Helpful links to cactus and succulent info

Alamogordo, NM(Zone 7b)

Aloe Aristata

Aloe polyphylla or spiral aloe

Asclepiad guide

Assorted cacti and succulents


Cissus cactiformis

Euphorbia, Crown of Thorns




Sansevieria cylindrica info and links:

Sansevieria parva or Kenya hyacinth:

Sansevieria cylindrica ~ rooting cuttings ~

Senecio jacobsenii ~ trailing jade:

Stapelia seed starting ~ Starting Stapelia seeds

Succulent leaf rootings:

Rio Grande Cactus

Huntington Schick Hybrids

This link is to one of our own

Cactus care and book list

Palmbob's memberpage, links to his articles and photos
C&S sources:
Seeds and plants:
Seeds only:
Cold hardy C&S plants:
Cactuslovers spring bloom thread

Information and ID
Cacti only: /
To find ID for Altmans plants not always correct
Mesembs, paper by S. Hammer:
Adenium and Euphorbia milii:
Cacti (old but interesting)
Euphorbia cutting care in Fall:
Sowing dust-like Lithops, Mesemb., Cacti, Echeveria seed:
Echeveria seedling:
Stapel database:
Sansevieria ~
Cactus and Succulent Society of America, lots of wonderful info on their site and you don't have to be a member to register and view the site

El Paso area cactus with names and photos

Thread where members added favorite mail order companies:
Check in plantfiles and the garden watchdog too!

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(Zone 8a)

How nice to have a sticky! I'm sure it will be very useful, thanks!

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Haworthia resource:

Succulent plant pages ~ Jan Vandorpe:

Succulent plants link ~

Asclepiad resource:

Aloe resource:

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Mountlake Terrace, WA(Zone 8a)

Adromischus Displayed

Bihrmann's Caudex

Care of Succulent Pelargoniums

Cocozza Collection
Haworthia, Conophytum & Companions

Hoyas in Words and Pictures

Photos of Plants
demir165-a collector in Turkey who has a nice collection of Gymnocalycium mihanovichii which are grafted.

Stabiae-another nice online collection.

Gallery of Mammalliaria from Norm Dennis

Sedum Photos

Cascade Cactus and Succulent Society (My local Club)

Cannelton, IN(Zone 6b)

The previous link no longer exists.

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Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a) ~ photos of Aloe, Adromischus, Astroloba, Crassula, Gasteria, Haworthia.

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Valuable threads on Aloe mite infestation, identification and treatment.

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Central, NJ(Zone 6b)

Lithops growing calender:

Northern California, United States(Zone 9a)

blomma's care and culture tips for SEMPERVIVUMS

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Florida link to information on Yuccas ~

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

Plants Database - USDA Plants
Useful for looking up the native plants by Genera and Species for any particular County, amongst other uses.

Epiphylum & Epicactus (aka: Orchid Cactus) Links:

Echinopsis Hybrids (aka: Trichocereus, Lobivia, Chamaecereus, Chamaelobivia) Links:

Columnar Cacti Identification

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Valley Village, CA

Please add this and tell them that Kenneth Quinn sent you
we have both been very satisfied with his service, size of plant, gifts, well packed, making good if a plant comes damaged, you don't need to ask him to back up his product, he just does it because it's the thing to do. Norma

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Excellent thread on soils, additives and water conditions for Succulents and Cacti:

Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

This site has many good photos of a wide range of cacti:

Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

Good site on the South American alpine opuntias (Tephrocactus, Maihueniopsis etc)

Mountlake Terrace, WA(Zone 8a)

I was just looking for succlent Pelargonium information, and found this site, a plant collector in Japan: there are many nice photographs of many many succulent plants.

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

Excellent site for Gymnocalycium identification

Opuntia ficus-indica (Nopalitos) Recipes

Two sites for Mammillaria identification:

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Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

This site was generously shared by helenchild. It has a wide selection of Euphorbias:

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Casper, WY(Zone 4a)

Site for hardy varieties of garden Sedums and their culture.

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

This site was kindly shared by Tervherd. It has a wide selecion of native plants that can be found in the Sonoran desert.

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Adding to the sticky ~ adeniums

Lima, OH

Succulent & Cactus dormancy table

Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

Good site for cacti with many good photos of plants in habitat, seems to be made up of lots of links to various websites with pictures of cacti:

Lake Toxaway, NC(Zone 7a)

I have a very large aloe vera. My husband knocked it over and broke off several very large leave. Of course I want to save the gel. But it is very tedious slitting each leaf open and scraping the inside. I was using a knife but that picked up too much green pulp so I switched to using a spoon upside down.
Does anyone have a better method? Some Suggested in Parking Lot that I freeze the whole leaves and then thaw and gel should come out much easier. Since I'm going to have to freeze it anyway so it won't spoil, I thought this might work. What do you think?

Deep East Texas, TX(Zone 8a)

Woodspirit1 ~ I don't think this thread receives much traffic. It is used for information links. If you would go back to the Cacti & Succulent forum and start a new thread at the bottom of the page, you will probably get more viewers and comments.

SF Bay Area, CA(Zone 9b)

Yes, please do. This thread is strictly for posting links to C&S info. If you have a separate issue you should start a separate thread. Thank you.

Lake Toxaway, NC(Zone 7a)

OK , I see now. But I'm glad I came here if for no other reason than seeing cactuspatch's photo. Beautiful!

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

A good list and source for Cold Hardy Cacti & Succulents

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Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

Very extensive Columnar Cacti photo albums for identification:

Perth, United Kingdom(Zone 7b)

I came across this flickr profile, a great many good pictures of South American cacti in habitat[email protected]

Dandridge, TN(Zone 6a)

Grigsby Cactus Gardens

Shoal Creek Succulents

El Cajon, CA

Also very helpful and limited to cactus & succulents:

Don't miss it!


"Central", OH(Zone 5b)

Here is a cool link I just found.
Just type in the name of the plant at the bottom, and a great photo and care directions come up.

El Cajon, CA

I daresay they are not reliably Ided regarding cacti. For example:
Their Myrtillocactus geometrizans looks rather like a Stenocereus, maybe Steno griseus.
And their Carnegiea gigantea in looks rather like a Pachycereus pringlei to me.


"Central", OH(Zone 5b)

The New Mastering the Art of Growing Mesembs

Los Angeles, CA(Zone 10a)

Steven Hammer is one of my heroes. Not only a prolific hortist with fully developed skills in science and plant culture, but a quirky and talented writer who reaches out from the page and draws the reader in to share his passion for his lovely "vegetables" (his word... ha!). Besides his freely shared (and quite generous) "The New Mastering the Art of Growing Mesembs", I highly recommend his nursery storefront: and by request or inquiry on his private-distribution email list.

Besides his admired books already published, keep an eye out for the upcoming series of books on mesembs (adding depth and incorporating new discoveries among these specialty plants). Here's a link to the publisher, with tantalizing information about this planned series -- now in production, I believe:

I heard Steven speak at 28th Succulent Plant Symposium. He was the keynote and he was terrific.

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El Cajon, CA

'Mapping the Cacti of Mexico'

I just got hold of this new book. I think it is a must for all of us seriously interested in the cacti of Mexico.

This book of 128 pages (the first of a series) gives very short but important info about the habitat of about 35 genera (no Escobaria, Coryphantha, Mammillaria, Stenocactus etc yet) with their -according to David Hunt's taxonomy existing- species and their location (based on about 5700 herbarium items) which are marked on 50 geographical maps. So one can actually get an impression where and how the species of those genera are located to each other.


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