Pereskia Care: How To Grow Leaf Rose Cactus

Pereskia bloom - Rose Cactus Barbados gooseberry

When you think of the cactus family, you probably imagine plants with temporary or no foliage. But, the genus Pereskia (per-ESS-kee-uh) is the big exception. The genus consists of 9

Monanthes Polyphylla Care | PlantCareToday

Succulent Monanthes Polyphylla plant

Monanthes polyphylla [mon-AN-theez pol-ee-FIL-uh] is part of a small group of interesting succulents. These succulents grow either in tiny bushes or clumps. They seldom reach 4″-6″ inches in height and

Mammillaria Plumosa Care: How to Grow Feather Cactus

Feathery looking spines of Mammillaria Plumosa cacti

Mammillaria plumosa (mam-mil-AR-ee-uh plum-OH-suh) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-eye) hailing from Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The plant is commonly referred to as Feather Cactus because of its

How to Grow and Care For Sedeveria Plants

Up close Succulent Sedeveria plants

Sedeveria (SEE-deh-VER-ee-a) is an easy-care succulent and a favorite addition to rock gardens. These small, attractive plants are the result of a cross between Echeveria (ech-eh-VER-ee-a) and Sedum (SEE-dum). This

What Is The Best Desert Rose Soil?

Colorful flowering Desert Rose growing in a good potting soil

So you want to know – What is the best Soil for growing Desert Rose plants? The short answer is a well drained soil. Since the Desert Rose (Adenium obesum)

Agave Filifera Care: Growing Thread-Edge Agave Plants

White threads on Agave Filifera plant

Agave filifera (a-GAH-vee fil-LIF-er-uh) is a clump-forming member of the family Asparagaceae (a-SPARE-uh-gay-see-eye). Hailing from central Mexico, this perennial succulent is very similar Agave schidigera (a-GAH-vee ski-DEE-ger-ruh. You can tell

How To Grow and Care Of Haworthia Pumila Plants

Close Up of Haworthia Pumila leaves

The Haworthia (ha-WORTH-ee-a) genus is a small collection of succulents from the Western Cape of South Africa. These, along with Aloes belong to the subfamily Asphodeloideae (ass-fo-del-oy-de-ay-ee), a member of

Graptoveria Opalina Care: Growing The Opalina Succulent

Graptoveria Opalina in a small decorative container

One of the most popular cultivars of Graptoveria (grap-toh-VER-ree-uh), ‘Opalina’ was created in 1988 by California-based succulent breeder Robert Grim and became an instant sensation.  It’s a hybrid of Graptopetalum

Painted Lady Succulent: Echeveria Derenbergii Growing and Care

Painted Lady Echeveria with flower spike

The “Painted Lady Echeveria” known botanically as Echeveria derenbergii (ech-eh-VER-ee-a der-en-BERG-ee-eye) is a perennial evergreen succulent. There are about 180 different Echeveria types, all belonging to the Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) family

Echeveria Nodulosa Care: Growing Painted Echeveria Plants

Painted Echeveria, beautiful succulent plant, colorful multicolored foliage

Echeveria nodulosa [ech-eh-VER-ee-a nod-yoo-LOH-suh] is another stunning succulent plant. The green leaves display colorful markings and the bright flowers arrive in the summer. An evergreen succulent Echeveria native to Mexico, “nodulosa”

Tips On Calandiva Plant Care

Blooming Calandiva plant

Calandiva (Cal-lan-div –a) plant is a herbaceous cultivar from the Kalanchoe genus.  It belongs to the Crassulaceae family and is a native to Madagascar.  This houseplant cultivar was initially developed

San Pedro Cactus Care: Growing Trichocereus Pachanoi

trichocereus pachanoi (san pedro cactus)

The San Pedro cactus is arguably the most popular columnar cactus in desert gardening circles, Trichocereus pachanoi [try-koh-KER-ee-us puh-KAH-no-ee] gets its name from the hairy (tricho) floral tube.  This Trichocereus

How To Care For Aptenia Cordifolia

Flowering Aptenia baby sun rose

Aptenia cordifolia (ap-TEE-nee-uh kor-dif-FOLE-ee-uh) is a succulent perennial and member of the Fig-marigold family Aizoaceae along with mid-day flowers and baby toes succulent.  The Aptenia cordifolia plant hails from South