How to Grow and Care for Easter Cactus (Hatiora gaertneri)

easter cactus

The Easter cactus, unlike other so-called holiday cacti, flowers in spring and that’s why it’s called an Easter cactus or spring cactus. There appears to be general confusion about the correct botanical name for this particular plant. Scientific references refer to it as Hatiora gaertneri, Schlumbergera gaertneri or Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri. No wonder people get confused … Read more

9 Types of Graptosedum Varieties You Can Grow

graptosedum varieties

Graptosedum succulents are all hybrids. Therefore, you might see them listed as xGraptosedum.  The “x” denotes that the plant is not a true species, but rather a cross between two different species. In this case, Graptosedums are a cross between the genera Graptopetalum and Sedum. The reason that plant breeders have crossed these two genera … Read more

10 Best Types and Varieties of Pig’s Ear Succulent to Grow

cotyledon orbiculata succulent

The pig’s ear succulent, scientifically known as Cotyledon orbiculata, is a remarkably fleshy succulent. This species is distinguished by its relatively large leaves, which have rounded margins that may flush red in optimal conditions. The leaves themselves are glossy and are usually bright green, though their finer features differ according to cultivar.  Native to South … Read more

15 Types Of Flowering Cactus With Red Flowers

red cactus flower

The entire cactus family contains around 1500 different species. Many of these species are flowering cacti but only some of them have red flowers.  It’s also interesting to note that some of these red-flowering cacti are either cultivars, subspecies, or variants of the original species. Nevertheless, in our quest to bring you the best red … Read more