Category Archives: Succulents

String of Dolphins: How to Care For A Dolphin Succulent

String of Dolphins: How to Care For A Dolphin Succulent

String of Dolphins (Senecio hippogriff) is a hanging succulent plant with trailing stems, unusual dolphin-shaped leaves, and small white puffball flowers. String of dolphins grows easily indoors. Its cascading stems and foliage look like a pod of leaping dolphins, making this a popular and unusual houseplant.

String of Bananas Plant (Senecio Radicans): Succulent Care and Growing Guide

String of Bananas Plant (Senecio Radicans): Succulent Care and Growing Guide

String of Bananas (Senecio radicans) is a trailing succulent plant with cascading stems, banana-shaped leaves, and small whitish flowers. String of bananas is a popular easy-to-care-for houseplant that is ideal for hanging baskets. This dangly hanging succulent is also known as the banana vine.

Elephant Bush (Portulacaria Afra): Care and Growing Guide (Including Rainbow Elephant Bush)

Elephant Bush (Portulacaria Afra)

The Elephant Bush plant (Portulacaria afra) is a succulent with small oval fleshy leaves and reddish woody stems. Elephant bush is popular as a hanging basket houseplant succulent due to its colorful trailing stems and jade-colored leaves. There is also a variegated variety—Rainbow elephant bush (Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’). The rainbow elephant bush succulent has light green and cream-colored round leaves.

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.