a potted pencil cactus

Botanical Nerd Word: Aphyllous

Aphyllous: Without leaves.* This Pencil Cactus (Euphorbia tirucalli) does not produce leaves. It photosynthesises with its bare stems. *Harris, J.G., Harris, M.W. (2001). Plant identification terminology: An illustrated glossary (2nd …

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All About African Violets

The African violet is North America’s favourite houseplant and no wonder. Practically everyone I know either grows them or knows someone who does. “People love African violets because they are …

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