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How To Identify And Fix Common Succulent Problems

Succulents are overall healthy plants and rarely face problems. Still, being living beings, their health too may drop down which might be a matter of concern for you, if you have these babies in your home. In that case, you [...]

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Useful Tips for Growing a Lovely Succulent Garden Right Inside Your Home

Gone are the days when cacti and succulents were considered to be thorny, dry, colorless plants, and umm.. rather bad-omened! As the world is now being connected via various sources, the major being the internet, people are getting acquainted with [...]

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Want to Propagate Succulents? – You have Multiple Options!

Are you planning to create a succulent garden? Are you wondering how to plant and grow succulents? If you are, let’s discuss today the various methods of propagating succulents. Fortunately, they are more than one; so, you have various options [...]

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Succulents – An Excellent Option You Should Choose as Ground Covers

When it comes to ground covers, homeowners and gardeners usually go for grasses suitable to the climate they live in, and in general, succulents are just out of the question for this role. However, do you know that some succulents [...]

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Rebutia – An Easy-to-Grow Cactus Genus with Stunning Flowers

A wonderful thing about cacti is that you take any genus of cactus and you get a tremendous range of species, each with its own beauty and character. Rebutia is such a genus with a great variety of species. It [...]

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Pencil Cactus – A Lovely Plant that Offers Beauty Unconditionally

Pencil Cactus is a lovely plant that offers beauty to your home unconditionally

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Dudleya Smuggler Arrested and Sentenced to Jail in California – A Great Determent for Succulent Poachers

If you commit a crime against nature, the nature may punish not just you but the whole mankind. So, it’s extremely important that human judiciary system finds such crimes and prevents them, and if they happens, it should punish the [...]

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Hens and Chicks Succulents – As Adorable As Real Hens and Chicks

Hens and chicks succulents are indeed cute and adorable like real hens and chicks. The botanical name of this succulent is Sempervivum tectorum. It’s also known as common houseleek and is indeed common and occurs all over the world. It’s [...]

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Cactus Loses Spines – Reasons and Solutions

Although cacti are spiny, they are loved for these very spines. But when a cactus starts losing its spines, the gardener may become worried. Let’s see why a cactus can lose or break its spines and if these spines can [...]

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Easter Lily Cactus – A Must-have Fragrant Beauty for Any Cactus Collection

Would you like to have a beautiful cactus that will produce flowers that will not only look beautiful but will also have amazing fragrance? Well, then you should consider growing the Easter Lily Cactus.

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Mammillarias – Colorful Beauties that can Complete Your Collection

Cactus lovers are always in pursuit of unique cacti and their hunt may take them to fishhook cacti which characteristically contain spines similar to fishhook. What’s more, these spines can actually be used to catch fish too! However, fishhook cacti [...]

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Crested San Pedro Cactus – An Amazing Outcome of Cristation

Photo Courtesy: WorldOfSucculents.com By now, you might have become well aware of crested cacti. They are unique and beautiful. Cristation or ‘fascination’ is a process in which the cactus starts growing abnormally. Although it’s abnormal, it results into amazing shapes. [...]

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Brain Cactus – Tiny, Green Brain that will Amaze You

If you’re looking for a unique cactus, there are many options to consider. Among these, a prominent name is brain cactus. You may wonder why this cactus is named so, but after having a look at it, your doubt will [...]

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Texas Living Rock Cactus – Rocky Beauties

Photo Courtesy: Britannica.com If you’re planning to grow a living rock cactus, you’ll be doing a noble task to the nature, because this amazing species of cactus is fast being depleted from the earth by plant collectors, grazing animals or [...]

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Poached Cacti Worth Over $1.2 Million Confiscated to Chile – An Elaborate Rescue Operation

You may look at cacti and succulents as just ordinary plants like any other plant, and may not imagine how expensive they are when poached and black marketed. But a year-long rescue operation that resulted in a successful confiscation of [...]

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Haworthia Truncata Var. Maughanii – Beautiful Dwarfs

The reason why a cactus collector should grow Haworthia truncata var. maughanii is that this plant has an interesting structure and therefore looks uniquely attractive to add beauty to the collector’s collection. The interesting structure of this plant includes leaves [...]

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Copiapoa Cacti – Spiny Globose Beauties

Copiapoa is an interesting genus of family Cactaceae and consists of around 30 species of amazing-looking cacti. Cacti from this genus are native to northern Chile. They are one of the most favorite plants of cactus-lovers.

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Amazing Saguaro – Part II – Cristate Saguaro

Hi friends, here I am with the second part of the saguaro cactus article, in which I’m going to introduce you to an amazing phenomenon in the saguaro’s life known as cresting which gives rise to something beautiful called crested [...]

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Amazing Saguaro – Part I – A Beautiful Giant

When you hear or talk about cacti, you spontaneously visualize a tall green central post with several other green posts emerging from and growing upright on its body. Some of you may know the name of this iconic cactus while [...]

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Sniffer Dog Caught Woman Smuggling Succulents and Cacti from China to New Zealand

Image Courtesy: TheGuardian.com Today we’re starting a new section where we would share interesting, unique and weird news and facts about succulents and cacti. Here’s the very first story!

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Sukkulenten Sammlung – A Must-visit for Succulent Lovers

Photo Courtesy: YourStory.com If you’re a succulent-lover and a passionate tourist at the same time, you’d love to watch one of the largest collections of succulents and cacti in the world named Sukkulenten Sammlung (‘the succulent plant collection’). Located in [...]

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Mark Dimmitt – An Inspiration for Cactus Lovers

Photo Courtesy: theguardian.com If you are planning to create a cactus garden, collecting information about various cactus species will obviously help you. But it’s also fun and inspiring to learn about some cactus experts who have made a great contribution [...]

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Succulent Jewelry – Wear Live Greenery and You’re Going to Turn Heads

So far, you might have seen and worn jewelry made of flowers and their petals. Colorful flowers and their petals embedded into clear resin and secured in a golden or silver setting looks stunning and is a choice of many [...]

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6 Points to Consider on How to Choose the Best Succulents

You’ve seen your friends’ succulent gardens and you too wish to create one of your own. But you’re not sure from where to start. Don’t worry! You’ll have to think upon certain points and shortlist your options and your job [...]

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10 Amazing Varieties of Aloe You Should Consider Including in Your Succulent Garden

Whenever someone plans to create a succulent garden, they definitely consider planting Aloe vera. Not only Aloe vera looks beautiful but also it has health and beauty benefits, due to which Aloe vera is so popular. But do you know [...]

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Amazing Health Benefits of Cactus

Planting cacti in one’s own yard is a trend that is getting increasingly popular. Due to their innumerable varieties of shapes and colors of not only flowers but also of leaves, cacti have obtained an important place in home gardens. [...]

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Important Points to Consider while Planting Succulents Together

While starting a succulent collection, you may wonder if to plant each of the plants individually or grow them together. Well, from the point of view of the plants’ happiness, succulents are fine with anything, whether they are grown singly [...]

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How to Grow Succulents in Shade?

If you’re sad because you love succulents but you can’t grow them because either you have a shaded yard or you have no yard at all and you can grow plants indoor only, a reason for you to cheer up [...]

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Propagation Mandala- Make Your Cuttings Look Good

Propagating and getting new baby succulents from your favorite species is always fun. However, you have to admit, the process itself isn’t that pretty. Until you plant rooted cuttings, they may look a bit too exposed and raw. Well, that [...]

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Succulent Propagation In Water- The Last Resort For Stubborn Cuttings

Succulents are usually pretty easy to propagate. Most species form new plants from cuttings quite fast and with little effort on a gardening side. Whether you’re propagating from leaves or stems, a bit of well-draining soil and watering does the [...]

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Rose Succulent- Yes, You Read That Right!

Every now and then, a succulent species rises from its genre and become widely popular. This is now the case with Rose succulent, while we witness it taking the internet by the storm. From wedding bouquets to breathtaking arrangements, Rose [...]

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Dudleya- Beauty Worth Of Waiting

The succulent family has countless members and species. We`re already used to that. Still, it gets more and more interesting every day. Even most experienced succulent gardeners get surprised with some new, rare species from time to time. Therefore, prepare [...]

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Strawflower Cactus- Don`t Overlook This Beauty

If you’re browsing gardening shops on regular basis, you surely noticed cute little cactus plants displayed, catching your eye with breathing, bright-colored flowers. Experienced cacti growers know that these plants are called Strawflower Cactus and are mostly used to enhance [...]

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Cactus In The Kitchen- More Than Just A Pretty Visual

Cacti family is rich in unusual, beautiful species that can make every garden or indoor plant collection pop. But, did you know that cactus is also rich in flavor? You read that right. Besides enjoying their shapes and colors, you [...]

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Water Globes- Are They Suitable For Succulents?

Water globes are taking the gardening by the storm. What makes them so popular is the fact that they can create a shortcut around usual gardening rituals. Water globes (watering globes or aqua globes, as some call them) are designed [...]

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Succulent Fertilizer- Answers To Confusing Questions

While talking about different types of succulents and cacti, we usually spend some time on a fertilizer needed for a specific species. There’s a lot of debate among succulent and cacti lovers on whether these plants even need fertilization. In [...]

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Ice Plant- Geometry In A Pot

Having to stay inside as much as possible is surely taking a toll on all of us. However, this is a perfect time to develop some “green tooth” and expand our garden collections. If your indoor succulent garden needs a [...]

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Rare Cactus Plants- Sweet Treat For Collectors

Whether you’re a cacti newbie or an experienced grower, you sure have a sweet tooth for a rare species. Or should we say green tooth? Either way, these little gems are always highly appreciated. Having and growing rare cactus can [...]

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Coral Cactus- Little Monster Of Succulent World

In the countless variates in the cacti family, if something has a pet name that includes “monster” in it, it definitely tells a lot. Recently, we went over a few quite rare species here, so this is the last addition [...]

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Mermaid Tail Succulent- Out Of This World

No matter how much we`re used to finding new and unique-looking succulents, from time to time a species caught global attention and leave us breathless. This is lately the case with Mermaid Tail succulents. They took the internet by storm [...]

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Fairy Castle Cactus- Because We Need Magic Right Now

Nothing says “home” like a cozy corner near the window, with a chair, a coffee table with some quality reading material, and a cute little plant on the top of it. In times like these, we all need corners like [...]

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Looking For A Project? How About A Fairy Garden?

In this challenging time, when we all need to stay home and avoid outdoor activities, finding something to fill up the time can be tricky. On the other hand, can you imagine a better time for finding a new hobby? [...]

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DIY Succulent Soil- It`s Easy And Fun!

When we are breaking down the growing needs of specific succulent, we talk about the soil a lot. As we already learned, almost all of the succulent species need well-draining soil that won’t cause root rot. As you probably noticed, [...]

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Jumping Cholla- It Bites, But It`s Adorable

In a cacti world, there are some pretty spiky species. Then, there are ones to go off their way to defend themselves. One of those species is Cylindropuntia Fulgida, also known as Jumping Cholla cactus. Native to the Colorado Desert, [...]

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Tiger`s Jaw Succulent- Moody, Dangerous and Unique

If you have to double-check to make sure that in the pot is not something that can easily bite you, you don’t need the explanation where the name of this succulent is coming from. Faucaria Tugrina aka Tiger`s Jaw is [...]

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Totem Pole Cactus- Dreamy Mutant You`ll Adore

We didn’t have a cactus talk for quite some time now. For getting the word out again, today we choose one of the most interesting members of the cacti family out there. Pachycereus Schottii Monstrosus aka Totem Pole Cactus is [...]

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Echeveria Black Prince- Classy Addition To Your Collection

Are you craving a bit of drama in your succulent collection? We have a real treat for you. With a mysterious name and elegant experience, Echeveria Black Prince has recently become quite hot species in Mediterranean rock gardens, succulent covered [...]

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Crassula Muscosa aka Watch Chain- Your New Succulent Best Friend

Every succulent garden needs a bit of refreshment from time to time. The best way to make everything pop again is to go in with some unusual addition. Well, the succulent world has a lot of unusual to offer. One [...]

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Trachyandra Tortilis- Exotic Shape You`ll Adore

We are all very aware of the enormous variety of shapes of succulents. However, these gorgeous plants never cease to amaze us with their forms. On that note, some of the succulent species are really fairy tale-looking with colorful flowers [...]

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Aloinopsis- Small Genus Of Little Pot Cuties

Succulents are the perfect addition to any arrangement, both indoors and in an outside garden. We are already familiar with their variety of shapes and colors. However, when you stumble on an amazing genus, it’s hard to pick a favorite [...]

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Succulent Sunburn- How To Help Your Plant?

Sunlight is crucial to every plant. It’s the important element of photosynthesis and allows the plant to thrive. However, plants, like us humans, can have too much sunlight and eventually burn. Succulents are known as most drought-resistant plants on Earth. [...]

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Butterwort- Tiny Succulents Fight Back

Waking up of nature calls for thriving plants blooming and filling up pots and gardens. While succulents are great plants to keep the colors vibrant throughout the whole year, adding up a new, beautiful one to celebrate a new life [...]

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Hoya kerrii- Indian Gem For Lovebirds

Sure, love month is far behind us. However, you should make your significant other feel special every day, right? If you’re lucky to have a succulent lover for a soulmate, getting the perfect gift is a real no-brainer. Now, other [...]

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Aeonium “Kiwi”- Tricolor To Make Your Spring Pop

After cold winter months and with spring right around the corner, we`re all craving a little color. Therefore, this time of the year is perfect for getting your hands on some new, colorful species of succulent that will bring the [...]

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Calico Hearts- A Pinch Of Purple

Winter brings us a lot of joy and fun things to do. Still, it usually takes away colors from our gardens. In the sea of white and gray, it`s a real refreshment to see a little bit of difference. That’s [...]

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Adromischus cristatus- Addorable Crinkle-Leaf Plant

Adromischus cristatus aka Crinkle-Leaf Plant is a perfect plant for newbies to start their succulent journey. Also, this cutie will add a very needed pinch of green to any office or home decoration. With its cute shape, Crinkle-Leaf Plant pairs [...]

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Sempervivum arachnoideum- Adapt And Shine

Sempervivum arachnoideum is succulent from the family of Crassulaceae, native to Alpes, Carpathians, and the Apennines. Cobweb Houseleek is a low-growing, evergreen, perennial plant. It forms a mat of flashy rosettes up to 1.2 inches (3cm) in diameter. Leaves are [...]

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Change The Color of Your Succulent- Yes, It`s Possible!

Were learning over and over again that succulents are coming in all forms, shapes, and sizes. The same goes for a color range. From subtle, gentle shades to bright, hot colors that steal the show, succulents can change the way [...]

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Want a Terrarium? Here`s What You Need To Consider

Glass terrariums are gems of succulent arrangements. They look classy and stylish. Also, there are countless variations you can go for when making your own terrarium. Since you probably considering a glass bubble for a pot, you can play with [...]

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Kumara plicatilis aka “Fan Aloe”- Gorgeous Bloomer

If you’re in the market for a stunning, statement plant to give your garden a wow effect, search no more. Kumara plicatilis aka Fan Aloe is the answer to all of your doubts. This eye-catching, three-like shrub plant is a [...]

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5 Tips On Making Your Succulents Grow Faster

Whether you’re a succulent newbie or an experienced grower, having a favorite plant growing well brings a feeling of success. However, with succulents, you may wait for that feeling a bit longer. Succulents are beautiful and colorful, they don’t require [...]

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Coppertone Sedum- Gift of Color

Is there a better holiday gift for a succulent lover than an arrangement full of bright colors and interesting shapes? Looking for a present or a perfect succulent to kick a new year off yourself, Sedum nussbaumerianum aka Coppertone Sedum [...]

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Candelabra Tree- Enlighten Your Garden

We’ve already learned that succulents come in all shapes. color and sizes. However, these plants never cease to amaze with unusual appearance and growing habits. One of those amazing succulents is Euphorbia cooperi aka Candelabra Tree. This unique plant will [...]

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Echeveria “Doris Taylor” cristata – Nature`s Wander

Nature has its ways to amaze us with its creations. We usually get more amazed when it creates something unique, one of the kind. Succulent family is a canvas for nature to express its full creativity. As much as succulents [...]

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“Chin Cactus”- Beauty On The Edge

In the holiday season, what’s the better and more thoughtful gift than a plant that will bring a new dimension to these cold days? If you’re searching for a perfect plant your newbie gardener friend won’t kill, cactus is really [...]

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Jade Plant Is Giving You A Hard Time? Here Are The Most Common Problems

Crassula ovata aka Jade Plant is native South Africa succulent. This is one of the most popular indoor plants, as it can be grown as a small tree, shrub or in the form of the bonsai, with little extra trimming. [...]

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10 String Succulents You`ll Love

String succulents are exactly what their name implies- succulents that are growing in a form of creeping strings or chains. All of these plants have somewhat similar characteristics, with pendant stems and green and fleshy leaves. Strings are formed by [...]

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Feather Cactus- Look Can Be Deceiving

When we say “cactus”, we almost always imagine hard, painful spikes on a fat, green body. However, we learned through our cacti journey, there are hundreds of shapes, sizes, and colors in a cacti family. This member may look fluffy [...]

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Sempervivum “Sirius”- Vibrant Colors In A Small Package

With winter months striping our gardens off colors, succulents are a great way to bring them back. With their vivid colors and beautiful shape, succulents will bring back freshness to your outdoor nature heaven. If you’re on the hunt for [...]

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Jatropha- To Be Or Not To Be Succulent

The Jatropha genus includes a wide variety of plants native to warmer regions all over the world. From tropical to semi-arid subtropical plants, the Jatropha genus resembles succulents in growth patterns and care needs. Different types of this plant are [...]

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What Causes Succulent Mutations?

In order to understand why succulents develop mutations, we need to take a look at how plants grow in the first place. All plants grow by increasing the number of cells at the tips of roots and shoots. This is [...]

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Gasteraloe “Green Ice”- Refreshment For Your Indoor Garden

Are you on a hunt for a perfect indoor succulent to fresh up your collection? Or you’re searching for an addition to your adorable holiday arrangement? Either way, you`ll fall in love with Gasteraloe ( aka “Green Ice”). This cutie [...]

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10 Facts About Christmas Cactus For Holiday Season

The best gift for a cacti lover this holiday season would definitely be a Christmas Cactus. It’s also a very popular gift this time of year. This houseplant blooms around Christmas but still stays very attractive throughout the year. With [...]

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15 Interesting Cactus Facts For Cacti Lovers

Cactus is a unique plant. It stores a large amount of water, which allows it to survive extreme temperatures. Almost all cacti are native to hot and dry habitats of South and North America. There are almost 2000 different species [...]

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10 Aloe Vera Health Myths

Aloe vera health benefits are widely known. It is proven over and over again how well this succulent can affect almost any skin condition. Also, there is a variety of drinks containing Aloe on the market. However, there are some [...]

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Epithelantha micromeris (“Button Cactus”)- Step Up Your Rock Garden Game

Epithelantha micromeris aka “Button Cactus” is a perfect addition for your rock garden or to plant is some cute hanging baskets. This unusual looking succulent will fit in any arrangment you can possibly think of and it doesn’t require too much [...]

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Kalanchoe tomentosa “Panda Plant”- Furry Cutie For a Pot

If you’re looking for a new addition to your indoor succulent garden, take a look at this cutie. Kalanchoe tomentosa aka “Panda Plant” is a native Madagascar species. You can make it look great in an interesting container and sitting [...]

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Graptoveria “Debbie”- Little Bit Of Pink You Need This Autumn

We already learned succulents come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. One we`re meeting today can bring a pinch of color your garden needs in this grayish months. If you want to refresh a look of your succulent heaven with [...]

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Is Your Elephant Bush Losing Leaves? Here`s Why

Elephant Bush or Elephant Food (also known as Portulacaria afra) is one of the world’s most popular succulent garden shrub or bonsai subject. This cutie is a perfect addition to both your indoor and outdoor succulent garden. Also being known [...]

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Fockea- Exotic Gem From Africa

Fockea is a genus name for 6 succulent scrubs native to southern Africa. In the succulent world, this plant is a relatively new member of the family. However, it has more than an interesting history. Fockea capensis is established as [...]

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Rosulate Viola- Rare Gem For Experienced Growers

Viola, a genus of the Violet family, contains around 600 annual and perennial plants, as well as few small shrubs. They are widely growing over both the Southern and Nothern temperature zone. Some species can be found even in the [...]

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Moving With Succulents- Transfer Your Plants Without Harming Them

Moving is stressful enough. If you add your succulent collection to the mix, it seems like a logistic nightmare. Truth is, it doesn’t have to be. Long-distance transport of your succulents is challenging, but with a little patience and some [...]

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Pruning Succulents- Tips For Maintaining Your Succulent Arrangement

Succulents are well known for their diversity in shapes, colors, and sizes. They’re also known for not being needy plants. For maintaining a healthy and beautiful succulent isn’t a time-consuming process. However, your plants will need some extra love from [...]

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Tips And Tricks On Choosing a Perfect Pot For Your Succulent

Pots are the second best thing when it comes to growing succulents. There is such a huge variety of shapes, sizes, colors, and materials out there. Beautiful pot can inspire you to make breathtaking succulent masterpieces. With the right pot, [...]

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Succulent Wreath- How To Make a Timeless Door Decoration

If you’re searching for creative, new level arrangements to bring into your succulent collection, the wreath can be a perfect choice for you. A colorful, rich succulent wreath can be eye-catching jewelry on your front door or bring some dimension [...]

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What is a Grow Tent and Do You Need It?

With colder months right around the corner, you may be thinking about the best way to keep your succulents healthy. With autumn and winter, we`re facing a lack of sunlight and a bit of frost that can hurt your plants. [...]

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Aloe or Agave- How to Know The Difference?

Aloe and Agave are two different genera of drought-tolerate succulents. If you had a chance to see them together, especially while they are young, you know how easy it is to confuse these two succulents. They have pretty similar appearances [...]

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DIY Succulent Topiary- When Nature Meets Art

The art of topiary, as one of the oldest forms of sculpture, involves pruning and shaping the plants over the years to create three-dimensional masterpieces. If this sounds complicated to you, don’t worry. Creating your own succulent topiary is far [...]

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Kalanchoe luciae “Paddle Plant”- A Bit of Drama We Need

Kalanchoe luciae, also known as “Paddle Plant” or “Flapjack”, is among the most dramatic-looking succulents out there. Having it in your garden means having a champion of beauty. This succulent is a winner of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit [...]

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Euphorbia polygona “Snowflake”- Bring Some Color To Your Autumn

With the autumn at our doorsteps, we`re looking into another colorful season. With their wide diversity in shapes and colors, succulents are a perfect choice for bringing the autumn spirit into your home or garden this year. If you want [...]

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Why Is Your Cactus Leaning?

Cacti are hardy plants that are pretty easy to grow since they don’t require much of your time. However, besides very little water or maintenance, your cactus still needs some specialized care. If you noticed that your cactus doesn’t grow [...]

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Mammillaria gracilis fragilis- Unusual Cactus For Your Home or Garden

A big family of cacti is full of different shape, sizes, and colors. It all of that diversity, Mammillaria gracilis fragilis or Thimble cactus may be one of the most unusual looking. Breathtaking Look Easy To Take Care Of This [...]

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Haworthia reinwardtii- A Lot Of Cuteness With A Little Effort

Haworthia is a great choice for you if you’re looking for a perfect, easy-growing house plant. Basically, if you can keep alive a healthy Aloe or Echeverias indoors, you can grow this cutie without any problems. A Lot of Cuteness [...]

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Melocactus- Beauty Worth The Effort

Melocactus is a genus of especially eye-catching cacti. Being a popular cactus in cultivation, they’re native to almost tropic areas like various parts of the Caribbean, South America (mostly Brazil), and Mexico. Breathtaking Look Tooks Time What makes this genus so desirable [...]

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The Wonderfully Bizarre Cheiridopsis Genus

The Cheiridopsis genus contains around a hundred species of flowering succulent perennials, all native to the semi-arid regions of far west Namibia and Southern Africa.  Their foliage is rated as some of the most bizarre in the succulent world, often [...]

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Opuntia microdasys albata- Desert Cutie For Your Home and Garden

In the cacti family, Opuntia microdasys albata may be one of the cutest members. That’s where its common names come from. This species is often known as Bunny Ear or Angel Wings. This paddle cactus is favorite among outdoor and [...]

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Haworthia springbokvlakensis- Unusual Beauty

If you’re searching for a botanical treasure to help your garden stand out, search no more. Haworthia springbokvlakensis is a small, slow-growing succulent originated in South Africa. The name of this plant means “flats where the springboks are found” (Springbok [...]

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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 [...]

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The Impressive Crassula Genus

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”. [...]

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Bring Sunrise Into Your Garden- Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata

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 [...]

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4 Steps To Perfectly Propagated Succulent

If you’re dreaming of a succulent collection, all you need is one healthy plant and some love. Growing succulent from seed takes time. This process is worthy as soon as you see your new succulent bloom for the first time. [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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Vertical Succulent Garden In A Few Easy Steps

If you’re looking for something that will bring the wow factor to your garden but doesn’t require high maintenance, you should try combining succulents with vertical planters. This is a combination that can bring you a lot of benefits. Succulents [...]

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4 Reasons Your Leaf Cuttings Won`t Grow A New Succulent

If you’re a succulent lover that decides to propagate your plants, you probably learned the easiest way to do that is from leaf cutting. So, you cut the right leaf and planted it, but nothing is happening. The main problem [...]

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Euphorbia tirucalli – The Wonderful Sticks of Fire Plant

The Euphorbia Tirucalli is one of over two thousand splendid and diverse plant life within the Euphorbiaceae family.  A wide spread family of stem succulents, which have evolved over time and now have many characteristics of cacti.  This clever plant [...]

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Pots Without Drainage- How To Water Succulents In Them?

Pots can be amazing for creating breathtaking succulent arrangments. Usually, you’ll go with ones with holes, but there are so many great ideas that include pots and containers without drainage. Knowing about succulent care would probably make you think this [...]

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Does Your Jade Plant Lose Leaves? Here`s Why

Jade Plant or Crassula ovata is for sure one of the most common houseplants. It has thick, woody stems and oval-shaped leaves, which makes Jade Plant look like a miniature tree. This look earned Jade Plant high place in a list [...]

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Yavia- Newest Addition To The Cactus Family

Yavia is a monotypic genus of dwarf plants. This is one of the most recently discovered genera in the Cactus family. Despite a recent description of this genera, Yavia is being rapidly propagated by enthusiasts. This should make it more [...]

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Floriferous Epiphytic Cacti – The Best Flowering Specimens

Epiphytic cacti are unlike any other, these have adapted to a life in tropical rainforests of Central and South America, rather than the semi-arid environments where most cacti species are found.  Most cacti within this group are found growing in [...]

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Succulents And Air Plants- Gardening Soulmates

Succulents are great for home decoration, as well as for growing in outdoor gardens. There are numerous species, with all of the shapes, colors, and sizes one can imagine. Many succulent lovers enjoy creating breathtaking arrangments, combining different species. Succulents [...]

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Aerial Roots on Succulents- What Can You Do About Them

You have your succulent for some time now and you start noticing some weird rooty things growing along the stem? Don’t worry, your succulent will be fine. However, if your succulent start to grow aerial roots (or simply, just air [...]

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Fungal Infections And Succulents- How To Treat Them

Succulents are probably the easiest plants to grow. However, like most of the plants, they have their problems too. Succulents come in all shapes, colors, and sizes, but they share a propensity to develop fungal infections when moved out of [...]

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Euphorbiaceae – A Comprehensive Collection of Stem Succulents

The Euphorbia genus contains a wide and diverse range of ornamental plants, from the smallest of annuals to full grown trees. One of the best-known, though least exciting species is the Poinsettia plant which is always around at Christmas time. [...]

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Epiphytic Cacti- Forest Gems For Your Home

When you hear “cactus”, you’re imagining desert, sand and large spikes, right? Well, you can forget all of that when it comes to Epiphytic cacti. Unique Ones In The Cacti World Epiphytic cacti are members of the cactus family native [...]

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Blooming Cacti- Everything You Need To Know

Generally, cacti are flowering plants. That means that every cactus will bloom at some point in their life. For most species, blooming starts when they reach maturity. That can take from few to even 55 years. Some species won’t bloom [...]

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The Great Opuntia Genus – Prickly Pear Cactus

“Opuntia” in its botanical name, is a truly unique genus ranging from small, prostrate plants to towering trees. Standing proud in their natural habitat, the most recognised member of the Opuntia family has to be the native South American “Prickly [...]

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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii- Cute Mutant Moon Cactus

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii is a cactus commonly known as Moon Cactus. This is a “mutant” species that comes from South Africa, natural habitat for over 80 varieties of this cactus. Moon Cactus is usually a combination of two cacti. A most common [...]

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Pleiospilos nelii- Great Succulent For Beginners

if you’re new in growing succulents, this little guy may be just a right start for you. Pleiospilos nelii (Split Rock) comes from desert-like regions of South Africa. You can find it in shades of green and purple. This is [...]

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Spiral Aloe- A Gem You Want In Your Garden

Aloe is probably one of the most numerous genera of succulents. Among all of the species, Spiral Aloe is probably one of the most unique looking ones. Spiral Aloe is also known as Aloe polyphylla. It origins from Lesotho mountains, near [...]

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A Comprehensive Guide to Growing Asclepiads

With a total of more than 100 genera, the botanical Asclepiadaceae family contains few species which fall into the category of “Average”.  These spectacular specimens represent a visually unique group of plants that are desirable to the most enthusiastic and [...]

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10 Tips For Growing Succulents Outdoors

With spring just around the corner, its perfect time to take care of your outdoor garden. If you’re not already, you should consider adding succulents to your little piece of nature. You can really take advantage of the variety of [...]

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The Amazing Family of Asclepiads

Asclepiads are a super-stunning plant family containing over 3000 members.  These range from perennial herbaceous plants, woody twining shrubs, stem succulents, lianas and occasionally trees, all belonging to the common “Milk weed”, or botanical “Asclepiadaceae” family. Today I want to [...]

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Aptenia- A Great Ground Cover For Your Garden

If you have an outdoor garden, you sure faced some doubts when it comes to the right ground cover you should have in it. There are so many plants you can choose from. Sure thing, some plants like Baby`s Tears, [...]

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Monocarpic Succulents- You`re Not Killing Them

Your favorite succulent finally bloomed and just died afterward? Don’t worry, its not your fault. What you have is a monocarpic succulent. This type of succulent has a unique life cycle. Monocarpic succulents bloom only once. This means that as soon [...]

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Fenestraria- Tiny Succulent For A Big Difference

If you’re planning an indoor garden that will catch an eye, you can’t miss having Fenestraria in it. Also known as Baby Toes, this unusual succulent origin from South Africa and Namibia. This succulent is great to grow as a small ornamental [...]

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Discocactus horstii- Grow and Care Tips

Discocactus is a highly prized genus of cacti, very popular among the collector around the world. Reasons for that are their showy, beautiful white flowers, compact size, and slow growth. One of the most popular cactus within this genus is Discocactus [...]

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Spring Care Tips For Your Succulents

Can you feel it in the air? Spring is just around the corner! As temperatures rise up, nature is waking up once again. So do your succulents. If you took good care of them, your succulents will soon step out from [...]

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You Have A Furry Friend? Keep Your Pet From These Succulents

If you’re a succulent lover that own a dog or a cat, you probably worry about them chewing your plants. Did your pet just dug your favorite succulent out just for fun? As much as you’re angry, you should consider if a [...]

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Haworthias – A Diverse Range of Plants within One Genus

Haworthias originate from the landscapes of Southern Africa and are closely related to the Aloe and Gasteria cultivars.  Haworthia, Aloe and Gasteria all are members of the Asphodelaceae family. Haworthia plants come in a wide range of forms, colour and [...]

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You Want Something Different? Meet Blossfeldia liliputana

Blossfeldia liliputana earned its name by the novel Gulliver’s Travels and the tiny people of Lilliput. As you can imagine, B. liliputana is the smallest cactus in the world. This unique cactus grows in Andes mountains and it maxes at 1.3 [...]

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A Comprehensive Guide to the Best Grow Lights for Succulents

Why use Grow Lights for your Succulents and Cacti? We all know that plants need light to survive. This is especially relevant to succulents and cacti as these species naturally grow in bright and warm habitats, typically receiving at least [...]

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Yummy Succulents? Type of Succulents You Can Eat

When you’re enjoying that beautiful arrangement in your garden, eating some of those succulents isn’t the first thing on your mind, right? Truth is, a lot of succulents are edible. Even more, in some cultures, they are very common on a plate. Here [...]

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5 Ways Succulents Can Help You Stay Healthy

Besides being beautiful and easy to grow, succulents can make a great change in your life. Having houseplants can improve your physical and mental health in so many ways. You can take advantage of a trend of succulents potting and make some [...]

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Your Succulents Are Dying? Here`s How To Revive Them

If you’re a succulent lover, the worst thing that can happen to you is your favorite succulent dying. This can make you wonder what did you do wrong. Did you over-water it? Or not water it enough? Well, stop beating yourself up. We [...]

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Tools For Succulent Gardening

Whether you want to make gardening easier or you’re a newbie who needs a list of proper tools for taking care of your succulents, you’re in the right spot. In this post, we will present you everything a basic gardening tool kit [...]

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How To Combine More Succulents In One Pot

Making succulents arrangement is a lot of fun. There is so many shapes, sizes, and colors you can choose from to make an art piece in the pot. Succulent arrangments make a great gift or a decoration. However, there are [...]

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Top Types of Succulents You Want in Your Garden

Did you notice how succulents are gaining popularity over the last few years? That is because they are easy to grow and they have a long life span. Also, they are just beautiful. They come in so many shapes, sizes, [...]

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How to Grow Aloe

Growing Aloe Aloe is probably one of the most recognizable succulents that you can grow!   Even those that aren’t well versed in plants at all are able to recognize the medicinal Aloe vera (Aloe barbadensis), which is commonly used for [...]

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The Amazing Adenium arabicum Plant

The Adenium arabicum is a deciduous succulent within the Apocynaceae family, also known as the “Desert Rose” or “Elephants Foot Plant”.  Native to Yemen and Saudi Arabia, this hardy succulent has had to adapt to the harsh growing conditions of [...]

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Common Diseases & Cultural Problems in Succulent and Cacti

  The Cacti and Succulent families are easy to care for and not particularly prone to problems, but there are a few common diseases that they need protection against.  Many problems can be avoided by following good cultural practices, especially [...]

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The Most Common Succulent Problems

Many people think that succulents are indestructible, but this couldn’t be further from the truth!  Succulents still have needs just like any other plant.  Proper attention to watering and light needs are critical to understand for this group of plants.  [...]

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How to Fertilize Your Succulents

Succulents are uniquely looking, beautiful and easy to grow. If you want an outdoor colorful garden or an indoor peace of nature, succulents are a great choice for you. Succulents can be the first choice for a gardening newbie because [...]

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Succulents and Winter- Make Them Last

Photo by: Mountain Crest Gardens Caring for your succulents during the winter can give you a headache, especially if you’re a newbie to subject. If you’re growing them indoors, then it only takes you a few adjustments and your little piece of nature will be fine. But, if [...]

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How to Treat Common Succulent and Cacti Pests

We all like to give our plants the best start in life.  This will, in turn, produce a healthy, strong and ultimately, happy plant.  We choose a suitable setting for them, taking into account their native temperature, light requirements, water [...]

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A Good Guide to Desert and Forest Cacti

SUCCULENTS AND CACTI For those of you just stepping into the world of Cacti and Succulent growing, there are a few points which are important to remember. Nearly all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti So, what [...]

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How to Water Succulents and Cacti – This May Surprise You!

Watering Succulents & Cacti I’ll start off by saying that you should not believe everything that you read on the internet.  Some of it is correct, but much of it is not!  I’ve seen many misconceptions all over the internet [...]

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Cactus Flower- Get Your Holy Grail of Gardening

If you’re a cacti lover, you surely know that many of them can grow beautiful flowers. Those flowers can last from a day to few weeks. However, it’s not that easy to make a cactus grow anywhere but in its [...]

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Succulent newbie? Watch out for these mistakes

I know, that succulent wall you saw at the wedding last Saturday looked amazing. You want something like that in your own home, but it takes a lot of work, right? If you tried to get that perfect indoor garden already and [...]

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Succulent Growing Mediums – A Comprehensive Guide

Have you spent hours hunting around your local garden centre for the best succulent and cacti compost? Doesn’t it seem there are so many to choose from? With each product containing different growing mediums, in different quantities that in the [...]

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How to Repot a Succulent

How to Repot a Succulent Repotting a houseplant is often a source of confusion.  How do you know when to repot a succulent?  Is it simply a matter of pulling it out of the pot and placing it in a [...]

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“Lithops” or Living Stone Plants – A Growers Complete Guide

Many of us like to grow unusual plants, not only do they look great, they also have an air of wonder about them.  Nature has this wonderful way of creating plants which survive in every different habitat – this is [...]

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3 Easy To Grow At Home Succulents

Are you one of those people that can only nurture plants in vases? No matter how hard you try to keep your home plants alive, they just keep dying over and over again. Don’t worry, we will introduce you some [...]

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The Spiral Albuca Plant – A Complete Guide

The Spiral Albuca is a really crazy-looking, tropical plant which is easy to care for and one not to be forgotten.  Perfect if you are looking for a spectacular smaller plant, as these rarely grow above 20 cm tall. Today, [...]

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How to Make the Perfect Succulent Compost

As a succulent enthusiast and green-fingered maestro, you will already be aware that a “bog-standard” multi-purpose compost just won’t have the right consistency to keep your plants strong and healthy. Your succulents and cacti plants need a growing medium that [...]

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Succulents That Are Great to Grow Indoor

One of the most grateful types of home-grown plants is certainly succulents. They are pretty easy to cultivate, and with adequate care, and enough attention, they can do so much for the one who cultivates them and beautifies his living [...]

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