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Melocactus- Beauty Worth The Effort

Melocactus Potted

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 among the cacti lovers is the extraordinary look the mature plant has. Melocactus has a […]

Opuntia microdasys albata- Desert Cutie For Your Home and Garden

Opuntia microdasys albata flower

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 indoor succulent growers because of its easy to please nature. Spikey Beauty Bunny Ear is […]

Haworthia springbokvlakensis- Unusual Beauty

Haworthia in the pot

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 is a South African gazelle noted for springing lightly into the air). What makes Haworthia […]

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 color change can is also an indicator of direct sun stress, underwatering or low temperatures […]

Bring Sunrise Into Your Garden- Anacampseros telephiastrum variegata

Anacampseros in the pot

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 on its own or you can combine it with other succulents to make an eye-catching […]

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. However, if you choose to grow cacti from seeds, you should know that it`s a […]

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

Succulent Leaf Cuttings

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 can be that your leaf cutting is only producing roots, but nothing is growing on […]

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 […]