The Fishbone Cactus (also known as the Zigzag Cactus) originates in the jungle unlike the cacti you are probably used to, and it’s care needs are quite unique when compared to its desert dwelling cousins.
Don’t let its name, its tooth-shaped leaves, or the row of tiny tooth-like spines running along the edge of each leaf fool you. Tiger tooth aloe is a real pussycat of a plant. Its spikes are softer than they look, and as far as daily care is concerned, this plant is as independent as a … Read more
Healthy paddle plant looks a bit like a head of red romaine lettuce in succulent form. Also known by the nickname “flapjacks,” due to its orderly layers of flat fleshy leaves, this succulent is easy to grow indoors or outdoors. If you have a sunny spot and want to fill it with a resilient, low-maintenance, … Read more
Succulents are an amazingly diverse category of plants. The word “succulent” doesn’t refer to a particular family of plants; it refers to a wide variety of different families of plants that evolved to have fleshy leaves that store a lot of water, to help them survive droughts and other harsh environmental conditions. That adaptation also … Read more
Succulents might not be the first plants that come to mind when you’re considering ground cover options, but regardless of your specific needs there’s a good chance there’s a Sedum that will work for you. Sedums come in a wide variety of attractive colors, often produce flowers, have a good spreading habit, require minimal maintenance, … Read more
It isn’t as strange as it seems that the panda plant—a bushy perennial succulent from Madagascar—is named after an animal from China. Kalanchoe tomentos got its nickname from its chubby paw-shaped leaves, which are covered in a light velvety fur, and studded along the edge with reddish brown claws. Unlike pandas, panda plants can be … Read more