October 28, 2019

Potting Succulents in My Greenhouse

Among my favorite plants are the exotic forms of succulents - they make excellent container specimens.

If you like growing plants, but don’t really have a lot of time to care for them, I encourage you to consider growing succulents. Succulents, which includes the cactus family, require very little maintenance. These plants are able to survive prolonged drought because they store moisture in their fleshy stems, roots, and leaves. Cacti also have pad-like buds, called areoles, out of which grow sharp spines, which protect the plant from harm and collect and condense moisture. While visiting the Desert Botanical Garden earlier this month, I bought a few interesting succulents to add to my growing collection. 

Enjoy these photos.