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Pleiospilos bolusii - Living Rock Cactus

Pleiospilos bolusii - Living Rock Cactus

The genus Pleiospilos is comprised of four species and four subspecies. The genus name is derived from the greek words pleios (full) and spilos (dots), which refers to the many dots on the plants. The plants are also known as kwaggavy (Quagga mesemb), lewerplant (liver plant), lewervygie (liver mesemb), …

Dasylirion wheeleri - Desert Spoon

Dasylirion wheeleri - Desert Spoon

Dasylirion wheeleri - Sotol or Huge Desert Spoon Ribbon-like leaves to 3 ft. edged with hooked thorns. Creamy white flowers in May & June on a spike that can grow to 12 ft. & looks wonderful all season. Pulling off leaves at the base gives you the desert spoon. …

Sempervivum arachnoideum - Houseleeks

Sempervivum arachnoideum - Houseleeks

Sempervivum are succulent, rosette forming plants belonging to the Crassulaceae family. They are commonly known as Hens & Chicks, Houseleeks or Hen and Chickens. The main attraction of these plants is their colourful rosettes of leaves. These range from bright yellow, through various shades of green, …

Echinocactus grusonii - Golden Barrel Cactus

Echinocactus grusonii - Golden Barrel Cactus

Originating in Mexico, this popular cactus reaches up to 6 ft (1.8 m) in height and spread. It has a single, globe-shaped, pale green body that stretches upwards in maturity, becoming barrel-shaped. This stem is heavily ribbed with numerous areoles sprouting radial, yellow spines. In summer, larger cacti …

Carnegia gigantea - Saguaro

Carnegia gigantea - Saguaro

Scientific Name: Carnegia gigantea (Cereus giganteus) Common Name: Saguaro, Sahuaro The 3 inch (7.6 cm) wide flowers open in the evening and crown the main stem and arms. The edible fruits split open into red, flower-like star shapes. The columnar main stem has prominent, spiny ribs, and with age it …

Mammilliaria plumosa - Feather Cactus

Mammilliaria plumosa - Feather Cactus

The Feather Cactus (Mammilliaria plumosa) is native to Mexico. It is hardy in zones 9-10. In cooler regions grow as a house plant. Provide full sun and water only when dry. It gets its name from its feathery looking spines. The whitish-yellow flowers have a strong aroma. This cactus is very easy to grow. …

Hatiora salicornioides - Drunkard's Dream

Hatiora salicornioides - Drunkard's Dream

The Drunkards Dream - Rhipsalis is an easy to grow succulent house plant. It prefers sun or very bright indirect light. Water only when dry. Also makes a great hanging basket plant. …

Sedum lineare 'Variegatum' - Carpet Sedum

Sedum lineare 'Variegatum' - Carpet Sedum

The Creme & Green Carpet Sedum, Sedum lineare variegatum, is an extremely hardy succulent type plant. It can be grown outside year round in zones 9 & 10. In cooler regions it makes an excellent house plant in a full sun to partial sun window. It grows about 6 tall and cascades down. Water when …

Epiphyllum ackermannii - Orchid Cactus

Epiphyllum ackermannii - Orchid Cactus

What we commonly call epiphyllums today are actually hybrids of epiphytic cacti species native to the jungles of Central and South America, as well as Mexico. The word epiphyllum in Greek means upon the leaf and the flowers appear to bloom directly on the leaves. Jungle cacti, however, have no leaves; …

Adromischus trigynus - Calico Hearts

Adromischus trigynus - Calico Hearts

The Calico Hearts Plant (Adromischus trigynus) is a small succulent plant native to South Africa. It is an easy to grow plant and with the spotting makes it a very showy succulent. This plant needs full sun, warm temperatures, and a well-drained potting mix. During the growing season (May-October) water …

Sedum burrito - Burrito Burros

Sedum burrito - Burrito Burros

The Burrito Burros Tail is a trailing succulent plant, native to Mexico. The plant creates long drooping tendrils several feet long. It has fat blue-green leaves growing on stems. This succulent will give you wonderful pink blooms in the spring. Burrito Burros Tail makes an excellent indoor plant, particularly …

Cryptanthus - Bronze Mystic Earths Star

Cryptanthus - Bronze Mystic Earths Star

The Bronze Mystic Earths Star (Cryptanthus) is an easy to grow house plant forming rosettes of leaves. The leaves are succulent, with wavy margins and teeth; they are strongly banded in bronze and deep brown. The white flowers appear nested in the center in this plant. Cryptanthus tolerate a temperature …

Tillandsia ionantha - Bonsai Topiary Airplant Tree

Tillandsia ionantha - Bonsai Topiary Airplant Tree

Epiphytic plants are among the most fascinating of all tropicals because they do not require soil to grow. Because there is no soil, watering is, in the main, via humidity. Tillandsias are a group of epiphytic plants that are native to South and Central America. These plants grow without soil in the …

Echeveria - Blue Mexican Rose

Echeveria - Blue Mexican Rose

Echeverias are succulent type plants (similar to cactus) that are extremely easy to grow. Like cactus they prefer sun and a thorough watering when dry. The flowers are spectacular. They are native to Mexico and make easy to grow house plants. …

Mammillaria camptotricha - Bird's Nest Cactus

Mammillaria camptotricha - Bird's Nest Cactus

Scientific Name: Mammillaria decipiens ssp. camptotricha | Synonym: Dolichothele camptotricha, Mammillaria camptotricha, Krainzia decipiens ssp. camptotricha, Neomammillaria camptotricha, Pseudomammillaria camptotricha …

Euphorbia obesa - Baseball Plant

Euphorbia obesa - Baseball Plant

Euphorbia obesa is a peculiar, almost ball shaped dwarf succulent plant that resembles a stone. It can grow to 8 in height with a diameter of 4. It is a single-stemmed, unbranched, firm-bodied plant. The stem is usually 8-angled and grooved. Younger plants have a rounded sea urchin-like shape. The rotund …

Lithops - Living Stone

Lithops - Living Stone

Lithops,(commonly called flowering stones or living stones) are true mimicry plants: their shape, size and color causes them to resemble small stones in their natural surroundings. The plants blend in among the stones as a means of protection. Grazing animals which would otherwise eat them during periods …