Category Archives: Succulents

Sansevieria ’Starfish’: Caring for Sansevieria Cylindrica (Cylindrical Snake Plant)

Sansevieria ‘Starfish’ (Sansevieria cylindrica ‘Boncel’) is a succulent plant with short, fat, fleshy cylindrical leaves that taper to a point. This snake plant cultivar has leaves with grayish-green color and bands of darker green marks around the leaves.

Succulent Soil – The Best Potting Soil Mix for Succulent Plants

Best Potting Soil Mix for Succulent Plants

Succulent soil is a combination of potting soil mix, coarse sand, and perlite. Succulent plants growing indoors or outdoors need a potting mix that is different from regular plants. The best type of soil mix for succulents must have excellent drainage without retaining too much moisture. Although you can buy commercial succulent soil, it’s easier and cheaper to make your own.

Haworthia Plant: Caring for The Cactus Like Succulent

haworthia plant care

Haworthia plants are small flowering succulents that look like miniature cacti. Common types of Haworthias, such as the zebra Haworthia or Haworthia attenuata plants, are some of the easiest houseplants to care for. Haworthias are small cactus-like succulents that have clusters of pointed fleshy green leaves that grow in a rosette shape. Similar to other succulents, these low-growing plants need plenty of light and little moisture.

Calandiva Plant – How to Care for Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana ‘Calandiva’

Calandiva plant care

The calandiva plant is a cultivar of the flowering succulent species Kalanchoe blossfeldiana. Calandivas are evergreen perennial plants that produce flowers year after year. The kalanchoe calandiva is a succulent plant with leathery, dark-green leaves, and a mass of showy double flowers that look like roses. Due to the fact it’s easy to care for, the calandiva plant is a popular flowering houseplant.

Kalanchoe Blossfeldiana Plant – Growing Flowering Kalanchoe Succulent as a Houseplant

kalanchoe blossfeldiana

The Kalanchoe blossfeldiana is a flowering succulent plant that is easy to care for indoors. Kalanchoes are perennial plants that flower year after year. The flowering kalanchoe produces blooms that are pink, red, white, yellow and orange. Other names for this succulent houseplant are flaming Katy, florist kalanchoe, Madagascar widow’s-thrill, and Christmas kalanchoe.

Pencil Cactus (Firestick Plant): Succulent Care and Growing Guide

Firestick Plant care

The firestick plant (pencil cactus or Euphorbia tirucalli) is a type of succulent, not a cactus. The firestick succulent is also named pencil cactus, stick cactus, fire plant, pencil plant, and ‘sticks on fire.’ Pictures of the firestick plant show how it gets its name. The succulent has clumps of pencil-like stems exhibiting an orangey-red color that looks like it’s on fire.

Euphorbia Trigona: Caring for African Milk Tree (Euphorbia Cactus / Candelabra Cactus)

african milk tree (euphorbia cactus)

The Candelabra cactus (Euphorbia trigona or Euphorbia cactus) is a type of succulent, not a true species of cactus. Also called the African milk tree, this plant is a tall-growing branching succulent. This leafy cactus-like succulent has a central stem with branches that grow upward. Along the ridges of the stems are thorns and small oval-shaped leaves.

Haworthia Cooperi: Care Guide For The Transparent Succulent

haworthia cooperi care

The Haworthia cooperi is a small rare succulent plant with fleshy translucent leaves. The “see-through” Haworthia cooperi succulent has shiny transparent leaves that grow in a rosette pattern in sandy soil. Depending on the Haworthia cooperi cultivar, the plump leaves can be triangular-shaped or globular.

Haworthia Fasciata (Zebra Haworthia or Zebra Plant): Succulent Care and Growing Guide

The Haworthia fasciata, also called “Zebra Plant” or zebra Haworthia, is a small-growing succulent with a spiky appearance. The common name for this fleshy succulent plant comes from its bumpy white zebra-like markings on the leaves. Although Haworthia fasciata “zebra plant” looks like small cacti or aloe (it is commonly called “zebra cactus”), it is a true type of succulent.

Mother-in-Law’s Tongue (Snake Plant): Care and Growing Guide (Sansevieria Trifasciata)

sansevieria trifasciata snake plant

The mother-in-law’s tongue, also called snake plant or Sansevieria Trifasciata, is a popular houseplant. This hardy indoor succulent plant can survive low light conditions, drought, and some neglect. The snake plant is identified by its long, upright sword-shaped green leaves with yellow margins.