Tropical Fruit – A Tasty Survey, Part IX

This week we continue our survey of interesting tropical fruit species that can be grown in southern Florida. Nopal Cactus (Opuntia cochenillifera) You might ask why Opuntia is included in this series. While it may be hard to envision this … Continue reading

Moss Rose (Portulaca grandiflora)

If you’re searching for a plant that’s easy to grow, look no further than Portulaca.  Also known as Moss Rose, this genus comprises somewhere between 40 and 100 species native to both Old World and New World locales. Fast-growing on … Continue reading


Agaves comprise just over 200 species of succulent plants native to the New World, from the southwestern U.S. to northern South America.  They are characterized by a rosette of fleshy, stiff leaves capable of withstanding severe heat and drought.  Over time, the … Continue reading