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    How to Grow Sedum

    Sedum are mostly low-growing spreading or creeping succulents that grow in clumps or clusters. They are one of the most common succulent species grown. There are about 600 species in the Sedum genus. Sedum have fleshy leaves that may be either cylindrical or flat. Sedum flowers are generally star-shaped and 5-petaled and appear in summer […] More

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    How to Grow Lithops — Living Stones

    Lithops–commonly called stoneface or living stones–are dwarf, almost stemless perennial succulents that are easily mistaken for small stones. There are several species of Lithops; at least six are commonly sold in garden centers. Lithops are commonly shaped like an inverted, flattened cone. Each plant consists of a pair of extremely thickened leaves that are fused […] More

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    How to Grow Kalanchoe

    Kalanchoe is one of the most popular flowering houseplants. It features light-green, glossy, succulent foliage and masses of miniature brightly colored blooms in shades of orange, pink, red, and yellow that bloom in winter. Give kalanchoe lots of bright light, and keep it on the warm side. It will withstand occasional dryness, but water thoroughly […] More

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    How to Grow Devil’s Backbone — Pedilanthus

    Pedilanthus–commonly called devil’s backbone–is an upright shrubby succulent with fleshy green stems that grow either straight or in a zigzag fashion. The leaves are oval and medium green and splashed with yellow or white. Pedilanthus is often referred to as a cactus, but it is a succulent shrub. The stems of Pedilanthus often angle left, […] More

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    How to Grow Tiger’s Jaw – Faucaria

    Faucaria–commonly called tiger’s jaws–is a nearly stemless succulent perennial with spotted leaves. The thick, soft leaves have marginal teeth that resemble the open jaws of a tiger. Faucaria grows to just 3 inches tall and forms a star-shaped rosette. Faucaria bears large, daisy-like flowers that can be pink, yellow, or white. Flowers open in the […] More

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    How to Grow Gasteria

    Gasteria is a succulent member of the lily family grown for its flowers and foliage. Gasteria has firm, dark green leaves sometimes suffused with red and white tubercles. Gasteria leaves grow opposite in ranks. Gasteria flowers are tubular and usually pendulous. The flowers appear in clusters or in panicles. The flowers are pink or red […] More

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    How to Grow Huernia

    Huernia is a genus of dwarf succulents whose freely branches angled stems that are toothed or notched. Plants grow slowly to about 4 inches high in clusters. Huernia bears tubular or cup-shaped to shallowly saucer-shaped , warty, fleshy flowers that are diversely colored–reddish, greenish-yellow, brownish, or purple; flowers are often colored, dotted, or striped. Flowers […] More

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    How to Grow Ceropegia

    Ceropegia is a genus of quick-growing, shrubby plants or vining ones with tuberous roots. Leaves are opposite or in whorls of three. Flowers are widely flared at the tips resembling parachutes or lanterns. Ceropegia grow outdoors in warm, dry climates. Vining species can be trained on a trellis, pergola, or other support. Ceropegia are also […] More

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    How to Grow Stapelia

    Stapelia is a succulent that bears diurnal, star-shaped solitary or clustered flowers. Stapelia has a unique shape, but also a unique foul smell. They emit an odor that smells like rotting flesh. The odor attracts flies which, in turn, pollinate the flowers. Stapelia has erect, angular, coarsely toothed fleshy leaves. Stems branch from the bases […] More

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    How to Grow Dudleya

    Dudleya are perennial succulents that form dense rosettes of ovate to linear, fleshy succulent leaves that are covered with a heavy coat of chalky powder. Tubular, bell- or star-shaped, yellow, white, or red panicles grow from the leaf axils in spring or early summer. Dudleya can be grown outdoors in borders in warmer climates. It […] More

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    How to Grow Cotyledon

    Cotyledon are perennial succulents grown for their foliage and flowers. The stalked, fleshy leaves are usually puffy and rounded and sometimes wavy-edged. The flowers are tubular to bell-shaped, usually pendant, red, yellow, or orange. Cotyledon species grow from 12 to 36 inches (30 to 91 cm) tall. A mature plant can produce a cluster of […] More