The Alien Appeal of Psuedolithos

At Desert Creations, some specimens impress visitors with their vibrant color, impressive spines, or a massive caudex. But it's the diminutive, rock-like Psuedolithos that continually steal the show with an appearance absolutely challenging the popular conception of what a succulent "should" look like. These squat, stony-looking spheres are studded with bumps all over their diminutive … Continue reading The Alien Appeal of Psuedolithos

Legendary Adenia Spinosa

Many succulents can start off small but with the proper care and the right conditions, some can grow to massive proportions. That was the case with these giant Adenia spinosa we received last month, each weighing over 60+ pounds and absolutely ready to not move an inch. Crowned with a bristling forest of thorny branches … Continue reading Legendary Adenia Spinosa

Ariocarpus Repotting

Today we're going to be repotting an Ariocarus furfuraceus. This particular specimen came to us potted in a half gallon container filled with a questionable mix of pumice, chunks of sticks, sand, organic matter. Obviously a great candidate for repotting, let's get started! Let's make sure we've got everything we need first; pot, soil, top dressing, poking … Continue reading Ariocarpus Repotting

Big Time Blooms

As clouds and cold give way to sunshine and heat, specimens all across the nursery are beginning to awaken. Spectacular blooms are popping out among the rows with more and more regularity and it's only a matter of time before every aisle is a bright showcase of cacti and succulent flowers. The following gallery offers up some of … Continue reading Big Time Blooms