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Spinystar
Spinystar

Prime destination for succulent loversRSSFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestHomeSucculentopediaBrowse Succulents by Scientific NameBrowse Succulents by Common NameBrowse Succulents by GenusBrowse Succulents by FamilyBrowse Succulents by USDA Hardiness ZoneBrowse Succulents by OriginBrowse Cacti by GenusAbout SucculentsCultivationGeneral CareLight RequirementsPotting SoilWateringFertilizingPests and DiseasesRepottingPropagationPruningGraftingArrangingSucculent UsesMedicinal SucculentsCosmetic SucculentsCulinary SucculentsSacred SucculentsLibraryBooksStoriesMyths and LegendsStampsWorld of Flowering PlantsYou are at:Home » Archive for & 34;Spinystar& 34;Browsing: SpinystarSucculentopediaEscobaria vivipara (Spinystar)Escobaria vivipara (Spinystar) is a small cactus with ball-shaped or cylindrical stems densely covered in a mat of star-shaped arrays of…

Playing Music For Plants – How Does Music Affect Plant Growth
Playing Music For Plants – How Does Music Affect Plant Growth

By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterWe’ve all heard that playing music for plants helps them grow faster. So, can music accelerate plant growth, or this just another urban legend? Can plants really hear sounds? Do they actually like music? Read on to learn what experts have to say about the effects of music on plant growth.

Best Compost Bins: Tips For Choosing The Perfect Compost Bin
Best Compost Bins: Tips For Choosing The Perfect Compost Bin

By: Susan Patterson, Master GardenerComposting is an excellent way to reduce kitchen and yard waste by turning it into something useful. If you have a yard with any sort of green waste, you have what it takes to compost. Compost puts essential nutrients back into the soil and reduces your garbage by hundreds of pounds yearly.

X Pachyveria 'Clavata'
X Pachyveria 'Clavata'

Prime destination for succulent loversRSSFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestHomeSucculentopediaBrowse Succulents by Scientific NameBrowse Succulents by Common NameBrowse Succulents by GenusBrowse Succulents by FamilyBrowse Succulents by USDA Hardiness ZoneBrowse Succulents by OriginBrowse Cacti by GenusAbout SucculentsCultivationGeneral CareLight RequirementsPotting SoilWateringFertilizingPests and DiseasesRepottingPropagationPruningGraftingArrangingSucculent UsesMedicinal SucculentsCosmetic SucculentsCulinary SucculentsSacred SucculentsLibraryBooksStoriesMyths and LegendsStampsWorld of Flowering PlantsYou are at:Home » Archive for & 34;x Pachyveria & 39;Clavata& 39;& 34;Browsing: x Pachyveria & 39;Clavata& 39;SucculentopediaPachyveria & 39;Clavata& 39;x Pachyveria & 39;Clavata& 39; is a beautiful, hybrid succulent up to 8 inches (20 cm) tall.

Citrus Sooty Mold Info: How To Get Rid Of Sooty Mold On Citrus Trees
Citrus Sooty Mold Info: How To Get Rid Of Sooty Mold On Citrus Trees

By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterCitrus sooty mold isn’t actually a plant disease but a black, powdery fungus that grows on branches, leaves, and fruit. The fungus is unsightly but it generally does little harm and the fruit is edible. However, a severe coating of fungus can block light, thus affecting plant growth.

Cold Hardy Flowering Trees: Growing Ornamental Trees In Zone 4
Cold Hardy Flowering Trees: Growing Ornamental Trees In Zone 4

By: Jackie CarrollOrnamental trees enhance your property while adding to the resale value. Why plant a plain tree when you can have one with flowers, brilliant fall foliage, ornamental fruit and other attractive features? This article offers ideas for planting ornamental trees in zone 4.Ornamental Trees for Zone 4Our suggested cold hardy flowering trees offer more than just spring flowers.

Viola sacculus
Viola sacculus

Scientific NameViola sacculus Skottsb.SynonymsViola auritella, Viola patagonica, Viola squamulosaScientific ClassificationFamily: ViolaceaeSubfamily: VioloideaeTribe: VioleaeGenus: ViolaOriginThis species is native to Argentina and Chile.DescriptionViola sacculus is a perennial plant that forms attractive rosettes of spirally arranged, semi-succulent leaves.

Gollum Jade Care – Information About Gollum Jade Crassula Plants
Gollum Jade Care – Information About Gollum Jade Crassula Plants

By: Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenGollum jade succulents (Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’) are a favorite winter houseplant that may go outside in spring. A member of the jade plant family, the Gollum is related to the Hobbit jade – listed under the “Shrek” and “Lord of the Rings” category.

Echeveria shaviana 'Pink Frills' (Pink Frills Echeveria)
Echeveria shaviana 'Pink Frills' (Pink Frills Echeveria)

Scientific NameEcheveria shaviana & 39;Pink Frills& 39;Common NamesPink Frills EcheveriaScientific ClassificationFamily: CrassulaceaeSubfamily: SedoideaeTribe: Sedeae Subtribe: SedinaeGenus: EcheveriaDescriptionEcheveria shaviana & 39;Pink Frills& 39; is a succulent plant that forms a central rosette surrounded by many offsets.

What Causes A Dogwood To Not Blossom?
What Causes A Dogwood To Not Blossom?

By: Heather RhoadesDogwood trees are often planted for their lovely spring flowers, so it can be frustrating when your dogwood tree is not blooming, especially when it looks healthy otherwise. It leaves a homeowner wondering, “Why would a dogwood tree not bloom?” There are a few reasons. Let’s look at what causes a dogwood to not blossom.

When Do Succulents Bloom: Learn About Flowering Succulent Care
When Do Succulents Bloom: Learn About Flowering Succulent Care

Most of us grow our cacti and succulent plants for the attractive and unusual foliage. Flowers on a succulent are a special surprise. All succulent plants and cacti have the capability to bloom at some point, but location and conditions have to be just right. If a bloom stalk or bud appears, you’ll likely exclaim “My succulent is flowering!

Yellowing Rose Of Sharon Leaves – Why Rose Of Sharon Has Yellow Leaves
Yellowing Rose Of Sharon Leaves – Why Rose Of Sharon Has Yellow Leaves

By: Mary H. Dyer, Credentialed Garden WriterRose of Sharon is a hardy plant that usually grows in difficult growing conditions with very little maintenance. However, even the toughest plants can run into trouble from time to time. If you notice your rose of Sharon has yellow leaves, you’re understandably perplexed about what has befallen this trusty late summer bloomer.

Apartment Gardening Guide – Information On Apartment Gardening For Beginners
Apartment Gardening Guide – Information On Apartment Gardening For Beginners

Living in an apartment doesn’t have to mean living without plants. Experts will enjoy focusing their attention on a few of the more exotic and exciting species, while apartment gardening for beginners may mean getting to know some spectacular, easy-to-grow plants that can help you find your green thumb.

Small Orange Problem – What Causes Small Oranges
Small Orange Problem – What Causes Small Oranges

Size matters – at least when it comes to oranges. Orange trees are ornamental, with their rich foliage and frothy blossoms, but most gardeners who have orange trees are most interested in the fruit. If you’ve gone to all the trouble to plant and nurture an orange tree in your home orchard, you are going to be disappointed if your fruit are consistently tiny.

Natural Wreath Ideas: How To Make A Pinecone Wreath With Acorns
Natural Wreath Ideas: How To Make A Pinecone Wreath With Acorns

As temperatures dip and the days shorten, it’s nice to bring a bit of the outdoors in. The perfect way to do so is with DIY wreath making. There are a multitude of natural wreath ideas but a near perfect pairing is an acorn and pinecone wreath.The natural materials for a wreath made of acorns and pinecones can be easily and freely foraged, everything else needed is inexpensive.

Tiny Flowers, Big Interest – Stunning Plants That Have Little Flowers
Tiny Flowers, Big Interest – Stunning Plants That Have Little Flowers

By: Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistHuge hydrangeas,cheery sunflowers,and dinnerplatedahlias are good at making their presence known, but what if you want somefiller type blooms? Small flowers that make a big impact are not a thing offiction, they’re an actual fact. Plants with small flowers are abundant,leaving one with lots of varieties and colors to choose from.

Growing Lemons – How To Grow A Lemon Tree
Growing Lemons – How To Grow A Lemon Tree

By: Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious GardenGrowing a lemon tree isn’t that difficult. As long as you provide their basic needs, growing lemons can be a very rewarding experience.How to Grow a Lemon Tree OutdoorsLemons are more cold-sensitive than all other citrus trees. Due to this cold sensitivity, lemon trees should be planted near the south side of the home.

Stunt Nematode Control: How To Prevent Stunt Nematodes
Stunt Nematode Control: How To Prevent Stunt Nematodes

By: Teo SpenglerYou may never have heard of stunt nematodes, but thatdoesn’t mean that these microscopic worms aren’t affecting you. What are stuntnematodes? These destructive pests are among the plant parasites that cause themost damage to field and vegetable crops in the country. Once you understandthe damage done by these pests, you’ll want to know how to prevent stuntnematodes from destroying your crops.

Clean Your House Naturally: Learn About Natural Home Sanitizers
Clean Your House Naturally: Learn About Natural Home Sanitizers

By: Mary Ellen EllisMany plants, including herbs you may have in your garden,work well as natural cleansers. Some can even disinfect to some extent. Thereare some advantages to using a natural home sanitizer or cleanser, but be awarethat they will not kill most microbes, including viruses. For thoroughdisinfecting, you need something stronger, BUT you may just have the rightingredients in your home.

Tridentea gemmiflora (Black Carrion Flower)
Tridentea gemmiflora (Black Carrion Flower)

Scientific NameTridentea gemmiflora (Masson) Haw.Common NamesBlack Carrion FlowerSynonymsStapelia gemmiflora (basionym)Scientific ClassificationFamily: ApocynaceaeSubfamily: AsclepiadoideaeGenus: TridenteaDescriptionTridentea gemmiflora is a clump-forming succulent with four-angled stems that grow up to 3.