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Care Guide

Succulents, Cacti, and Aloe Plant Care

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Meet Succulent, Cacti and Aloe

Succulents, Cacti, and Aloe Plants are some of the easiest plants to care. They are adaptive and can survive many conditions. As a result, these are ideal houseplants.

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Light

Succulents, Cacti and Aloe can grow indoors and outdoors as long as they are getting enough sunlight. If growing indoors, place the plant near a sunny window. South facing windows will provide the best sunlight. Not all succulents will bloom but those who do will usually bloom once or twice a year.

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Pet Friendly

Succulent-Yes, most are pet safe.

Cactus-Yes, but their sharp spines are hazardous to pets.

Aloe-No

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Water

The rule of thumb is to water Succulent, Cacti and Aloe plants when the soil is dry. Do not water if the soil is still moist or wet. Determine how long it takes for the soil to dry completely and you can start a watering schedule. They do best in soil that doesn't hold water. If your soil does not drain well, add some sand or gravel to increase drainage.

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Humidity

Medium

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Temperature

Succulent, Cacti and Aloe plants can survive in most climates. You must only be cautious if the temperature reaches below freezing or surpasses 100°F. Be prepared to relocate your plants on pots if you experience these weather conditions.

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Difficult Level

Easy

   Common Problems Q&A

 Why are my leaves wilted, wrinkled and crispy?

This is likely a sign of under watering. Although Succulents, Cacti and Aloe plants do not need much water they still cannot be completely neglected. You should water you plant soon after the soil has completely dried out. 

Why are my leaves turning yellow, transparent and soggy?

This is generally a sign of over watering. You should cut back on your watering schedule and only water when your soil has dried out. If you were watering once a week and notice these signs, try cutting back and watering once every 2 weeks. 

Why is my plant experiencing leggy growth?

Leggy growth is likely a sign of inadequate light. When succulents aren't receiving enough light they stretch in order to get closer to sunlight. Try moving your plant to a sunny window.

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Succulent Echeveria 'Blue Atoll'
Succulent Echeveria 'Blue Atoll'
Succulent Echeveria 'Blue Atoll'
Succulent Echeveria 'Blue Atoll'

Succulent Echeveria 'Blue Atoll'

$9.99
  • Botanical Name: Echeveria Blue Atoll
  • Common Names: Echeveria Blue Atoll, Coolvue
  • Description: Echeveria ‘Blue Atoll’ is a blue-green wide growing rosette succulent that will most certainly provide an aesthetic look to your overall collection. It comes as no surprise that this Echeveria variant looks so cool and is easy to maintain since it is of course an Echeveria succulent.
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Succulent Senecio Succulent 'Fish Hooks'
Succulent Senecio Succulent 'Fish Hooks'
Succulent Senecio Succulent 'Fish Hooks'
Succulent Senecio Succulent 'Fish Hooks'

Succulent Senecio Succulent 'Fish Hooks'

$8.99
  • Botanical Name: Senecio radicans
  • Common Names: Fish Hooks
  • Description: The Senecio Fish hooks is a trailing succulent which has curved, tube like foliage which grows along the vines of this plant. The color of the foliage can be anywhere from a washed out green to a greenish blue.
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Succulent 'Kiwi'
Succulent 'Kiwi'
Succulent 'Kiwi'
Succulent 'Kiwi'
Succulent 'Kiwi'
Succulent 'Kiwi'
Succulent 'Kiwi'

Succulent 'Kiwi'

$9.99
  • Botanical Name: Aeonium Percarneum
  • Common Names: Kiwi Succulent 
  • Description: This vibrant, colorful succulent grows quickly and easily. It has a few peculiarities not shared by other succulents, such as an aversion to very hot, dry weather and the desire for a bit more water. With a little bit of sun, these gorgeous succulents display leaves that start yellow and darken into green, the edges of the leaf bordered with pink or red. During the late summer, they occasionally produce large, yellow flowers. Kiwi Aeonium is a monocarp, so it dies after flowering.
     
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Succulent 'Ripple Jade'
Succulent 'Ripple Jade'
Succulent 'Ripple Jade'
Succulent 'Ripple Jade'

Succulent 'Ripple Jade'

$9.99
  • Botanical Name: Crassula arborescens undulatifolia
  • Common Names: Ripple jade, Curly Jade
  • Description: The ripple jade is a succulent native to South Africa. This small succulent grow in a shrub or cluster with stout branches and wavy, dense leaves which are bluish-grey green in color. This is a great, unique addition to any succulent collection. 
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Succulent Crassula 'Jade'
Succulent Crassula 'Jade'
Succulent Crassula 'Jade'
Succulent Crassula 'Jade'
Succulent Crassula 'Jade'
Succulent Crassula 'Jade'

Succulent Crassula 'Jade'

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  • Botanical Name: Crassula ovata
  • Common Names: Jade succulent, Money Plant
  • Description: The crassula ovata is an evergreen succulent native to South Africa. This plant has oval shaped, water retaining green leaves that run along it's thick branches.
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Succulent 'Elephant Bush'
Succulent 'Elephant Bush'
Succulent 'Elephant Bush'
Succulent 'Elephant Bush'
Succulent 'Elephant Bush'

Succulent 'Elephant Bush'

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  • Botanical Name: Portulacaria Afra
  • Common Names: Elephant Bush
  • Description: The elephant bush is a common succulent native to South Africa. Cultivated as an ornamental plant, this plant is a great choice for any beginner succulent collector as it is very low maintenance and its dense bright green leaves are an essential look. The elephant bush has small, round pad-like leaves with thick reddish brown stems and can grow as a tree or a small shrub depending on your planting preferences. 

 

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Succulent Senecio 'Himalayan'
Succulent Senecio 'Himalayan'
Succulent Senecio 'Himalayan'
Succulent Senecio 'Himalayan'
Succulent Senecio 'Himalayan'
Succulent Senecio 'Himalayan'

Succulent Senecio 'Himalayan'

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  • Botanical NameSenecio barbertonicus
  • Common Names: Himalaya
  • Description: The Himalaya is an evergreen succulent native to southeastern Africa. This plant has long, skinny peapod shaped leaves which densely grow out of its thicker green stems.
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Devil's Backbone Succulent
Devil's Backbone Succulent
Devil's Backbone Succulent
Devil's Backbone Succulent

Devil's Backbone Succulent

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  • Botanical Name: Euphorbia tithymaloides
  • Common Names: Devil's Backbone Succulent
  • Description: Euphorbia tithymaloides is native to tropical and subtropical North America and Central America. It prefers soil that is sandy, well-drained, and nutrient-rich, particularly with higher concentrations of boron, copper, iron, manganese, molybdenum, and zinc.



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Succulent 'String of Pearls'
Succulent 'String of Pearls'
Succulent 'String of Pearls'
Succulent 'String of Pearls'
Succulent 'String of Pearls'
Succulent 'String of Pearls'
Succulent 'String of Pearls'
Succulent 'String of Pearls'

Succulent 'String of Pearls'

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  • Botanical Name: Senecio rowleyanus
  • Common Names: String of Pearls
  • Description: The string of pearls is a trailing succulent native to South Africa. This plant has long, loose tendrils with pearl shaped foliage which retains the plants' water.
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Succulent Euphorbia 'Trigona Rubra'
Succulent Euphorbia 'Trigona Rubra'
Succulent Euphorbia 'Trigona Rubra'
Succulent Euphorbia 'Trigona Rubra'

Succulent Euphorbia 'Trigona Rubra'

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  • Botanical Name: Euphorbia lactea
  • Common Names: African Milk Tree, Good Luck Plant
  • DescriptionEuphorbia 'Trigona Rubra' is also known as "Royal Red". An attractive cultivar of Euphorbia Trigona with stems and leaves flushed red to magenta. The leaves can be magenta while the stems are green.


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Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'
Succulent 'String of Bananas'

Succulent 'String of Bananas'

$6.99
  • Botanical Name: Senecio radicans
  • Common Names: string of bananas
  • Description: The string of bananas is a trailing succulent native to South Africa. This plant has long, loose tendrils with small and thick banana shaped foliage which retains the plants' water.
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Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera
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Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

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  • Botanical Name: Aloe Barbadensis Mill
  • Common Names: Chinese Aloe, First Aid Plant, Burn Aloe, True Aloe.
  • Description: The Aloe Vera is a stemless succulent with thick and fleshy leaves that are lined with small teeth making it a great ornamental, low maintenance indoor plant which blooms a yellow tubular flower in the summertime. Native to the Arabian Peninsula, this plant is widely used around the world as its leaves are considered to be antimicrobial and has been used to treat burns as a topical medication.
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Lifesaver Cactus
Lifesaver Cactus
Lifesaver Cactus
Lifesaver Cactus
Lifesaver Cactus
Lifesaver Cactus
Lifesaver Cactus

Lifesaver Cactus

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  • Botanical Name: Huernia insigniflora
  • Common Names: Lifesaver Cactus
  • Description: Plant enthusiasts worldwide grow Huernias indoors because of their interesting stem shapes and colors. Lifesaver plants can be grown as intriguing indoor, greenhouse or summer patio container plants almost anywhere. Huernias require a potting mix with excellent drainage.


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Fairy Castle Cactus
Fairy Castle Cactus

Fairy Castle Cactus

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  • Botanical Name: Acanthocereus Tetragonus
  • Common Names: Fairy Castle Cactus
  • Description: The cactus plant also originates in popular regions of Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and northern South America. The spiky plant shares resemblance with the turrets of a castle due to its curvy, columnar shape. This is the reason why it is popularly known as a fairy castle cactus.



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Rats Tail Cactus
Rats Tail Cactus
Rats Tail Cactus
Rats Tail Cactus

Rats Tail Cactus

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  • Botanical Name: Disocactus flagelliformis
  • Common Names: Rats Tail Cactus
  • Description: The rattail cactus, is a species of flowering plant in the cactus family Cactaceae, and is the most cultivated species in the genus Aporocactus. Due to its ease of cultivation and attractive floral displays, it is often grown as an ornamental potted plant.


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Succulent Senecio Stapeliiformis 'Pickle Plant'

Succulent Senecio Stapeliiformis 'Pickle Plant'

$9.99
  • Botanical Name: Senecio Stapeliiformis
  • Common Names: Pickle Plant
  • Description: The pickle plant is a succulent perennial native to South Africa. This flowering succulent wields segmented pencil like stems which can grow up to 10 inches tall, giving it the appearance of a very skinny cactus as there are soft spines along its stalks.
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Graft Cactus Succulent 'Red'
Graft Cactus Succulent 'Red'
Graft Cactus Succulent 'Red'
Graft Cactus Succulent 'Red'

Graft Cactus Succulent 'Red'

$6.99
  • Botanical Name: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii "Rubra" graft
  • Common Names: Ruby ball, Red Cap cactus
  • Description: Graft Cactus in a small pot has a unique vibrant red color at the top. Popular for anyone looking for a colorful easy-care succulent. It is the result of grafting two different species of cactus together in a nursery in Japan. The top part, the scion, can't live on its own due to its lack of chlorophyll, so caring for this succulent requires consideration of both the rootstock and the scion. Intolerant to bright sunlight and colder temperatures, place in shaded spots. If the rootstock begins growing another branch, immediately prune it, as the scion will lose nutrients.
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