Aloe Squarrosa Growing and Care

Aloe Squarrosa

When someone mentions aloe, it’s not uncommon for the immediate image to be aloe vera. However, there are more than 550 different species of aloe out there, some of which

Echeveria Neon Breakers Growing And Care

Brilliantly Colored And Hardy Echeveria Neon Breakers

Echeveria Neon Breakers (ech-eh-VER-ee-a nee-AHN BRAY-curs) are excellent houseplants. These brilliantly colored, easily grown perennial succulents are also a good choice for many garden settings. You may also hear this

How Often To Water Christmas Cactus

watering Christmas Cactus

You can find Christmas cactus for sale in many settings throughout the holiday season. While you may think of these as just holiday plants to be tossed away in the

How To Propagate Aloe Plants

Potted Aloe ready for propagation

Of all the succulents you could grow, aloes are among the most useful. While aloe vera is the most famous, many aloe species hold similar benefits. Aloe gel is an

How To Propagate Christmas Cactus

propagating Christmas Cactus

Schlumbergera (shlum-BER-ger-uh) AKA holiday cacti are so named because they tend to bloom around specific holidays. Perhaps the most famous of these is the Christmas cactus, the name given mainly

How And When To Repot Christmas Cactus

Blooming Christmas Cactus

Although called a cactus, the Christmas cactus is not like desert-dwelling cacti. This type of cactus is native to a jungle setting and is an epiphyte that grows high in

Aloe Blue Elf: Growing and Care

Aloe Blue Elf in Bloom

The Aloe Blue Elf is a hybrid with compact growth habit. These plants can withstand heat, neglect, and drought with relative ease. It produces stems with oral orange, red flower stalks. This article shares tips on growing and care.

Elephant Bush Care: Growing Portulacaria Afra

Elephant Portulacaria afra

Elephant Bush plant or Portulacaria afra (pronounced por-tew-luh-KAR-ee-uh AF-ruh) is a bushy succulent shrub belonging to the Didiereaceae family. In its native habitat in the eastern part of South Africa

How To Repot A Desert Rose – Repotting Adenium Plants

Close up of Desert Rose Flower

How and when should you repot a desert rose? These desert plants do well with coarse, sharp draining soil. Repot during warm weather when plants are in active growth – mid-spring is best. Click on this article to learn more about transplanting Desert Rose Adeniums.

How to Care For Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation

Potted plants of the upright growing Sansevieria Bantel's Sensation

The Sansevieria Bantel’s Sensation is one of several varieties of snake plants, a taller, stalkier breed of succulent. Hailing from the tropical regions of West Africa, Bantel’s Sensation has gorgeous

Aloe Aristata Care Tips: Growing The Lace Aloe

Potted Aloe aristata - Lace Aloe by window

Aloe aristata [AL-oh a-ris-TAH-tuh], is a hardy succulent with distinct leaves. In English-speaking countries, these “aloe plants” go by the following common names: Lace Aloe Guinea-fowl Aloe Torch plant The

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”

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 Cactus. You may hear this

Baby Toes Succulent Care: Growing Fenestraria Plants

baby toes plant with flower

The baby toes plant – Fenestraria (fen-es-TRAY-ree-uh), is a succulent plant belonging to the family Aizoaceae. The plant is native to Coastal South Africa including Namaqualand in Namibia. The plant’s botanical originates from

Tips On Kangaroo Fern Care (Microsorum pustulatum)

graceful kangaroo fern Microsorum fronds

Microsorum pustulatum [my-kroh-SOR-um] [pus-tew-LAY-tum] is a fern with bright green, and glossy fronds often found growing on trees.  The name is synonymous with Zealandia pustulata, but many sources haven’t accepted

Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg Care: Succulent Growing Details

Succulent Echeveria Pearl of Nurnberg up close

Echeveria Perle von Nurnberg a popular hybrid evergreen succulent Echeveria, with an attractive unique two-toned appearance, the rosettes are thick with fleshy pointed leaves.
Click this article for details and care information on growing Perle von Nurnberg succulents.