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Cacti and Succulents

They come in so many interesting forms and varieties and most are easy to care for.

The Cactus and Succulent Society of America star[offsite link]
Learning to understand and care for succulent plants at home and in the wild through education, conservation and research.

Aloe vera star
One of the most popular plants all-around, Aloe vera is attractive and extremely useful, too!

Burro's Tail star
If you're a fan of succulent plants, Burro's Tail is a great one to grow. It's one of the less picky succulents and looks great cascading over the side of a hanging basket.

Christmas Cactus star
Interested in growing something besides a Poinsettia this Christmas? Try a Christmas Cactus. There are so many colors to choose from and they are so easy to care for!

Easter Cactus star
The Easter or Spring Cactus is a cheerful deviation from the Christmas Cactus; bring some spring into your home with a pink or purple variety.

Golden Barrel Cactus star
It's not every day you see a spherical plant! This cactus is fun to look at and easy to grow.

Haworthia star
If you like small and interesting plants, take a look at the plants in the Haworthia genus. Each one is special. Grow them individually in cute little pots or in groups in larger containers.

Jade Plant star
Jade is a distinctive plant that is simple to grow. Adding a Jade to your collection will be even more enjoyable when you know exactly how to care for it.

Jade Plant Care star
Jade is a hardy and beautiful plant that needs little more than a warm sunny window. As a succulent it doesn't need constant waterings, making it an easy care plant.

Kalanchoe star
These succulent plants are an easy way to bring some vibrant color to your home in drab winter months. With all the wonderful color choices they are available in, its tempting to try a few!

Living Stones star
These Pebble Plants are fun for kids and grown-ups alike! Lithops are very easy to grow and are great conversation-starters. Read here how to grow your own Living Stones.

Mother-of-Thousands star
This plant has the interesting talent of having live offspring instead of setting seed. It's prolific nature is what earned it the title "Mother-of-Thousands".

Orchid Cactus star
A simple how-to guide on the care and propagation of Epiphyllum, or the Orchid Cactus.

San Diego Epiphyllum Society star[offsite link]
A visually appealing and easy to use website with lots of great info on the Orchid Cactus.

Spineless Agave star
If you love succulents, the Spineless Agave is a plant you have to meet. It's bright and cheerful color as well as its smooth form make it interesting both to look at and to touch.

UMN Extension - Cacti and Succulents star[offsite link]
Suggests cacti and succulents as good choices for beginners and experts in growing house plants. Pictures several and tells about temperatures preferred.

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