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!

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.

Cacti & Succulents

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.

Hoya Bella Plant close up

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How to Plant, Grow and Care For Hoya Bella

Are you looking for a versatile houseplant? Hoya bella is a unique variety of hoya that makes for a wonderful indoor plant. In this article, gardening expert and houseplant enthusiast Madison Moulton shares all you need to know about this plant, including maintenance and care.