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Plant of the Month

Along with columns, club updates and other material, each issue of the Henry Shaw Cactus and Succulent Society Digest includes “Plant of the Month” articles on members’ favorite cacti and succulents. The articles typically include photos and facts on the plants’ origins, distribution and growing conditions, as well as care and cultivation tips. Plants featured in this month’s digest are shown below. Access previous POM articles from the pulldown menus to right.


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Tylecodon paniculata (2021)

By Brit Stoskopf – It is nice to have something green and growing in the winter, when most other plants have dropped their leaves. The leaves of Tylecodon paniculata are bright green and waxy, with a paddle shape that slightly curls under at the tips. The other noticeable feature is how the bark peels off in papery tan sheets, exposing the green bark underneath. …

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Acanthocereus paradoxus (2021)

By Pat Mahon – Just when we thought there couldn’t be any more cacti to be found … another species pops up in Jalisco, Mexico. Described in November 2020, Acanthocereus paradoxus has the slender stems of the similar-looking Peniocereus greggii, sporting a tuberous caudex base and even bearing a large night-blooming flower of similar shape. …

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