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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Cacti and Succulents Site! These are the top ten articles that your Cacti and Succulents Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. Tips on Growing and Caring for Kalanchoes
Kalanchoes are known for their colorful flowers. They are popular gift plants but what do you do with them after they bloom? Give them some care and they'll treat you to bright flowers and baby plants for years to come.

2. Making Your Own Succulent Potting Mix
Are you ready to venture forth beyond the world of bagged cacti and succulent potting mixes? Mixing your own gives you control over weight and drainage.

3. Hanging Containers
If you've run out of room for more flowerpots, try hanging pots. Using recycled plastic bottles cuts the cost to almost nothing.

4. Ghost Plant
The ghost plant, or mother-of-pearl is a great trailing plant to grow in a container. Its unusual color makes it a interesting companion to darker hued plants.

5. The Paddle Plant
The large round leaves of the paddle plant, which have their flat surface perpendicular to the ground, can add interest to your succulent garden. In the ground or in a container they are a unique accent.

6. Designing with Succulents Book Review
If you're looking for inspiration, this book will make you want to put on your gardening gloves and spruce up your yard. If you're a container gardener, there's plenty for you too.

7. Growing Cacti Indoors
It is possible to grow cacti indoors - give your plant a sunny location, fast-draining soil and just the right amount of water.

8. Mealybugs
Cacti and succulents don't have many enemies, but one annoying pest is the mealybug. When you find those telltale wisps of cottony material, there are steps you can take to save your plant.

9. Succulent Color Changes
Why did your green aloe turn red? There are several reasons why the leaves of succulents change color. Recognizing these changes can help us keep our plants in a healthy environment.

10. Cacti and Succulent Safety
Cacti have sharp spines and some succulents have stinging sap. They won't cause you any problems if you take some simple precautions.

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