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Succulent Garden Articles

Category: Plant Profiles

Posted May 19, 2014

Opuntias: Beautiful and Wicked

There are at least a half dozen Opuntias in bud or bloom now. The flowers are beautiful in shades of red, orange, yellow, salmon, purple and other color variations. The… read more

Posted November 26, 2013

Plant Health and Cultivation of Spiral Aloe

Submitted by: Alan C Beverly Fall 2013 spiralaloe@yahoo.com www.ecotree.net I’ve long been aware of the narrow range of environmental conditions A.p. . accepts. Few plant species have evolved with such… read more

Posted August 4, 2013

Crazy for Cacti!

Many people ask me, what is the difference between a cactus and a succulent? All cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti. Cacti are new world plants, meaning… read more

Posted February 8, 2013

From Seed to Spectacular: Succulent Production at the Growing Grounds

Succulent propagation isn't all about cuttings! We actually grow several varieties of succulents from seed collected from our plants here at the nursery. Here's a peek behind the production at… read more

Posted April 28, 2011

Aloe Polyphylla: Seedling or Tissue Culture?

There is a fair amount of information out there on this very special plant, sometimes referred to as Drakensburg Aloe (or more commonly Spiral Aloe) so I won’t go into… read more