5 Cacti and Succulents for the Weekend Gardener

Aeonium Glutinosum – Origin is Madeira, this evergreen succulent has a natural sticky substance on the leaves and stem. In good light the leaves can produce a red tinge which is very attractive. Aeonium glutinosum produces light yellow flowers in summer.

Cereus Peruvians – Origin is South America as well as the nearby ABC Islands of the Dutch Caribbean. Also known as Cereus repandus and the Peruvian apple cactus, is a large, erect, thorny columnar cactus. This is a night flowering cacti that can produce white flowers in summer. It is also known as giant club cactus, hedge cactus, cadushi, and kayush.

Astrophytum Ornatum – Origin is the Central Plateau of Mexico. Is the largest, fastest and easiest to grow of the Astrophytums. Spherical when young to columnar when mature, some specimens develop nice twists with age. Ribs have characteristic cross bands of wooly scales

Ferocactus Viscainensis – Origin is Central/northern Baja California and North West Mexico. One of the rarer Ferocactus species it is a large barrel cactus which is often considered a separate species. It distinguishes for the dull olive green body.

Oreocereus Trollii – Origin is South Bolivia and North Argentina. Also known as the Old Man of the Andes is a shrubby columnar cactus with fine, completely enveloping hair and powerful coloured spines. Young plants of Oreocereus trollii are also very popular in small cacti collections.

5 great cacti and succulents for your nest gardening project. Follow our blog posts for plant origins, gift ideas, care tips and information.

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