Cacti & Succulents

Cacti and succulents are low-maintenance, gorgeous plants to grow. Learn how to properly care for them with our detailed tutorials. No matter if you're looking for a tiny little houseplant, a plant for xeriscaping with, or anything in between, we likely have something here to catch your eye!

Not sure which type you're most interested in? Peruse our list of different types of succulents to discover your favorites!

Growing succulents from seed. Close-up of a woman's hand holding a small white pot of Lithops against a blurred background of many pots of Lithops. Lithops are distinctive succulents known for their unique appearance. Resembling small, smooth pebbles, these plants have a pair of fused leaves that form a cleft at the top, creating a cactus-like cleft or slit. The leaves have different patterns, textures and colors from green to gray.

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15 Succulents You Can Grow From Seed

If you want to save money on plants or are looking for a rarer species you just can’t find in-store, growing succulents from seed is the answer. Gardening expert Madison Moulton lists 15 beginner-friendly succulents you can grow from seed.

View of cacti and succulents grow in water on a light windowsill. Moon Cactus and Haworthiopsis limifolia grow in tall glass bottles, jars and glasses filled with water. Haworthiopsis limifolia is small, rosette-forming plant features tightly packed, upright leaves that are triangular in cross-section and covered with pronounced, raised ridges resembling the texture of a file or washboard. The Moon Cactus is a small, globular cactus with sharp yellowish-brown spines on its ribs.

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Can Succulents Grow in Water?

Growing succulents hydroponically can reduce your need to water, help cuttings root quicker, and reduce the mess that comes with planting in soil. But there are also several downsides to consider that impact overall growth and survival. In this article, gardening expert Madison Moulton answers the question – can succulents grow in water?

Two vibrant agave flowers, with sunshine yellow and lime green color, reach skyward against a canvas of clear blue sky. Their long, slender stems stand tall and proud, topped with whimsical, spiky blooms that resemble colorful bottle brushes.

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Do Agave Plants Bloom?

Agave is a beautiful drought-tolerant plant adept at surviving the harsh conditions of the desert. It needs little in the way of outside care, maintenance, or water to thrive. They can make a stunning border plant in your landscaping. But do they bloom? Gardening expert Kelli Klein answers this question for you!

Vibrant young succulents in varied sizes and hues - green, pink, blue, and purple, each showcasing unique shapes. Thriving in compact black pots, they bask in direct sunlight, displaying their resilience and vibrant colors.

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How Much Light do Succulents Need?

If you’re new to growing succulents, providing the right growing conditions (including light levels) can be tough. Gardening expert Madison Moulton explains how much light succulents need and signs that they may be in the wrong spot.

Vivid green succulents arranged in petite brown eco-friendly paper pots, nestled within rich dark soil. Each delicate succulent is adorned with neat brown ribbons, enhancing their charm. These potted succulents rest on a warm brown table.

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Why Won’t My Succulent Bloom? Succulent Blooming Tips

Do you wonder why your indoor succulents aren’t blooming? Any succulent can be coaxed into bloom if you provide the ideal conditions. In this article, gardening enthusiast Liessa Bowen offers some possible issues you may face, plus tips to help encourage your succulent plants to produce beautiful flowers!

Close-up of female hands about to divide succulents on a blurred background. She is holding a Jade Plant in her hand. It is a popular succulent that features thick, fleshy, oval-shaped leaves that are glossy and vibrant green, tinged with red along the edges.

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How to Divide Succulents in 6 Easy Steps

Dividing succulents doesn’t have to be a stressful process. It just takes a gentle hand and an eye for the health of your plant. In this article, gardening expert Melissa Strauss will go over methods of dividing your succulent for the best outcome.

A close-up showcases vibrant aloe vera leaves with long, succulent, and spiked edges. The sunlight kisses its surface, revealing a mesmerizing glow, and accentuating the plant's natural hues of green. Against a soft, blurred backdrop, the plant appears almost ethereal, evoking a magical aura.

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What Kind of Soil do Aloe Vera Plants Need?

Aloe vera is a plant that is used more extensively than any other aloe out there. It has an abundance of value for health and can be grown in containers as a houseplant with the right care and guidance. In this article, find out what the perfect soil mix is for aloe vera grown in pots, the most important part of growing this plant.

This close-up features a succulent aloe vera plant called ‘Minnie Belle’. Its fleshy leaves sprawl outwards, each rimmed with a fringe of frosty white spikes, a surprising contrast to the typical smooth aloe edge.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care for Minnie Belle Aloe

Looking for a fuss-free plant to grow in your home or cactus garden? While there are many aloes, ‘Minnie Belle’ is a small and unique aloe variety. It is a great starter plant for new gardeners and an interesting addition to experienced growers’ collections. In this article, master gardener Laura Elsner will walk you through how to grow ‘Minnie Belle’ aloe.

Close-up of aloe dying in a large black pot. The plant has a rosette of drooping, withered, rotting, brown, lance-shaped leaves with pointed tips and small spines along the edges.

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6 Reasons Your Aloe is Turning Black and Dying

Aloe vera is known for its resilience, but that doesn’t mean it is invincible. If your aloe vera plant looks black, sad, or withered, you may need to adjust the soil, sunlight, watering, or temperature to bring it back to health. Garden expert Logan Hailey digs into common reasons for a blackened aloe and how to fix them.