About me

I am Rikus van Veldhuisen, I am an enthousiast succulent lover. As you will understand by now I have specialized in growing Euphorbias.

I started growing Cacti around 1980 on my bedroom windowsill. Over the years and moving over two times of selfmade greenhouses the Euphorbias have now taken over most of the space of my 50 square meter greenhouse. However I also grow quite a number of little Mexican cacti.
Throughout the years I have written several articles on Euphorbias for the Dutch Journal “Succulenta”. They are written in English. 

I have been to Africa several times, where I was able to find many Euphorbias in their natural habitat. I took many pictures and did meet several other enthousiasts, which inspired me to write more articles and even to intensify my hobby.
Some years ago I decided that it would be a good idea to create a website. Finally this autumn I found a volunteer: Ellen van Veldhuisen, my wife. She didn’t know anything about making a web-site, but she dug in deep and here you are looking at the result.

Years later that website got outdated and my daughter volunteered to build a new website for me.