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Cactus or Succulent?

Cactus or Succulent?

Did you know all cacti are succulents, but not all succulents are cacti? It’s true. But first, let’s discuss what a succulent is. A succulent is a plant that is full of water. Because it conserves water in its tissue it is able to survive drought in its natural habitat.

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Hairy Old Man

Hairy Old Man

My hairy old man!  I can‘t imagine anyone would say a good picture comes to mind when the phrase  “hairy old man” is mentioned, but if you are talking about plants, it is a different story. I have an old man cactus, Cephalocereus senilis, and as I was watering the

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