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 … | 07.07. 2007
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 … | 06.08. 2007
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 … | 06.07. 2007
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 … | 20.09. 2007
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 … | 04.07. 2007
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 … | 31.08. 2007
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 … | 09.07. 2007
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 … | 30.06. 2007
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 … | 10.07. 2007
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 … | 06.06. 2007
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 … | 01.07. 2007
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 … | 11.07. 2007
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 … | 14.01. 2008
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 … | 06.07. 2007
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 … | 09.07. 2007
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 … | 16.09. 2007
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 … | 05.07. 2007