Category Archives: Succulents

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.

How to Care for Succulents: Growing Succulents and Keeping Them Alive

how to grow succulents

Succulents are a large group of ornamental plants that have thick fleshy leaves. Most types of succulents adapt well to indoor environments and grow well in bright sunlight. Placed on a sunny windowsill, succulent plants can grow for many years with only minimal care. Succulents also thrive outdoors where some species can survive cold temperatures as low as 40°F (4°C) or as high as 90°F (32°C).

Moon Cactus Care: Guide For Growing Colorful Grafted Cactus (Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii)

grafted Cactus

Moon cactus is a type of grafted cactus with a colorful ball-shaped top. These colorful cacti have become popular small houseplants that are very easy to care for. The cactus top is usually bright red, yellow, pink, or orange colors. This colorful top gives the appearance of a brightly-colored cactus flower. Some of these colorful cactus plants have multi-colored or variegated tops—but all have clusters of small, sharp spines running down the curved veins.

Types of Jade Plants (Crassula Varieties) with Their Pictures, Names and Plant Care Guide

Types of Jade Plants (Crassula)

Jade plants are popular houseplants that are very easy to care for and thrive in most indoor environments. One of the most popular types of jade plants is the crassula ovata variety which is also commonly named the money plant, dollar plant, money tree, and lucky plant. This jade plant is not only beautiful, but it is said to invite good fortune and luck into a home according to the Feng Shui. The different types of jade plants grow well in bright areas of the home and are forgiving if they grow in less than ideal conditions.

Echeveria Types and How to Care for Echeveria Succulents (With Pictures)

How to Care for Echeveria Succulents

Echeverias are some of the most popular types of succulents for your home or garden. These compact fleshy leafed plants are easy to care for, look beautiful, and don’t need a lot of water. The classic type of echeveria has a rosette shape with small triangular leaves. One of the reasons echeverias are common succulents is that they come in a wide range of colors, shapes, and textures.

Types of Succulents: Species, Varieties, and Identification with Pictures

Succulent varieties

Succulents are a type of plant with thick fleshy leaves that grow well in warm dry conditions. All succulent species store water in their leaves, roots, or stems. Although most varieties of succulents have green leaves, some kinds have shades of red, blue, purple, pink and orange. Succulents are generally small compact plants that make great houseplants that require little maintenance.