It’s not an Agave, but sort of looks like one

Leuchtenbergia principis really is a cactus, but looks like an agave, kind of, so its common name is Agave cactus. Confused yet? I wrote about this same plant September 21, 2014- “Leuchtenbergia Principis, aka Agave Cactus,”  but it has grown since then, and if...

Edithcolea Grandis has a Spectacular Flower

I had seen a picture of this plant’s flower and knew I wanted one. So when I learned that friend and fellow cactus-lover Woody Minnich in Edgewood, New Mexico, had them for sale in his Cactus Data Plants greenhouse, I jumped at the chance to get one. I ordered it in...

Don’t Abuse Your Red Yucca

Hesperaloe parviflora, commonly known as red yucca, is a popular landscape plant all over Texas, but especially in our area because it stands up well to the heat and dry climate. Native to the Chihuahua Desert in Mexico and West Texas and into south and central Texas,...

My Cage Ranch Cacti are Blooming

A few years ago, J.D. Cage, or was it his son Jay?-I forget after all this time-called to ask if I would be interested in some cactus they had found on their Earth, Texas,  ranch (18 miles from Muleshoe, for those of you not familiar with this part of the world)....

The Huernia Reticulata Bloomed!

I bought this little plant in 2019 at the CSSA (Cactus and Succulent Society of America) convention held in San Luis Obispo, California, that year. At one point I thought I was going to lose it, but it hung on and finally  grew a little. Yesterday I walked into...