• How to Grow and Care for Sempervivum tectorum (Common houseleek)

    The common houseleek, Sempervivum tectorum, is an evergreen succulent that’s native to Europe. It’s one of the most common plants in the world and has been cultivated for centuries. Its easy care and durability make it a great choice for first-time succulent growers. The plant forms symmetrical rosettes of fleshy green leaves rimmed by red…

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  • When and How to Transplant Lavender

    Transplanting lavender can be beneficial for its growth and overall health. Plants that are gangly and all spindleshanks probably aren’t getting enough sunlight. These plants need about eight hours of sun each day. These can therefore be transplanted to a new location if necessary, but it is important to choose the right time for transplanting.…

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  • How to Grow and Care for Mammillaria Polythele

    Mammillaria Polythele, also known as the Toluca cactus, is a species of cactus native to Mexico (Hidalgo, Guanajuato, Queretaro). This cactus is characterized by elongated, cylindrical stems, usually erect but sometimes sprawling. They are dull green to dark bluish-green in color and can reach a height of 2 feet (60 cm). The diameter of the…

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  • How to Grow and Care for Philodendron Cordatum

    Philodendron cordatum is a rare and beautiful aroid species. Although this plant is available from time to time, most specimens sold are actually mislabeled heartleaf philodendrons. If you are lucky enough to own a specimen of the true species, you can follow the tips in this guide to keep it happy and growing it in…

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  • How to Care for “Silver Sword” Philodendron (Philodendron hastatum “Silver Sword”)

    The Silver Sword Philodendron is an elegant houseplant loved for its dramatic silver leaves. In this post, we’ll explore the characteristics of this tropical plant, its growth method, as well as its light, humidity, and maintenance requirements to add a refined and dazzling touch to your interior. The Silver Sword Philodendron, scientifically known as Philodendron…

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  • Night-blooming Cereus: Types, Care, and Cultivation

    Night-blooming cereus is the common name for several species of flowering ceroid cacti, usually possessing short-lived flowers that bloom at night. These plants bloom once a year and produce beautiful, often fragrant flowers that open after nightfall and last only for a single night. While the name “cereus” is often associated with these plants, it…

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  • How to Grow and Care for Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata)

    If you’re looking for a low-maintenance perennial that will bloom all summer long, look no further than the Lanceleaf Coreopsis. This bright and cheerful flower is native to North America and is a favorite of gardeners for its long-lasting blooms and easy care. Lanceleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis lanceolata) is a popular perennial plant that produces bright…

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  • How to Grow and Care for Mammillaria elongata (Ladyfinger Cactus)

    Mammillaria elongata, also known as Ladyfinger Cactus, or Golden Star Cactus is a member of the Cactaceae family, native to the states of Hidalgo, Guanajuato, and Querétaro in Mexico. It is characterized by multiple thin, cylindrical stems that measure between 6 and 15cm in length and 1.5 and 3.5cm in diameter. Mammillaria elongata, commonly known…

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  • Are There Cacti with Blue Flowers?

    Cacti are known for their unique and diverse range of flowers, but when it comes to blue flowers, there seems to be some debate. In this article, we will delve into the question of whether cacti can have blue flowers. There are no known cacti with true blue flowers. Cacti flowers come in a wide…

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  • How to Grow and Care for “Brain Cactus”(Mammillaria Elongata Cristata)

    In this post, we’ll cover everything you need to know about the Brain Cactus (Mammillaria elongata ‘Cristata’). We’ll go over its basic light, soil, and water needs, repotting and propagation, and tips for keeping this crested cactus healthy. The Brain Cactus, scientifically known as Mammillaria elongata ‘Cristata’, is a member of the Cactaceae family, native…

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