The cactus flower, it can be difficult to get spiky desert cactus to bloom when you keep them as houseplants.The reason is that cactus plants need desert-like conditions to stimulate good blooming.In this article, we share tips to help you create the right environment to stimulate both desert and holiday cacti to bloom.
Category Cactus - Succulents
Lithops LY-thops is a genus of unusual succulents belonging to the ice plant family (Aizoaceae).The name means “like stone” in Ancient Greek referring to the appearance of the plant.These “living stones” blend with surrounding stones and typically include one or more bulbous pairs of succulent leaves.
Rhipsalis Cereuscula (RIP-sa-lis, ker-ee-USK-yoo-luh) is a shrubby cactus and belongs to the family: Cactaceae.The small shrub is indigenous to the tropical rainforests of Central and South America and is commonly found in Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay.The scientific name “Rhipsalis” is derived from the Ancient Greek word “wickerwork” which refers to the morphology of the plant.
Having plants indoors and giving them the humidity they would really like is another.It’s great when you can find a plant that doesn’t mind the low humidity, likes it on the dry side and takes up little space.What plant am I talking about? The Cereus peruvianus (Cereus repandus)Cereus Peruvianus “Peruvian Apple Cactus” FactsOrigin: South AmericaFamily: CactaceaeBotanical Name: Cereus peruvianus (see’-ree-us)Common Name: Peruvian Apple cactus, apple cactus, Queen of the Night, column cactusPlant Type: perennialHeight: 12″ inches to 25′ feet tallLeaves: Ribbed sea-green and gray-green stems, brown or black spinesFlowers: Free-blooming plant, White flowers, slight fragranceBloom Time: June through AugustHardiness: Outdoor USDA Hardiness Zones 8 through 10Exposure: Full sun, partial shade with bright lightSoil: Well-drained catcus soil with lots of sandWatering Needs: During active growth water thoroughly allow soil to dry, minimal watering during winterFertilizing: Half strength liquid cactus fertilizer about every ten days during the growing season.
The Stapelia flower or Carrion flower aka starfish plant belongs to the family, Asclepiadaceae, the same family as the milkweed plant.These interesting, exotic succulent plants are a member of the genus Stapelia, which grows naturally in South Africa, in the tropical regions.There are about ninety members of this succulent plant group.