This is How to Really Protect Your Agaves

I  have an Agave Ovatafolia, commonly referred to as a whale’s tongue agave, that I bought in Austin at least ten years ago. I was told it was cold-hardy, so I planted it in the cactus bed, and for the first three or so years didn’t bother to give it any...

The White Rhino Agave

I told you about the melocactus I brought home from the TACSS meeting in Austin this October. I also came home with a new agave, the one commonly known as the white rhino, and the one a website labeled “Arguably the most coveted novelty of the genus.”Well! I had no...

My New Melocactus

I came home from this year’s Texas Association of Cactus and Succulent Societies (TACSS) seminar with a Melocactus Salvadorensis, the first melocactus I have added to my collection. Native to Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and northern South America, this is...

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