Browse succulents by common name: Barbary Fig - Plant information, facts and uses, photos, growing tips, where to buy, and more. Browse succulents by common name: Barbary Fig - Plant information, facts and uses, photos, growing tips, where to buy, and more.
Further research showed my bulb was a mature Brunsvigia josephinae, and this was confirmed by the flower colour, the semi-submersion of the bulb, the brown and papery bulb ‘tunic’ and the plant’s deciduous habit.Lorenz Heisters, a botanist and professor of medicine at the University of Helmstädt first published the name Brunsvigia in 1755. It was named for Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand (Duke ...
Even a beginner can learn how to grow bunny ears cactus and enjoy the soft appearance of the plant without a lot of typical houseplant fuss. Bunny Ears Cactus Information. Bunny ears cactus (Opuntia microdasys) originated in Mexico and is a denizen of arid, desert-like areas.
Aloe arborescens (krantz aloe, candelabra aloe) is a species of flowering succulent perennial plant that belongs to the Aloe genus, which it shares with the well known and studied Aloe vera. This species is also relatively popular among gardeners and has recently been studied for possible medical uses.
Creeping Wood Sorrel is similar in appearance to two native species, Oxalis stricta (Yellow Wood Sorrel) and Oxalis fontana (Yellow Wood Sorrel). Neither of these two species produce creeping stolons, and they usually have a more erect habit of growth.
Dioscorea elephantipes is summer deciduous and is a perennial geophytic climber. In summer the leafless plant conserves energy by dropping its leaves in October, just before the onset of the summer heat. The plants are monoecious, that means the flowering sexes are found on separate plants. The stems grow in a climbing fashion.
Herbaceous perennial vine native to Japan. Vigorous plant produces highly nutritious and tonifying edible tubers, both underground and aerial. Distinctly comely heart shaped leaves. Cold hardy. Plant prefers full sun to part shade and rich garden soils. Does excellently in a hot, humid greenhouse. Trellis.
The Echeveria succulent plant is just such a specimen, thriving on brief periods of neglect and low water and nutrients. Echeveria care is practically foolproof and grows well in either containers or toasty garden beds. The many varieties and colors of Echeveria plants provide wonderful tones and texture for mixed beds and pots.
The Haworthia - Warts and All . Haworthias are dainty succulent plants which are frequently compared to Aloes, this is hardly surprising since they are both members of the Asphodeloideae family. Haworthias are almost always small and very (very) slow growing plants but tend to look brilliant in unusual containers or interesting soil mixes.
Done right, planting a bed of asparagus is a once-in-a-generation affair. Other than artichokes, capers and rhubarb, asparagus is the only perennial vegetable regularly featured in North American cuisine — it will send up those slender, succulent stalks each spring for decades if it is given a happy home.
Barrel cactus are the classic desert denizens of lore. There are a number of barrel cactus varieties within two genus types, the Echinocactus and the Ferrocactus. The Echinocactus has a fuzzy crown of fine spines, while the Ferrocactus are ferociously thorned.
Haworthia cooperi is a slowly growing, low succulent plant. It grow in clumps of small rosettes of tiny, fleshy, light green leaves, up to 2 inches (5 cm) long. Its short stem produces many leaves that are just long enough to reach the soil surface, the transparent tips allowing light into the factory below.
Haworthia are not considered difficult houseplants to grow—if you can keep a pot of aloe alive on a windowsill, chances are you can do the same with a dish of Haworthia. As with all succulents, the most dangerous situation is too much water, since they should never be allowed to sit in water under any circumstances.
Haworthia is a large genus of small succulent plants endemic to Southern Africa (Mozambique, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland and South Africa). Like the aloes, they are members of the subfamily Asphodeloideae and they generally resemble miniature aloes, except in their flowers, which are distinctive in appearance.
Impatiens’ fleshy, succulent-like stems store water and make them drought resistant, so they do not compete with other plants for water and can be used in dry shade beds. As companion plants, the dense foliage of impatiens can keep the soil moist and cool for its companions.
Succulent Plant Search Engine Botanical Bookmarks Botanical Glossary SITEMAP Email: webmaster Balsaminaceae - Balsam Family The Balsaminaceae is a widely-distributed family, with 2 genera containing over 800 species of annual or perennial herbs to sub-shrubs.
The jade plant is an extremely popular succulent houseplant. Sometimes called the money plant or dollar plant, these plants were once thought to bring good luck to their owners so were often given as housewarming gifts. Jade plants belong to the Crassula species and are generally undemanding.
The segments of the Teddy Bear Cholla are easily detached from the plant by a soft touch of a passing animal or human, or even by strong winds. Many people might swear that the cactus jumped at them and grabbed them, which explains the common name, Jumping Cholla.
Malabar spinach leaves are succulent and a bit slimy in a way similar to okra. Some people find this texture delightful, and others distasteful, but in any case, the mucilage that causes the sliminess also makes Malabar spinach rich in soluble fiber and a helpful aid for digestion.
Medinilla magnifica is small evergreen shrub native to the Philippines where it is usually found growing on trees in tropical forests. It has been grown for hundreds of years as an exotic houseplant. Learn how you, too, can grow this exotic species in this article.
The false shamrock plant (oxalis triangularis) is a bulb type flowering plant which is also known as the purple shamrock or wood sorrel from the oxalis genus. The small pinkish or white colored blooms are an attractive addition to the rich purple leaves, which are the star of the show.
Genus: Pereskia. Description. Pereskia grandifolia is a cactus by classification. It takes the form of a shrub or small tree, up to 16.4 feet (5 m) tall, with a grayish-brown trunk up to 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter. The areolees are rounded, cushion-shaped and grayish or brownish in color.
Peyote cactus is a small plant native to the Rio Grande Valley of Texas and northeastern Mexico. It has numerous psychoactive chemicals, chiefly mescaline, which is used in religious ceremonies to elevate awareness and cause a mental and physical high.
Phalaenopsis aphrodite orchid, Aphrodite's Phalaenopsis, Goddess of Fertility, Phalaenopsis amabilis (often confused, is still a formal name for the registration of hybrids), Phalaenopsis ambigua, Phalaenopsis aphrodite subsp. formosana, Phalaenopsis aphrodite var Dayana, Phalaenopsis babuyana, Phalaenopsis erubescens, Phalaenopsis formosana, is a species of the genus Phalaenopsis.
Pokeweed is a powerful lymphatic-system stimulant, helping to prevent cytokine storms. 11) Cytokine Storm: A potentially fatal, hyper-inflammatory, immune response often linked to certain viruses. Isolated compounds from the pokeweed plant have even been used to inactivate the HIV virus in rats, rendering them HIV-negative.
Fertilize the Queen of the Night cactus once a month from March through October with a balanced water-soluble plant food, which usually requires about 1/2 teaspoon of crystals per 1 gallon of water for houseplants. After the cactus reaches blooming size in two to three years, use a high-phosphorous water-soluble plant food in November and February, 1 teaspoon of crystals to 1 gallon of water. Refrain from feeding the plant in December and January.
Trichocereus Pachanoi, aka San Pedro, is a columnar cactus native to the Andean mountains of Peru, and Ecuador. Some of the indigenous names for San Pedro are: huachuma, chuma, and wachuma. It is one of the four most sacred plants of Peru, along with Tobacco, Ayahuasca and Coca.
The plant's other common name is "crab cactus." Flowers are somewhat horizontal, and this plant blooms earlier than what most consumers call Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii or buckleyi), which grows well indoors anywhere, but does well outside in USDA plant hardiness zones 10 and 11.
Aloe brevifolia is a rosette-forming succulent with rosettes of gray leaves that build up on each other to form a clump up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall. Each rosette gets to just over 3 inches (7.5 cm) wide, bearing broadly triangular, thick, pale gray leaves that have white spines along the margins and a few along the keel of the lower surface.
Genus: Aloe. Description. Aloe polyphylla is a stem-less succulent, usually has a solitary rosette up to 1 foot (30 cm) tall and up to 3 feet (90 cm) wide. Fleshy, soft green leaves are arranged in a perfect spiral. Plant must reach at least 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter before they begin to spiral.
Aloe juvenna (Tiger Tooth Aloe) - An attractive and unusual succulent with 1 to 2 foot long stems that are at first erect but later arch over and are covered from the base with bright toothy-margined green leaves flecked with lighter green to white spots on inner and outer surfaces.
Browse succulents by common name: White-Fleshed Pitahaya - Plant information, facts and uses, photos, growing tips, where to buy, and more. Browse succulents by common name: White-Fleshed Pitahaya - Plant information, facts and uses, photos, growing tips, where to buy, and more.
What is a succulent plant ? Succulent (Latin: succos = juice, sap) plants from more than 60 families and 300 genera have evolved special water-storage tissues in thickened or swollen leaves, stems or roots as an adaptation to the arid climates of deserts and semi-deserts.
The Oxalidaceae, or Wood Sorrel Family, are a small family of five genera of herbaceous plants, shrubs and small trees, with the great majority of the 570 species in the genus Oxalis. Members of this family typically have divided leaves, the leaflets showing "sleep movements", spreading open in light and closing in...