Several years ago, we created a sheltered area on the back porch, to over-winter some of the outdoor plants that are temperature sensitive. For a couple weeks now some of the succulents have been blooming. It’s aways a surprise to walk out the back door, and see blooms. Succulents are my plants of choice. I think they’re interesting, they suit our climate, and they don’t require a lot of care. The mistake that most people make with is overwatering them. They like to be ignored, especially in cool weather. I water maybe once every 2 weeks.
This is a small cactus, right now, and although it looks like it has spines, they do not stick your finger, when you touch it.
Most of you will recognize this plant. It’s a Christmas cactus. I started some from small single cuttings, and they are just now starting to bloom. There’s an aloe and the arm of another cactus, in the background.