Monthly Archives: June 2019

Sedeveria “Blue Elf”- Bring Happiness To Your Garden

Sedeveria “Blue Elf” (also known as “Happy Plant”) is a beautiful succulent with a blue-green rosette and a thick coating of powdery farina. This is a hybrid of sedum and echeveria. The leaf tips can go from red to burgundy. This color change can is also an indicator of direct sun stress, underwatering or low temperatures […]

The Impressive Crassula Genus

Crassula ovata gollum

Crassula are a widely cultivated plant genus with some 350 accepted species, originating almost exclusively from the Eastern Cape area of Southern Africa.  Crassula’s have become increasingly popular,  most known for the “Crassula ovata” , more commonly named “Jade Plant”. With an impressive variety of succulent plants, collectors are drawn to their easy-care nature, low […]

Bring Sunrise Into Your Garden- Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata

Anacampseros in the pot

If you’re looking for a succulent that will light up your home or outdoor dish garden, Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata, (Anacampseros telephiastrum “Variegata” or Anacampseros “Sunrise”) may be just a right choice for you. This succulent can be a real gem on its own or you can combine it with other succulents to make an eye-catching […]

Echinocereus – A genus for all

Echinocereus is a genus of popular specimen plants, containing over 70 species of ribbed, cylindrical and clump-forming cacti.  A favourite contender for the specialist collector and much loved around the globe, this genus is most recognised for its tight, colourful spines and breath-taking blooms. When I was told this prickly plant family had some of […]

Grafting Cacti- Propagation Method You Should Try

Cacti come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, which makes them desirable plants for both outdoor and indoor decoration. They are pretty easy to propagate. You can choose to propagate cacti trough grafting, leaf cuttings, stem cuttings, seeds or offsets. However, if you choose to grow cacti from seeds, you should know that it`s a […]