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!

Hens and Chicks Varieties

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25 Stunning Varieties of Hens and Chicks Plants

The sempervivum is one of the most popular succulents you can grow. Also known as Hens and Chicks, these little succulents have many different colors and shapes. In this article, gardening expert and houseplant enthusiast Madison Moulton looks at some of the most unique varieties of hens and chicks plants you can add to your succulent collection.

A recently propagated zz plant that is planted in a black plastic container. It is growing from stem cutting. The gardener is pressing down on the plant into the pot with potting medium around the newly propagated plant.

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Three Easy Ways to Propagate ZZ Plants

Are you thinking of propagating your zz plant to create more for around your home? There are three common methods zz plant propagation is done via stem cuttings, leaf cuttings or through division. In this article, gardening expert and houseplant enthusiast Madison Moulton walks through each method, step-by-step.

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How to Plant, Grow, and Care For Sedum Flowering Plants

Sedum flowers can brighten up just about any garden. But growing them can be challenging if you've not grown them before. There are several factors you'll need to plan for before adding them into your garden. In this article, gardening and flower expert Taylor Sievers walks through every step you'll need to follow for a perfect Sedum bloom during your next growing season.

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Can You Grow Aloe Vera From a Single Leaf?

Are you thinking of growing an aloe vera plant from a single leaf? There are plenty of plants that can be propagated from just a leaf cutting. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn walks through if Aloe can be grown from a leaf cutting, and if it's a good idea to attempt it.

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How Much and How Often Should You Water Aloe Vera?

If you aren't sure how much water your aloe vera plant needs, you've come to the right place! While it may not need as much water as other succulents, there are some best practices you should follow when it comes to plant hydration. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn walks through how much and how often you should be watering your aloe vera.

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Is Aloe Vera Considered a Cactus or a Type of Succulent?

Not sure if Aloe vera is considered a type of succulent or a cactus? Or if there's even a difference between the two? This is an important factor to consider in order to understand maintenance requirements. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn takes you through Aloe's classification so you know what you can expect.

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How to Prune a Ficus Tree in 7 Easy Steps

New to pruning your ficus tree? It doesn't have to be difficult! There are a few simple steps you'll want to follow in order to prune properly without harming the plant. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn shares the steps you'll want to follow when pruning your ficus tree.

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How Much Direct or Indirect Sunlight Do Aloe Vera Plants Need?

Are you thinking of adding Aloe Vera to your indoor or outdoor garden, but want to know what type of sunlight it needs? There are a few things to consider, such as full sun, partial shade, and fully shaded locations. Then there are types of sunlight such as indirect, or direct. In this article, gardening expert Emily Horn walks through everything you need to know about this popular succulent's sunlight needs.