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Growing Melocactus azureus – The Turk’s Cap Cactus

I've waited a long time to write about these, despite having grown them for the last 5 years and selling more than a few of them on my Etsy shop. They have a reputation for being hard to grow and finicky, something I experienced myself with the first couple I tried to...

Aloe Hybrid Update – New Additions and Growth Continued

Continuing my update on the aloes and their winter growth, we're going to look at more! This post will have more of my recent additions, all within 2023. I divided multiple plants last summer, including my "purple people eater", "raspberry ruffles", "krakatoa", "mauna...

Aloe Hybrid Update: New Additions and Growth

I haven't posted an update on my beloved aloes in some time, and the collection has morphed making an update overdue! I have divided several and offered the divisions for sale at the local cactus club; some have rebounded quite well, while others are slower to...
Growing Melocactus azureus – The Turk’s Cap Cactus

Growing Melocactus azureus – The Turk’s Cap Cactus

I've waited a long time to write about these, despite having grown them for the last 5 years and selling more than a few of them on my Etsy shop. They have a reputation for being hard to grow and finicky, something I experienced myself with the first couple I tried to...

Aloe Hybrid Update: New Additions and Growth

Aloe Hybrid Update: New Additions and Growth

I haven't posted an update on my beloved aloes in some time, and the collection has morphed making an update overdue! I have divided several and offered the divisions for sale at the local cactus club; some have rebounded quite well, while others are slower to...

Growing Ariocarpus for Beginners

Growing Ariocarpus for Beginners

Ariocarpus is a wild genus. With the rise of plant popularity during COVID, these went from a relatively niche cactus, popular among experienced growers but almost unheard of otherwise, to incredibly in demand and fetching insane prices. Unlike the tropical plants...

Caring for Copiapoas: A General Beginner’s Guide

Caring for Copiapoas: A General Beginner’s Guide

I'll preface this right away with the caveat that I have only been growing my 'poas for the last 3 or 4 years. Compared to the venerated growers who have had some of their plants for decades, I am still a novice copiapoa grower myself. Having said that - I've only...