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    Schlumbergera known as christmas cactus

    The genus Schlumbergera belongs to the Cactaceae family and is composed of a few species of epiphytic cacti originating in Brazil. Some species are: Schlumbergera truncata, Schlumbergera kautskyi, Schlumbergera opuntioides. It is also known as Christmas Cactus, Zygocactus or Zygocactus. They are epiphytic cacti that have hanging stems formed by segments or flat sections with teeth on the edge (which distinguishes them from the Rhipsalidopsis or Easter […] More

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    Lithops or Cactus stone

      The Lithops or Cactus stone , are a genus of succulent or succulent plants, with more than 100 species. They belong to the Aizoaceae family, native to southern and southern Africa, especially Namibia, Botswana, etc.   The most common or vulgar names of Lithops are, Live Stones, Living Stones, Stone Cactus, Stone Plants or […] More

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    Opuntia ficus indica Mill also known as prickly pear

    Opuntia ficus indica Mill  Synonyms: Many times it is called based on place of origin, tuna, nopal, nopalitos, in Spain they are called “chumbera” or “fig chumbero”, in France the one of “figue de indie”, in the United States it is called ” prickly pear or indian fig “, in Arabic means thorny, in Argentina […] More

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    Genus Opuntia

    The Genus Opuntia, is shrub or arboreal plants, large size. This genus has more than 300 species and all of them are from America, from the north of the United States (Utah and Nebrasca), to Patagonia. Its habitat, goes from sea level, to 3,000 meters of altitude. They enter Europe from the sixteenth century and […] More

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    Cactus characteristics , types and other facts

    What is a cactus? Scientific name: Cactaceae Kingdom: Plantae Division: Magnoliophyta Class: Magnoliopsida Order: Caryophyllales Family: Cactaceae Cacti make up the Cactaceae family of succulent plants . These species are characterized by accumulating water and nutrients in their tissues, so they can adapt without problems to the habitat in which they develop. Due to this, they can survive in desert […] More