Learn Mistletoe Cactus Care aka Rhipsalis Plant

Rhipsalis cactus plant Mistletoe

Mistletoe cactus, Rhipsalis baccifera (RIP-sa-lis bak-IF-er-uh) belongs to the Cactaceae family and the genus Rhipsalis. The plant is an epiphytic cactus (like fishbone, Orchid cactus Epiphyllum and Hatiora) meaning it grows

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 collectors and gardeners, mammillaria gracilis fragilis is loved

How To Grow Agave From Seed

seeds of agave plants

If you aren’t able to find an agave pup, it is easy to grow blue agave and other types of Agave plants from seed. The process isn’t difficult, but it

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 the Caribbean. These large, tough,

How To Grow And Care For Euphorbia Lactea

Spiny Dragon Bones Tree

Euphorbia lactea [yoo-FOR-bee-uh, lak-TAY-uh] is a shrub with succulent branches reaching up to 16’ feet.  Euphorbia lactea has many common names: Dragon bones tree Mottled spurge Frilled fan Candelabra spurge

Growing And Care Of Tree Aloe Barberae

Tree Aloe Barberae

Aloe Barberae [AL-oh, BAR-ber-ay], is an aloe-like plant native to South Africa where it can reach up to 60′ feet tall. While it’s often called the Tree Aloe, it no

How To Care For Aloe Brevifolia (Short Leaved Aloe)

Short Leaved Brevifolia Aloe

Aloe Brevifolia [Al-oh, brev-ee-FOH-lee-uh] is a flowering Aloe plant species of the family Asphodelaceae.  An evergreen succulent perennial plant native to the Western Cape in South Africa. It is endangered

How To Care For Graptoveria Succulents

Attractive Graptoveria succulent plant

Graptoveria [grap-to-ver-iya] belongs to the family of succulents and is a hybrid of a succulent Echeveria and a Graptopetalum plant.  These showy Echeveria type plants are characterized by bright, wide,

How To Care For Aloe Marlothii (Mountain Aloe)

rugged and flowering Aloe marlothii

Aloe marlothii [AL-oh, mar-LOTH-ee-eye] is a large evergreen succulent plant type native to Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland, the Republic of South Africa, and Zimbabwe. As with many other plants in the Aloe

Growing Aloe Striata Plants: Caring For Coral Aloe

Red edged Aloe Striata plant (Coral Aloe)

Aloe striata Haw. [AL-oh, stree-AH-tuh] is a unique evergreen drought-tolerant succulent type of Aloe from the Asphodelaceae family.  This frost-hardy, South African aloe species is widely found in the southern Cape Floristic Region

Enjoy Desert Glamour On Your Windowsill

Several varieties of Cactus growing on a windowsill in decorative white ceramic pots

You don’t need a horticulture degree to enjoy cactus and succulents and the beauty of these flowering plants. The language of botany means nothing to many an ardent gardener. The

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 plant in gardens and as

Crassula Multicava Care: How To Grow Fairy Crassula

Flowers and foliage of Crassula Multicava aka Fairy Crassula

Crassula multicava [KRASS-oo-la, mul-tee-KAV-uh] is a member of the family Crassulaceae hailing from South Africa where it is found growing naturally in Natal’s mountainous regions.  Common names include: Cape Province

Succulents You See Them Everywhere Indoors

Assorted variety of succulent plants

All types of succulent plants, you see them everywhere. In dish gardens, terrariums, pots, planters, on patios, even in modern foundation plantings.  Succulents are plants without frills, geared to modern

Aloe Cameronii Care: Tips On Growing The Red Aloe

Aloe cameronii - brick Red Aloe in flower

Aloe cameronii [AL-oh, kam-er-OH-nee-eye], is a popular species of the genus Aloe (true Aloe or Aloe vera) and belongs to the Asphodelaceae family.  This medium-sized medicinal plant is indigenous to

Is The Agave Plant Poisonous or Toxic?

The attractive Agave plant - is it poisonous

Agave plants make beautiful additions to landscape or when grown as a potted specimen. Have you ever asked – Are agave plants toxic or poisonous? The desert agave or century

Agave Montana Care: How To Grow Mountain Agave

Attractive rosette of the Agave Montana (hardy century plant)

Agave Montana [a-GAH-vee, MON-tah-nuh] is an evergreen perennial succulent from the Agave plant family Asparagaceae and native to northeastern Mexico. The plant is called Montana (the Spanish word for mountains)