The Soft Monkey Tail Cactus (What You Need to Know)

If you are a sucker for succulent plants or cacti plants in general, then this piece will most definitely tickle your fancy. Succulents are a class of plants characteristically known to have water-filled thick leaves and branches and most famously for their resilience to survive harsh climatic conditions. A majority of people do prefer having such plants as house plants for the fact that they need little care to survive. Especially if you have a busy schedule that has you moving from place to place.

Known by its scientific name Hildewintera Colademononis, the Soft Monkey Tail cactus belongs to the cactus family of plants. Its origin can be traced back to the Bolivian countryside in Santa Cruz. It is of epilithic nature, meaning in its natural habitat it is most commonly found growing on or between steep rocks hanging above a jungle below.

The Soft Monkey Tail Cactus
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Characteristics of the Monkey Tail Cactus

This plant probably owes its name to the appearance of its stems, which take up the shape and look of a monkey’s tail. Some might argue that some species of rats do take up a similar appearance, therefore also known as The Rat Tail Cactus. The stems are greenish-yellow and on them are protruding downward-facing hair-like soft white spines that cover the entire stem. To the eye, it may seem like they are safe to touch, but don’t be fooled!

A single plant can have three to five stems, which branch at the bottom. The plant grows upright for a few feet then the stems become pendant and droop. They produce bright, red flowers that are particularly very decorative. They bloom for a few days then turn to fruits with a brief life span. Apart from its natural habitat, the Monkey Tail Cactus does well as a house plant too. Preferably best grown as hanging plants due to its unique drooping stems.

Also, check out “9 Types of Cacti” for a list of buddies for your new Soft Monkey Tail Cactus!

The Soft Monkey Tail Cactus
soft monkey tail cactus @_plantsmith_

Best Growth Conditions for the Monkey Tail Cactus

The Soft Monkey Tail cactus seeds are black and are very easy to germinate if provided with the right conditions. The soil has to be light, well aerated and one that drains quickly. Meaning sandy and loamy soils are ideal for its growth. We highly recommend this soil mix by Bonsai Jack. It is one of the best soil mixes on the market. It doesn’t need to be mixed with any other soil, it helps fight root rot, perfectly pH Balanced & is pathogen-free (ie: won’t kill your plants). This soil is the go-to for our office plants. Go ahead and get the 7 Gallon Bag if you are plant nerd like us :). Pick up some of our favorite soil by clicking here: Bonsai Jack Succulent Soil.

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The watering of this plant should be done exclusively during the summer and spring seasons and only when the ground feels dry. The warmer the air, the more frequent the watering. Otherwise, over-watering may cause the rotting of the stems and roots. During the cold and winter season, the watering halts as this may result in the frosting of the plant which will kill it.

The Rat’s Tail Cactus is one of the few species of the cactus plant that can survive temperatures lower than the freezing point. This happens to be its dormant stage. It becomes active and grows faster to produce flowers in the spring and summer. It does well in both a shady or a direct sunlight environment.

Be sure to also read about The Burro’s Tail Succulent for an additional cascading succulent that will surely complement your Soft Monkey Tail Cactus.

The Soft Monkey Tail Cactus
soft monkey tail hanging @mcl_cacti_and_succs

Perfect Propagation Techniques for the Monkey Tail Cactus

In the natural habitat, nature has a way of taking care of its own, but if you decide to have this plant as part of your garden, then a few rules need to be followed. Otherwise, the plants won’t do well.

As mentioned above, the seeds of a Soft Monkey Tail Cactus are very easy to germinate, but cuttings can also be used in propagation as well. The cuttings are most productive during the spring and summer seasons where growth is most vigorous. The cuttings must be allowed to grow callouts and left out to dry for a few days before placing them into the soil. Check out these shears for your propagating needs.

During its active and growth periods of summer, you should apply a low-nitrogen fertilizer properly incorporated with the soil around the plant. The best application is by diluting the fertilizer with water and administer it as a liquid. Just one application is enough for a whole year’s supply!

Check out also “How to Propagate Your Succulents Successfully” for more tips on propagating techniques.

The Soft Monkey Tail Cactus
soft monkey tail perfect decoration

How to Control Pests on Your Monkey Tail Cactus

This type of cacti is particularly prone to pest infestation too. Spider mites, scales, and mealybugs are the common culprit pests. Most of these bugs are quite a nuisance but are quite easy to control. In the case of mealybugs, you spray your plant with a pressurized water hose to wash them off. A simple shower is guaranteed to spray the buggers away— check out our article on How to Get Rid of Mealybugs for further advisement. Another simple way to wade the bugs away is to rub alcohol; isopropyl, with a soft cotton swab. And rinsing off the alcohol with water before returning the plant to its spot.

Mites are by far the most annoying pests when it comes to cacti. This is because one is unable to notice their presence until they have damaged the plant to disfigurement. Their control isn’t as easy as the mealybugs and does require a keen eye. So one is inclined to monitor the plant carefully, and if you notice brown patches, then your plant is infected by these buggers. Proper watering and constant fogging by pumping up the humidity will chase these pests away.

Scales, on the other hand, do require hands-on control measures. These pests usually clamp upon the leaves’ surface and hide under an impervious shell. Meaning, spraying them away won’t be as effective as desired. Therefore, one is advised to physically rub alcohol on the affected leaves and remove the scales. One should also pay keen attention to catch the infestation before it is too late. In the case of the Monkey Tail Cacti, the use of a soft toothbrush dipped in alcohol will be of great effect. Because if you use a cotton swab, most of it will remain stuck on the spikes.

Be sure to also read “What is Root Rot & How Do You Fix it?” for tips on how to maintain your succulents out of any rotting.

The Soft Monkey Tail Cactus
soft monkey tail by the window @james_tebbutt

Repotting the Monkey Tail Cactus

Repotting of the Soft Monkey Tail cactus is best done once a year. This is because it grows vigorously and at a speedy rate. The re-potting is ideal after the growing and flowering season is complete. If the plant is fully matured, be sure to use a bigger pot with a new soil mix. The new soil mix must contain fertilizer and should be well aerated as new cuttings need a lot of nutrients to flourish.

The growing and taking care of the Monkey Tail cactus has never been more natural than this. This unique looking plant will most definitely give your front yard a sight to behold.

Enjoyed learning about The Soft Monkey Tail Cactus? If so, you’ll really enjoy our ebook about The Right Way to Propagating Your Succulents Successfully. With this ebook, you’ll find yourself more detailed answers that’ll help your succulent grow even better! With thousands of succulent lovers enjoying our ebooks, you don’t want to miss out on what works the best to grow your succulents.

The Soft Monkey Tail Cactus
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After reading about the Soft Monkey Tail Cactus, is it on your wish list? It sure is on ours!

If you think this succulent will make a great addition to your indoor garden check out our articles, How to Successfully Grow indoor Succulents, or How to Care for Succulents in the Winter to make sure you’re fully prepared!

Thanks for reading… Head over to our exclusive Facebook group, Succulent City Plant Lounge, to join thousands of succulent enthusiasts, like yourself! Or, follow us on Instagram and Pinterest for daily succulent content.

Happy planting!! 🌵

How To Prune Succulents

Succulents are popularly known for their great exotic selection of different shapes, sizes, and colors. That is to say, most are green, some are purple, and others are blue. Some have hanging foliage; others grow upright, others trail and others remain dwarf plants. Some species produce flowers and fruits, while, others don’t. Each species is different from the next, each unique to the other! The whole succulent family is favored by both home and office owners, certainly for their decorative features, in addition to their other apparent benefits of freshening the air and creating a serene environment altogether.

The best thing about succulents is that they do not need around the clock care that most plants require. Well, besides having a working watering schedule once or twice a week, and providing the succulent grown in the right fertilized soil mix with the proper light requirements. Overall, succulents will survive if exposed to these few factors in the best ways possible.

The placement of succulents within our work and living quarters is also quite impressive. They do blend in and fit very well among most spaces of bookshelves, tables, and windowsills that would have otherwise been left bare. As a result, A bright-colored succulent plant would most definitely give your reception the welcoming ambiance that you just may require. Do you like the idea of bright-colored succulents? 

How To Prune Succulents
pruned succulents @greengardensucculents

Plush and Healthy

With that said, it is, therefore, every succulent grower’s wish to have their succulent plants looking plush and healthy all year round. Even in their dormant seasons, when the growth is experienced the least, a healthy-looking succulent garden sounds like a pretty good idea. The aesthetics need to be kept at par, mostly if the succulents main job is ornamental. Further, pruning is one of the practices necessary to establish a fit-looking plant around the clock. All plants, including succulents, need to be pruned. In other words, think of it as a succulent-face-lift. 

How To Prune Succulents
variety of succulents @hydrocopia

Reasons To Prune Succulents

Blooming succulents over some time tend to grow wild, twisted and sprawl outwards and overgrow their container or garden space. This, in turn, makes them appear unruly, shapeless, and quite untidy. Therefore, the need for pruning arises! Pruning of your succulent garden plants is carried out for a number of reasons. Firstly, it facilitates size control, reshaping, or the propagation of some parts of the plant in the breeding of new baby succulents.

Additionally, pruning is an exercise used as a damage control remedy for diseased succulents. It is perhaps the cheapest and most sensible way to save your plant. The branches and leaves of insect or disease-infested crops are pruned off in the effort to liberate the plant or generate a new one.

How To Prune Succulents
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Best Times To Prune Succulents

Sprucing up your in-ground, outdoor succulents is best during the early spring, just before new growth commences. At the same time, the year-round tropical species can be trimmed off any time when the outdoor climate or indoor temperature is warm. The flowering species are instead thinned out in their dormant stage during the winter or soon after their blooming phase.

How To Prune Succulents
overgrown succulents @greengardensucculents

Tools Needed To Prune

The tools used for this project are chosen solely dependent on the size of the succulent, the vegetating nature of the plant; upright, trailing, or hanging. As well as the location it is planted; garden or container.

For the larger more extensive succulent plants, grown in landscapes such as Agave types, that are quite large, string trimmers or sharp, sterile large garden shears are appropriate. Other tools may be used to remove the spent flowers from low-lying Sedums and different ground cover succulents. Such devices include clean clippers, a sharp knife or a pruning saw with fine teeth. We are fond of this pruning saw.

For the smaller, more delicate species you need tweezers, which are used to prune off small dead or dying leaves. Furthermore, the tweezers can be used to pull out the weeds and tuck in the exposed roots back into the soil.

Hand trowels with serrated edges are suitable for cutting through old webbed roots that are growing above ground or out from baskets. For instance, this will create more space a new succulent may occupy or simply contain the plant within the basket.


How To Prune Succulents
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When pruning succulents with spines or ones with milky saps, one should wear waterproof protective gloves. Their usage is to make the activity more manageable and also acts as protection such that the spikes don’t prickle the gardener’s hand. They also protect against the milky sap, which, in most cases, is an irritant that will cause some inflammation or rash to the handler’s skin.

You may also need a water-based marker, that would help you mark the stems or leaves you would wish to trim off. It is an optional apparatus if you are pruning a small number of plants. But if you are pruning a whole garden, this marker will make it easier and faster for one to mark the ones they need to get rid off.

All tools used have to be clean and sterilized— especially when being used to prune off diseased leaves, branches and roots. That is to say, the sharpness is to facilitate clean cuts, as inconsistent cuts may lead to an entry point of bacteria, fungi, or virus that may kill the plant.


How To Prune Succulents
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How To Prune Succulents

Before you start on the trimming off, first you need to gather all the necessary tools required for the project. Keep in mind that all the tools needed have to be sterilized and sharpened beforehand. Also, pick the size of the tools conceding to the size of the succulent.

Firstly, you have the tools at hand, secondly is to determine which of the succulent plants you wish to trim off. This will depend on the reason you are trimming off the plant.

Size Control

Above all, if you are pruning as size control, pick out the leaves, stems or branches that seem to be very close to each other. Mark the ones you wish to cut off, pick up your cutting apparatus, and carefully cut off the marked sections. The slash is made at a 45-degree angle.


If you are pruning to reshape the succulent, consider making the cut ½ inch above the nodes and the ones that face the side you wish the new stem to emerge. You can also train some to grow in different directions by cutting just above a small branch pointing the desired direction. When pruning trailing species vary the lengths of each pruned stems for a more appealing visual appearance.

How to Prune Succulents
various outdoor succulents @asucculentsmuse

For Propagation

If you are trimming off a succulent for the purpose of propagation, you should pick up the plump, healthy-looking leaves. And in the case of stems, the best candidates are the stems that are taking up a woody look and feel to them. The leaves are simply twisted off or clean cut using a sterile sharp knife. The stem cuttings are cut using a clean, razor-sharp apparatus as well, and the leaves are attached to it are removed carefully not to damage the nodes.

For Health

For the pruning of the ailing succulents, you first identify the parts of the crop you wish to cut off. These parts should be the ones that exhibit any form of abnormal appearance or feel. If the leaves or stem look shriveled, seem mushy, or discolored, then those are the ones to prune off. Lastly, use a sharp, sterilized knife to cut them off. In cases where the majority of the plant is damaged consider cutting off the healthy unaffected parts to use for replanting. We found the perfect garden knife to assist you out there.

Just Prune it!

Now that you have the complete guide as to how to prune succulents, it’s time to get your gear and get to work. Give those succulents the face-lift they deserve so that they look bright and healthy all year round. Now you do not have to replace your plants every time it overgrows or takes up the shape you don’t fancy. Even for the ailing ones.


How To Prune Succulents
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Thank you for reading! Be sure to check out other similar content to this article like “7 Succulent Care Tips” or “How to Care for Succulents in the Winter”

Let’s get social! Succulent City is on Instagram and Pinterest, sharing succulent content daily. We also have an exclusive Facebook group, Succulent City Plant Lounge, where succulent lovers from all over share their photos, tips, end experiences!

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How to Make a Beautiful Succulent Wreath

We love wreaths! They make front doors seem so much more welcoming and inviting. They really increase the curb appeal of your house too! You can put up a festive wreath to celebrate a holiday or put up a simple floral. The succulent wreath will look good at any time of year. The possibilities are endless! 

Fake wreaths look nice, but for that extra special design touch, we recommend making your own living succulent wreath! Succulent wreaths have a natural vibrancy and beauty that fake wreaths can’t match. You can even create festive wreaths for any occasion using succulents! How cute would a wreath full of lush green succulents and red holly berries look on your door at Christmastime? 

How to Make a Beautiful Succulent Wreath
For Your Home Decoration @andsucculents

Gather Your Supplies 

To make your living succulent wreath you’ll need to purchase a few things:

  • a sharp pair of scissors
  • a wreath form
  • greening pins wreath hanger
  • 50-75 succulent cuttings

If you want to add any festive seasonal elements to your wreaths, like some acorns or small Christmas ornaments, you should buy those things too. 

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Take Your Succulent Cuttings 

You should take your succulent cuttings a few days before you want to make your wreath. This will give them a chance to dry out and callus over. Which will prevent their roots from rotting when you plant them in the wreath form. Make sure that all the cuttings you take have a one or two-inch stem. Because it makes them easier to stick in the wreath.

You can take cuttings from succulents you already have, or go out and purchase some new plants. What a great excuse to go to the garden center and buy more plants! 

Soak Your Wreath Form

Once your succulent cuttings have dried out, you’re ready to make your wreath! Get out your wreath form and a bowl of water big enough to fit it. Submerge the wreath in the water and leave it to soak up some moisture for a few hours. Your succulent cuttings won’t be able to root unless you get the moss in your wreath form nice and wet, so don’t skip this step! 


How to Make a Beautiful Succulent Wreath
Make Your Own Wreath @chitake_succulent

Lay Out Your Design 

Before you start planting your succulents, you should lay them out on a table and decide how you want to arrange them. It’s much easier to make alterations to your design before you start planting your succulents—once your cuttings are in the wreath form, they can be pretty tricky to pull out!  

We recommend using a mixture of big and small succulents and ones with different colors and textures to create the most interesting wreath. You should also consider incorporating some trailing succulents into your design—as they grow, they’ll cascade down from the wreath, which creates a really beautiful look! 

Plant Your Succulent Cuttings 

Once you’ve finalized your design, grab your scissors and your succulent cuttings and get planting! Use the tip of your scissors to make a hole in the moss, and then push your succulent cutting down into the space you made. Then secure the base of your cutting to the wreath using a greening pin. 

Do the same for any ornaments, acorns, or other objects you want to incorporate into the wreath. Repeat this process until the whole wreath is covered with succulents and looking beautiful! 

Caring for Your Wreath 

Your succulent cuttings will take about six weeks to root, but because you secured them with greening pins, you can hang up your wreath now without them falling out. If you don’t want to use greening pins, just wait to hang your wreath for six weeks. 

Ideally, you should hang your wreath somewhere that gets bright but indirect sunlight. You should also water it about once every two weeks to keep all the succulents looking nice and fresh! The easiest way to do this is to fill up a bowl with water and then soak the underside of the wreath for a few minutes. Let the wreath dry for an hour or so before you hang it back up on your wall or door so it doesn’t leave water stains! Don’t forget to check out our full guide on watering your succulents.


How to Make a Beautiful Succulent Wreath
Care For Your Wreath @paper_and_bloom

Now that you know how to make a beautiful succulent wreath of your own, are you going to try it? Let us know in the comments section below, and be sure to share your creations with us on Instagram

Enjoyed learning about “How to Make a Beautiful Succulent Wreath”? If so, you’ll really enjoy our ebook about “Rare Succulents You Wish You Knew About“. With this ebook you’ll find yourself more detailed answers that’ll help your succulent grow even better! With thousands of succulent lovers enjoying our ebooks, you don’t want to miss out on what works the best to grow your succulents. 

Happy Planting! 🌵

7 Beginner Tips For Growing Succulents & Everything You Need To Know

You may have spotted a stunning succulent along the seedling isle at your local farmers market, shouting ‘Pick me.’ Or perhaps you have been gifted with a tiny but charming succulent at your office party or best friend’s wedding. Either way, these odd but beautifully shaped plants with chunky leaves and adorable colors are too attractive to walk away from.

The succulent trend has taken over by storm, with these plants featuring prominently in rock gardens, office reception areas, table centerpieces, and even outshining an intended spouse in a bridal bouquet. These plants are not particularly fussy and are the perfect beginner tutorial when testing out your green thumb. By keeping up with their relatively small list of desires, succulents can blossom to be focal points in any surrounding.


7 Beginner tips for growing succulents
A succulent pot held by hand @curso_de_cactos_online

1. Choose Wisely

Becoming a succulent parent should not be a daunting task. Yes, there are hundreds of species to choose from and a myriad of shapes and hues to fit your every desire, but you might want to consider some points to help you narrow down your selection. 

Think through the location where you want to grow your succulent. Some succulents do better outdoors than indoors. Some prefer bright direct light while some shy away from the sun, favoring indirect light.

Do you have the space for a gigantic succulent, or would you desire a tiny one to fit in any nook or cranny? Would you rather plant it straight in the ground or a fancy pot that you can move around? Once you focus on this, you are in a better position to go pick up your adopted succulent.

When buying your succulents, take a closer look at the plants. A succulent should be well-formed, have great coloring and healthy foliage. Try and avoid any with signs of damage or insects.


2. Soil Matters

Succulents like to be dry from tip to root, meaning they prosper when they grow in free-draining, aerated soil. A cactus or succulent potting mix works well, but if this is unavailable, you can create your own by mixing potting soil with coarse sand and crushed gravel to create drainage.

As fancy as it looks to place succulents in glass containers, they are not very conducive to the health of the plants because they do not drain well and lack breathability. For a healthy succulent, ensure that the containers have drainage holes for surplus water to pass through and that there is a good airflow for healthy root development.


3. Water Only When Necessary

Succulents plants are xerophytes, meaning that they adapt naturally to minimal rainfall by storing water in the leaves and stems. Your best bet would be to wait till the top soil is completely dry (roughly about every two weeks), pour water on the plant till it completely drains through and shake off any excess water before returning your plant to its favorite position. We can’t exaggerate this enough, it is very easy to overwater succulents and they won’t always bounce back!


4. Succulents Like Sunny, Dry, Spots

With most succulents being natives of dry and hot climatic areas, it’s no wonder that they are great sun worshipers. 4 – 6 hours of direct light from the sun at a kitchen windowsill or on the patio is suitable for your plant. If your succulent grows outdoors, and you are in an area with high temperatures, try to create a shade or screen for your plant during the hotter hours of the day.

Most succulents are not hardy to frost, and it is advisable to move them somewhere warmer during the cold seasons. Shelter them from strong winds, and prolonged exposure to rain as this attracts mildew. 


5. Feeding and Pruning

You can treat your succulents to a fertilizer feed 3 or 4 times a year. Removing any dead or decaying leaves will also help your plant grow. Something to note; If the leaves start to shrivel from the top of the plant, something is not right. If they wither from the bottom of the stem closest to the soil, that is normal.

Have any of your leaves been falling out and you still don’t know why? Take a look at “Why Are My Succulent Leaves Falling Off?” for tips on saving your succulent from falling leaves.

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6. Maintain a Diary

Keep track of your plant’s appearance and growth habit to understand what they are trying to communicate to you. When leaves start to turn yellow, your plant may be exposed to too much moisture. Soggy leaves mean your plant is drowning, and curling top leaves mean they are not getting enough water. When the plant starts to stretch and look lanky, it may not be getting enough sunlight. A regular watering schedule will help you map out when your plant needs a drink or when it’s had enough.

7 Beginner tips for growing succulents
potted Succulent plants arrangement @sagan_shop

Bonus Tip: Watch out for Pests and Diseases

Succulents rarely get attacked by bugs and ailments, but always keep an eye out. Cotton swabs dipped in rubbing alcohol deter crawling pests.


6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted And cake Decorations

It is safe to say succulents have stolen the show as far as houseplants go. Know of any avid gardener without an idea of what succulents are? Thought so.

And now the same hardy lot is advancing to a new frontier – succulent cakes. We’re used to the toppings being in the shape of petals and bouquets. For how long has that been the case?

Not clear. Here’s what’s clear: the flowers are getting edged out by succulents. And honestly, they are far more drool-inducing than any bloom you can think of. Don’t believe it?

Have a sight feast with the following picks of succulent cakes.

1. A Cake With Nothing on (Except Succulent Toppings)

Naked cakes are favorites for several reasons – Naked cakes offer that rustic beauty so hard to achieve with frosting, can withstand the summer heat and, most importantly, easy to decorate.

And that last reason is what matters in our case. Take the bare cake, sprinkle on an assortment of your favorite succulent cakes designs and the end result is this minimalist edible piece of art.

6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted
Succulent Toppings @lacupella_ella

2. A Buttercream Wreath

Sure, that multi-colored succulent wreath is a sight to behold. But bringing it near your mouth isn’t something you’ve ever considered.

How about a deal to make it edible? Sounds good?

Here’s an inspiration. As you can see, there is a blend of several succulent plants that appeal to the eyes just as to taste buds. And, of course, the flowers just make it even more tasty-looking and stylish at the same time.

Be sure to check out “How to Make a Beautiful Succulent Wreath” for a guide on making a wreath out of succulents for your home decor.

6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted
Succulent Wreath @celebrations_by_penelope

3. Candy Succulent Cake

As the name suggests, the cake toppings are succulent leaves – but made of candy. Ever looked at the glossy leaves of your succulent and wished you could snack them up?

Well, here’s a dream come true. Prepare easily one and relish at the moment. You don’t need to be user-specific with the ingredients.

You can tailor those within reach to look like one of the numerous succulent plants.

6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted
Succulent Cake

4. A Cupcake With a Succulent Twist

A cupcake offers an opportunity for any desired additions – in small quantities. And, apparently, a succulent is also an option.

And doesn’t it look amazing? You’ll be excused for wanting to take it home with you and adding it to your collection.

Learn more about succulent crafts you can do at home by checking out “Did You Know There’s Beautiful Succulent Candles?“.

6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted
Succulent Twist @veronicaduguay

5. A Succulent Garden for Birthday

Who thought a cactus can be munched on straight-off from a garden? Or the potting medium?

Well, nobody until this beautiful masterpiece came along. Aside from the cactus which other succulents can you spot? There is no denying that this is such a tasty garden for any succulent lover.

And getting it on a birthday is sure to awaken a heaven-on-earth type of feeling. All you can hope for is the potting medium to be well-drained so that those babies don’t rot before they reach you.

6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted
Succulent Birthday @anamarsh

6. Trailers Being Trailers

Even on a cake, trailing succulents are still letting those stems hang freely. Or is it the baker’s making?

Either way, the blend here is magnificent – the cake and the flower and succulent toppings. They can be quite a treat when you venture in with some sharp scissors, or rather, a knife.

Take a look at “Why Succulent Plants Are So Popular” for a look at our reasons why succulents are so popular with people.


6 Succulent Cakes You Wish You Tasted
Succulent Cakes You Should Try @copperwhiskcakes

Enjoyed learning about 6 succulent cakes you wish you tasted? If so, you’ll really enjoy our ebook about “Rare Succulents You Wish You Knew About“. With this ebook, you’ll find yourself more detailed answers that’ll help your succulent grow even better! With thousands of succulent lovers enjoying our ebooks, you don’t want to miss out on what works the best to grow your succulents. 

Be sure to also check out “DIY Succulent Pumpkins for Halloween” for a full guide this Fall to creating amazing succulent pumpkins with your loved ones.

Happy Planting! 🌵