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Plant of the Month

Along with columns, club updates and other material, each issue of the Henry Shaw Cactus 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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Sansevieria (2020)

By Bob Williams – Plants with nicknames like Devil’s Tongue, Snake Plant and Snake Tongue could make you wonder if they are plants you would want to raise. However, Sansevieria plants are easy-care, readily available, attractive and inexpensive. They are perfect for beginners in our hobby or a person looking for a plant to grow in a not-so-perfect spot. …

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Rebutia (2020)

By Pat Mahon – We can call Rebutia the “catch-all genus,” much like the family Liliaceae was a dumpster for uncertain plant groups like aloes. Many of us have several different generic epithets on our tags, but they are all the same thing. Backeberg in 1951 proposed the genus Sulcorebutia, which was both accepted and rejected. Valid differences and divisions …

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