The Stapelia flower or Carrion flower aka starfish plant belongs to the family, Asclepiadaceae, the same family as the milkweed plant.These interesting, exotic succulent plants are a member of the genus Stapelia, which grows naturally in South Africa, in the tropical regions.There are about ninety members of this succulent plant group.
Category Cactus - Succulents
In general, cacti will graft pretty easily. Some interesting forms can be produced and created, since almost any two cacti can be successfully grafted.Once you see a few grafted plants, many beginners like to try their hand at grafting and learning the basic techniques.With a little practice anyone can become quite good grafting their own plants and making some unique looking forms.
The post looks at the care for succulents. The focus is on the scenario where the succulent may be dying due to under-watering. You may ask if they are planted in the right soil and what is the best soil for succulents?It discusses various aspects of the succulents and attempts to analyze the visual clues regarding the succulents’ health.
Cactus and succulents are popular plants for small areas indoors and out, growing them is a fun hobby. Generally they do not take up lots of room, with many types to collect.Cactus and succulents are some of the easiest plants to propagate – no special chemicals or hormones required, soil is sometimes an option.
Acanthocalycium cactus (a-kanth-oh-ka-LEE-see-um) is a genus of decorative cactus species known for their colorful abundant blooms.The genus belongs to the family Cactaceae and native to the humid warmth northern region of Argentina, South America primarily in the province of Cordoba.Compared to other cacti species within the family, the genus Acanthocalycium is easily identifiable from the large areolas with spines.
Conophytum Koh-no-FY-tum is native to South Africa and are in the miniature succulent plant types group.They have a wide range of colors, textures, and forms.Usually, these grow in mats or form clusters, but some of them prefer solitary growth.Their bodies are sometimes windowed, warty, or velvety, lined or spotted, cylindrical, oblong or conical.
Dudleya farinosa dud-lee-yuh, far-ih-NOH-suh is a succulent type plant from the stonecrop family Crassulaceae.It’s known by many common names including:Powdery dudleyaBluff lettucePowdery liveforeverNorth Coast DudleyaSea lettuce (don’t confuse with sea algae genus Ulva).These coastal bluffs are native to coastlines in Oregon and some parts of northern California and are part of The Jepson Manual.
These days, its hard to find any pinterest board or home decor inspiration blog and NOT see succulents featured in some way. Like this collection.These hardy cactus-like plants have become trendy in a big way and can compliment any space or decor.Related: How To Start Succulents From Leaf Cuttings Want to take advantage of this botanical trend but lacking a green thumb?
You’ve probably seen plenty of Notocactus. These small ball or barrel-shaped plants are among the most popular household cacti.Notocactus scopa pronounced nee-oh-no-to-KAK-tus sko-puh , is one of the cactus plants typically referred to by the common name – ball cactus.Ball cacti is also sometimes called the “silver ball cactus” or simply the “silver ball.
Dischidia nummularia (dis-KID-ee-uh num-ew-LAH-ree-uh) which also carries the common names of “string of nickels” or “button orchid” and is one of over 80 species of Dischidia.The Dischidia nummularia plant comes from the Apocynaceae (a-pos-ih-NAY-see-ee) family and is a:TropicalClimbingViningSucculent tender perennialDischidia plants grow much like epiphytic orchids, supported by branches and tree trunks.
Frithia pulchra FRITH-ee-uh PUL-kruh are succulent perennials belonging to the family Aizoaceae.These rare plants have an extremely low growth habit, are very adaptable, and thrive in their harsh native grasslands.Frithia grows naturally in a small area of South Africa on very rocky grasslands which receive an abundance of rain in the summer and are cold and dry in the winter.
Faucaria tigrina (fow-KAR-ee-uh tig-REE-nuh) the Tiger’s Jaw is a succulent which belongs to the Aizoaceae family.Native to South America, these plants were first introduced to Europe in the 1790s.Like most other succulent plants, they have thick and fleshy leaves.The inside margins of the foliage have spikes on adjacent sides – making the leaves look like open jaws of an animal.
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 usually have 1 pair of leaves, the margaretae has 2-4 pairs of leaves.It is native to areas of South Africa such as southern Namibia around Warmbad and Northern Cape areas and is associated with dry, arid regions which receive minimal to no rainfall throughout the year.
When you think of cactus, you naturally think of thorns, but did you know cacti have two types of thorns?Some are the large, sharp, visible spikes you avoid if you simply don’t touch cactus.Others are tiny, fine, hair-like, barbed spines growing in tiny whorls on certain types of cactus.These spines are called glochids, and you may encounter them even if you don’t touch a cactus.
Mammillaria Cristata Mam-mil-AR-ee-uh, Kris-TAY-tuh is a succulent plant with a distinctive shape.It forms tight clumps of ascending and erect columnar stems, which resembles a brain or worms.This Mammillaria cactus species belongs to the family of Cactaceae and is a native to Central Mexico.The scientific name of this plant is Mammillaria Elongata f.
The cactus flower, it can be difficult to get spiky desert cactus to bloom when you keep them as houseplants.The reason is that cactus plants need desert-like conditions to stimulate good blooming.In this article, we share tips to help you create the right environment to stimulate both desert and holiday cacti to bloom.
Dragon fruit flower, also called Pitaya pit-EYE-ah , is an exotic fruit cactus with colorful leaves, flowers, and fruits.Pitaya typically refers to the fruit of a genus columnar – Stenocereus which has a prominent exterior with scaly spikes.The fruiting cactus is native to various regions of Central America and South America and is cultivated in Colombia, Florida, Australia, Mexico, the Caribbean, Southeast Asia, Thailand, and tropical and subtropical parts of the world.
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii jim-no-kal-LISS-ee-um me-han-oh-VIK-ee-eye is one of the most unusual window garden cacti and has become a common sight anywhere that sells cacti & succulent plants.You may hear it called its common names including:HibotanOriental Moon CactusMutant cactusChin cactusMoon cacti belong to the Gymnocalycium genus of globular cacti found in South America, Argentina in particular.
Elephant Bush 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 and the Limpopo Province from the Eastern Cape northward it’s found growing in dry, rocky slopes.At first sight, many often think ‘afra’ is a mini Crassula ovata (dwarf jade plant) because of their similar appearance.
Anacampseros rufescens an-ak-KAM-ser-os, roo-FES-enz is a slow-growing succulent belonging to the relatively new Anacampserotaceae family of plants.It’s native to Southern Africa, often growing as a small undershrub or a spreading herb.Anacampseros rufescens is commonly called sand rose due to its colorful rosettes of succulent leaves.
At one time or another – perhaps in childhood – all of us have seen or owned a plump green rosette of rubbery maroon-tipped leaves known as “hens and chicks” or, to be more specific, Sempervivum.Besides, most gardens can claim some little rubber-leafed creeper called stonecrop or sedum.Few of us, however, have enjoyed or even realized the fascinating range and beauty included in these two plant groups.