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Sedum rubrotinctum is a showy and colorful succulent plant that looks great in rock gardens. Also called “jelly bean plant”, and “pork and beans plant”, this succulent is easy to care for and makes a great addition to any succulent collection. This low-growing plant has plump, bean-shaped leaves with red tips that intensify under sunlight …

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Leggy succulents are those that have elongated stems or a stretched out appearance. This typically happens when succulents don’t receive enough light. In their natural habitat, succulents grow in sunny, dry conditions. If they don’t receive enough light, they may stretch out as they try to reach the sunlight. Many succulents, such as echeveria, hens …

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Ponytail palm (beaucarnea recurvata) is not actually a palm, but a succulent in the Asparagaceae family. It is easy to care for and makes an impressive looking plant, particularly if you have one with multiple stems. The plant has a bulb-like trunk with the texture of elephant skin and long curling leaves. The bulbous trunk …

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Kalanchoe thyrsiflora is a succulent with paddle shaped leaves which get quite red on the margins in brighter sunlight. These paddle plant care tips will help you get the most out of your plant. This plant is often confused with another, more common succulent, known as kalanchoe luciae. (Both have a similar look and the …

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Fall is the time of the year when succulent babies often make an appearance. These miniature versions of adults succulents give you a wonderful (and free!) opportunity to increase your collection. These tiny plants, or offsets, are the offspring of mature succulent plants. They’re essentially little replicas of the parent plant, and you often find …

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Learn how to repot succulents for healthier growth and a more attractive display! In this guide, we’ll cover the basics of repotting succulents, including when and how often to repot succulents and so much more. Whether you’re an experienced gardener or a new-comer to growing succulents, you’ll learn everything you need to know to replant …

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Kalanchoe houghtonii, also known as “mother of thousands,’ along with other common names, is a tender succulent that is very easy to grow. In fact, left to its own devices and uncultivated, the plant can be quite invasive. These growing tips for mother of thousands succulent will show you how to easily grow this interesting …

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This list of cold hardy succulents includes plants that can take cold temperatures that would kill their more tender cousins. There are three main varieties of succulents that can thrive in freezing temperatures – sempervivums, sedum stonecrop, and delosperma. Most types of these varieties will tolerate temperatures as low as -20° Fahrenheit (some even to …

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Are you on the hunt for unique succulent arrangement ideas? This DIY succulent arrangement comes together in just minutes and looks wonderful as a table centerpiece. One of the best things about succulents is their size. It makes them ideal for a succulent dish garden because you can include plenty of mixed varieties.  Succulent plants …

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“Why won’t my echeveria bloom?” is a common question that I get from readers. Keep reading to learn about some things that you can do to make echeveria flower. Gardeners who love to grow succulents, such as echeveria, know that they are easy to care for and trouble-free. To me, one of the best things …

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Are you in search of a plant that will add lots of color to your home for Easter? The Easter cactus plant is the perfect choice. This pretty holiday cactus plant has blooms in lots of pretty colors that last a long time. The plant is easy-to-grow and popular with all types of gardeners.  The …

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These tips for kalanchoe blossfeldiana care will show you how to care for and get this plant to keep blooming all winter long. Flowering kalanchoes are plants that are often seen around the holidays and in the winter months. The holiday plant is also known as Florist Kalanchoe, Christmas Kalanchoe, Flaming Katy and Widow’s Thrill.  …

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Crassula Ovata ‘Hobbit’ is a small shrubby tender succulent that is popular with followers of J.R.R. Tolkien. because of the shape of its leaves. Grow the Hobbit Jade plant if you enjoy succulents with an unusual look. Crassula are a genus of succulents that are often seen at garden centers. They come in many forms …

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Propeller plant is tender succulent that has impressively shaped leaves and a spectacular red flower that lasts for weeks. These growing tips for crassula falcata will make sure your plant performs to its best. Crassula is a genus of succulents that are often seen at garden centers in many different shapes. They are grown as …

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The weather is getting colder outside, but this does not mean that gardening is over. Read on to get some tips for Thanksgiving cactus care and enjoy blossoms indoors even when there is snow on the ground! We often think of Christmas as a time for lots of flowering plants in the house, but there …

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Are you looking for a natural and easy to care for fall arrangement?  Try making these DIY Pumpkin Succulent Planters. They look great and can be put together in almost no time at all. This arrangement would be perfect as part of a Thanksgiving centerpiece. All your guests will wonder where you got it. Pumpkins …

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Caring for echeveria is a task made for those gardeners with brown thumbs – they are that easy to grow! These rosette forming succulents have spectacular flowers that would make you think they need a lot of special care, but these plants actually thrive on a bit of neglect. If you love succulents as much …

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These growing tips for Kalanchoe Tomentosa will give you a fuzzy and textured leaf succulent that you will fall in love with. Kalanchoe plants are tender succulents that are very easy to grow and come in many leaf shapes and textures.  Keep reading to learn how to grow this fuzzy plant. Kalanchoe tomentosas are a …

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Cotyledon tomentosa is tender succulent that is a lot of fun to grow. It is easy to see where the common name of bear’s paw succulent came from. Those chubby leaves look just like tiny bear’s paws! Each of the leaves are soft and fuzzy with a puffy look and have tiny “teeth” at the edges. …

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Get some tips for how to grow sedum morganianum to make sure that you keep your succulent super healthy. The donkey tail succulent is a lovely plump trailing plant that is great in containers.  Succulents like sedum are drought smart plants that are super easy to grow and make fantastic houseplants.  Be sure to check …

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Aeonium haworthii – Kiwi Verde is a showy succulent that has spoon shaped leaves with showy tips and color. It has a rosette shape that is very delicate and popular. This pretty succulent is also known by several names – Kiwi Verde, or simply Aeonium Kiwi.  Succulents like aeonium are drought smart plants that are super easy to …

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Confused about what to look for when buying succulents? This guide will walk you through the process and give tips on what to look for and what to avoid. Succulents are drought smart plants that are super easy to grow and make fantastic houseplants.  Be sure to check out my tips for how to care …

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The sight of a Christmas cactus blooming is one of the joys of the season, for me. This plant is one of the traditional Christmas plants that are often seen for sale this time of the year. This holiday cactus plant is sold with buds on them each year, but how do you get this …

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Surround yourself in nature in the 25,000 square foot gardens of Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory. This enclosed conservatory is an oasis nestled in the down town area of Fort Wayne, Indiana. The gardens feature tropical displays, waterfalls and a Sonoran Desert display with over 72 types of cacti. In all, the gardens boast over 1200 plants …

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This gorgeous succulent arrangement started out life as a wooden drawer meant for tools of some sort. The upcycled junk gardening planter got a new coat of paint, some TLC and a few succulent plants and offsets and now looks as though it had been intentionally designed for the job. If you love succulents as …

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