Lacking the spines that most Agaves possess, the Agave Attenuata has 2 feet wide leaves that are soft green or gray green. The leaves are somewhat translucent with no spines. Originating from Mexico, the Agave Attenuata grows well in partial sun and will tolerate seaside conditions. In the spring the Agave Attenuata blossoms into greenish yellow on spikes that can reach between 12-24 feet long. It can be grown in moist or dry soils (looks best with regular watering) but, it will not take frosts below 28 °F. You can protect this particular Agave with a frost cloth. Although it may
Hoyas are adaptable, climbing plants found in South East Asia through Australia. The majority grow as vines to shrubs. Most are epiphytic or plants that grow on another plant, like a tree. One Hoya in particular is a good choice for beginner gardeners who prefer low maintenance plants. With its beautiful heart-shaped leaves, the Hoya kerri is commonly known as “Sweetheart Plant” or “Sweetheart Hoya.” This unique Hoya has succulent leaves that cascade to long, twinning stems. There are many varieties of Hoya kerri such as the variegated version called Hoya kerri “Variegata” or “Variegated Heart Leaf Wax flower.” Hoya
The "Christmas Cactus" (Schlumbergera bridesii hybrid) belongs to a group of epiphytic cacti native to South America. You may see these vibrant blooming succulents during the holidays, yet you can grow and enjoy the “Christmas Cactus” throughout the year. To ensure that you will have a collection of " Christmas Cactus," you can try to propagate cuttings. Although the "Christmas Cactus" is difficult to propagate, you can follow this propagation guide: Break off a piece of the plant that is about 4 to 5 inches long. Put the cutting in the soil to a depth of at least ¾ of an inch. Plant
Here's what you can do to help your Christmas Cactus bloom. This plant needs a temperature range of 55-70 degrees F. If temperatures rise higher or lower, then you may encounter blooming problems. The amount of light (or more specifically darkness) it receives will affect the blooming. To make sure your Christmas cactus blooms in time for Christmas, you must keep your cactus in an area that is cool and dry during mid-September to mid-November until flower buds appear. During this time, the Christmas cactus should not receive more than 11 hours of light during the day. It needs to be in
Euphorbias contain thousands of species originating mainly from tropical and subtopical areas except from Antarctica. All Euphorbias possess two major defining features: 1) flowers are very reduced, and possess neither petals nor sepals and 2) the white poisonous sap, latex, which is found inside the stem. Another "perfect indoor succulent" A popular choice for contemporary gardens is the Euphorbia trigona or commonly known as "African Milk Tree." Originating from western Africa, this plant grows up to six feet tall as a spiny shrub-like tree. Small yellowish flowers form alongside the upper ridges of the plant. Verstalie and low-maintenance, the "African Milk Tree"