Added by on 2018-02-18

[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote Thirty three weeks ago I launched Homestead Brooklyn’s Plant One On Me, an informal question-and-answer series on all your green home and gardening tips. Questions get sent in via here—below the videos, on Instagram @homesteadbrooklyn #PlantOneOnMe, or Facebook @summerrayneoakes and @homesteadbrooklyn. Last week we launched a new version of Plant One On Me—Field Trip editions, which are so fun. We had such a tremendous response to the last one, that I figured we’d put up more Field Trips, including a second part to last week’s episode on cacti. It seems as if people couldn’t get enough of the Yiddish folk opera, cacti-loving, greenhouse-owning Richard, so this episode is all about cacti anatomy. We get…ahem…a little up close and personal with the three different types of cacti and learn a hell of a lot in the course of 11 minutes. Richard shows off his full-of-character cacti every Saturday (during the warm season) at the McCarren Park Greenmarket and his son mans the Fort Greene Greenmarket. If you see them—be sure to stop by, say “hi” and get a cool cacti. If you like this episode and the others, then be sure to “subscribe” to this channel—and if you’re interested in getting more good green and garden tips, follow along on and on my blog, Video Rating: / 5


  • The 7th element 7 months ago

    This guy reminds me of Belle , beauty and the beast, ‘s dad. So cute

  • Sacred Elements 7 months ago

    wow, really such an fantastic video. Thank you both for the fun cacti field trip!

  • DJ Capo 7 months ago

    I saw a interview special on youtube and honestly I think I am like you, planting/gardening is now a obsession, I often tell people I can not go into home depot because I always spend at least $100 in the garden section. Funny in the interview you said you walk by and touch your plants(I tend to high five my dragon fruit or banana trees when I walk by). Anyways keep it up, love the videos.

  • holistic79 7 months ago

    can you control the size of a cactus by pruning the roots?

  • Christopher Allison 7 months ago

    This is so interesting!

  • Adrian Salud 7 months ago

    I learned a lot in this video! Was amazed by the categories in which cacti are group. Very informative. Hope to see more of these field trip editions. 🙂

  • LGW3 Orchids & Exotics 7 months ago

    Richard the Cacti Guy rocks! He definitely seems very knowledgeable about cacti and his passion shows. I like the stone cacti types. Do you have any of these?


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  • Christina Eilers 7 months ago

    I learned something new, thanks for video!

  • Irish Moss Handmade 7 months ago

    I came across this little article about Richard.

  • Jim S. 7 months ago

    Great video's. Do you have the name of the cactus @ 1;25 of this EP 033? Richard is cool…

  • Natalie Klein 7 months ago

    i love this guy!!

  • gerjho 7 months ago

    Einstein Cacti…Genius Cereus…ly?

  • LaFore Artis 7 months ago

    I can't believe he was rubbing his bare fingers over the bunny ear catcus at 5:34. Ouch!

  • Frank Drebbin 7 months ago

    I was somewhat disappointed that he completely omitted two wonderful sections of the Cactaceae, Rhipsalideae and Hylocereeae.
    These groups include the various types of "holiday cactus" and "orchid cactus." How could they be forgotten?
    There is also Pereskia, the only cacti that normally bear real leaves.

  • Jerad Clingerman 7 months ago

    This guy is a riot. He needs his own plant show. I'm enthralled.

  • i can listen to this guy all day

  • Chester Draws 7 months ago

    Absolutely amazing, what a fount of knowledge… now make a video of what he doesnt know about cactii !!…

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