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Grow a Garden of Succulents for Easy Beauty

Low-water plants in a wide range of colors, shapes and sizes? Sign us up — and check out our faves here Full Story
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Annie Thornton
HI ccclaxton, Thank you for all the additional information about Euphorbia tirucalli. As you point out, botanical names are very important for identifying plants accurately.

It would be interesting to hear how climate and location affect this plant's coloration. All of the resources I consulted confirm the coloring sequence mentioned in this article. The photo used here showing the plant's red tips was taken in late winter.
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ccclaxton
Hi Annie Thornton,

I'm not a botanist but my info is based on own experience with sticks on fire and mine go green/yellow in winter and only turn red in summer sunlight. Mine are in a greenhouse all winter so they get plenty of sunlight. Perhaps they are native to South Africa or South America -- somewhere in the southern hemisphere where summer there is winter here? I haven't looked up the 'official' info. But that might explain the discrepancy.

Do you grow succulents?
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A Surefire Way to Prevent Sun Damage Indoors

Why let light ruin your furniture, floors and artwork, when the solution could be as simple as applying high-quality window film? Full Story
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qofmiwok
Sorry alisoncartwright, but that is ridiculous. Faded artwork and faded sofas are a "patina"? Nice euphemism. Mine used to be vibrant and energetic and now they are just washed out. If bright things, the way they were designed, are considered "magazine spread" then I guess that's what I want.
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wegiemom
Two words: DO IT I live in a high rise, face west and have two black couches in my living room. I had good quality window films in stalled when we moved in 8 years ago. I still live in a high rise, still face west, and I STILL have two BLACK couches in my Living roomW
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