Succulent Gardening: The Art of Nature

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Caudiciforms | Cotyledons & Graptos | Cuttings|
Crassulas, Adromischus, Dudleyas + | Echeveria |
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Gasteria & Haworthia | Kalanchoes | Mesembs |
Othonna~Pelargonium | Sansevieria~Sempervivum |
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
Our inventory of plants for sale is low.
Check the 2 links below to see what is
available. If you don't see it on these pages,
we don't have anymore.

A through Z page
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Once paid, we will pull your order
and ship it to you. It's that easy.
Minimum order before freight $50


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Check Dormancy Table to SEE WHAT'S GROWING & WHAT'S DORMANT
I no longer diagnose what's wrong with plants. For help with a sick succulent, please check this YouTube playlist or the "Pest and Damage Control" https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLfBjDimnqpMpOQmaoW3QG_mFGi7czFBh4
 
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Synadenium compactum var. rubrum

Synadenium compactum var. rubrum (African Milk Bush) - A upright semi-evergreen to deciduous (in California) shrub that grows typically to 6 to 15 feet tall but in habitat to over 20 feet. It has thick 5-8 inch long leaves that can be entirely red or green, or a combination of both on the upper surface and purple-red beneath. Occasionally blooms with minute red flowers (bracts). Plant in full sun to light shade. Give occasional to little irrigation. It is frost tender but leaves re-emerge without stem damage after mild frosts and the plant can resprout from base if top is frozen at short duration temperatures much below 25 F. As with most plants in the Euphorbia family the sap is toxic but this plant produces a copious amount of sap or "milk" and care needs to be taken when cutting or working with the plant that it not be allowed to get in the eyes. The latex is known to be oil soluble so if it gets on your skin it can be removed with any cooking oil, much as it done with beach tar. African Milk Bush is native to rocky slopes in open bushland in the Kaivasha District in Kenya. It is also known as the "Purple Leaf Brown Jug Plant" or "Red Milk Bush" and is often confused in horticulture with the larger and greener Synadenium grantii that also grows in Kenya but also in Uganda and further south.
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