Don't know the name of your succulent or cactus plant? This great Compendium of 127 Stunning Desert Plants and Succulents may help. Image shared with permission of ftd.com . For help on propagating succulents please visit http://thegardeningcook.com

Propagating Succulents - How-to Tutorial

Don't know the name of your succulent or cactus plant? This great Compendium of 127 Stunning Desert Plants and Succulents may help. Image shared with permission of ftd.com . For help on propagating succulents please visit http://thegardeningcook.com

The Opuntia microdasys albispina is related to the large, imposing prickly pear, but this dwarf Opuntia is perfect for small pots in the home.

The Opuntia microdasys albispina is related to the large, imposing prickly pear, but this dwarf Opuntia is perfect for small pots in the home.

This one is something else... it's AMAZING...  So... any guesses???  The Kalanchoe Tubiflora... Or "Mother of Thousands"...  The bluish flower-like "blooms" are actually small plantlets that will fall off and start new plants...  Sometimes called the "Chandelier plant" because of it's it's pendulous blooms...  Either way this succulent type plant is Awe-inspiring...   P.S. Beautiful and Functional...

This one is something else... it's AMAZING... So... any guesses??? The Kalanchoe Tubiflora... Or "Mother of Thousands"... The bluish flower-like "blooms" are actually small plantlets that will fall off and start new plants... Sometimes called the "Chandelier plant" because of it's it's pendulous blooms... Either way this succulent type plant is Awe-inspiring... P.S. Beautiful and Functional...

Barrel cactus are the classic desert denizens of lore. There are two types, the echinocactus and the ferrocactus. Each can be grown indoors or out. Learn more about growing them in this article.

Growing Barrel Cactus: Tips For Barrel Cactus Care

Barrel cactus are the classic desert denizens of lore. There are two types, the echinocactus and the ferrocactus. Each can be grown indoors or out. Learn more about growing them in this article.

Growing moss is easier than you think and can provide great health benefits. Learn types of moss, and how to grow moss indoors.

How to Grow Moss

Growing moss is easier than you think and can provide great health benefits. Learn types of moss, and how to grow moss indoors.

Cactus plants, though rough to the touch, can be very pleasing to the eye.  Not a lot of effort goes into the maintenance of these exotic house plants and they are the perfect gift for any occasion.  Pair a pretty cactus with one of Southern Patio's 10" Electric Pots.  #cactus  #containergardening http://www.southernpatio.com/products/electric/10-in-ceramic-electric-pot-in-black/

Cactus plants, though rough to the touch, can be very pleasing to the eye. Not a lot of effort goes into the maintenance of these exotic house plants and they are the perfect gift for any occasion. Pair a pretty cactus with one of Southern Patio's 10" Electric Pots. #cactus #containergardening http://www.southernpatio.com/products/electric/10-in-ceramic-electric-pot-in-black/

Terrariums are great for plants that require moist, humid environments. Succulents don't usually prefer these types of conditions. Because succulents use their thick, fleshy leaves and stems to hold water, they don't need moist, humid conditions. Traditional closed terrariums hold in moisture and humidity. These wet environments will rot and kill succulents in very little time. In order to successfully marry the two, you'll need to make a few easy tweaks to the traditional terrarium.

How to Set Up a Succulent Terrarium

Terrariums are great for plants that require moist, humid environments. Succulents don't usually prefer these types of conditions. Because succulents use their thick, fleshy leaves and stems to hold water, they don't need moist, humid conditions. Traditional closed terrariums hold in moisture and humidity. These wet environments will rot and kill succulents in very little time. In order to successfully marry the two, you'll need to make a few easy tweaks to the traditional terrarium.

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