Golden Barrel Cactus

The cute Golden Barrel Cactus, also comically known as the Mother-in-law’s cushion, is a beautiful cactus that spots perfectly even spines and a rounded, almost ball-like structure as a young cactus. I often see them used in the yards of water conscious neighbors in their outdoor landscaping. Barrel Cacti grow very slowly so they areContinue reading “Golden Barrel Cactus”

String of Hearts

String of Hearts: String of Hearts is one of my favorites! You might also know them by the name Rosary Vine, Chain of Hearts, or Hearts Entangled. This beautiful trainling plant cascades down the side of the pot with long delicate tendrils. The long strands tend to tangle but that adds to the uniqueness ofContinue reading “String of Hearts”

Aloe Vera

Intro:  Aloe Vera is one of those plants that I remember from my childhood. My neighbor had a huge plant he inherited from his mom. I loved that thing! It seemed to be the solution to all life’s ails. Aloe is a succulent with medicinal properties that is cultivated all over the world.  Light:  SometimesContinue reading “Aloe Vera”

Polka Dot Plant

Intro:  This cute little plant comes in a wide variety of colors including pink, purple, scarlet, lavender, white, and green speckled leaves. Sometimes this plant is referred to as the freckle face plant because of its spotted appearance. This lovely plant can be grown as ground cover in temperate and warm zones but is veryContinue reading “Polka Dot Plant”

String of Pearls

I love these succulents so much! My mother gave me one she had and I have looked after it ever since. They look so delicate as they cascade off the edge of the pot. Truly an elegant plant. This is a trailing plant so once its tendrils reach the ground or the windowsill in myContinue reading “String of Pearls”

Air Plants

I absolutely love Air Plants! I have quite a few in my urban jungle. These plants are also known by the group to which they belong called Tillandsia. These wonderful little plants come in hundreds of varieties, over 600 varieties! They are epiphytes, which means they do not need soil to survive but rather theyContinue reading “Air Plants”

Snake Plant (Sansevieria)

This plant is also known as a Snake Plant or Mother-in-Law’s Tongue. It is at the top of my list of easy to care for plants! Sansevieria come in multiple varieties so you are sure to find one you like. A sweet vintage man I know found out about my budding love for plants andContinue reading “Snake Plant (Sansevieria)”