Giant Cactus, Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)

Giant Cactus, Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)

Description: Giant cactus is the largest cactus in the world. He comes in Mexico and u.a. in Arizona. It is threatened with extinction because it is attacked by the deadly strain of bacteria transmitted by the one particular species of moths. The giant cactus is a branched column cactus. It grows up to 15 meters high. The giant cactus forms several branches. The skin color is green and the Continue reading “Giant Cactus, Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea)”

Yucca rostrata (Yucca rostrata)

Yucca rostrata (Yucca rostrata)

Description: Yucca belongs to the family of palm trees. Yucca rostrata reaches about 1-4 meters in height. It is very decorative and easy to care for. It also roots itself very simply. Yucca rostrata develops a crown of almost blue leaves with yellow marked tips. They are softly toothed, flexible, about 25-60 cm long and 1-1.5 cm wide. These leaves are among the most beautiful among the tribal Continue reading “Yucca rostrata (Yucca rostrata)”

Copiapoa cinerea

Copiapoa cinerea

Description: This spherical cactus has a thick skin. Over time, it can turn into a cereus cactus. Copiapoa cinerea has a light turquoise color. The spines are brown, visible. Copiapoa cinerea is native to northern China. The flowers are yellow. They stand firmly at the top of the plant.

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Gasterie (Gasteria Duval)


Description: The gasterie belongs to the family of the grass-tree family (Xanthorrhoeaceae). It has particularly interesting leaves. They are flat, green with bands of white dots. The roots of the gasterie are meaty. The less we water the plant, the thicker they become, as they save water. The inflorescence grows out between the leaves. The flowers appear on a long flower Continue reading “Gasterie (Gasteria Duval)”

Aloe aristata (Aloe aristata)

Aloe aristata

Description: Aloe aristata is a succulent plant from Madagascar and Africa. This succulent plant belongs to the family of the Affodillgewächse (Asphodeloideae). The aloe forms a rosette of thick, fleshy leaves with small thorns. From half of the leaves, characteristic spots appear. The leaves can be up to 5 cm wide at the base. The lower leaves are bent. The aloe aristata Continue reading “Aloe aristata (Aloe aristata)”

Frithia (Frithia pulchra)


Description: The Frithia belongs to the family of midday flower plants (Aizoaceae). It is a perennial succulent plant, which is cultivated in our house as a houseplant. In nature it grows in Africa and Australia. The leaves of the Frithia are elongated Rörchen that reach 2 cm in height and 4-5 cm in diameter. In nature, they are partially buried in the ground. The leaves Continue reading “Frithia (Frithia pulchra)”

Fel Back Syn. Shoe Blossom (Pedilanthus tithymaloides)

Fel Back Syn. Shoe Blossom

Description: The Devil’s Backbone is a room succulent. The shoe bloom is often cultivated in Brazil or France. It belongs to the family of Spurge Family (Euphorbiaceae) The habit is upright. The zigzag stems are green. The leaves are pointed and rounded at the base. They are two-tone with a darker middle. They can be slightly pink. The roots are expanded.
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Bow hemp (Sansevieria cylindrica)

Bow hemp

Description: The bow hemp belongs to the family of asparagus plants and comes to South West Africa. In the fleshy leaves, the plant stores water. These leaves are stiff and upright. They have green or gray horizontal stripes. They are pointed. The leaves grow out of a rosette, but only if they are not fought in a braid. In nature, they can reach up to 2 m in height, in room culture to 1 m. Continue reading “Bow hemp (Sansevieria cylindrica)”

Pencil shrub (Euphorbia tirucalli)

Pencil shrub

Description: This plant is native to Madagascar and the tropics of East and South Africa. It belongs to the family Wolf milk plants. In nature it reaches a height of up to 10 m. Her shoots are round. They have a dark green color and branch out strongly. That’s why she sees Krone chaotic. The leaves are small and lanceolate. They only appear on young shoots and fall off Continue reading “Pencil shrub (Euphorbia tirucalli)”

Parodia (Parodia mairanana)


Description: Synonyms – P. comarapana. Parodies are low, globose cactuses with warts arranged like ribs, dense white or colored thorns and numerous red or yellow flowers. They are sensitive to frost and they should be cultured at least 10 degrees Celsius. Parodia mairanana is a small, gray-green, single cactus. Parodia reaches 4.5 cm in height and 8 cm in width.
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