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.

Top 17 Small or Dwarf Palm Trees with Identification Guide (Pictures and Name)

Small palm trees are an ideal addition to a garden landscape if you live in warm, sunny climates. However, some types of small palms are also cold hardy. Dwarf palms are classified as palm trees that are under 20 ft. (6 m) tall. Most small palm trees grow from a single trunk, but some have multiple trunks. All small or dwarf palm trees are identified by their feather-like or fan-shaped fronds (leaves).

What is Vermiculite: Learn How to Use Vermiculite in the Garden

Vermiculite uses

Vermiculite is used in the garden or potting soil to help aerate the soil and increase water and nutrient retention. Vermiculite is an excellent choice for amending the soil of moisture loving plants because of its water retention properties. It is also useful for encouraging faster root growth in cuttings. One of the benefits of horticultural vermiculite is that it doesn’t break down in the soil.

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.

Mass Cane (Dracaena Massangeana): Care and Plant Growing Guide

corn plant care

The mass cane plant, also known as corn plant or Dracaena massangeana, is a popular upright evergreen houseplant in the genus Dracaena. This tropical tree-like flowering plant is a cultivar of Dracaena fragrans species, hence its full scientific name is Dracaena fragrans ‘massangeana’.

Plants that Grow in Water: Herbs, Indoor Plants and more Plants

plants that can grow in water

Many indoor houseplants are types of plants that grow well in water. Growing plants in water is ideal if you want an easy way to look after plants indoors. Plants growing without soil requires less maintenance because they are less prone to pests and disease and they don’t need regular watering.

The Best Water Plants: Aquatic Plants for Ponds (Indoors and Outdoors)

aquatic plants

Water plants are excellent for adding attractive natural features to ponds in your backyard, indoor ponds, or aquariums. Aquatic plants, also referred to as hydrophytes, are the types of plants that grow only in water, not on land. In ponds or fish tanks, water plants provide oxygen, shaded areas, and prevent algae from thriving.

Aphids on Plants: Effective Ways to Kill Aphids on Indoor and Outdoor Plants

get rid of aphids

Aphids are tiny insects that suck sap from indoor and outdoor plants, causing a lot of damage. Aphids are crawling insects that generally lurk under plant leaves. In high numbers, aphids develop wings, hence their name greenfly or blackfly. Getting rid of aphids on plants fast is a top priority if you notice these pests on your plants.