By: Jackie RhoadesHelp! My azalea’s turning black! You’ve been attacked by the scourge of the azalea. You’ve been invaded by the azalea bark scale.Identifying Azalea Bark ScaleBlackened branches, covered by a sticky soot and white, cottony fluffs in the crotches of the lower branches are all symptoms of one of the most dreaded of azalea diseases.
By: Teo SpenglerThe trumpet vine really knows how to climb. This deciduous, clinging vine can climb to heights of 30 feet (9 m.) during the growing season. The bright scarlet, trumpet-shaped blossoms are beloved by both gardeners and hummingbirds. Read on for information on trumpet vine care in winter, including how to winterize a trumpet vine.
By: Jackie CarrollDracaena are lovely tropical houseplants that can help set a calm and peaceful mood in your home. These plants are usually carefree, but a number of dracaena plant problems can weaken them so that they can’t carry out their normal life functions. This article explains what to do when you see black stems on a dracaena plant.
By: Heather RhoadesFig trees are an excellent fruit tree to grow in your garden, but when your fig tree does not produce figs, it can be frustrating. Understanding the reasons for a fig tree not producing fruit can make this a little less frustrating.Reasons for a Fig Tree Not Producing FruitFirst, in this article we will be covering information on why a fig tree will not fruit.
Salicornia is a genus of succulent, halophyte (salt tolerant) flowering plants in the family Amaranthaceae that grow in salt marshes, on beaches, and among mangroves. Salicornia species are native to North America, Europe, South Africa, and South Asia.Click on the photo or the name of the succulent plant for which you wish to see further information.
Prime destination for succulent loversRSSFacebookInstagramTwitterPinterestHomeSucculentopediaBrowse Succulents by Scientific NameBrowse Succulents by Common NameBrowse Succulents by GenusBrowse Succulents by FamilyBrowse Succulents by USDA Hardiness ZoneBrowse Succulents by OriginBrowse Cacti by GenusAbout SucculentsCultivationGeneral CareLight RequirementsPotting SoilWateringFertilizingPests and DiseasesRepottingPropagationPruningGraftingArrangingSucculent UsesMedicinal SucculentsCosmetic SucculentsCulinary SucculentsSacred SucculentsLibraryBooksStoriesMyths and LegendsStampsWorld of Flowering PlantsYou are at:Home » Archive for & 34;Elephant Cactus& 34;Browsing: Elephant CactusSucculentopediaPachycereus pringlei (Mexican Giant Cardon)Pachycereus pringlei (Mexican Giant Cardon) is the tallest cactus species in the world, with a maximum recorded height of 63 feet (19.
By: Mary Ellen EllisThe Greek gods supposedly ate ambrosia and drank nectar, and hummingbirds drink nectar, but what exactly is it? If you’ve ever wondered what nectar is, and if you can get some out of your garden, you’re not alone.What is Nectar?Nectar is a sweet liquid produced by plants. It is especially produced by flowers on flowering plants.
By: Nikki Tilley, Author of The Bulb-o-licious GardenGrowing onions from seed is both easy and economical. If you know how to grow onions from seeds, either method for planting onion seeds will yield an abundant supply of onion crops. Read on to learn more about onion seed starting.How to Grow Onions from SeedsOnion seed starting is easy.
By: Jackie CarrollCyclamen make lovely houseplants during their bloom season. Once the blossoms fade the plant enters a period of dormancy, and they can look as though they are dead. Let’s find out about cyclamen dormancy care and what to expect when your plant begins to fade.Is My Cyclamen Dormant or Dead?
Scientific NameSempervivum arachnoideum subsp. tomentosum (C.B.Lehm. & Schnittsp.) Schinz & Thell.Common NamesWoolly Cobweb Houseleek, Cobweb Hen and ChicksSynonymsSempervivum tomentosum, Sempervivum laggeri, Sempervivum arachnoideum var. laggeri, Sempervivum webbianumScientific ClassificationFamily: CrassulaceaeSubfamily: SedoideaeTribe: Sedeae Subtribe: SedinaeGenus: SempervivumDescriptionSempervivum arachnoideum subsp.
By: Darcy Larum, Landscape DesignerAre you seeing small tree shoots at the base of your lemon tree or new strange looking branches growing low on the tree trunk? These are most likely lemon tree sucker growth. Continue reading to learn about suckers on lemon trees and how to go about removing lemon tree suckers.
Get Started Barrenwort Plant Info – Tips On Growing Barrenwort FlowersBy Bonnie L. Grant, Certified Urban AgriculturistIt is always a challenge to find plant specimens that will thrive in low to nearly no light. Full shade loving barrenwort flowers flourish even in the deepest shadows. Click this article to learn more about this interesting plant.
Although Africanviolets (Saintpaulia ionantha)hail from Africa, lots of people in the United States grow them as indoorplants. They are easy care and beautiful, blooming most of the year, but thatdoesn’t make them free of aphids or other pests.When you find African violet pests attacking your favoritepotted plants, you need to take appropriate action.
Peacock Orchid Planting Guide: Tips For Growing Peacock OrchidsBy Becca Badgett, Co-author of How to Grow an EMERGENCY GardenThe elegant peacock orchid features showy summer blooms with nodding, white flowers, and a maroon center. Growing peacock orchids is easy, and the information in this article can help.
Houseplants become dirty or tangled without regular grooming. This will greatly reduce the attractiveness of your indoor gardens if you don’t watch out. Grooming and cleaning your houseplants is an important part of their care.Dusting and Cleaning Houseplant LeavesDust diminishes the ability of the leaves to function.
The sago palm (Cycas revoluta) is a lush, tropical looking plant with large feathery leaves. It is a popular houseplant and a bold outdoor accent in warmer regions. The sago palm requires plenty of sunlight but prefers part-shade in hotter climates. Sago palm is easy to grow but it does have some diseases and pests.
Zone 8 plants for full sun include trees, shrubs, annuals, and perennials. There are many beautiful plants that will thrive and give you enjoyment for many years.Sun Tolerant Plants for Zone 8Zone 8 in the U.S. is a temperate climate with mild winters and stretches from patchy areas of the west coast, through Texas and the middle section of the southeast.
By: Liz BaesslerWhen you think palm trees, you tend to think heat. Whether they’re lining the streets of Los Angeles or populating desert islands, palms hold a place in our consciousness as hot weather plants. And it’s true, most varieties are tropical and sub-tropical and can’t tolerate freezing temperatures.
If you prefer to plant delicate chamomile suns in your flower bed, then you probably paid attention to cosmea - an amazing and unpretentious flower that has found the love of landscape designers around the world. The plant comes from Mexico, it is often also called Mexican aster. There are about 25 types of cosme, three of which are grown in our country.
By: Jackie CarrollPlantains are unsightly lawn weeds that thrive in compacted soil and neglected lawns. Plantain weed treatment consists of diligently digging out the plants as they appear and treating the plants with herbicides. Since weed plantain thrives in poorly established lawns, the best prevention is a healthy lawn.