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We remove some of the soil when we ship. There are usually no issues with a plant out of soil or kept dry for a week or more. When you receive your plants, put them into a pot with moist soil. Give the roots opportunity to reach down for water. Please check to see if your plants should be watered at the time of year you purchase. Some don't get a lot of water in winter and some not a lot of water in summer. How often you water depends on how quickly your soil dries out. Most important, don't overwater. Water well and allow your plants to dry out. The photos on our website represent what plants look like when growing. We are not selling the plant in the photo. Whether your plant has flowers depends on whether it is flowering at that time. A pot may be one large plant or more than one plant. Plants grow at a different pace and different sizes so if you order 2 plants coming out of the same size pot, they may not be the same size.
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6 " pot $10
Acacia burkei Family: Fabaceae: Description: A large, spreading, deciduous tree, from 12 m up to 25 m tall, with a rounded, flattened or open crown. Bark on the young branches is greyish yellow to reddish brown and velvety, but also pale or dark greyish yellow to dark brown, irregularly fissured and flaking on the older branches and stems. The branches often have dark, hooked thorns on knobs. Young branchlets are covered with fine brown hairs that turn grey with age. Thorns are short, dark, sharply hooked and strongly recurved. They grow in pairs, far apart below the leaf buds, and are 3–9 mm long. Acacia burkei has twice compound leaves that are alternate and the leaf stalk is often covered in fine white hairs. Click photo for complete information. This information came from http://pza.sanbi.org/senegalia-burkei
|Albuca augrabies hill
winter grower with pretty
yellow flowers that small
This Albuca is from the Augrabie hills of the republic of So Africa. Winter grower, bulb with very narrow, feathery deciduous leaves & long bloom stalks. Similar to aka pregnant onion in the way new bulbs push through the existing bulb's skin. The upright flowers have white tepals with green keels, and the inner tepals are yellow-tipped. The flower smells like vanilla. Albucas are in the Hyacinthaceae family. This photo is of a mature plant. They have been flowering in winter and summer. Click the photo to see flowers open.
aka pregnant onion
Albuca bracteata aka Ornithogalum longibracteatum, native to South Africa, is an interesting plant the resembles a lily. The ovate green bulb is often semi-exposed (only partly underground) and exhibits a peeling, paper-thin epidermis. New offsets "burst" through the papery skin, thus the common name "Pregnant Onion". Long, straplike leaves give the appearance of an onion plant. Long floral stalks, sometimes over 3' in height, are topped by many small white flowers with green midstripes. Good indoor plant, but also can handle landscape conditions. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Filtered light to full sun. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.
3" pot $8
Albuca namaquensis is a genus of more than 100 species belonging to the Hyacinthaceae family. The most characteristic feature of the genus is the shape of the flower. The outer 3 tepals spread out like any normal flower, but the inner 3 stay more or less closed. It grows on stony sandstone slopes from Namibia to the Eastern Cape and in dry conditions its leaves coil like Albuca spiralis.
caudex appx 1" wide $8
Hyacinthaceae family ~ given it's name by Carl Linnaeus the younger in 1786, and is found in the Cape Province, South Africa on the sand plains. It's a winter-grower, and doesn't need much water in the summer. The bulb will grow to 25 centimetres and the corkscrew leaves to 50 centimetres. The fine bell-shaped flowers are white-greenish. It can be reproduced both by clusters and seeds. The difference between spiralis and namaquensis is that the foliage of the namaquensis is described as hairy or scaly, and spiralis is smooth and the leaves are fatter, not so wiry as namaquensis
|Alluaudia procera ~
5"-8" cutting $5
Large rooted plants are
available for local pickup
|Alluaudia procera, native to Madagascar, is a very unusual xerophytic plant with whiplike branches ascending from a basal trunk. These branches have conical thorns and very succulent, ovate green leaves to 1.5" in length. In habitat, these stems have been known to reach 45' in height, but in cultivation, to 15' in height is more common. Sprays of small white flowers appear from the apical growing tip during May and June. Excellent landscape plant. Cold and drought tolerant. Requires very porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light to full sun. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost to prevent scarring. Alluaudia procera is propagated from cuttings taken in the spring or from seed|
|Ammocharis tinneana|| |
Ammocharis tinneana is a Perennial herb, growing from a large underground bulb. Leaves in a basal rosette, invariably with a "cut-off" look, due to grazing by wildlife or cattle. Flowers in a large teminal umbel, pink to carmine. tinneana: named after A. Tinné, who collected the type in the Sudan in 1873. This species can be distinguished from the similar Ammocharis coranica by the more delicate and slender perianth lobes and the shorter flower stalks, which are normally half the length of the corolla tube. Ammocharis is a small genus from sub-Saharan Africa, in the Amaryllidaceae family (subfamily ... Ammocharis
|Amorphophallus konjac (bulb)||Amorphophallus konjac is a bulb that produces an enormous single flower up to 2 feet in size.. Its close relative, A. titanum produces that largest unbranched flower in the world and is exhibited in botanic gardens when it blooms. These plants stay dormant as a bulb but will suddenly and quickly produce leaves in late Spring and will hold them through Summer. The plant then "collapses" in early Fall and stays dormant until next Spring. During this time it does NOT need water. Start watering in late April and by May or June, you should see the leaves start to emerge again. Please Click photo for complete infromation.|
|Anacampseros namaquensis|| |
Anacampseros namaquensis are from Namibia and Republic of South Africa. Cape Province: Little Namaqualand: Richtersveld, north of Modderfontein; Kenhardt Division and southwards to the Tanqua Karoo (S.W. Africa): Great Karas Mt.; high plateau between Wasserfall and Krai Kluft. Anacampseros filamentosa subs. namaquensis grow in rock cracks in steep slopes, cliffs and bare rock faces
Anacampseros 'Sunrise' telephiastrum variegata, related to the more familiar Portulaca, is native to South Africa (Karoo) and forms small spiraling star-shaped rosettes with fleshy dark olive green pointed leaves that turn purple in bright light. Attractive, white filament-like hairs are present along the stems adding a nice contrast to the dark foliage. Single flowers arise on 3”-4” stems above the leaves and are pink to rose-purple, 3/4" wide, and resemble flattened Portulaca flowers; they open in late afternoon closing every night. Click photo for complete information.
|Anacampseros retusa|| |
Anacampseros retusa come from the Northern and Western Cape Provinces of South Africa, This species has a small caudex. The densely packed leaves are wedge-shaped, and they are an attractive brownish green. The flower petals are purplish pink.
Anacampseros rufescens, related to the more familiar Portulaca, is native to South Africa (Karoo) and forms small spiraling star-shaped rosettes with fleshy dark olive green pointed leaves that turn purple in bright light. Attractive, white filament-like hairs are present along the stems adding a nice contrast to the dark foliage. Single flowers arise on 3”-4” stems above the leaves and are pink to rose-purple, 3/4" wide, and resemble flattened Portulaca flowers; they open in late afternoon closing every night. It grows best with full sun to partial shade and ample airflow, with a well-drained soil mix. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Please click photo for complete information.
|Avonia buderiana|| |
Avonia buderiana require Full sun to light shade, not frost tolerant, origin is South Africa, water moderately in spring until plant goes dormant. It is a caudiciform whose caudex grows to about 1 inch. White papery scales with yellow flowers. This plant belongs to the portulacea family, They are very little plants, white species are especially popular. This is a very unique plant a must in any collection.
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Avonia alstonii grows well in Full sun to light shade, not frost tolerant, water moderately in spring until plant goes dormant. It is a caudiciform whose caudex grows to about 1 inch. This little member of the Portulaceae family was first described by Selmar Schönland. (Might been renamed by G.D. Rowley in 1994: Avonia quinaria subsp. alstonii). It is found in Namibia and South Africa, growing in grit with little water and lots of sun. The leaves drops in the dry period, the caudex can grow to more than eight centimetres, given some decades. The flowers are white to pink, it's self-fertile, and it can only be reproduced by seeds.
|Avonia quinaria alstonii|| |
Avonia quinaria subs. alstonii is a dwarf perennial caudiciform succulent plant with a large, turnip-shaped rootstock buried to its rim, surmounted with myriads of silvery white stems, flush with the ground. The rootstock (caudex) is turnip-shaped with a spherical crown, above ground, flattened above, up to 3 inches (7.5 cm) in diameter. Branches are very numerous radiating from rootstock, up to 0.08 inch (2 mm) thick and up to 1.2 inch (3 cm) long. Leaves are very small, semi-orbicular flattish, completely hidden by the stipules. Flowers are usually white or in shades of pink, solitary, up to 1.2 inches in diameter.
photo is a mature plant
|Boophone disticha is a poisonous bulbous tropical and subtropical flowering plant, endemic to Africa. Boophane are winter growers. The type specimen was collected in 1781 from South Africa by Swedish botanist Carl Peter Thunberg and described by Linnaeus as Amaryllis disticha. Since that time it has been placed in the genera Brunsvigia and, finally coming to rest as Boophone. The genus as understood at the moment, includes two or possibly three species. B. disticha is one of the most widely distributed bulbous species in South Africa, readily identified by its fan-like appearance and its bulb half-protruding from the ground. When the fruiting head separates at its junction with the stalk, it is easily moved by light breezes, scattering seeds as it rolls. from Wikipedia. |
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photo is a mature plant
|Boophone haemanthoides is a summer-flowering geophyte growing up to 500 mm tall. It looks very much like a primitive plant with at least two thirds of its massive scaly bulb visible above ground. Some of the largest bulbs can be more than a hundred years old! This deciduous, winter-growing geophyte grows from a massive, egg-shaped bulb surrounded by thick layers of grey or brown, papery outer tunics. A great deal of the bulb can be seen above ground. It produces a spreading fan of up to 20, strap-shaped, intensely glaucous (grey-green) leaves, produced in 2 opposite rows. The leaf surfaces are flat or slightly to deeply channelled, and the leaf margins vary considerably from straight to slightly or strongly wavy. The dense, brush-like umbel (flower head) emerges from the centre of the bulb from early to mid-summer, after the leaves have died back. http://pza.sanbi.org/boophone-haemanthoides |
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Bowiea volubilis is in the Family : Hyacinthaceaea. It is a native of South Africa and is known as the "Climbing Onion. Forms light green layered bulb to 6" in diameter. Stems are twining bright lime green with linear leaves and small greenish-white flowers. Requires porous soil with excellent drainage. Bright, filtered light. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. Photo is an example of how your plant will look in a few years..
|Brachychiton rupestris||Brachychiton rupestris (Queensland Bottle Tree) - A semi-deciduous tree with a large swollen trunk (sometimes referred to as a pachycaul) that grows to 60 feet in the wilds of Queensland Australia and northern New South Wales but typically is much shorter in cultivation - 30 year old trees in Santa Barbara have robust trunks to 8-12 feet tall and overall height of 20 to 25 feet. In youth this tree has a narrow straight trunk and bares fairly small narrow-dissected palmate leaves. As the tree matures the stem swells as it stores water and becomes bottle shaped and the leaves broaden and turn from compound to simple. Please Click photo for complete information.|
Brunsvigia josephinae (Josephine's Candelabra Flower) - A large bulb - It produces the largest bulbs of any plant, sometimes exceeding 2' in length. In fall are produced the flowers on thick stalks to 18-23 inches tall bearing a full head, often more than 25, of coral-red flowers, each about 2 1/2 inches across. After the blooms fade the pedicels elongate with the ripening seeds, the leaves emerge. Eventually the large gray-green leaves can be 3-4 inches in width by 2-3 feet long. Native to the Eastern Cape Providence and introduced into cultivation in 1814. Information is from San Marcos Growers in Santa Barbara.
8" pot $50
Bursera are from Mexico ( Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Sonora and Zacatecas) especially common and conspicuous in in western Sonora and almost all of Baja California with a few marginal populations in south-central Arizona (reaching northern limits in some Phoenix-area mountain parks) and extreme southern California. Its distribution nearly coincides with the extent of the Sonoran Desert. Altitude range: From near sea level 915 metres. Click photo for more information & other photos.
Bursera are from Mexico ( Baja California, Baja California Sur, Sinaloa, Sonora and Zacatecas) especially common and conspicuous in in western Sonora and almost all of Baja California with a few marginal populations in south-central Arizona (reaching northern limits in some Phoenix-area mountain parks) and extreme southern California. Its distribution nearly coincides with the extent of the Sonoran Desert. Altitude range: From near sea level 915 metres. Click photo for more information
||Ceropegia woodii is a member of the Asclepiadaceae family. They are excellent for hanging basket culture with long cascades (up to 6' or more) of dark bluish-green heart-shaped leaves. Upon close inspection the blue-green leaves are overlaid with intricate silvery patterns. Flowers resemble tiny purple parasols. Another interesting facet is the production of tubers underground, analogous to potatoes, which can be used to propagate new plants. Native to South Africa. Can be grown indoors near a window or on a sheltered patio. Porous soil. Filtered light. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. As this plant is somewhat tropical, it will need protection from frost.
1 gallon pot $20
|Cissus quinquangularis is of the Vitaceae family. Description: Cissus quinquangularis (Five-ribbed Cissus) is a pretty succulent climbing plant with slender stems, 2 to several metres long, that is a part of the grape family. It is similar to Cissus quadrangularis and Cissus cactiformis, but stems 5-angled and sometime consider conspecific with the latter. Stems: Slender, fleshy, cactus shaped, 2,5-4 mm wide, grey-green, 5-angled, the angles Along each angle is a leathery edge grey to brown or purplish, horny, sharp. Older stems to 1,2 cm wide, more obtusely angled, glabrous. Leaves: Green, toothed simple or trilobed about 2 to 5 cm wide that appear at the nodes. Each leaf has a tendril emerging from the opposite side of the node.Spines: Rare and sharp along the edges, almost triangular. Fruits (berries): Spherical red when ripe.|
|Cryptanthus bivittatus pink
The genus name 'Cryptanthus' comes from the Greek for hidden flowers, because their inflorescence are rather inconspicuous. Cryptanthus are also known as Earth Star. They can be grown in the ground as a ground cover under a tree or indoors in bright but not direct sunlight. Cryptanthus like warmer climates but if grown under trees the protection may be enough to weather a light frost. They prefer to be kept moist. If kept in a pot, the pot should be wider than deeper as the roots like to grow out rather than down. They form rosettes with 15-25 leaves, 2-3" long coming to a point, with a little spine.
|Cryptanthus bivittatus black|| |
The genus name 'Cryptanthus' comes from the Greek for hidden flowers, because their inflorescence are rather inconspicuous. Cryptanthus are also known as Earth Star. They can be grown in the ground as a ground cover under a tree or indoors in bright but not direct sunlight. Cryptanthus like warmer climates but if grown under trees the protection may be enough to weather a light frost. They prefer to be kept moist. If kept in a pot, the pot should be wider than deeper as the roots like to grow out rather than down. They form rosettes with 15-25 leaves, 2-3" long coming to a point, with a little spine. They encompass about 50 species.
|Cryptanthus bivittatus red|| |
Cryptanthus are also known as Earth stars.
3 1/2" pot $5
|Dasylirion parryanum is in the Asparagaceae family. It comes from Mexico where it grows on rocky slopes. Dasylirion parryanum forms a short trunk with a dense crown of bluish or green, stiff leaves with thorns or spines. It also has a tall inflorescence. In cultivation it is best adapted to dry warm temperate climates but very rarely grown.|
||Dermatobotrys saundersii (Tree Jockey) An unusual epiphytic semi-deciduous subshrub with a heavy woody rhizome from which emerge upright stems to 2 to 3 feet tall bearing at their tips the attractive rubbery 3 inch long shallowly-toothed deep green leaves that are entirely flushed with purplish-red when first emerging. These leaves, which have a pungent though not entirely pleasant smell when rubbed, are subtended by clusters encircling the stems of arching coral-red trumpet-shaped flowers from early winter to late spring and sometimes into summer. The flowers are followed by smooth oval dark green fruit that ripen to brown that are filled with small seeds in a sweet pulp.|
|Cyrtanthus oblique||Cyrtanthus obliquus (Knysna lily) is in the Amaryllidaceae family. It’s An evergreen plant with a large fleshy bulb about the size of an onion that holds strap-shaped upright gray-green leaves that can rise to 12 to 18 inches tall and often have a slight twist toward the rounded tip. In spring or summer appear the stout stalks rising to about the tips of foliage, as tall as 2 feet, topped by a large cluster with 7 to 12, 3-inch-long pendulous tubular orange flowers that flare out and turn yellow at the petal tips. Plant in full sun and water sparingly late spring through early fall. Click photo for complete information.|
|Eulophia petersii Desert orchid|
From Mark Dimmitt and Tucson Cactus & succulent society website: Eulophia petersii is one of the most desert-adapted orchids. It grows from Namibia to the southern Arabian Peninsula. As a succulent, it stores water in its large pseudobulbs, thick rigid leaves, and an ample system of fleshy roots. 3- to 6-foot tall racemes bear hundreds of 1-inch brownish flowers with twisted petals. Eulophia petersii will grow best in a deep because they have a big root system. Use a coarse, well-drained succulent mix. Water heavily in summer but allow to dry out. Please click photo for complete information.
appx 1 cup $2
Triple 14 slow release Fertilizer
|Sometimes the color of fertilizer is multicolor|
|Fouquieria purpusii are in the Fouquieriaceae family. Their Habitat is Central Mexico. It grows on the rocky hill-sides in well-drained grit with a little to some water and lots of sun. The stem will grow to almost 10" wide and reach about 13'. The flowers are white. Most available plants are branched.|
Hoodia are in the Asclepiadaceae family and are from Angola. They like bright light and like temperatures above 40 degrees.
||Hoodia Gordonii are in the Asclepiadaceae family and are from Angola. They like bright light and like temperatures above 40 degrees.|
|Hoodia 'Pilifera' hybrid||Hoodia pilifera is one of easiest species to grow but prone to root rot due to overwatering and lack of fresh air. Water normally in the growing season, sparsely in the winter. Despite their African origins they seem to grow well and flower without the extra heat which one might have thought necessary, and occasional temperatures near 32°F (or less). are tolerated, if kept dry. Sorry, I don't know both parents of this hybrid. Click photo for complete information|
|Hoya carnosa variagata||Hoyas are really easy to grow and as you can see, they have a waxy flower that looks like plastic.|
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Larryleachia are from South Africa and Namibia. Flowers are sessile, fleshy and very variable in colour. The flowers I have seen are reddish, purple or maroon, and glabrous. Larryleachia cactiforme is a small perennial stem succulent mostly solitary (or slowly clumping). Globular to elongate, green or light green or blue-green 5-30 cm high, 20-60 mm wide, unbranched or sparsely branched short-cylindric, and tessellate with roughly pentangular, flat or depressed tubercles closely set together; latex colorless. Leaves: Persistent, reduced to scales, in spirals or verticillate, sessile (and sunken), strongly adscending, 0.05-0.1 cm long. Roots: Fibrous. Click photo for complete information.
|Ledebouria socialis 5" pot $8
Scilla violacea (synonym Ledebouria socialis) is a South African succulent bulb with silvery-green leaves with abundant speckles and violet undersides. Prolifically produces small bulb offsets. Small lilac hyacinth-like flowers during winter months. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Filtered light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.
has a caudex
Marlothistella stenophylla is native to Joubertina, Eastern Cape, South Africa. Great pot plant. Cylindrical blue/green leaves. They grow a small caudex rootstock which you can raise to show later on. Grow in part shade to full sun. Full sun is what the plant prefers with leaves turning purple. Water regularly in warm weather and keep drier in winter. They have pinky/purple flowers. Keep dry in winter so they don’t rot.
||The genus Massonia is endemic to southern Africa. They inhabit areas that are hot and dry during the summer and are adapted to a mediterranean climate - winter growing and summer dormant. Massonia pustulata is native to Cape provinces and Namaqualand. Due to its relatively small size, Massonia pustulata makes an excellent pot subject, many authorities suggest. We borred the photo and information from the Alpine plant society in the UK. PLEASE click the photo for complete information.|
Monilaria moniliformis is a member of the Aizoaceae family. The name was given by Hans-Dieter Ihlenfeldt and Sugurd Jorgen in 1973. IPNI claimed that Martin Heinrich Gustav Schwantes described it in 1929. They are found in North western South Africa, growing in winter in well-drained soil with lots of sun and some water. The swollen stems can grow to approximately 1.2” in height. They have white flowers and grow in winter. Please click photo for closeup photos.
Moringa lose their leaves in colder weather and return with foliage when the warm weather comes in spring.
| Pachypodium brevicaule
Pachypodium brevicaule is a member of the Apocynaceae family. The name Pachypodium brevicaule means 'thick-foot, short-stem'. It is a Native of regions of Madagascar. They can reach a diameter of more than 12 inches. They typically grow on exposed limestone rock faces. They are a little hard to grow because they are rot-prone when not under ideal conditions. Click photo for more information and flower photo.
| Pachypodium eburneum
Pachypodium eburnum Origin and Habitat: It comes from a tiny isolated area in the Mount Ibity region in central Madagascar (province of Antananarivo). Habitat and ecology: Pachypodium eburneum grows in subhumid woodlands and on inselbergs or rock faces on quartzitic rocks. This species can be found with these associated species: Pachypodim brevicaule, Pachypodium densiflorum, Uapaca bojeri, Aloe capitata and Sarcolaena oblongifolia.
this information is from http://llifle.com/Encyclopedia/SUCCULENTS
| Pachypodium griquense
||Pachypodium griquense are members of the Apocynaceae family. Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade. Origin is South Africa. Water only when they have leaves which mean don't leave out in the winter. Pachypodium griquense is now generally considered a small-flower form of Pachypodium succulentum. It has a thin stem and develop a large underground caudex. The name griquense comes from the 'Griqualand west', the area of South Africa where it was first collected.|
| Pachypodium lamerei
grafted / crested
Pachypodium lamerei forma cristata is a nice large succulent with a thick crested trunk. The spiny gray stem will soon form an heavily convoluted fan-shaped or snaky ridged cluster. The comb-shaped foliage is arranged only at the top of the trunk.
|Pachypodium namaquanum||Pachypodium namaquanum - Apocynaceae Family, Usually single-stemmed succulent plant or small tree, growing extremely slowly. The stem will grow up to 25 centimetres in diameter and the height may range between 1.5 and 2.5 m when fully grown; however, 4 and 5 m specimens have been observed. click photo for a lot more informaton. Very cool caudex|
Windowed leaf edges. Small shrubs to 10″ tall, bright green, compact. Likes Good air-circulation. Avoid drafts. Water thoroughly but allow to dry moderately between waterings. Prefers temperatures over 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Protect from frost. Peperomia plants are easy to grow in the house. They like warmth, but do not need high humidity. They like bright light, but do not need direct sunlight. Peperomia flower spikes are covered closely with very tiny flowers and have no scent.
Peperomia graveolens, native to Peru and Ecuador, forms small plants with glowing wine red stems with extremely succulent leaves that are wine red except on the upper side where there is a v-shaped transparent "window" to enable photosynthesis. This plant is a forest dweller at high altitudes and does best with a culture that gives excellent airflow and a soil that allows the water to run quickly away from the roots and not promote sodden conditions. These plants have evolved to have leaves with red undersides as the light from the forest floors is green in spectrum, and green leaves merely reflect green light. However, red leaves can absorb and utilize some of the light to enable photosnynthesis. Click photo for complete information.
aka vicks plant
4" pot $3
Plectranthus tomentosa ~ aka vicks plant is a member of the Lamiaceae family and has a Vicks fragrance.
Plumerias are tropical trees famous for their gorgeous flowers which are used to make leis (floral garlands). In regions with cold winters, plumerias can be grown in containers and brought indoors when the weather cools in autumn. Other common names are frangipani and Hawaiian lei flower. Plumerias have thick stems, leathery leaves, and an abundance of flowers from early summer until fall. In the tropics some varieties can grow to a height of over 30 feet. Shorter varieties can be planted and pruned into a large hedge. Plumeria's waxy, 2- to 4-inch flowers are very fragrant, so plant trees close to windows or patios to enjoy the enticing fragrance. Flower colors include pink, red, white, and yellow. Plumerias are often planted in containers and make excellent cut flowers. The information above comes from garden.org
Portulaca molokiniensis, native to Molokai, forms a small shrublet with chubby, rounded, pale grayish-green leaves. When grown in brighter light, form is more compact and chubby leaves are "stacked" horizontally around stem, somewhat in a pagoda shape. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. They do better under cover or inside in winter.
|Portulacaria afra variagated,
great ground cover
Please go to the "Visit my Garden page" to see this ground cover in action.Portulacaria afra 'Variegata' (Rainbow Bush) is a form of the South African "Elephant Bush". Beautiful shrubby plant with mahogany-colored stems that are accented by highly succulent yellow leaves with green midstripes. The habit of this plant differs from the upright stance of the "Elephant Bush" in that it is somewhat cascading and spreads quickly laterally, rather than vertically. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. Please click photo for complete information
Pseudolithos eylensis is a member of the Asclepiadaceae family has not yet been described. It is found in Eil, Somalia, growing in grit with little water and some sun. It can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter and reach a height of fifteen centimetres. The flowers are dark red to brown, with hairy petals with a lighter centre and like the others: It smell like rotting meat, and thereby attracting flees. It have to be kept real dry in winters, and will not stand temperatures below 15 C for longer periods. At summer, the temperature should be kept around 25-35 C, best watered sparsely from the bottom.
Pseudolithos harardheranus are from Somalia. Type Locality: Mudug, about 12km E of the village of Harardhere. We only have a few available. so if you are interested, please order soon. They are rarely seen anymore in Somalia.
||Pseudolithos mccoyi are from Somalia. They are best grown in a substrate like pumice. Use 100% mineral soil without burying the base in the substrate. Place the base of the plant in a horizontal position on the soil surface. Water regularly during hot summer days and light watering in winter. Either excessive and very scarce watering can induce rot. Winter temperatures must be kept over 50° F. Pseudolithos mccoyi like strong light with shelter from full sun. Provide goodventilation.|
||Pseudolithos cubiformis are members of Asclepiadaceae (Apocynaceae) (Milkweed family). They come from North East Somalia. In Habitat they have been found in grit in a dry tropical environment with lots of sun. These plants, like most of the succulent milkweeds (stapeliads), are generally fly pollinated, and conveniently smell like rotten meat or some type of manure.Pseudolithos derives from the Greek words pseudo meaning false and lithos meaning stone or pebble referring to the appearance of the stems. The species name migiurtinus derives from the mountain region in the North East of Somalia. Please click the photo for complete information.|
||Pseudolithos migiurtinus are members of Asclepiadaceae (Apocynaceae) (Milkweed family). They come from North East Somalia. In Habitat they have been found in grit in a dry tropical environment with lots of sun. These plants, like most of the succulent milkweeds (stapeliads), are generally fly pollinated, and conveniently smell like rotten meat or some type of manure.Pseudolithos derives from the Greek words pseudo meaning false and lithos meaning stone or pebble referring to the appearance of the stems. The species name migiurtinus derives from the mountain region in the North East of Somalia.|
|Pseudolithos hybrid of migiurtinus & cubiformis. They are members of Asclepiadaceae (Apocynaceae) (Milkweed family). They come from North East Somalia. In Habitat they have been found in grit in a dry tropical environment with lots of sun. These plants, like most of the succulent milkweeds (stapeliads), are generally fly pollinated, and conveniently smell like rotten meat or some type of manure.Pseudolithos derives from the Greek words pseudo meaning false and lithos meaning stone or pebble referring to the appearance of the stems. The species name migiurtinus derives from the mountain region in the North East of Somalia. Please click the photo for complete information.|
| Pseudolithos hybrid
of migiurtinus & dodsoniana
|Pseudolithos hybrid of migiurtinus & dodsoniana. They are members of Asclepiadaceae (Apocynaceae) (Milkweed family). dodsonianus is a beautiful plant originated from Northern Somalia and Oman. In Habitat they have been found in grit in a dry tropical environment with lots of sun. These plants, like most of the succulent milkweeds (stapeliads), are generally fly pollinated, and conveniently smell like rotten meat or some type of manure.Pseudolithos derives from the Greek words pseudo meaning false and lithos meaning stone or pebble referring to the appearance of the stems. click photo for complete information.|
|Rhoeo sitara 'tricolor'||Rhoeo Spathacea, commonly referred to as Moses in the Cradle, Moses in the Boat, or Oyster Plant is a greenery favorite. Grows best in zones 9-11. Won't tolerate temperatures under 32. Rhoeo produces a tri-colored foliage of white, pink and green stripes on the top with purple on the under side. This tender perennial’s upright mounding growth habit, heat tolerance and vivid colors makes this a great choice for landscape and mixed containers! Its colors will come to life through early Spring, Summer and Fall, right up until the first frost while producing small white blooms all season. Please click photo for more complete information.|
Rhoeo Spathacea Sitara
6" pot $8
|Rhoeo Spathacea, commonly referred to as Moses in the Cradle, Moses in the Boat, or Oyster Plant is a greenery favorite. Grows best in zones 9-11. Won't tolerate temperatures under 32. Rhoeo produces a tri-colored foliage of white, pink and green stripes on the top with purple on the under side. As you can see the plants are mostly green with purple underside. I think that is based on shade they are growing in. This tender perennial’s upright mounding growth habit, heat tolerance and vivid colors makes this a great choice for landscape and mixed containers! Its colors will come to life through early Spring, Summer and Fall, right up until the first frost while producing small white blooms all season. Please click photo for more complete information.|
6" pot $8
|Spring/summer grower. They are from Turkey, Although they are like sempervivums they grow in summer but are sensitive to extreme heat.|
|Rosularia species #2||Spring/summer grower. They grow in Turkey, Cyprus, No. Africa, Asiafrom Europe. Like sempervivums they will tolerate cold. Although they are like sempervivums they grow in summer but are sensitive to extreme heat.|
|Sarcocaulon herrierae paniculatum
|Sarcocaulon l' heritieri|
|Sarcocaulon vanderietiae||Sarcocaulon vanderietiae is a succulent form from the Geranium family. These spiny shrublets have short, fleshy stems and branch just above soil level. The leaves are small and dark green. Their habitat is up to the Great Fish River in the Eastern Cape, where conditions are dry, on rocky hill- or mountainsides, in gravel and on outcrops of weathered quartzite . All Sarcocaulons require direct sunlight when in full growth. Plant in very well-drained coarse, sandy or gravelly soil. Do not over-water.|
3" pot $25
|This member of the Pedaliaceae family was given this name by Eileen Adelaide Bruce in 1953. It is found in Namibia, growing in a well drained soil or grit with some water and lots of sun. It will raise to eight meters with a stem with a diameter of up to 1,3 meters. The flowers are yellow. |
3" pot $25
|This member of the Pedaliaceae family was described by Nicholas Edward Brown in 1906. It is found in the Central and Southern Africa, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some sun. The stem can grow to two meters in diameter and five meters in height. The flowers are white to crème-coloured, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings. This information is from|
Stapelia species is a native to southeastern Botswana, South Africa, southern Zimbabwe, It usually grows in shaded situations, often with other stapelias. The stems turn red in the dry season and become paper-thin. The flowers have long pedicels facing upwards, with the corolla marked in purple lines on a cream-coloured background, and the margins and central section have hairs. Flowering occurs from December–May. Please CLICK on the photo for complete plant information.
This slender-stemmed stapeliad forms compact clumps of light green stems only ¼” in diameter and 2–4″ long. The flowers are proportionately diminutive, to just an inch in diameter, and are dark burgundy with or without yellowish bands. Add to that varying degrees of raised banding and hair on the petals. Stapelia scitula is from Western Cape, South Africa.
||Stapelia variagata, native to Kenya and Zimbabwe, is a member of the Asclepiadaceae, or "Milkweed" family. Forms clusters of four-angled grayish-green pubescent (covered with tiny "hairs") stems. Known as "Starflower" for the star-shaped flower that can span 8" in diameter. The light yellow flower is covered with pale purplish hairs and banded transversely with burgundy striations. Requires porous soil with adequate drainage. Prefers filtered, bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Water less during extreme heat and during temperatures below 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Will tolerate extreme heat as long as light is not intense. Prefers winter temperatures above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Protect from frost.|
|A spreading plant with great purple color and pretty light pink flowers. Tradescantia Purple heart is a long-jointed sprawling groundcover with succulent stems and pointed leaves about 1 in (2.5.cm) wide and 3-5 in long. (7.6-12.7 cm) The undersides of the leaves are an even more vivid violet. Pale orchid-pink 0.5-0.75 in (1.3-1.9 cm) three-petaled flowers emerge from the stem tips. Purple heart blooms constantly during warm weather, but the flowers are open only in the morning. Click photo to see a flower and one planted in ground.|
|Tradescantia sillamontana||Tradescantia sillamontana, native to South America and Mexico, has opposing ovate leaves on prostrate, purplish stems. Leaves are very ciliate, entirely covered with fluffy white wool, and purplish underneath. Often used for hanging baskets due to trailing habit. Flowers have three petals and are orchid in color. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light for woolliest appearance. Good airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Prefers culture similar to that for Rhipsalis, including more humidity and warmer temperatures. Protect from frost.|
aka wandering Jew
|Great hanging plant. Shade to part sun|
|Living Succulent Wreath
||Succulent Wreaths are a beautiful year round addition to your home, office or outdoor living space. They make beautiful holiday centerpieces for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah, July 4th, weddings, parties and everyday tables. You can Add a seasonal bow to create your holiday’s occasion. Put a pretty candle or hurricane lamp in the middle. The living wreath is attractive with or without decoration. I suggest using it as a centerpiece so it holds it's form. Hang it on a door, wall, entryway or even on a tree. CLICK PHOTO for more wreath INFORMATION.|
||Xerosicyos is a flowering plant genus of the family Cucurbitaceae. Its name comes from Greek xeros meaning dry and sicyos meaning cucumber. There are three species, all endemic to Madagascar. Xerosicyos danguyi is a large liana with thick stems and round, gray succulent leaves. It is common in cultivation and often called the "Silver Dollar" vine. Xerosicyos perrieri is also a liana with thinner stems and smaller, ovate green succulent leaves. Xerosicyos pubescens is entirely different from the previous species. It forms a large caudex from which deciduous vines emerge. The leaves are lobed and semi-succulent and die back in the dry season and during prolonged periods of drought.|