Variegated Succulents To Add To Your Plant Collection
Read about some of the pretty variegated species that add beauty and interest to your succulent collection.
Cactus plants are typically associated with desert climates, but both cacti and succulents make excellent landscaping plants nearly anywhere. You can even grow cactus indoors in containers. These plants require little maintenance and are easy to grow. Cactus pests and problems are also minimal but can be dealt with easily with the right cactus plant care. Read on to learn about growing cactus plants.
Read about some of the pretty variegated species that add beauty and interest to your succulent collection.
Rain has the potential to cause damage to our cacti and succulents. However, when planted in proper soil, rainfall may perform as just a deep watering. Read on for more.
Can succulents withstand cold? Succulents and frost don't traditionally go together and can result in damage, but you may be able to save frozen succulents.
Pink succulents may display the color on leaf edges or with streaks or blotches mingled throughout the foliage. Here are our favorites.
If you’re thinking of adding plants to your collection, consider no fuss cacti. Click here for an easy cacti list, even for beginners.
Some succulents can be great options for bathroom decoration. Read on for our top five bathroom succulent ideas.
While garden kits are not the most inexpensive option for growing succulents, they do include everything you’ll need. Grow succulents from seed by using a succulent seed starter kit to learn the process and to check your results.
When you think of succulents you may just envision their unique leaves and stems. But succulents also produce bright and bold flowers in the right conditions. Read on to learn more.
Make sure you have plenty of room for this South African native. It will eventually dwarf all your other plants.
Succulents have been hot decor items in recent years. So a succulent bridal bouquet is a lovely choice for a wedding or other event.
Saucer plants are hard to find but easy to grow houseplants and rockery specimens. Here are a few tips on how to grow them.
Do your potted succulents need a fresh new home? Read on to learn the best ways to repot succulents, and how to know when it’s time.
One way to make succulent displays more eye-catching is by nestling succulent containers inside each other. Click here to learn more.
Succulents are relatively easy plants to grow. A perfect specimen is the Cristatus crinkle leaf plant, which is great for novice gardeners.
If you’re new to growing succulents, you may want to try your hand at the bear paw succulent. Click here to learn more.
Growing a Bishop’s Cap plant is fun, easy, and a great addition to your cactus collection. Click here for more information on this plant.
Growing a Silver Torch cactus plant will provide your home with one of the most stunning examples of these succulents. Click here to learn more.
What are cactus and succulent differences? Are succulents and cacti the same? Click here to find out more.
Growing Cleistocactus cactus is popular in zones 9 through 11. Click here for more info on growing this type of cactus plant.
One of the easier plants to grow is a cactus. There are numerous cacti for beginners from which to choose. Click to learn more about easy to grow cacti.
The most available method for growing cat claw cacti is by seed. Care is minimal and it's highly recommended for beginners.
The orange snowball cactus is appropriate for use as a houseplant or a part of an outdoor display. Click here to get more information.
Rebutia crown cactus is a favorite of many growers, flowering and producing offsets after just a few years. Click here to learn more.
Raised cactus garden beds allow you to have a wide selection of prickly flora without worrying about foot traffic in the area. Click here for more.
Growing Peruvian apple cactus is a simple way to add a beautiful form to the landscape. Click here for information on growing this column cactus.
Interested in growing a Matucana cactus variety? Click here to learn more about these cacti and how to get them to the blossoming stage.
Love elephants? Try growing elephant cacti. While the name elephant cactus (Pachycereus pringlei) may sound familiar, don’t confuse this plant with the more commonly planted Portulacaria elephant bush. Learn more about this interesting cactus plant here.
Think cactus are only heat lovers? Surprisingly, many cacti can tolerate cold weather. What cacti are cold hardy? Click here to find out.
Does your succulent collection include saltwater plants? You might have some and not be aware. Called halophytic succulents, you can learn about them here.
Think cactus are only heat lovers? Surprisingly, there are many cacti that can tolerate cold weather. What cacti are cold hardy? Click here to find out.
For gardeners in dry regions, flowering cactus plants add to the sensory pleasure of the landscape. Click here for ideas on flowering cacti in a bone-dry garden.
Creating a cactus dish garden is a simple and low-maintenance project. But what about its continual care afterward? Learn about cactus dish care here.
As you plan your upcoming Halloween displays, remember to include the latest popular addition, black succulent plants. Learn about them here.
In addition to unusual shapes and forms, there are many succulent colors. Want some more color in your life? Click here for more info.
What are the benefits of succulents? It is difficult to list them all, but click the following article for bonuses to growing these plants.
Mermaid succulent plants get their common name from their appearance. If you must have one, click here to learn more information.
There are succulents for dark spaces that exist, those places of low light considered uninhabitable for the sunny varieties. Click here to learn more.
In this Beginner’s Guide to Succulents, you’ll find information on succulent plant care and tips for keeping these plants healthy and happy.
Purple cacti varieties aren’t exactly rare but are unique enough to capture one’s attention. Some of these may have purple pads while others have purple flowers. If you’re interested in growing purple cacti, click the following article to learn about the different varieties available.
If you’re a gardener who enjoys fun bright colors, you should try growing Desert Gems cacti. These succulents have been dressed up in flashy colors. Although their colors are not true to the plant, the tones certainly add flair. For more information, click here.
Growing succulents in the shade isn't ideal for most varieties, but a prized few will actually flourish in low light situations. Click here to learn more.
Among the easiest of pants to grow are succulents. They are perfect for new gardeners and require little special care. However, some problems with these plants will occur. Knowing how to revive succulents is an important part of their care. Learn more here.
If you want succulents without shopping or shipping fees, consider splitting succulent plants. When your plants have outgrown their pots or put out lots of babies, it’s time to divide your succulents. Click here to learn more about dividing a succulent plant.
There are many wild foods available if one knows what to look for. However, is cactus edible? There are, in fact, many types of edible cacti available. Click the following article for more information on edible cacti.
Succulents are among some of the easiest plants to grow and often recommended for novice gardeners because of their low maintenance care. However, a major issue for these plants is that of root rot. To learn more about managing succulent root rot, click here.
Also known as Texas root rot or ozonium root rot, cotton root rot is a nasty fungal disease that can affect several highly susceptible members of the cactus family. Click on the following article to learn more about cotton root rot in cactus.
As succulent plants gain popularity, so do the ways in which we grow and display them. One such way is growing succulents on a wall. This article provides information on different ways to grow a vertical succulent garden. Click here to learn more.
Well-loved for their unusual forms and known for their spiny stems, gardeners can become unnerved when faced with broken cactus spines. Click this article to learn what to do, if anything, for a cactus without spines and find out if these spines will regrow.
Making a Zen garden with succulents is another way home gardeners are growing these plants inside the home. A mini Zen garden with just a couple of plants leaves plenty of room for sand in which to doodle and create a basic design. Click here to learn more.
For those having problems getting succulent cuttings to sprout roots in soil, there is another option. While not guaranteed to be successful, you can try rooting succulents in water. Water root propagation has reportedly worked well for some. Learn more about it here.
Your cacti are established and settled into your beds and containers, flowering on a regular basis. Once you’re getting regular flowers, you may wonder what to do with spent blooms and ask should cactus blooms be deadheaded? Find the answer in the following article.
What is a fairy garden? It’s a way adults can release their inner child, gardeners can express themselves creatively, and children can be introduced to plants. Succulent plants are a fun, easy, and low maintenance way to create a fairy garden. Click here to learn more.
Can you eat succulents? Maybe you’ve not heard that one yet, but it never hurts to be prepared with an answer. You may even be surprised at the answer. Research indicates that there are several types of succulents you can eat. Take a look at edible succulents in this article.
One of the easiest groups of plants to grow are succulents. However, what does it mean if your succulents have droopy leaves? Succulents react differently than other types of plants when they are too dry. To learn more about droopy leaved succulent plants, click here.
You may be surprised that someone would even ask “can succulents grow in water.” Not only has the question been asked, it seems some succulents can actually grow well in water. Learn about growing soilless succulent plants in the following article.
Succulents attract a diverse group of growers. Some tips and tricks have emerged that other gardeners may not be familiar with, like using honey as a succulent rooting aid. What results have they seen from using this unconventional trick? Find out here.
If you desire a houseplant with limited maintenance, cacti are a great choice. Many varieties are available. Yellow cactus plants grow happily indoors, as well as cactus with yellow flowers. Click here to learn more about yellow cactus color in these plants.
Feeling blue? Then why not try growing blue cacti to lift your spirits. Blue varieties of cactus are not as common as green, but they do occur and offer a unique opportunity to add another tone against your green plants. To learn more on blue cacti varieties, click here.
Succulent plants are among the most diverse and varied groups of flora. They come in a tremendous number of hues and colors, one of which is blue. Blue succulents can create a perfect foil for other varieties in your garden or home. Click here for more information.
There are pink tinted cactus and those that just have pink blooms. If you’re thinking of growing a different type of cactus in your landscape or as a houseplant, consider those that are pink. This article will help get you started.
You may have red succulents and not be aware because they are still green. Or perhaps you bought red succulents and now they’ve reverted to green. Most red succulent varieties begin with a green color and turn red from some type of stress. Click here to learn more.
The color red is one of the most impactful and eye-catching colors out there. Although you would expect to see it in flowers, it’s somewhat rare in the succulent family, especially in cacti plants. To learn about a few cacti options with red characteristics, click here.
Orange has become a very popular color these days. It is a warm, cheerful color. Can you have an orange cactus plant? There are various orange cacti varieties available to achieve this effect. To learn more about these cacti, click here.
Getting a succulent to flower is an additional bonus from this already wonderful plant. Yet, learning how to make succulents bloom is somewhat different from getting blossoms on other plants. Click here to look at ways to encourage timely succulent flowering.
Many of us bring cacti indoors for winter. By doing so, we may be creating conditions where cactus won’t bloom. Too much water, too much heat, and not enough bright light provide reasons that answer “why doesn’t my cactus flower.” Learn more here.
If you’re fairly new to growing succulent plants and wish to expand their numbers, consider succulent pups. What are succulent pups, you may ask? Click this article to learn more about what these are and what to do with succulent pups.
One option for adding to your collection is growing succulents from seed. While many wouldn’t be intimidated by starting other plants in this manner, we may be unsure of how to sow succulent seeds. Or we might even wonder if it’s possible. Find out in this article.
All succulent plants and cacti have the capability to bloom at some point, but location and conditions have to be just right. Proceed in the right way to get the most beautiful, long-lasting bloom. This article will help with caring for flowers on a succulent plant.
We often purchase succulent plants that are improperly labeled and, sometimes, there is no label at all. One such situation can occur when we buy agave or aloe, which look similar but it is easy to get them confused. Click here to learn more about aloe and agave differences.
One of the great things about growing succulent plants is the lack of pests they attract. While pests are fewer on these plants, they may still sometimes attack. Take a look into cactus and succulent pests and learn how to get rid of them in this article.
With the increasing popularity of succulent plants and cacti, some are wondering about growing cacti from seed. Successful cactus seed germination results in more plants to expand your collection. Learn about cactus seed germination in this article.
It is sometimes difficult to set a definite planting date with the fluctuating weather patterns we’ve experienced in recent years, especially with succulents. But a few guidelines apply and we should use when them when planting a Southwest succulent garden. Lean more here.
While our times of freezing and snow are limited, excessive rainfall and scorching temperatures affect growing succulents in the South. Learn the best way to grow warm climate succulents and when to plant them in the Southeast here.
Succulent plants adorn the landscape in many areas. They grow in warm spots where you’d expect to find them but those of us with cold winters have different issues and decisions to make about which to grow and when to plant in cold climates. Learn more here.
Succulents are growing everywhere, many in containers, but the number of succulent beds in the landscape is growing as well. If you want one in your yard, but think it’s not possible because of where you live, click here for tips on when to plant in northwestern U.S. regions.
Keeping succulents alive through winter is possible, and not complicated once you learn what they need. Overwintering soft succulents indoors is the best way to ensure they live if you're in an area with cold winters. This article will help get you started.
You may have heard of cresting succulents or even own a succulent plant with a crested succulent mutation. Perhaps, you’re wondering what is a crested succulent? We’ll explain how this mutation happens to a succulent plant in this article.
Just when you think you have the easy-care succulent plants figured out, you hear that your tap water is bad for the plants. Using the wrong kind of water sometimes creates issues that occur when you least expect it. Learn more about what kind of water to use here.
As home gardeners begin growing succulent plants, they’re told to use a fast-draining soil. Succulent potting soil needs adequate drainage to keep water from remaining on the shallow roots of these plants for any length of time. Learn more in this article.
Curious about when is the best succulent planting time? We’ll answer your question of “when do I plant succulents and cacti” and add some tips on keeping your new plantings healthy and happy in this article. Click here for more information.
Planting a succulent bed in your garden is tricky. Careful consideration is necessary about which plants to use, where to locate the garden, and how to protect the plants from the elements. One thing you can do first is prepare the soil. This article will help with that.
More often these days, indoor gardeners are experimenting with growing succulents. They’re realizing there’s quite a bit of difference between growing succulents and the traditional houseplants. One of these differences is feeding succulents and cacti. Learn more here.
Growing succulents as houseplants is becoming more popular with indoor gardeners. Many of these same gardeners are not aware of cold hardy succulents to grow outside. This article provides information on cold hardy succulents for outdoor growing.
There are many reasons for pruning succulent plants. Cactus care and pruning is sometimes similar and usually discussed when advising how to prune a succulent. Click here to learn more about succulent plant pruning and the reasons for doing so.
Watering succulent plants is likely the essential part of growing them, so we want to get it right. Learn the correct way to water them here.
Succulents are well suited to the confines of a potted environment, but caring for these plants properly is crucial. Get tips here.
When it comes to drought tolerant plants, most succulents win the prize. That said, mature plants and those in low light result in leggy succulent plants. If you want to know what to do if succulents grow too tall, this article will help with care and prevention.
Keeping cactus is an exercise in patience. Their very presence in the landscape or home make them feel like cornerstone plants in your environment. That?s why it?s so important to recognize the onset of cactus diseases like stem and branch rot. Learn more here.
Even the best gardeners may find a succulent plant just suddenly dies on them. The plant might be monocarpic. What are monocarpic succulents? Click this article for some monocarpic succulent information so you can feel better about the demise of the plant.
Marmorata refers to a distinctive marbling pattern on the stems or leaves of a plant. In the plant trade, marbled patterns are unique and add interest to the plant. Learn how to grow marmorata succulents here and enjoy up close and personal this interesting anomaly.
Because succulents do not like wet environments, a few tips and adjustments to the traditional terrarium are required. Click this article to find out how to make a succulent terrarium that will keep the little plants happy and healthy.
Opuntia are lovely cactus plants that can be planted in an outdoor desert garden or kept as a houseplant. Unfortunately, there are several common diseases that can attack these beautiful plants. One of the most serious diseases is cactus sunscald. Learn more here.
Succulents, like all plants, are susceptible to pest infestations. Sometimes, the pests are readily visible and at other times difficult to see, but their damage is obvious. An example of this is succulent mite damage. Learn more succulent mites in this article.
You can go to almost any store and purchase a mix of live cacti and succulents. By the time you purchase them, they could have been severely neglected, watered improperly and sitting on death's doorstep because of Dreschlera fungus. Learn more here.
Cacti are susceptible to a number of rot diseases, just like any other plant. While oftentimes cactus rot diseases are caused by too much water and humidity, this article will specifically discuss Erwinia soft rot in cactus plants.
Fusarium oxyporum is the name of a fungus that can affect a wide range of plants. It's common in vegetables, but it's also a real problem with cacti. Click here to learn more about signs of fusarium wilt in cactus plants and methods for treating fusarium on cacti.
Longhorn beetles on cacti won't eat the plant, but their young can cause some damage. Cactus longhorn beetles live in the southwestern United States, especially in the Sonoran Desert. Learn more about these insects and their possible control in this article.
Root knot nematodes are very common among most cactus species. This article has more information about how to detect cactus root nematodes and the best methods for managing nematodes in cactus roots.
Cacti ought to be some of the easiest plants to grow. Unfortunately, it?s hard to accept just how little maintenance they really need, and plenty of cactus owners accidentally kill them with kindness by watering them too much. Learn more in this article.
Fungal lesions on cacti may be caused by any number of fungal types, but the important things to note are what causes them to colonize and how to prevent their damage. Use the information from this article to help minimize or alleviate this damage.
If you have prickly pear or cholla cacti in your landscape, you've probably been confronted with a cottony white mass on the surface of the plants. This may be a tell-tale sign of the presence of cochineal scale bugs. Learn more in this article.
Gardeners must be ever vigilant when it comes to diseases on their plants. Often, a speedy diagnosis can help prevent more damage. This is the case with scab of cactus. What is cactus scab? Learn more in the article that follows.
Even in summer toasty regions of Arizona, temperatures can dip down to below 32 degrees Fahrenheit (0 C.) in winter. This can result in freeze damage to cacti. Can a frozen cactus be saved? Learn what to do for a cactus damaged by cold in this article.
A fairly common problem occurs when a cactus becomes yellow on the most sun-exposed side of the plant. Can a cactus plant get sunburned? If so, is there a cactus sunburn treatment? Click this article to learn more about caring for a sunburned cactus.
Cacti seem to be hardy and fairly resistant to problems, but fungal diseases in cactus can be a major issue. An example of this is anthracnose fungus in cactus. Is there any effective cactus anthracnose control? Find out about treating anthracnose in cactus here.
Occasionally, mature cactus plants have to be moved. Moving cacti in the landscape, especially large specimens, can be a challenge. The following article contains tips on how to transplant a cactus without harm to you or the plant.
For some gardeners, rodents feeding on cactus can become a serious problem. Poison is one option, but you take the risk of harming birds and wildlife. If you're wondering how to keep rodents away from cactus, click this article for a few suggestions.
How often do you need to water a cactus plant? There is more to how to water a cactus than the timing. You also need the correct soil porosity, container drainage, site conditions and time of year. This article provides more information on watering cactus plants.
As long as an object can hold the soil, drain well and evaporate excess water, it can probably hold a succulent. Let's investigate some unusual containers for succulents and see what kind of creative setting you can find for your plants. Learn more here.
Wondering how to fertilize a cactus plant can present a bit of a dilemma, because the first question that comes to mind is "Does a cactus need fertilizer, really?". Find out and learn more about fertilizing cactus plants.
Succulents are a group of plants with one of the most diverse forms, colors, and blooms. Click this article for some fun succulent plant info so you can get started collecting the myriad of varieties available in this special class of plant.
Cacti are amazing plants with unique adaptations that allow them to thrive in inhospitable terrain. One of these adaptations is spines such as glochids. Learn more about plants with glochids in this article and how to get rid of them.
It might surprise you to find that cacti can and do need to be pruned now and then. Cactus pruning is not always necessary and when to prune a cactus plant will depend upon why you are trimming it. Learn more in this article.
Cacti are low maintenance plants for the home with a ton of character and a vast array of form. Many gardeners ask "should I repot my cactus?" Read here for tips on how to repot a cactus and do it without spending the rest of the day picking spines out of your hands.
The three common holiday cacti, named for time of year the blooms appear, include Thanksgiving cactus, Christmas cactus and Easter cactus. All three are easy to grow and have similar growth habits and care requirements. Learn more here.
Xerophyte desert plants are a perfect example of adapted plants. Gardening with xerophytes allows you to exploit their special characteristics, and this article will help you learn more about them.
Grafting cactus plants is a straightforward method of propagation which even a novice gardener can try. Different species work better with different methods but a brief cactus grafting guide follows with basic instructions on how to graft a cactus in this article.
One of the easiest methods of plant propagation is by removing cactus pups. Many species of cactus are known for growing cactus pups, which carry the identical characteristics of the parent. Learn how to remove cactus pups on plants in this article.
Cactus potting soil can enhance drainage, increase evaporation and provide the dry conditions that cacti favor. What is cactus mix? Learn more in this article. Click here for additional information.
Cactus problems may range from sucking pests, like whitefly, to common rots from bacteria or fungal disease. One of the telltale signs of a problem is a soft, mushy cactus. Learn more in this article.
It can be frustrating to find one of your prized cactus plants leaking sap. Do not let this put you off, however. Take a look at reasons for sap leaking from a cactus plant in this article and how to fix the issue.
Succulent garden design is appropriate for warm, temperate, and even cold-season locations. Learn a little about how to plan an outdoor succulent garden in the article that follows.
Cacti and succulents make outstanding landscaping plants. They require little maintenance, grow in a variety of climates, and are easy to care for and grow. Get tips on growing cacti outdoors in this article.
If you are someone who has always been partial to hanging baskets, yet you like cacti and succulent plants, you might be wondering, "What are my choices?". There are plenty, and this article will help.
Growing cacti and succulents can be an addictive pastime! There are a number of varieties that can be easily grown and cared for. This article focuses on growing cactus and succulent plants indoors.
There are quite a few ways to take cuttings off succulent plants, so it's no wonder why it may seem intimidating. Read here to get information on cacti and succulent propagation.
Succulent plants are not only easy to care for but provide a wealth of intriguing shapes and stunning colors. Read this article to learn more about these plants and how to grow them nearly anywhere.