How to Water Succulents

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Succulents are low-maintenance plants. Most people think you don’t need to water them much because of their high drought tolerance. However, they do need water. The trick is learning how much water a succulent plant needs, when to water them, and how. After all, these plants don’t survive if they are under-watered or over-watered. And …

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Peach Tree Care, Pruning and Growing Tips

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Peach trees (prunus persica) will reach about 25 feet when they reach full maturity. But, getting them there takes the right tools, plenty of tender, loving, care, and a little know-how on the part of the grower. According to the Environmental Working Group, peaches are among the most pesticide-laden fruits when purchased at your everyday …

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11 Popular Cactus Flower FAQs

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We’ve answered your top 11 questions about cactus flowers, including the meaning, blooming, and more.   What are the flowers on a cactus called? The hair-like spikes or short prickles which are generally barbed that are found on the areoles of Cacti are called Glochids or glochidia. Cactus glochids easily detach from the plant and …

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Cucumber Plant (Cucumis sativus): Fast Facts

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Usually called the Cucumber, Cucumis sativus is from the gourd family.  Originating from the East Indies, it is a yearly creeping vine that is often grown on trellises or any other kind of supportive frame. The Cucumis sativus is often found in home vegetable gardens. Growing Tips Cucumis sativus is easy to grow and does …

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