This month is all about purple!
You might be looking at this photo thinking, "Rachel one of those is clearly green”, yes it is buuuuut when you put that cactus in full sun it'll turn purple!
Polaskia chichipe is a cactus plant native to Mexico. It is also known as the "Chichipe Organ Pipe Cactus" due to its pipe-like stems that grow vertically and can reach up to 20 feet tall in their native habitat. In cultivation, however, they usually reach a height of around 6-10 feet. The plant thrives in well-draining soil and needs full sun exposure. It is drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering during the growing season, which is in the spring and summer. During the winter, the plant goes dormant and requires little to no water. Polaskia chichipe is a slow-growing plant and takes years to reach its full potential size.
Echeveria red sky is a succulent plant that is native to Mexico. It is a popular plant among succulent collectors due to its striking red and yellow coloration. The plant grows in a rosette pattern and can reach up to 6 inches in diameter. Echeveria red sky requires well-draining soil and full sun exposure. The plant is drought-tolerant and only needs watering when the soil is completely dry. The growing season for Echeveria red sky is in the spring and summer, and it goes dormant during the winter. It is important to protect the plant from frost and freezing temperatures during the winter.
Graptoveria purple delight is a hybrid succulent plant that is a cross between Graptopetalum amethystinum and Echeveria derenbergii. It is a small plant that grows in a rosette pattern and can reach up to 6 inches in diameter. The plant requires well-draining soil and partial to full sun exposure. Graptoveria purple delight is drought-tolerant and only needs watering when the soil is completely dry. The growing season for Graptoveria purple delight is in the spring and summer, and it goes dormant during the winter. The plant is not frost-tolerant and needs protection from freezing temperatures.