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Tips on Growing and Caring for Kalanchoes
Kalanchoes are known for their colorful flowers. They are popular gift plants but what do you do with them after they bloom? Give them some care and they'll treat you to bright flowers and baby plants for years to come.
The Paddle Plant
The large round leaves of the paddle plant, which have their flat surface perpendicular to the ground, can add interest to your succulent garden. In the ground or in a container they are a unique accent.
The Complete Book of Cacti and Succulents - Review
The Complete Book of Cacti and Succulents is a good introduction to the topic written by an expert. It is bountifully illustrated and covers the gamut from basic botany to grafting.
Succulent Container Gardens - Book Review
Debra Lee Baldwin's second book shows us how to have a beautiful succulent garden even if we can't plant them in the ground. If you are restricted to containers because of the climate, or if your garden is a balcony or windowsill, this book will inspire you.
Succulent Container Gardens
If you are just staring with succulents, a good way to begin is with small plants in a container. You can move them to get just the right amount of sun or bring them inside on frosty nights.
Succulent Color Changes
Why did your green aloe turn red? There are several reasons why the leaves of succulents change color. Recognizing these changes can help us keep our plants in a healthy environment.
Sting of Pearls Plant
String of pearls is an easy succulent to grow indoors in a hanging pot or outdoors in a warm climate. Its long stems can hang several feet below the pot, and it even has flowers!
"Semper" means always in Latin. "Vivum" is living. Do they Sempervivums forever? No, but they can survive cold weather while adding color to your succulent garden.
Starting new cacti from the plants you already have is fun and inexpensive. Try seeds or cuttings - or both.
Do you need a tall plant to balance out your collection of low-growing succulents? The elephant bush may be just what you're looking for. It needs very little care and can take sun or shade.
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