Tips On Blue Pearl Sedum Care

Dark leaves of the Blue Pearl Sedum

Blue Pearl Sedum (SEE-dum) is a Sedum hybrid developed by Chris Hansen, a plant breeder fascinated with these ultra-hardy perennials.  This perennial succulent belongs to … [Read more]

Learn How To Grow Blue Candle Cactus

Myrtillocactus Geometrizans - Blue Candle Cactus

Myrtillocactus Geometrizans (mir-til-oh-KAK-tus, jee-oh-MET-rih-zans), also known by the scientific names of: Cereus Geometrizans Myrtillocactus Grandiareolatus Myrtillocactus Geometrizans (Mart. Ex Pfeiff.) It is a member of … [Read more]

How To Care For Donkey Ear Plant

Unusual look of the Kalanchoe Gastonis-Bonnieri

Botanically called Kalanchoe Gastonis-Bonnieri (kal-un-KOH-ee gas-TON bon-nee-ER-ee), donkey ear plants are annual/biennial succulents and a member of the Crassulaceae family and the Sedoideae subfamily.  This … [Read more]

How To Care For Fishbone Cactus

Blooming Fishbone cactus

Epiphyllum anguliger [dy-soh-KAK-tus, an-GYOO-lih-ger] is a flowering cactus from Mexico, commonly grown for its aromatic flowers and tasty fruit. It is related to the Orchid … [Read more]

How To Care For Kalanchoe Luciae

Red leaf edges of Kalanchoe Luciae

Kalanchoe Luciae (kal-un-KOH-ee, LOO-see-ay) is a flowering plant species, belonging to the family: Crassulaceae.  The flowering Kalanchoe plant appears similar to clam shells and is … [Read more]

How To Care For Haworthia Truncata

Unusual Haworthia Truncata plant

Haworthia truncata (ha-WORTH-ee-a, trunk-AH-tuh) is a succulent plant species in the Haworthia genus and Asphodelaceae family. Learn more about the fascinating world of Haworthia Succulent … [Read more]

How To Care For Aloe Ferox

Bitter Aloe Ferox

Aloe ferox [AL-oh, FER-oks], also known as bitter aloe, is a tall, spiky species of aloe (xanthorrhoeaceae) from the family asphodelaceae (Aloe plants). Native to … [Read more]

Brain Cactus Growing and Care

potted brain cactus (Mammillaria)

Mammillaria Cristata [Mam-mil-AR-ee-uh, Kris-TAY-tuh] is a succulent plant with a distinctive shape.  It forms tight clumps of ascending and erect columnar stems, which resembles a … [Read more]

How To Care For Ariocarpus

Flowering potted ariocarous

The genus Ariocarpus [ar-ree-oh-KAR-pus] is made up of eight different species of perennial cactus belonging to the family Cactaceae.  All are native to Mexico and … [Read more]

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]