Cactus and Succulents

Rhipsalis rosea

Rhipsalis rosea

Originally from southern Brazil, Rhipsalis rosea is commonly called the ‘Rose Easter Cactus’. Also known as Hatoria rosea and recently reclassified as Rhipsalidopsis rosea it is grown for the rosy pink flowers as well as the foliage. The flowers are…

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Notocactus magnificus

Notocactus magnificus syn. Parodia magnifica

Now known as Parodia magnifica but previously Notocactus magnificus and Eriocactus magnificus and commonly called the ‘Balloon Cactus’ this is a species from Brazil, Uruguay and nearby areas. This is a cactus variety that is very popular in cultivation and…

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Astrophytum

Astrophytum Haku Jo

The Star Cactus Astrophytum is a small genus of only six species. They grow in very harsh environments, very hot, poor soils and subject to weather conditions. Like many succulent varieties will grow in full sun outdoors in the right…

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Agave parryi

Agave parryi

This is a very attractive slow growing succulent and Agave parryi is renowned as being a wonderful silver foliage plant. Best grown in full sun although like most agaves, in very hot climates, in summer if does tend to look…

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Parodia

Parodia Species (Notocactus)

Formerly know as Notocactus and now named Parodia this is a group of succulents with around 50 species identified. This is a varied group from South America characterised by a rounded shape and rows of spines radiating from top to…

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Portulacaria Afra

Portulacaria Afra - The Elephant Bush

The Elephant Bush From South Africa Portulacaria Afra (Dwarf Jade) is widely grown as a potted plant and grows well outdoors in USDA Zones 10 – 11 and given the right conditions, it can be grown indoors in cooler zones.…

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Conophytums

conophytum

Conophytum are a small succulent plant from South Africa and Namibia. They form small rounded cone shaped bodies and come in a range of forms, in fact with more than 100 species and many more varieties this is a diverse…

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Lithops ruschiorum

Lithops ruschiorum subsp. nelii

From Namibia and named after Ernst Rusch who first collected the species Lithops ruschiorum subsp. nelii  in 1923. In its natural environment it will form a clump, node this is a variable species like many Lithops.  Colour varies from near…

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Haworthia cooperi

Haworthis cooperi OB1

Haworthia cooperi is a succulent that does not need full sun, in fact it is a great variety for growing indoors. As an indoor plant it is very easy care and is not a large growing plant so those with…

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Agave franzosinii

Agave franzosinii

AGAVACEAE If you had the room, and wanted to grow one spectacular plant, then Agave franzosinii ( syn. Agave beauleriana )could well be the one. As a specimen plant it makes other agaves pale into insignificance. It is not only…

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Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’

Euphorbia 'Diamond Frost'

Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost’ is a new cultivar developed from Euphorbia hypericifolia ‘inneuphe’. A long flowering euphorbia with small white flowers from spring through to autumn. Euphorbia ‘Diamond Frost is regarded as Winter hardy to USDA Zone 10, however it is…

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Pachyveria

Pachyveria are a hybrid between two succulent species, Pachyphytum and Echeveria. Characterised by thick fleshy leaves that form rosettes they are a hardy succulent that will grow to 6 – 8 inches in height (15 – 20cm). Pachyveria flowers vary…

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Succulent Dormancy

Echeveria Dormancy

It it important to know which seasons succulents are in dormancy,  both for watering needs and for transplanting and potting up. It is not always possible to tell by simply looking at growth, as sometimes. especially with succulents are grown…

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Echeveria ‘Frank Reinelt’

Echeveria 'Frank Reinelt'

Bred in California Echeveria ‘Frank Reinelt’ is an old yet still much sought after hybrid  of Echeveria  agavoides x Echeveria colorata. It is slow growing at first but well worth the wait at mature specimens display beautiful colour especially in…

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Echeveria agavoides 

The Molded Wax Agave or Lipstick Echeveria Regarded as giving us some of the most beautiful of all of the Echeveria,  Echeveria agavoides is commonly called ‘The Molded Wax Agave’, ‘Lipstick Echeveria’ as well as the ‘Red Edge Echeveria’. This…

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Sedum

Sedum Plants such as Sedum ‘Autumn Joy’ are a popular low care succulent sold widely for use in both containers and in the garden as a ground cover plant. Look for species and cultivars for sale including Sedum telephium ‘Autumn…

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Rhodiola Rosea

Rhodiola Rosea or ‘Sedum Rosea’ is used widely both as a herbal tea and as a garden plant. Also known as golden root, Rhodiola rosea extract is believed to have benefits related to depression. Rhodiola Rosea root is said to…

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Massonia depressa

Also known as the ‘hedgehog lily’ Massonia depressa is a low growing succulent native to South Africa semi arid regions. With a pair of prostrate (flattened) leaves that sit on the ground and in flower Massonia depressa has a white…

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Mammillaria

Mammillaria is a large and varied genus within the cactus family, over 250 species and one of the most widely grown cactus of all. The popularity is due to the ease of care and propagation of most species. They are…

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Lithops

Lithops

Lithops are commonly called living stones, and they really do look like small stones, are a fascinating plant suited for growing in pots indoors. These are a plant that are increasingly popular and with more varieties available for sale each…

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Kalanchoe

With over 100 species in the genus, Kalanchoe are a thick leafed succulent that are grown both for the flowers and the foliage. Well known varieties such as Kalanchoe ‘Flapjacks’, pictured below is one of the most widely grown. However…

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Epiphyllum

Grown for the brilliant flowers Epiphyllum are group of a epiphytic cacti species, commonly called Epicactus or simply ‘Epis’ and sometimes ‘Orchid Cactus’. Most famous for the ‘Queen of the Night’ or ‘Night Blooming Cerus’ (Epiphyllum oxypetalum, although many varieties…

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Echeveria

Echeverias are a large group of succulents found over a wide area from Mexico and Central America through to northern parts of South America. It is Mexico that gives us a huge range, over 150 species and mainly from higher…

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Creeping Sedum

With ground-cover plants being so much in demand, the creeping sedums are beginning to gain popularity. The ‘Green Roof’ industry has been a big promoter of these plants, however we want to bring them back to earth as low care…

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