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peyote gerhard vermeulen

Lophophora williamsii, ancient & mythical cactus

4 min read

Collecting and growing your own peyote is an extremely rewarding experience. Gerhard Vermeulen shares some growing advice on how you too can cultivate these ancient succulents.
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Rooting Haworthia

Rooting Haworthia

5 min read

Harry explains the process of rooting Haworthia; the best procedures to follow once you identify a plant that has had root loss, removing the cause of the root loss, and finally deciding on the most suitable method and time for rooting.
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Portulacaria afra bonsai moshe emergui

Portulacaria afra bonsai

4 min read

Moshe Emergui, shares some information on growing Portulacaria afra as a bonsai tree. Focusing on basic cultivation notes, he describes the ideal location, styling and maintenance of this species which is actually a succulent.
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Caring for Haworthia

6 min read

In this article Harry Lewis provides the basics of growing Haworthia succulents in simple terms that anyone can understand. Questions such as "How do I plant Haworthia?", "Where do I place Haworthia?", and "How do I care for Haworthia?" are all answered.
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Lithops. Stone plants. Living stones. Flowering stones. Brains

Lithops for Beginners

4 min read

Lithops. Stone plants. Living stones. Flowering stones. Brains. Each one unique. They are one of the most fascinating succulents, and anyone who sees one reacts differently. Marion Thompson shares her experiences of cultivating these succulents and how you too can grow them successfully.
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breeding haworthia succulents

Breeding Haworthia

5 min read

In this article on Haworthia succulents, Harry Lewis of Living Desert Plants explains through simple to follow text and detailed photographs, how to pollinate Haworthia flowers and propagate these popular succulents by growing them from seed.
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harry lewis propagation haworthia succulents

Succulent propagation: Haworthia

5 min read

Many succulents are quite easy to propagate, and usually only require that one pulls off a leaf or two in order to grow more plants. Not so, however, with the genus Haworthia. Harry Lewis of Living Desert Plants explains how it can be done using text and very detailed photographs to illustrate each step.
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