Succulents And Cacti

The Wondrous Variety Of The Indoor Cactus

If you feel you have a black thumb, and you’re always letting your houseplants get too dry, leaving them for weeks without water, there is a solution. The trick is to pick the right kind of houseplants that suits how much time you have, and what you tend to do to your plants, whether that’s leaving them to their own … Read More

Bunny Ear Cactus (Opuntia Microdasys) | Care And Info

The Bunny Ear Cactus, known botanically as Opuntia microdasys, is a close relative to the Prickly Pear Cactus. It’s a great houseplant option if you want to grow a cactus, but you don’t know where to start, and it also helps that this plant has a lot of novelty, looking like a pair of bunny ears! However, it can be … Read More

Elephant Bush: How To Grow And Care For Portulacaria Afra

The Elephant Bush, known botanically as Portulacaria afra, is a striking succulent hailing from South Africa, though it’s grown in many places as a low-maintenance houseplant. This plant makes a focal point in bright areas in your home, featuring waxy, rounded leaves, and somewhat reddish stems, and looks a little like Crassula ovata (the jade plant). Not sure if this … Read More

How Much Sun Do Succulents Need?

Succulents are very easy to grow, provided that you don’t get the conditions dramatically wrong.  This is also much easier than it sounds, as succulents can take a while to stretch out (sometimes as long as a few weeks), a tell-tale sign that they need more light. But are you doomed to stretched-out, pathetic-looking succulents if you don’t live somewhere … Read More

Let A Rat Tail Cactus Hang Around Your Home

Aporocactus flagelliformis, also known as the rat tail cactus, is a stunning plant that will make a statement in any room. While you’re probably used to seeing cacti with towering columns, this one is a little different, as when the plant gets older, the stems start to trail, reaching more than 2 meters long in the right conditions. Interested in … Read More

How To Propagate A Cactus In 4 Easy Steps

Aside from watching your plants flourish under your care, one of the most incredible things about growing plants is making new ones and watching those thrive, too. There are many reasons why you might want to propagate your cactus. Maybe you want to expand your collection because your plant is thriving and you want more.  Or maybe you’re wanting to … Read More

How to Care For Flowering Cactus Varieties

There are so many cacti species out there, it can be difficult to choose one that suits indoor life. Not only that, but cacti can come from wildly different conditions, so it’s important to pick the right type for your home. It is also tricky to get them to flower indoors, as most cacti are used to prolonged hours of … Read More


Trailing cacti can introduce unique jungle vibes into your home without adding loads to your to-do list.  Cacti l tend to be super easy to care for as long as you get the conditions right, and while there are many exciting genera to choose from, Rhipsalis should be up there on your must-grow list. All plants belonging to the Rhipsalis … Read More


While water propagation is quick and easy, soil propagation is much more suitable for succulent plants, as they tend to root better, and there is less risk of the cuttings rotting before they can form roots. It also cuts out the step of putting them in water and then having to wait and then put them into the soil.  It’s … Read More

Caring For Euphorbia Geroldii: The Thornless Crown Of Thorns Plant

The Crown of Thorns plant is beautiful, but the spikes on it can be a little much, especially if you’re trying to repot the plant, or if you don’t have a lot of space. A good alternative is Gerald’s Spurge, Euphorbia geroldii, also known as the Thornless Crown of Thorns. It’s not as widespread as the Crown of Thorns, Euphorbia … Read More