The Desert Garden
Cincinnati's indoor desert is the home of many succulents, including cacti. These plants have the ability to store water for long periods of time. Arid conditions, cold winters, and a hot summer sun bring the desert plants into colorful spring bloom.
Of the thousands of species of succulents, the Krohn collection contains such representative groups as the Yuccas, Agaves, Aloes, and Crassulas. From the cactus family, there are the Cereus, Pereskia, and Opuntia or "prickly pear" cactus.
It is quite amazing that this desert environment can exist in Cincinnati where the Winter temperatures will sometimes drop as low as twenty-five degrees below zero!