Tag : Rhipsalidopsis

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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Inherited Cactus

Inherited Cactus

Since Easter has just passed, I thought I’d share a picture of my Easter cactus, which once belonged to my Grandma Eldred. This cactus, Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri, is native to Brazil and is a forest cactus, not a desert one. More familiar to most is the Christmas and Thanksgiving cactus. The

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