Sweet Woodruff Care: Growing The Galium Odorata

White flowers of Galium odoratum

Galium odorata (GAL-ee-um oh-dor-AY-tum) is an herbaceous perennial groundcover that is native to Europe, Asia and North Africa. This member of the Rubiaceae family is a hardy, low maintenance plant

Learn How To Grow Monkey Tail Cactus

Monkey Tail Cactus

The Monkey Tail Cactus the common name for Cleistocactus winteri subsp. Colademononis [Kly-stoh-KAK-tus, WIN-ter-eye subspecies koh-luh-dee-mon-OH-nis] is an interesting member of the Cactaceae family hailing from Bolivia.  This unusual cactus

How To Care For Tower Of Jewels

Flowering Tower Of Jewels (Echium Wildpretii)

Echium wildpretii [EK-ee-um, wild-PRET-ee-eye] is a biennial flowering plant with tall rosettes of leaves and colorful inflorescences.  This Echium plant is native to the Canary Islands, where it thrives in

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 difference is while these plants