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 belongs to the family Cactaceae. These beauties occur in the hilly regions of Bolivia and […]
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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 grow again.
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.
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 form an extensive group made of around 150 species belonging to 3 genera, vi. Mammillaria, […]
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. A superb example is the crested San Pedro cactus (Echinopsis pachanoi or Trichocereus pachanoi).
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 be cleared. You might have seen the diagram of human brain several times. When you […]
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 urban growth. There are six living rock species of which we’ll be discussing here the […]
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 that are buried in the ground with their apex showing out and having a flat, […]
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.
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 saguaro or cristate saguaro! Cristate saguaro is so beautiful that if you’ve grown saguaro of […]