a-smilefromaveil asked:

Hey, my dad and I share the cacti/succulents love and he has a collection with a lot of different species. He passed away last month and I lost the catalog of species. I was wondering, would you post pics with species names to help me out? Thanks!

I’m so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. My deepest condolences. Unfortunately, I’m not able to take the time to do this right now. I hope to in the future keep a personal documentation of my cacti and succulents in a journal. What I can provide you with for right now are links that may help out some. These websites are great, Good luck!  If anyone else can help, I’d appreciate it!

Cactus Terminology


Succulent Terminology



anonymous asked:

What are some ways to increase succulent coloration other than more sun and less water?

Sometimes more color can be a sign of stress in the plant, so it’s not always a good thing. For example, it can be a sign of the plant burning from too much sun. I recommend partial sun/ partial shade during the day. Also, the colors will change throughout the year naturally. The plant will be greener when in active growth (Spring-Summer) and more richly colored in their dormant seasons. I hope this helps a bit.