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Echeveria elegans (Mexican Snowball) Growing Guide

Even for inexperienced gardeners, Mexican Snowball is an easy, attractive succulent to grow in sunny spots in your house or landscape. Learn how to grow this succulent here.

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How To Grow and Care For The Paddle Plant (Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora)

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

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How To Grow and Care For a Panda Plant (Kalanchoe tomentos)

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

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Hens and Chicks Plant: How to Grow and Care For

Since the 1980s, a hens and chicks plant has been growing on an old tree stump in my grandmother’s flower bed in Indiana, USDA zone 6. It has survived forty years or more despite annual snowstorms, without any maintenance, fertilizer, or even soil to grow in.  Sempervivum is just as attractive as it is resilient, … Read more

Mother of Thousands succulent on top of a wooden table

Mother of Thousands – Kalanchoe daigremontiana Care and Growing Guide

Many people have a love-hate relationship with their mother, so it makes sense that Mother of Thousands, Kalanchoe daigremontiana, is considered both a charming and beloved houseplant and a toxic invasive weed. Its bluish-green foliage is eye-catching, mainly because it grows dozens of adorable baby plantlets along the edges of its leaves. Once they fall … Read more