Succulents

golden barrel cactus

Golden Barrel Cactus (Echinocactus grusonii): How to Grow and Care

Often confused as a member of the Ferocactus group of cacti, the Golden Barrel cactus is one of the most popular landscape plants for arid and desert regions. It displays a characteristic spiky golden globose shape that when installed en masse in a landscape, creates a whimsical appearance of giant sea urchins outside the ocean. …

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moon cactus

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii ‘Hibotan’ (Moon Cactus): How to Grow and Care

The cactus family is known for their distinct spines, areoles, and plump, often ribbed stems. Most cacti come in different shades of green and although unique-looking, they can blend well with other plants, in the wild or indoors. They are not necessarily vibrant-looking and the colors are often brought about by their showy blooms. But …

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repot cactus

How to Repot a Cactus

Cacti are unique plants that have caught the attention of many house plant growers because of their ability to endure and even thrive on neglect. They do not require a lot of gardening work, especially watering, but there are other practices that need to be performed from time to time, like repotting. Cacti only grow …

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euphorbia resinifera

Moroccan Mound Succulents (Euphorbia resinifera): How To Grow and Care

With its easy-to-care-for nature and fast-growing habit, this attractive mounding succulent is sure to spruce up any indoor and garden scene. These plants are the perfect specimens as textural accents in xeriscapes or as container plants for your home.  Looking to add Euphorbia resinifera to your collection? Read on to find more about this beautiful …

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echeveria pulvinata care

Echeveria pulvinata (Chenille Plant): How To Grow and Care

What is a Chenille Plant? Echeveria pulvinata or Chenille plant is a charming succulent from Oaxaca, Mexico. The name Echeveria is given to the plant in honor of the botanical illustrator Atanasio Echeverría y Godoy, while the species name ‘pulvinata’ means cushion-like, referring to the dense silvery-white hairs that cover its leaves and stems. This …

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