Breaking The Mold: Creative Succulent Potting Ideas
One of the ways that Alvaro and Isabel showcase their love for succulents is through TikTok videos. These videos demonstrate unique and creative ways of potting succulents. They often break the mold of traditional planting techniques.
For example, in one popular video, Isabel literally breaks the side out of a large, glazed terra-cotta pot that has a crack. She then creates a stunning and tiered succulent arrangement by wedging the broken pieces back into the pot and filling the gaps with an array of succulent varieties.
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Something similar happens with these broken terracotta pots.
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The Art of Succulent Design: Showcasing Beauty and Joy
These TikTok videos are popular because they showcase the beauty and joy of gardening with succulents. The videos show how to design and arrange succulents in containers of various shapes and sizes.
Each container is full of gorgeous colored succulents. They use a wide range of succulents. Echeverias, crassulas, and sedums are only a few of the eye-catching arrangements.
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Succulent Care Tips: Avoid Overwatering
As experienced succulent gardeners, Alvaro and Isabel are well-versed in the dos and don’ts of succulent care. They emphasize the importance of not overwatering succulents.
According to Isabel, this is a common mistake that people make. Succulents are adapted to survive in dry conditions and store water in their leaves and stems, so they do not require frequent watering. Overwatering can lead to root rot and other problems. It’s essential to let the soil dry out completely before watering again. They even answer questions right in their TikTok videos.
”Love it”, says TikToker RameDesignCo, “but what do you do when the succulents grow?” “We can cut and replant them, or let them grow”, replies IsaacFarms Creator.
”How to maintain?” asks TikToker Ana Cristina Coelho. “Like other succulents, a lot of light and not too much water”, says Isaacfarms Creator.
Building a Succulent Family
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Alvaro and Isabel are passionate about succulents and gardening. This is evident in the videos and the way they run their business. Isabel says that everyone that works on the farm is amazing. “This is a family,” she expressed in an interview.
Creating a supportive and joyful work environment is essential. They obviously consider their employees as part of their succulent family. This philosophy has contributed to their success, both on social media and in their business. They are spreading their love for succulents to a wider audience.
Alvaro and Isabel’s journey from their roots in Colombia and into the world of succulent gardening in America is an inspiring one. Their TikTok videos are a testament to their passion and creativity.
By breaking the mold and showcasing the beauty and joy of succulent design, they have become a source of inspiration for people around the world. Their success is a reminder that with hard work, passion, and a little creativity, anything is possible.
Now, who else wants to take a trip to Miami?!