Category Archives: Cacti

Yavia- Newest Addition To The Cactus Family

Yavia cryptocarpa

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 and more available each year. A Secret Gem Yavia is named after Argentina’s department Yavi, […]

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 their natural habitats. The main reason for this is the change in conditions- succulents are […]

Blooming Cacti- Everything You Need To Know

Cacti blooming

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 even when mature unless they have perfect light and water conditions, or even fertilization. This […]

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 Pear” Cacti.   The “Prickly Pear” is sun-loving specimen with flat, rounded pads each generously […]

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii- Cute Mutant Moon Cactus

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

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 combination is a Gymnocalycium (the sicon) and a rootstock cactus, such as Hylocereus.  A Wonder […]

10 Tips For Growing Succulents Outdoors

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 their geometrical forms and sizes. Beautiful colors and shapes of succulents can inspire you to […]

Discocactus horstii- Grow and Care Tips

Discocactus horstii

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 horstii. A true diamond in your garden Discocactus horstii Is a small, round cactus that grows ups […]

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 succulent you own can be poisonous for your pets. Most of the succulents are perfectly safe […]