Many cactus plants are considered extremely appealing to decorate the inside of our apartments and homes. It may be unexpected, but these growing conditions offer great potential for cactus flowers to appear.
Zounds do those spikes hurt! Coyote and Roadrunner would have loved watching this video that shows how to repot a cactus without prickling your fingers! Pot size, soil mix, and special trick to go about safely repotting your cactus. Works great for Mammillaria and other cactus (flowering or not). Read more ►
Key Mammillaria facts: Botanical name – Mammillaria spp. Common name – Mammillaria, pillow cactus, cushion cactus, and more depending on the species Family – Cactaceae Type – Cactus Height – 16 inches (40 cm) Use – pot Exposure – light, but without direct light Soil – sandy, gravely, well-drained, dry Planting – spring Flowering – […]
Do you tend to forget watering your plants? Succulents and Cactus are the solution! These plants are virtually care-free. Their many shapes and sizes lend a touch of exotic graphic shapes to your home.
Barbary fig key facts Botanical name – Opuntia ficus‑indica Common names – barbary fig, Mickey Mouse cactus, prickly pear, tree cactus Family – Cactaceae Type – perennial cactus Height – 15 feet (5 m) and more Exposure – full sun Soil – light, well-draining, any pH Hardiness – not hardy (minimum 50°F or 10 °C) […]
The Barbary fig tree or Opuntia ficus-indica is a cactus that grows 6 ½ to 16 feet (2 to 5 meters) tall. Sweet fruit on the flat, paddle-shaped segments covered with bunches of needles are actually chock full of health benefits.
Dry soil, full of rocks, not a nutrient in sight? Seems like a harsh environment where plants can’t grow! Fear not! Just select plants that evolved specifically to thrive in those environments, and compensate for the worst drawbacks with a few astute landscaping tricks. Discover our tips to create an easy and thriving dry garden! […]
Savoring the garden without spending hours mowing or weeding it is the unfulfilled Quest of all gardeners. Though we dream about it all the time, reality must be acknowledged: the perfect zero-maintenance garden doesn’t exist.