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Image of Aptenia cordifolia photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Baby Sun Rose, Heartleaf Ice Plant)

The small, heart-shaped leaves of baby sun rose contrast with its magenta-red, daisy-like flowers. This tender, succulent, creeping evergreen perennial is native to southern Africa.

The fleshy leaves are bright green, heart-shaped, and covered in very tiny hairs, and thus feel felt-like. The flowers, with many string-like petals surrounding a small, yellow-white eye, are the size of a large thumbnail and open only when the sun is shining. They are a rich magenta-red and attract butterflies.

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Image of Aptenia cordifolia

James H. Schutte

(Heartleaf Ice Plant, Red Apple Heartleaf Ice Plant)

The small leaves of ‘Red Apple’ heartleaf make a soft carpet and background below its daisy-like flowers. This tender, succulent, creeping, evergreen perennial is native to southern Africa.

The leaves are fleshy, heart-shaped, and covered by tiny hairs, and thus feel felt-like. The flowers, with many string-like petals surrounding a small yellow-white eye, are the size of a thumbnail and open only when the sun is shining. They are a rich red and attract butterflies.

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Image of Ariocarpus photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

This diverse family of succulents is comprised of approximately 90 genera and thousands of species. All are native throughout the New World from North to South America and throughout the West Indies. They are characterized by beautiful densely petaled flowers with whorls of stamens that come in an array of bright colors, such as yellow, red, pink, magenta, white and orange. These attract a wide variety of pollinators, depending on the species, such as birds, bats, moths and bees. Many plants are...

Image of Astrophytum photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Astrophytum)

This small genus of succulents is comprised of just 4 to 6 species with only three of these in widespread cultivation. All are native to North America, their range extending from Southern Texas through central Mexico in deserts where they can be found in either dry rocky hillsides, dry granular washes or in thorn shrub vegetation. In the wild they prefer locations beneath nurse plant shrubs, which offer shade and protection. Consider all star cacti masters of mimicry, their size, shape and color...

Image of Astrophytum asterias photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Sand Dollar Cactus, Sea Urchin Cactus, Star Cactus, Star Peyote)

These tiny round hemispheres make exceptional windowsill cactus due to their unique markings and spinelessness. The species is native to thorn shrub vegetation of southern Texas and northern Mexico. It is often found in the filtered shade beneath shrubs, which act as nurse plants for protection from the brutally hot sun. This proves a tolerance for indoor conditions. Sadly, unscrupulous collectors have gathered so many old wild specimens that it is now listed as endangered in the U.S. Endangered...

Image of Astrophytum myriostigma photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Bishop's Cap, Star Cactus)

Bishop’s cap is an ideal windowsill cactus because it is thankfully spineless or nearly so. This tiny, rock hard gem of a plant does not demand high intensity light and will thrive in any south facing exposure as a house plant. It is native to the Chihuahuan Desert of central Mexico, but has been in cultivation so long there are numerous horticultural varieties. What makes it so unique is that each plant is a perfect five pointed star divided into as many identical segments. Bishop’s cap protects...

Image of Astrophytum ornatum photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Monk's Hood, Star Cactus)

Monk’s hood is a beautiful windowsill cactus with unique coloring and strong geometric form. This cactus does not demand high intensity light and will thrive in any south facing exposure as a house plant. It is native to the deserts of central Mexico in gravelly dry washes or nooks and crannies in cliff faces. Each plant is technically a stem divided into an average of 8 segments that may twist somewhat as plants age. Widely spaced tubercles line the segment ridges, each one producing several short,...

Image of Cactaceae photo by: Jessie Keith

Jessie Keith

(Cactus Family)

This diverse family of succulents is comprised of approximately 90 genera and thousands of species. All are native throughout the New World from North to South America and throughout the West Indies. They are characterized by beautiful densely petaled flowers with whorls of stamens that come in an array of bright colors, such as yellow, red, pink, magenta, white and orange. These attract a wide variety of pollinators, depending on the species, such as birds, bats, moths and bees. Many plants are...

Image of Calibanus hookeri photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Mexican Boulder)

With skin-cutting, thread-like leaves that protrude from a rounded stump called a caudex, Mexican boulder also produces a pink flower spike. A evergreen succulent that resembles a tuft of wiregrass, it is native to north central Mexico.

The long, thing leaf blades are glossy and rigid even though they arch or flop as they lengthen. Colored blue-green to shades of gray, these leaves arise in tufts all over the rounded, fattended stem called a caudex, which looks like a rock. Plants are dioecious,...

Image of Calotropis gigantea photo by: James H. Schutte

James H. Schutte

(Crown Flower)

Woolly stems and leaves of the crown flower attract attention year round, but extra visual delight occurs when stem tips bear a cluster of lavender flowers. A spreading evergreen succulent shrub, it is native to dry woodlands across southeastern Asia, from India to Indonesia. Traditionally, crown flower's stem bark is used as medicine, the leaves as a wound poultice and plant juices as a yellow dye.

The large oval leaves emerge very fuzzy and almost silvery white. As they mature, the leaf becomes...