How To Grow Lapidaria Margaretae

Karoo Rose aka Lapidaria Margaretae

The lapidaria margaretae [lap-ih-DAY-ree-uh, mar-GAR-et-tay] is closely related to the Aizoaceae family and resembles succulent plants like Schwantesia and Lithops plants.  The main point of … [Read more]

Learn Torch Cactus Growing and Care

Flowering Torch Cactus – Trichocereus Grandiflora

The trichocereus grandiflora [try-koh-KER-ee-us, gran-dih-FLOR-uh] belongs to the trichocereus or echinopsis plant genus and is a member of the Cactaceae (cactus) family and refers to … [Read more]

How To Grow Coral Cactus

Coral Cactus Euphorbia

Euphorbia lactea cristata [yoo-FOR-bee-uh, lak-TAY-uh, kris-TAY-tuh] or Coral Cactus is not a cactus.  Instead, it is a type of Euphorbia plant belonging to the family … [Read more]

How To Grow Beavertail Cactus

Flowering beavertail cactus

Opuntia Basilaris [op-UN-tee-a, bas-il-LAIR-iss] is a small Opuntia species from the family Cactaceae (cactus).  Native to the deserts of northwest Mexico and southwestern regions of … [Read more]

Black Prince Succulent Echeveria Care

Echeveria 'Black Prince" in stone pot with flower spike along with close up of flowers

The delightful Echeveria Black Prince is a slow, low growing, darkly-colored succulent plant featuring tight rosettes of fleshy leaves. The genus “Echeveria” [ech-eh-VER-ee-a] includes a … [Read more]

Learn Thimble Cactus Care

Mammillaria Gracilis (Thimble Cactus)

Mammillaria gracilis [mam-mil-AR-ee-uh, GRASS-il-is] is an attractive succulent native to Central Mexico.  The Mammillaria plant genus has around 300 species of highly variable forms.  A highly prized cactus succulent among … [Read more]

Types Of Agave Plants For The Garden

Different Agave types in the garden

The Agave Plant is a group of over 200 species of succulents, all hailing from the New World desert or near-desert areas of South America, Central America, Mexico the Southwest United States and even … [Read more]

Is Desert Rose Plant Poisonous or Toxic?

Blooms of the desert rose plant that some consider poisonous

Desert Rose plant (Adenium obesum) is a semi-succulent shrub belonging to the family Apocynaceae that includes Periwinkle plants.  It is grown as an evergreen ornamental … [Read more]