Name: Desert Rose Cactus
Family: Crassulaceae (Echeveria)
Meaning: Endurance, fortitude
Common Names: Pinwheel Desert Rose, Irish Rose
The word cactus is derived from the Greek word “Kaktos” and refers to a plant with spiny thistles on it. It has also been referred to as the “Mother-in-law’s Cushion”. The Desert Rose is a water-storing, evergreen perennial with tight rosettes that come in a variety of colors and are predominantly available in the winter and spring. The spoon-shaped leaves look like flower petals, which resemble a rose are native to semi-desert areas of Central America, from Mexico to north-western South America.
Because of its nature to withstand the test of time, the cactus symbolizes endurance and longevity.
The Desert Rose makes a perfect desktop gift for an office.