Category Archives: Care tips

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 kind of containers is the best way to kill a succulent but it doesn’t have […]

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, […]

Aerial Roots on Succulents- What Can You Do About Them

Aerial Roots

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 roots), this can mean that the plant needs some extra love from you. What Are […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pleiospilos nelii- Great Succulent For Beginners

Split Rock

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 a succulent that grows very well indoors, but you can also take it outdoors when […]

Spiral Aloe- A Gem You Want In Your Garden

Spiral Aloe

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 South Africa and its a protected space there. Unique Succulent Worth Of Effort This succulent […]