Crested San Pedro Cactus – An Amazing Outcome of Cristation

Photo Courtesy: 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).

Poached Cacti Worth Over $1.2 Million Confiscated to Chile – An Elaborate Rescue Operation

You may look at cacti and succulents as just ordinary plants like any other plant, and may not imagine how expensive they are when poached and black marketed. But a year-long rescue operation that resulted in a successful confiscation of some rare cacti and succulents might be an eye-opener for you regarding how valued these […]

Haworthia Truncata Var. Maughanii – Beautiful Dwarfs

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, […]

Sukkulenten Sammlung – A Must-visit for Succulent Lovers

Photo Courtesy: If you’re a succulent-lover and a passionate tourist at the same time, you’d love to watch one of the largest collections of succulents and cacti in the world named Sukkulenten Sammlung (‘the succulent plant collection’). Located in the lovely city of Zurich on the banks of Zurich See (Lake Zurich) in the […]