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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, […]

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 […]

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 plant due to its extraordinary look. These small plants originally grow in mats or clumps in sandy […]

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 centimeters (or half an inch). Blossfeldia is a summer blooming cactus with beautiful white flowers. […]