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Carnegia gigantea - Saguaro Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

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 …

The Cattleyas and Their Relatives Other / Books

The Cattleyas and Their Relatives: The Debatable Epidendrums

The Debatable Epidendrums | In this supplement to his celebrated series of books on the Cattleya alliance of orchids, Carl Withner joins with Patricia Harding to explore the debatable epidendrums. Carl Linnaeus established the genus Epidendrum in 1753 to include the mostly epiphytic orchid plants being …

Pleiospilos bolusii - Living Rock Cactus Plants / Sukulents, Cactuses

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), …

Dendrocalamus strictus - Iron Bamboo Plants / Grass, Grasses

Dendrocalamus strictus - Iron Bamboo

Iron Bamboo is the common name for the genus and species Dendrocalamus strictus. Native to India, it is unique in that it is thick-walled, often solid, and probably the strongest bamboo in the world. Max. Height: 60 feet; Max. Diameter: 5 inches; Min. Temperature: 25º F …

Sansevieria trifasciata - Snake Plant Plants / Perennials

Sansevieria trifasciata - Snake Plant

Sansevierias or as they are commonly called Snake Plants or Mother-in-laws Tongue have a rich history of folklore and new science. These plants have a rich history of cultivation. In China, it was kept as a treasured houseplant because the Eight Gods bestowed their eight virtues on those who grew them. …

How to Divide Hostas? Plants / Perennials

Hosta lancifolia

Early Spring is the best time of year to dig your hostas up and divide them. Usa a garden fork and loosen the soil gently right around the hosta clump then gently place your fork in below the clump and lift it up give it a shake with the fork to loosen the soil. I prefer to wash the clump this serves …

Euonymus europaeus - European spindle Plants / Deciduous Shrubs

Euonymus europaeus - European spindle

Scientific names: Euonymus europaea, Euonymus vulgaris Euonymus europaeus (spindle, European spindle, common spindle) is a species of flowering plant in the family Celastraceae, native to much of Europe, where it inhabits the edges of forest, hedges and gentle slopes, tending to thrive on nutrient-rich, …