Wherein We Get Referenced in a News Article
Apparently we were a source of information for this article Cacti look sharp in local gardens from the Fort Myers (FL) News-Press.
It’s a nice article about cactus in Florida, so we approve. It would have been nice if they had called us to ask us questions, but it’s always nice to get credit when the website is used for an article. They also have some good pictures, so it wouldn’t hurt to click through.
Which is to say that many cactus and succulents do every bit as well here as hibiscus and heliconias do.
In fact, Florida has a number of native cactus species, some of which are found nowhere else on Earth, such as the Keys’ semaphore cactus. Plus, many exotic cactus and succulent species flourish here too….
They’re very easy to propagate from cuttings, he says. “In other parts of the country, people have to buy special soil to root them, but here, we’ve got it made — just stick them into the ground (provided it’s well-drained) and they grow.”…
— Sources: Richard McConville; cactusjungle.com; The University of Florida
Now I’ve been to Florida, and I’ve seen a few scraggly cacti around, but with the humidity the jungle cacti and tillandsias do best.