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Cactus - Succulents

Learn Thimble Cactus Care

Mammillaria gracilis mam-mil-AR-ee-uh, GRASS-il-is is an attractive succulent native to Central Mexico.The Mammillaria plant genus has around 300 species of highly variable forms.A highly prized cactus succulent among collectors and gardeners, mammillaria gracilis fragilis is loved for their desirable traits in cultivation, visually appealing appearance and are generally treated as houseplants.

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Growing Hatiora Salicornioides: Caring For Dancing Bones Cactus

The Hatiora salicornioides is a unique, decorative houseplant native to South America.It’s an epiphytic cactus-like Rhipsalis, which means it can grow on other plants.Hatiora Salicornioides Quick Care GuideBotanical Name: Hatiora salicornioides – hat-ee-OR-uh sal-eye-korn-ee-OY-deez Common Names: Dancing Bones Cactus, Drunkard’s Dream, Spice Cactus, Bottle CactusFamily & Origin: Cactaceae – South AmericaGrowability: Easy growing and careGrow Zone: USDA Hardiness zone 9-11Size: Up to 20″ inches tallFlowering: Yellow flowers on the tips – March – MayLight: Bright morning and evening indirect lightTemperature: Room temperatures of 72° degrees FahrenheitSoil: Cactus mix with optimal drainageWater: Allow soil to dry out slightly between wateringFertilizer: Liquid fertilizer during growing seasonPests & Diseases: More cultural problems than insect attacksPropagation: CuttingsGrooming: Trim back if plants grows too largeUses: Potted as a stand alone specimenCaring For Hatiora SalicornioidesThe name pronounced as hat-ee-OR-uh sal-eye-korn-ee-OY-deez and belongs to the Cactaceae family of cacti, another synonym is Hatiora bambusoides.
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How To Grow Astrophytum Asterias

Astrophytum asterias ass-troh-FY-tum ass-TEER-ee-as is a cactus with a disc-shaped body and multiple ribs with white scales.Due to its distinct appearance, the plant has several common names:Sand dollar cactusSea urchin cactusStar cactusAstrophytum asterias is part of the Cactaceae family and the Astrophytum genus.
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Pachyphytum Compactum Care: Growing The Little Jewel Succulent Plant

Pachyphytum compactum (pak-ee-FY-tum kom-PAK-tum) is a perennial succulent plant from the family Crassulaceae.The genus Pachyphytum, literally means “thick leaves” in Greek. The hardy succulent is native to Mexico, specifically the states of Queretaro and Hidalgo.Pachyphytum compactum features short stems and tightly branched leaves forming a closely-set rosette near the top.
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How To Make The Best Cactus Soil Mix

Growing and propagating your own cactus and succulent plants is a very rewarding process. There’s a lot to love about potted plants of cactus and succulents – they have an unusual and diverse range of growth forms.First, you have the desert cactus, the most popular type that immediately springs to mind whenever anyone mentions “cactus.
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How To Care For Aptenia Cordifolia

Aptenia cordifolia (ap-TEE-nee-uh kor-dif-FOLE-ee-uh) is a succulent perennial and member of the Fig-marigold family Aizoaceae along with mid-day flowers and baby toes succulent.The Aptenia cordifolia plant hails from South Africa in the rainfall regions and the coastal areas in the Eastern Cape of Africa.
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Learn How To Grow Blue Candle Cactus (Myrtillocactus Geometrizans)

Myrtillocactus Geometrizans (mir-til-oh-KAK-tus, jee-oh-MET-rih-zans), also known by the scientific names of:Cereus GeometrizansMyrtillocactus GrandiareolatusMyrtillocactus Geometrizans (Mart. Ex Pfeiff.)It is a member of the family Cactaceae and the best-known species of the genus Myrtillocactus.Myrtillocactus comes from the Greek word myrtillus, which means small myrtle, and cactus.
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Graptoveria Opalina Care: Growing The Opalina Succulent

One of the most popular cultivars of Graptoveria (grap-toh-VER-ree-uh), ‘Opalina’ was created in 1988 by California-based succulent breeder Robert Grim and became an instant sensation.It’s a hybrid of Graptopetalum amethystinum and Echeveria colorata var. Colorata and is closely related to another of Grim’s hybrids, ‘Blush’.
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Parodia Cactus Care: How To Grow The Ball Cactus

Commonly called ball cactus due to its shape, Parodia par-ROH-dee-uh is a large genus of flowering cactus plants and belong to the family Cactaceae.While most commonly appearing in a globular shape, these cacti also come in barrel shapes.The genus Parodia consists of around 50 species of showy bluish-green columnar cacti.
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Rebutia Cactus Care: Growing Tips For The Crown Cactus

Rebutia fiebrigii ray-BEW-tee-uh, fi-BREE-gil is an interesting little flowering cactus. This South American plant belongs to the genus Rebutia.In the wild, Rebutia cacti are found in the hills and mountains of Argentina and BoliviaIt’s an ornamental plant popular for its flowers.It produces an abundance of colorful petals covering its spherical growth.
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Mammillaria Plumosa Care: How to Grow Feather Cactus

Mammillaria plumosa (mam-mil-AR-ee-uh plum-OH-suh) is a member of the plant family Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-eye) hailing from Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The plant is commonly referred to as Feather Cactus because of its soft, downy appearance.In its native environment, Mammillaria plumosa is a perennial. If planted outdoors away from its home desert, these cacti are best used as annuals.
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Learn Thimble Cactus Care

Mammillaria gracilis mam-mil-AR-ee-uh, GRASS-il-is is an attractive succulent native to Central Mexico.The Mammillaria plant genus has around 300 species of highly variable forms.A highly prized cactus succulent among collectors and gardeners, mammillaria gracilis fragilis is loved for their desirable traits in cultivation, visually appealing appearance and are generally treated as houseplants.
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Melocactus Care: Growing The Turk’s Cap Cactus

Melocactus mel-oh-KAK-tus is a genus of cacti belonging to the Cactaceae family and native to the Caribbean.This genus has about 30 – 40 species of which Melocactus matanzanus is the most popular variety, was initially named Cactus Melocactus in 1753 by Swedish botanist, Carl Linnaeus.The common name Turks Cap refers to the wool-covered sphere at the top of the plant which resembles the traditional Turkish fez hat popular during the Ottoman rule.
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