Author: Paula Herrera

There are many different types of succulents, but rare succulents are a special subcategory of succulents that are difficult to find in the wild and often have especially unique features or characteristics. Although they may be difficult to find in nature, they’re quite easy to buy at your local nursery or garden shop! The succulent plant family is filled with many unique, beautiful, and interesting plants, but only a few have the word rare attached to them, making them truly one-of-a-kind and much more valuable. In fact, some of these rare succulents are in such high demand that even finding…

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Echeveria orion, also known as the Hens and Chicks echeveria, is an easy-care succulent native to Mexico. The echeverias are a diverse group of plants that come in many sizes and colors but all have leaves with different shapes for defending against predators. Some echeverias even look like leaves. The echeveria orion is a beautiful echeveria species that has pink leaves with green tips. This echeveria, like most succulents, can be grown in full sun to partial shade and needs soil that drains well such as cactus mix or potting soil for vegetable gardens. Enjoy this echeveria species for its…

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The Hoya carnosa tricolor is a beautiful plant that can be found in the Hoya genus. This Hoya species gets its name from the three colors of flowers on it, which are red, white, and yellow. Hoya carnosa tricolor only has one flower per leaf axil. It is an amazing Hoya plant that has been cultivated over the years. It was first discovered in 1841 by a Dutch botanist named H. Van Houtte. This Hoya Carnosa Tricolor has three colors: pink, white, and green which make it very unique! Hoya carnosa tricolor originates from India and South East Asia, where…

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Echeveria derenbergii is a beautiful and hardy succulent that is native to Mexico and makes a great addition to any garden or home. Growing Echeveria derenbergii outside in the cold winter areas in the United States will expose it to frost. As temperatures fall below the freezing point, the leaves of an Echeveria begin to freeze from the outside in. When a leaf is completely covered with frost, the freezing expands the cells of the leaves causing them to burst. The protoplasm from inside flows out of the ruptured cells and then freezes into ice crystals. It is these ice…

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Gymnocalycium mihanovichii is a small member of the cactus family that occurs in the northwestern part of Argentina and adjacent areas of Chile. Like other species in the genus, Gymnocalycium mihanovichii grows in habitats that receive a temperate, maritime influence. It differs from most of its relatives in several important ways: it is a relatively fast-growing plant that can produce flowers and fruits with little attention. However, while Gymnocalycium mihanovichiihas gained popularity for its tolerance of both cold and drought, it is a finicky cactus when it comes to handling. If handled incorrectly from the beginning, Gymnocalycium mihanovichii can become…

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