When it comes to ground covers, homeowners and gardeners usually go for grasses suitable to the climate they live in, and in general, succulents are just out of the question for this role. However, do you know that some succulents can make excellent ground covers? You’ll be amazed to see the variety in which succulents […]
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 […]
If you commit a crime against nature, the nature may punish not just you but the whole mankind. So, it’s extremely important that human judiciary system finds such crimes and prevents them, and if they happens, it should punish the criminals so hard that others won’t dare to commit the offense. The judiciary system of […]
Hens and chicks succulents are indeed cute and adorable like real hens and chicks. The botanical name of this succulent is Sempervivum tectorum. It’s also known as common houseleek and is indeed common and occurs all over the world. It’s very easy to grow and survives in a wide range of conditions. However, since it […]
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 […]