Rugged Good Looks: Ariocarpus fissuratus

Check out these shots of this head-turning Ariocarpus fissuratus collection we received this past weekend, each with a rocky, fissured appearance which lives up to their name. These cacti are native to the Texas, and can be found in areas close to the Rio Grande in the Big Bend region of West Texas. These drought … Continue reading Rugged Good Looks: Ariocarpus fissuratus

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Echinocactus Texensis, the “Devils Cap”

Many cacti and succulents have cute, colloquial  names endearing them to collectors such as "Baby Toes", "Burro's Tail", "Christmas Cactus", or "Panda Plant". But then you hear "Horse Crippler" or "Devil's Head" and you stop and ask yourself "Did I hear that right?" With such unforgiving nicknames you'd think echinocactus texensis is one cacti you should cross off your … Continue reading Echinocactus Texensis, the “Devils Cap”