Succulent Gardening: The Art of Nature

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Acacia burkei 
5-8" tall $12

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

 

Adenium boehmianum
gone

Adenium boehmianum is of the Apocynaceae family. They are Caudiciforms with a bulbous caudex, (thick stem) where they store water. They come from eastern Africa and southern Arabia. Adenium like full sun in summer with fertilizer and regular watering. Named in honour of Boehm  who made  the first chemical investigation in 1889 in Leipzig  and isolated a crystalline glycoside, (CsHs02), echugin (or echujiin), from the milk sap of Adenium boehmianum. This substance is a potent poison used  by  Heikom Bushmen of Namibia to poison their arrows for hunting game. Bright light with ample airflow. Requires protection from the frost. Please click photo for complete information.

Adenium arabicum
6" pot as photo
$30

Adeniums come from eastern Africa and southern Arabia. Adenium like full sun in summer with fertilizer and regular watering. In winter they should be kept above 45°F (7°C) at night with higher day temperature. Adenium obesum forms a thick, bottle-shaped caudex to a foot or more in diameter with multiple branches. Adenium obesum, is sometimes called "Desert Rose" for the profuse flowers that are 2-3" in diameter and occur in bright crimsons, reds or pinks with white centers. Pink adeniums are always arabicum. They lose their leaves in winter and begin growing again in spring.

Adromischus cooperii
3 1/2" pot $20

Adromischus cooperii are green with magenta spots and thick leaves standing upright. Cooperii grow in clumps. They require bright light to look their best. Water when soil is dry not allowing the soil to be dry for too long. They can be propagated by cuttings. Some adromischus start new plants when leaves fall and sit on top of the soil.
photo is a 5" pot.

Adromischus filicaulis 'Titanic'
about the size of photo
3 1/2" pot $15

Easily to grow from a single leaf laid on top of the soil or a cutting when it gets bigger. Adromischus filicaulis 'Titanic' is a winter grower primarily.

Adromischus marianiae herrei
the leaf in front
was the starter leaf

2 1/2" pots $20
appx 3-4 new heads

Adromischus marianiae herrei are Small slow-growing succulent shrub constricted at the base, variable in size up to up to 4" tall with many thin and very short branches. It is now believed to be merely a red-brown population of A. marianiae with very rough leaves that looks like dried raisins. This species is variable and every clone is distinct and worth to grow more than one sample.

Adromischus triflorus
should be ready soon

Adromischus triflorus have Heart shaped leaves that can produce new plants. Easy to grow by cuttings. In San Diego, I grow ourdoors year round. Protect from frost. photo is a large plant in 7 inch pot. Pretty plant.

Aeonium canariense
soft & fuzzy
4" pot cuttings $7

Aeonium canariense have a soft, fuzzy texture. The more light the redder they become. They bloom winter through spring. They grow to about 3' and their rosettes are about 6" in diameter. Water thoroughly when the soil is dry. They are winter growers and Summer dormant. They are sensitive to frost. The photo of the Aeonium canariense is in a 1 gallon pot. By that time they generally have offshoots.

Aeonium 'Emerald Ice'
Gone for now
The new cultivar, Aeonium ‘Emerald Ice’, was found by the inventor, Renee O'Connell, as a naturally occurring, whole plant, mutation in an existing population of the unpatented variety Aeonium hybrid ‘Party Platter’. The parent variety is the product is a planned breeding program conducted same inventor, Renee O'Connell. Aeonium ‘Emerald Ice’ was discovered by the inventor, Renee O Connell, in November of 2011, in a block of motherstock plants of Aeonium ‘Party Platter’ at a commercial greenhouse in Vista. Calif.
A beautiful Aeonium hybrid
Aeonium 'Kiwi' tricolor'
3 cuttingS $5

Aeonium 'Kiwi' is a small branching variegated shrub with pointed ovate leaves in a star-shape. Leaves have ciliate margins, and are pale yellow with ciliate margins with green mistripes and rose edges in drought or cool weather. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Filtered light and ample airflow. Please click photo for more information.

Aeonium lindleyii
6" pot $11

photo is a
very mature plant

Aeonium 'Mardi Gras' hybrid
cuttings 2 4" wide $5

Aeonium hybrid. Color varies from a cream center to a solid pink/reddish color. They keep their deep color and variagation if grown in part shade. Sometimes too much sun turns the plants deep red.

Aeonium "Sunburst"
forma cristata

6" tall pot $15



Aeonium require gritty well drained potting mix. Water deeply but infrequently. Plants are allowed to thoroughly dry in-between waterings.  During the winter months restrict water to about once a month, or just enough to keep the foliage from shrivelling. Position in full to part sun in a sheltered spot, but the bright light enhances the rich hues of the darker Aeoniums, and the subtle blushes of the other colours, but prefers light shade to shade in summer.

Agave attenuata
6-8" cutting $10

photo is a mature plant
from my garden

Agave attenuata is native to Jalisco, Mexico. They send out lots of pups and are great if you need to cover a large area. Agave attenuata require light shade to sun. They originated in the Mountains of central Mexico. They grow in clumps to 5 feet tall and 5 feet diameter. Water infrequently. Propagate by Suckers (called pups), seeds, bulbils from the inflorescence. Agave attenuata is a tropical agave and is frost sensitive. This agave will tolerate poor soil and drought, but does much better in good soil and regular water. Click photo for more information.

Agave isthmensis
3 1/2" pot $15

Agave isthmensis (Dwarf Butterfly Agave) - A small, offsetting agave with the individual rosettes reaching to 1 foot tall by an equal width with 4 to 5-inch-long by 2 to 3-inch-wide powder-gray-blue ovate leaves that narrow towards the base and are at their widest near the tip. The leaves have a slightly gritty (rugose) texture and margins that have shallow rounded lobes with prominent dark reddish-brown teeth and a terminal spine. click photo for more information and larger photo. This information came from www.smgrowers.com

Agave victoriae-reginae
forma compacta
I hope to have soon

Agave victoriae-reginae (Queen Victoria Agave) - A slow-growing and attractive small clump-forming agave to 1 foot tall by 1 1/2 feet wide with tight-fitting, tapered deep green leaves that are edged in white along the margins and end in a small terminal spine; the leaf margins are smooth and spineless. When the plant flowers, which only happens with considerable age, the unbranched spike can reach to 15 feet and bares densely packed reddish-purple flowers. After flowering this species usually does not offset and will have to be replaced. Plant in full sun or light shade. Drought tolerant. Hardy to at least 10 F°.

Albuca augrabies hill
2 1/2" pot $5

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.

Albuca namaquensis

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.

Albuca spiralis

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. They are fall winter growers and go dormant spring/summer. 

Aloe barberae
seedlings 3 1/2" pot $12

formerly
Aloe bainseii


Aloe barberae (Tree Aloe) - A large succulent that grows into a tree 30 feet tall or more with upright-growing thick mottled gray stems. The terminal branches hold rosettes of recurved, dark green leaves. In late winter, the rose-pink flowers in a tight inflorescence rise above the foliage. Plant in full sun or light shade in a fairly well drained soil and irrigate only occasionally to infrequently. It is moderately drought tolerant in our mediterranean climate and overwatering of heavy soils, particularly in shady locations, seems to promote a black leaf spot. Hardy to about 25 degrees F and reportedly survives short durations down to 22 degrees F - our large specimen had discolored the foliage but was not severely damaged in the January 2007 freeze event that had three nights that dropped to 25° F. It is a great tree for the succulent garden and is fairly clean so good near a pool and can be kept many years in a large container. It does get a thick buttressed base with age so make sure to given it enough space to grow. This large tree aloe grows naturally in the eastern part of southern Africa in Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, eastern Swaziland, Mpumalanga (Barberton District) and southern Mozambique where it is found in evergreen and margins of dry deciduous forests. This information is from smgrowers.com. CLICK photo for complete information and photo of a grown plant from 2018 at my home
Aloe 'Blizzard'
2 1/2" pot $6

O'Connel hybrid of A. 'Doran Black' x A. #51. Drought tolerant when established. Needs well-draining soil. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost to prevent possible scarring. Looks best with regular watering in hotter months. Unauthorized Propagation Prohibited

Aloe
'Christmas Sleigh'

3" pot $8

Aloe 'Christmas Sleigh' is a Kelly Griffin hybrid. Like all aloes it is a winter grower and has tall spikes with tubular flowers.

Aloe hybrid
maybe in fall

In the sun they become very orange/rusty color. Bright, filtered light to full sun to keep their color. Ample airflow and porous soil with adequate drainage. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. I am pretty sure that this is a Kelly Griffin hybrid. They pup easily.

Aloe 'Dorothea'
6" pot $15
turn real orange/red
in the sun

Aloe dorotheae (Sunset Aloe) A nicely colored low-growing aloe that suckers to form clumps of rosettes to 20 inches wide on short stems to 10 inches that lie flat to the ground. The stiff shiny leaves are colored greenish yellow to bright orange red often with some white spotting when young and stiff spines along the margins. In mid to late winter a 1-2 foot flower spike (usually unbranched) rises above the foliage with dark flower buds that have green at the tips and open to show greenish-yellow petals. Plant in full sun to light shade (color much better in sun) and water occasionally to very little. Click photo for complete information

 
Aloe 'Firecracker' hybrid
2 1/2" pot $8

patented altman plant

Aloe 'Iridescent'
hybrid
maybe more
in the fall

Drought tolerant when established. Most aloe species form star shaped rosettes. Entire rosette can blush reddish in full sun. Red, Yellow or Orange tubular flowers on tall spikes visited by hummingbirds. Protect from frost. Provide bright light/sun. Hardy to 36F. Water thoroughly when soil is dry. Photo appears more red. Actual plants are more orange. Photo is a plant grown ourside, in full sun. Put yours outside for more orange color. The color will vary.

Aloe lineata
5" pot $8

Drought tolerant when established. Most aloe species form star shaped rosettes. Entire rosette can blush reddish in full sun. Red, Yellow or Orange tubular flowers on tall spikes visited by hummingbirds. Protect from frost. Provide bright light/sun. Hardy to 36F. Water thoroughly when soil is dry. When they are exposed to the sun, they are more orange/rust color

Aloe karasbergensis
3 1/2" pot $15

GONE, maybe
again soon

Aloe karasbergensis is a striped aloe which an tolerate bright sunlight. It is a winter grower. allow it to dry out between watering. Sometimes called coral aloe.

Aloe 'Mauna Kea'
2 3/4" pot $9

it's a cool plant

Aloe 'Mauna Kea' is named for the Hawaiian volcano and is an Altman patented plant. treat as other aloes.


Aloe nobilis variagated
3 1/2" pot $7

Will tolerate temperatures from 20 to 25°F, Tolerates high temperatures, Full sun to light shade in hot interior or desert climates, Extremely drought tolerant

 

Aloe 'OIK'  
3" pot $9

Karen Zimmerman hybrid. When a hybrid is created, it generally has been crossed numerous times. This particular plant was crossed with one of Kelly Griffin's hybrids and one of Dick Wright's hybrids. Aloe OIK Pups easily and grows in part shade to full sun. Easy to grow and very beautiful. They are lighter in color at this time. Given ore sun they will quickly turn more red.

Aloe Pink Blush

6" pot $9
8" pot $15

Aloe Pink is a hybrid with slender green lanceolate leaves with lighter green patterns and tiny tranluscent pink "teeth" along the margins of the leaves. Bright, filtered light with ample airflow. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. Color varies depending on sun exposure.

Aloe plicatilis
3 1/2" pots $15
3 gallon pots $55

Aloe plicatilis is a unique and striking much-branched shrub or small tree. Aloe Plicatilis aka fan aloes grow to about 3 feet tall. The leave clusters look like a fan, hence the common name fan aloe. The leaves are almost smooth, except for some small teeth in the upper part. The leaves are about 12” long and about 2” wide. Their flowers are a scarlet color. It flowers from August to October. The species name plicatilis means fan-like, pleated or folding together. Photo is a mature plant the 5" pot will be smaller.

Aloe 'Sean Red'
ALL GONE

Aloe 'Sean Red' is a hybrid with green lanceolate leaves with tranluscent red "teeth" along the margins of the leaves. Bright, filtered light with ample airflow. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. This aloe looks very similar to Aloe pink.

Aloe ramosissima
3 1/2" pot 15.00

Aloe ramosissima come from Southern Africa (Richtersveld), southern Namibia.  They grow in very arid, rocky places on hills and mountains. They rely on winter rains that average around 4” or less annually.  Summer temperatures could rise to 115F and time can pass without rain.  The  English common name is Maiden's Quiver Tree.  It is a slow growing tree (shrub) type aloe with many branches and white stems, and the most branched of all aloes. It will form a succulent bush up to 1,2(-1,8) m tall and wide. Other than this low branching habit and usually smaller leaf size, it is virtually identical to Aloe dichotoma and some consider it a subspecies of Aloe dichotoma. Eventually forms large mounds.  Branching continues as the plant becomes older, resulting in a dense, almost spherical shrub. The trunk is normally very short smooth and covered with strips of satiny, waxy, powdery silver-pink-brown coloured bark, which acts as a sunscreen in the harsh climate. The plants tends to be longer-stemmed and less branched in more arid areas.

Aloe 'Stars & Stripes'
2 1/2" pots $7
Aloe 'Stars & Stripes' is a Matt Maggio hybrid. It is my understanding that one of the parents or crossings is an aloe from Kelly Griffin.
Aloe variegata
3 1/2" pot $5

Aloe variegata, native to Africa, forms beautiful columnar, spiralling rosettes to 12" in height. It is in the Family of Liliaceae. Leaves are dark green and triangular, with irregular white crossbandings in mosaic patterns. White marginal teeth along margins of leaves. Reddish orange tubular flowers loved by hummingbirds. Requires porous soil with excellent drainage. Bright, filtered light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.

Anacampseros 'Rufescens'
6" pots $10

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.

Pseudobombax elipticum
aka bombax
elipticum

Appx 1" Caudex
$15

seedlings $5

When they are mature, Bombax elipticum have a very unusual flower blooming May/June. They are dormant in winter and lose their leaves. They begin making new leaves in May. Please click the photo for complete information and to see a mature plant & flower

Pseudobombax elipticum
mature & healthy
Caudex appt 10"
$300

Bombax elipticum have a very unusual flower blooming May/June. It is actually taller than it appears in this photo. They are dormant in winter and lose their leaves. It's October and still looking good. They begin making new leaves in May/June. This plant can be shipped but we would have to cut off branches which can be potted and grown. The plant was cut back spring 2019 and that caused the double branch you now see. Please click photo for more information and other photos

Pseudobombax elipticum

branches can be propagated
$650

Bombax elipticum have a very unusual flower blooming May/June. It is actually taller than it appears in this photo. They are dormant in winter and lose their leaves. They begin making new leaves in May/June. Grow by seeds or cuttings. The plant was cut back spring 2019 and that caused the double branch you now see.

Please click photo for more information and other photos

Pseudobombax elipticum

photo taken 6/29/20

$650

Bombax elipticum have a very unusual flower blooming May/June. It is actually taller than it appears in this photo. They are dormant in winter and lose their leaves. They begin making new leaves in May/June. This plant can be shipped but we would have to cut off branches which can be potted and grown. The plant was cut back spring 2019 and that caused the double branch you now see.

Please click photo for more information and other photos
NEW
Boophone haemanthoides
seedlings
appx 3-5" tall $25

Click photo to see
a mature plant
Boophone haemanthoides F.M.Leight. is found mainly in the west coastal areas of the Western Cape of South Africa, but extends to the  Bokkeveld Plateau. These are areas with winter rainfall. It grows in sand or dolerite outcrops on coastal flats or upland slopes. Summers are hot and dry. The bulbs are really large and produce flowers in midsummer with leaves in autumn. Boophone haemanthoides is a plant species native to Namibia and Cape Provinces of South Africa. It is a bulb-forming herb with more than half of its scaly  bulb appearing above ground. It produces a rather large umbel of pink flowers with narrow tepals. 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. Click the photo for complete information.

Bowiea volubilis
maybe future

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..

Bursera fagaroides
ALL GONE
maybe soon

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.

Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa

Sold
will have more soon

Cephalopentandra are caudiciforms that form a large caudex. They are in the Cucurbitaceae family. They are found in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and Ethiopia, growing in well-drained soil with lots of water and some sun. The vines don't get that long for a Cucurbitaceae, only one meter, the caudex can get up to 60 centimetres in diameter. The flowers are white to yellow, the fruits orange. They need to be kept warm in winter. When they begin to produce leaves in spring summer give them plenty of water. It is best to water at the cooler time of day. The roots will burn if watered when it is too hot. Photo is a 1 gallon 6 year old plant.

Cissus quinquangularis
GONE

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.

Crassula ovata BONSAI
common name JADE
appx 24" wide
trunk bottom
appx 3" wide $50
Crassula ovata/argentea, native to South Africa, is an arborescent shrub to 6' in height or more. Forms branching, thick elephantine trunk topped with a canopy of shiny green ovate leaves. Dense floral masses of white star-shaped flowers in winter months. The jade plant is a popular subject for bonsai training due to the inherent gnarly character of the thickened trunk and the ease with which it can be pruned and trained. An excellent plant for brightly lit areas in the house, patio and in more temperate climes can be planted in the garden or landscape. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light to full sun. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. Most well known of the crassulaceae family and maybe easiest go grow. They are winter growers and intolerant of frost. Offer light water in summer. If outdoors, fall through winter, water once a month or allow the rain to water your plants. Easily propogated by stem cuttings. Cutting tops make new plants and parent plants fuller.
Crassula
plegmatoides - arta

Crassula arta, synonym plegmatoides is from the southern end of the Namib coastal desert between Port Nolloth in Namaqualand in South Africa and Alexander Bay and northwards into the Buchu Mountains (Bocgoeberge) in south-western Namibia. Altitude: 100-300 metres above sea level.  Click photo for a lot more information

Crassula capitella
ssp 'Thrysifolia
Red Pagoda'
3" pot 7.00

Crassula arta, synonym plegmatoides is from the southern end of the Namib coastal desert between Port Nolloth in Namaqualand in South Africa and Alexander Bay and northwards into the Buchu Mountains (Bocgoeberge) in south-western Namibia. Altitude: 100-300 metres above sea level.  Click photo for a lot more information

Crassula columella

maybe soon

Crassula columella come from South Africa up to Namibia. They grow in a winter rain area in South Africa. keep on the dry side in winter. In the US winter grower. Without sun they will be greener.

Crassula rupestris ssp. marnieriana
ALL GONE

Crassula rupestris ssp. marnieriana is a fun, attention getting plant that can be grown as a hanging basket subject or as a ground cover. This is a hybrid developed by Myron Kimnach, long time horticulturist and past editor of the Journal of the Cactus & Succulent Society of America, and also formerly of the Huntington Botanical Gardens. It is a cross of two South African succulents, Crassula perforata known as 'String of Buttons', with Crassula rupestris ssp. marnieriana. Baby Necklace is a very hardy and ornamental plant with small, rounded, fleshy leaves tightly stacked, and usually multicolored resembling a string of beads like on a necklace. click photo for more information.

Crassula tetragona
appx 8-10" tall $9


 

 
Crassula ovata 'Undulata'
Curly jade 6" pot $10
6" pot size
cutting $7
Fast growing, sweet bush plant. Tip margins turn red in the sun.
Crassula mini kitty
4" pots $5

Crassula mini kitty is a delicate looking crassula which behaves more like a sedum spreading out laterally. I had mine outdoors this winter through rain, wind and hale and they are still healthy and happy. Crassula mini kitty although a small plant are very strong and hardy. In sun they have pink to red borders with green and white leaves.

Crassula ovata gollum
5 gallon pot $75

Crassula argentea cv. 'Gollum' is considered to be a monstrose form of the popular jade plant (Crassula argentea). The leaves, unlike the flattened leaves of regular Jade, form odd tubular, lime green "fingers". Click on photo for complete information.

Crassula multicava
6" pot $8
MORE green than photo
Crassula multicava (Fairy Crassula) A neatly-growing evergreen low-growing plant that rarely exceeds a foot tall in the landscape and is even lower when grown in dry shade. It forms wide mats of solid cover with 1 1/2-inch-long glossy rounded leaves in opposite pairs that are dark and lustrous in the shade and paler green when grown in more sun and have small red dots on the upper surface. In winter appear the petite flowers which are pink in bud and then open to charming little white stars that are very showy as a spray above the foliage on reddish stems. After flowering small plantlets often form in the flower axils. A shade-loving plant that can also grow in full coastal sun. It is tolerant of extended dry periods when growing in shade. It is long lived and responds well to hard pruning should one feel it is overgrown and cuttings strike easily. This plant has long been in cultivation in California . please click photo for complete information.
Cryptanthus bivittatus pink
pups no roots $4

Cryptanthus are also known as Earth stars. Earth stars are unusual houseplants perfect for adding a dash of color and texture to your spaces. Small indoor plants, they're perfect for growing on bright tabletops -- and make excellent living centerpieces for special gatherings. Because they're easy to grow, earth stars are also ideal additions to your desk at work. They don't need constant nurturing, so you can enjoy their beauty without a lot of maintenance. Most earth stars have variegated foliage, which makes them striking to look at, even without flowers. Click photo for complete information. This info is from costafarms.com

Cryptanthus bivittatus red
pups no roots $4

Cryptanthus are also known as Earth stars. Earth stars are unusual houseplants perfect for adding a dash of color and texture to your spaces. Small indoor plants, they're perfect for growing on bright tabletops -- and make excellent living centerpieces for special gatherings. Because they're easy to grow, earth stars are also ideal additions to your desk at work. They don't need constant nurturing, so you can enjoy their beauty without a lot of maintenance. Most earth stars have variegated foliage, which makes them striking to look at, even without flowers. Click photo for complete information. This info is from costafarms.com


Cyphostemma cirrhosa
3 1/2 pot $15

Cyphostemma cirrhosa is a member of the Vitaceae family was given this name by Bernard M. Descoings in 1966. It is found in Botswana, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe, growing in a well drained soil with some water and some to lots of sun. The caudex can grow to 30 centimetres in diameter, the vines up to five meters long. The flowers are greenish-yellow.
 

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Dioon edule
$20 for 1
and $35 for 2

Cycads are seed plants with a very long fossil history that were formerly more abundant and more diverse than they are today. They typically have a stout and woody (ligneous) trunk with a crown of large, hard and stiff, evergreen leaves. They usually have pinnate leaves. The species are dioecious; therefore, the individual plants of a species are either male or female. Cycads vary in size from having trunks only a few centimeters to several meters tall. They typically grow very slowly and live very long, with some specimens known to be as much as 1,000 years old. Because of their superficial resemblance, they are sometimes mistaken for palms or ferns, but they are not closely related to either group. Dioon edule is endemic to the eastern coast of Mexico. It is commonly found distributed throughout the Sierra Madre Oriental  from Veracruz  to the  Nuevo Leon. It commonly resides in    deciduous thorn forests. They are usually found at an altitude of 500–1000 feet in harsh areas including exposed, shallow soils. Most of the areas in which Dioon edule resides are subjected to very dry climates and frequent  brush fires  which impact their survival and distribution.

Dioscorea elephantipes
appx 3" caudex
$75


Dioscorea elephantipes lose their leaves in summer so that they can conserve energy. The stems are climbers and the leaves are heart shaped. They flower in May/June, a pale green/yellow flower. They are found in South Africa. The caudex can grow to 9 feet. Dioscorea elephantipes can live for 70 years in cultivation. Lightly water in summer months because Dioscorea elephantipes needs to rest. In their natural environment Dioscorea elephantipes are winter/spring growers. Dioscorea elephantipes is summer deciduous and is a perennial geophytic climber.  The plants are monoecious, that means the flowering sexes are found on separate plants. Male flowers are erect with spiny racemes. Female flowers are in spinescent, spreading spikes. Flowers are pale greenish yellow and normally appear in May or June. Dioscorea elephantipes from Africa. Year-round except for summer dormancy.  A member of the yam family that forms a caudex up to 4’ that looks like a tortoise shell.  Well-drained soil (50%) perlite Filtered light.  Drier when dormantSeed is produced in September and October.

Dorstenia zanzibarica
3" pot $10

photo is an
older, mature plant

Dorstenia zanzibarica are from Kenya (Taita and Chyulu Hills), Tanzania (Mounts Meru and Kilimanjaro and the Usambara and Uluguru Mountains)  Altitude range: 800-2400 metres above sea level.  Dorstenia zanzibarica are found on rocks, cliffs in ground humus, rarely epiphytic; in various habitats from mossy forest to succulent and deciduous bushland or thickets. This is a widespread species often found in disturbed habitats. Click photo for more info.

Dudleya brittonii
4" pot $6

Dudleya brittonii, native to Mexico and Baja California, forms large stemless rosettes of glaucous silvery white leaves. Leaves are to 12" in length, lanceolate, and covered with white farinose powder. Flowers are greenish-yellow, appearing in late winter and spring. Bright light or full sun. In habitat, most Dudleyas and Echeverias grow on rocky outcroppings, at higher altitudes. Click photo for more infomation. Dudleyas are winter growers.

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Dudleya genovia
returning soon

Dudleya genovia is a beautiful pixie like dudleya grows in clusters.

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Echeveria agavoides
'Ebony'

3" pot @ $25
4" pot @ $30
6" pot $40



Click photo to see more plants. The stress of winter cold is what turns the leaves their ebony color when kept outside; but not in freezing temperatures. Prices left are for single plants, not plants with 2 or more heads and or pups.
Leaf color varies. New leaves seem more blue. As they age, they get more green.

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Echeveria agavoides
'Ebony'

8" pot $75
8" pot w/pup $100

Click photo to see more plants. The stress of winter cold is what turns the leaves their ebony color when kept outside; but not in freezing temperatures. Prices left are for single plants, not plants with 2 or more heads and or pups.

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Echeveria agavoides
'Ebony'

10" pot $150
generally a few heads
which can make
more plants

The stress of winter cold is what turns the leaves their ebony color when kept outside; but not in freezing temperatures.

Echeveria pulvinata
4" pot $5
8" pot $15

Echeveria Pulvinata - will tolerate partial to full sun, Bloom in late spring. Drought tolerant, Spring - Summer water thoroughly, in winter water sparingly just so the plant doesn't dry out completely. Propogate - offsets, leaf and stem cuttings,

Echeveria pulvinata
'Ruby Blush'
8" pot $20

Echeveria Pulvinata - will tolerate partial to full sun, Bloom in late spring. Drought tolerant, Spring - Summer water thoroughly, in winter water sparingly just so the plant doesn't dry out completely. Propogate - offsets, leaf and stem cuttings,

Epidendrums
3 Keikis with roots $6

We will be shipping keikis. In horticulture a keiki is a plant produced asexually especially in epidendrums. The baby plant is an exact clone of the mother plant, sometimes flowering while still attached to the mother. The word is Hawaiian for baby or child, literally the little one. The keiki is a plant with leaves and roots. Sometimes it will have a flower. We grow Epidendrums outdoors year round in San Diego where they will bloom most of the year. If you want to keep a keiki to produce a new plant, you need to leave it attached to its mother for a while. Keikis grow quickly, because they have their mother for resources. Soon the offshoot will sprout a couple of leaves and some roots. When the keiki has several roots of at least two inches long, you can remove it and put it in its own pot. I started with a few plants and have had hundreds. They are a fun and easy orchid to grow. Click this link for more information on Epidendrums: Wikipedia info on epidendrum keikiss

 


Euphorbia clandestina
Back Again
2" pot $5

Euphorbia clandestine (Volstruisnek) - An erect columnar spineless succulent, usually with a single 1 to 1 1/2 inch thick stem but sometimes branching, to 2 feet tall with a loose spiral arrangement of knobby tubercules and topped with a tuft of narrow 1 to 1 3/4 long turquoise colored leaves that are strongly keeled and minutely hairy. Click photo for more information.

Euphorbia flanaganii medusa

Euphorbia flanaganii, native to South Africa, is one of the "medusoids", or plants forming a central basal "caudex" with "arms" arising from the basal area. Click photo for more information. Euphorbia flanaganii is an exotic succulent with multiple snake-like branches. Conical or cylindrical central caudex, up to 2 inches long and 3 – 4 inches in diameter. Soft, thin, deep-green arms that can grow up to about 1 foot long and deciduous leaves, up to 1 cm long. Yellow-green flower heads, clustered at the center of the plant.

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Euphorbia gamkaensis appx 3" wide $50
Euphorbia gamkaensis is a rare plant from So. Africa. Gamkaensis grow to about 2.26" wide and 5" high.
Euphorbia hedyotoides
Euphorbia hedyotoides are found in the south and south-west of Madagascar, growing in well drained soil with some water and not too much sun. The flowers are yellow to pale red, and besides seeds, it can be reproduced by cuttings of the stems and roots. Seedlings many times produce knots (like in a rope) in their caudex. As they grow their caudex becomes very interesting.

Euphorbia iharanae
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Euphorbia iharanae is from the Iharana District of Madagascar. It grows along the rocky coast.

Euphorbia leucodendron
cutting 6-11" tall
1 cutting $4
2 cuttings $6
3 cuttings $8

Euphorbia leucodendrons are native to Madagascar, forms spineless, rounded pencil-like green stems with darker "polka dots" to 1/2" in diameter. Offsets from the base to form clusters of cylindrical stems to over 3' in height.Responds well to warmth, with its active growth period in the late spring and summer months. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Please click photo for more information.

Euphorbia leuconeura
very mature plant
$50

Euphorbia leuconeura, the Madagascar jewel, is a species of plant in the Euphorbiaceae family. It is endemic to Madagascar. Its natural habitat is forest undergrowth in rocky areas. It can grow to a height of 6', as a branching small tree, and propagates by shooting its seeds several feet into the air. It is threatened by habitat loss. The Madagascar Jewel is grown as a houseplant for its attractive foliage: dark green leaves, with white veins when young. Click photo for more information.

Euphorbia mammillaris
variagata
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Euphorbia mammillaris variegata is aka "Indian Corn Cob". It forms stems in rows that look like "corn cobs". They are a light green with dark green and turn pink in the sun. Their growth time is late spring and summer months. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch during active growing season. It needs bright light to look its best. They need to rest in winter and to be given less water. tips turn pink when in the sun. Please click photo for more information.

Euphorbia mauritanica

3 cuttings 4-6" $5

From South Africa. keep Dry in winter. Grows into a Great bush when grown in the ground. Click photo to see large bush.

Euphorbia millii
red 10" pot $35

Euphorbia millii come from Madagascar. Millii will tolerate full sun as well as shade. I have grown them in both light situations and haven’t seen a big difference. Again, having grown the Euphorbia millii outside they have lived in temperatures under 40 degrees Fahrenheit. They store water in the branches above water. This variety of Euphorbia seems to flower year round.

Euphorbia multifolia
seedlings $12

This member of the Euphorbiaceae family was described by Alain Campbell White, Robert Allen Dyer and Boyd Lincoln Sloane in 1941. It is found on the western and southern cape of South Africa, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little to some water and lots of sun. The stem can grow to twelve centimetres in diameter, the whole plant to one meter height. The flowers are greenish.

Euphorbia obesa
3/29/21 planted seeds

Euphorbia obesa, native to South Africa, is a fascinating plant with nearly spherical grayish-green stems with transverse bands of different shades of green. Often, especially in bright light, the bands are an attractive contrasting purplish-bronze. Great conversation piece. The euphorbia obesa is known as the Basketball plant. Please click photo for more information.

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Euphorbia supernans

appx 8" wide $30

Euphorbia supernans is a beautiful euphorbia with long arms and beautiful yellow flowers. This photo was taken March 29, 2021. It would make a beautiful hanging plant.

Euphorbia tirucalli,
sticks of fire

3 cuttings 5-7" $5

Euphorbia tirucalli firesticks is a native of South Africa. "Firesticks" is a red form. They have the most color fall through spring when they become inflamed with brilliant pinkish red in the cooler winter months. Their growth period is in the late spring and summer months. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch during active growing season. They need bright light to full sun to look their best. They need rest in winter so cut back on watering.

Faucaria tuberculosa
3 1/2" pot $7
Faucarias are in the family of Aizoaceae, which includes the various forms of plants known as "Ice Plants" and those known as "Mimicry Plants". Faucaria tuberculosa, native to South Africa, forms rosettes of grayish-green fleshy triangular leaves with succulent "teeth" along the margins and covered with a myriad of whitish gnarly tubercles and raised projections. New growth sometimes blushes pink in bright light. It's a highly variable species; grey green leaves with large tubercles or wartlike projections on upper side of leaf, teeth on margins sessile flower autumn. Prefers a soil with less organic material; extra pumice or perlite provides excellent drainage essential to these type of plants. Click photo for complete information and flower photo
Ficus afghanistanica
6" pot $20

Full sun, spring summer grower water generously in warm weather

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Ficus brandegeei
3 1/2" pot $15


Ficus brandegeei is a medium sized tree most often kept to a small and interesting container plant with swollen pale whitish-green basal trunk with short stems bearing glabrous broad heart-shaped green leaves. Plant in full sun to bright light in a light soil and irrigate little to regularly. Can be grown as an indoor plant. Hardy to around 30 F so protect from frost. This species grows in Southern Baja California from eastern side of the Sierra de la Gigantea near Loreto south to the Cape. It is closely related to Ficus palmeri which has pubescent stems, foliage and fruit. This species name was originally proposed as Ficus brandegei (ending with a single "e" before the "I") by Paul Carpenter Standley in "The Mexican and Central American Species of Ficus" published by the U.S. National Herbarium in 1917 based on the type in the herbarium of the University of California (no 142205) that was collected at San José del Cabo, Lower California, Mexico September 15 1899 by Townshend Stith Brandegee (1843-1925) who also previously collected the plant at the same location in 1890. Please click photo for complete information.

  Ficus palmeri

Caudiciform tree, drought deciduous. Moderate water in summer, little water the rest of the year. Hardy to 28° F. Light shade to full sun. Propagate by seeds. Origin, Senora and Baja Mexico. Spring/summer grower.

  Ficus petiolaris
3" pot $12

Caudiciform tree, drought deciduous. Moderate water in summer, little water the rest of the year. Hardy to 28° F. Light shade to full sun. Propagate by seeds. Origin, Senora and Baja Mexico. Spring/summer grower.
Fockea edulis/crispa

Seedlings
appx 9 months old $5

Fockea edulis, native to South Africa, is a member of Asclepiadaceae, which includes Stapelia, Hoya, Ceropegia and many other genera. This is a caudiciform which will form a turnip-shaped caudex with gnarly, thickened roots wrapped around the base of the caudex. With many years, this caudex can grow to 30" in diameter. Crinkly leaves to 1" in length produced along vining canopy. This is a vining plant which loves to travel many feet if allowed the chance; will climb shrubs and even small trees. Click photo for more informaiton.

Gasteraloe
'Green Gold'

6" pots $9
3 1/2" pots $5
lots of branches
Gasteraloe 'Green Gold' is in the Liliaceae family. Gasteraloe 'Green Gold' is a hybrid between Gasteria and Aloe. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Protect from frost. Provide filtered light; hardy to 32F;
Gasteraloe Green ice

2" pots $5
7" pot gone

Gasteraloe 'Green Ice' is a hybrid between Gasteria and Aloe. Upright rosettes. Tubular cream flowers with green stripes. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Protect from frost. Provide filtered light; hardy to 32F; to 5"+. Water thoroughly when soil is dry. Many of the plants have darker leaves or leaves with darker striation. Gasteraloe need shade, but can take full sun for only part of the day. Great indoor plant for windowsills, patios, or even in a rock garden.

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Gasteria cv. FUJI YUKI
aka Gasteria obtusa var

Maybe in future
They are of easy culture which makes them a good houseplant and can be an excellent subject for the beginning gasteriaphile (it can grow easily on window sills, verandas and in miniature succulent gardens where they are happy to share their habitat with other smaller succulent plants, or in outdoor rockeries) Need light shade to shade, but will take full sun part of the day. (with some sun exposure the leaf develops a nice reddish tint and remain compact) Please click photo for more info.
Gasteria 'Little Warty'
3 1/2" pot $5

Gasteria little warty is a cross between Gasteria batesiania and Gasteria cv. Old Man Silver which was obtained by the Australian hybridizer David Cumming. The roots are thick with little branching. The Leaves are Distichous, spiralled, firm, bright green to dark-green when in full sun with raised pale silvery-green or pale olive-green stripes and edge with lots of pearly tubercles (warts) in the upper and under sides.

Gasteria verucosa is a true species

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 30° F (-1°C), they can tolerate high temperatures and like other gasteria require light shade to full sun. They come from in: Southeastern Cape Province in South Africa. They are Distichous plants and grow up to 4 inches tall. Water moderately in summer and keep on the dry in winter. Propagate by Offsets or seeds

Grafted mammillaria
beautiful snow white
as in photo $30

This beautiful plant is a mammillaria gracilis cv oruga. Gracilis cv oruga are small mammillaria cacti that grow in clusters with multiple offsets. Found in southwestern United States and Mexico these plants are native to an arid environment. Oruga is a cultivated variety grown for its small stature and densely clustered spines.They prefer direct sun.  A south facing windowwould work for indoors. Outdoors a place with lots of sun and ptotection from intense afternoon sun.
Click the photo for a closeup

Grafted Rebutia
condorensi

size as in photo $30

Rebutia Condorensis is a small clumping cactus with very short spines arranged on globes so that it looks like orbs covered with small, white spiders. It readily forms a clustering mound. Flowers are large dark-red, funnel-shaped, long-necked, 4 cm in diameter, 5 cm long in Spring.
FYI On Etsy and ebay selling for $40

Gerrardanthus machrorrizus
appx 2" caudex $20

Gerrardanthus machrorrizus is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family and look similar to a grape ivy. They come from southern Africa and were first described by Benth &Hooker, and then by William Henry Harvey in 1867. Use fast draining rich soil. Partial shade/partial sun.The caudex can grow up to 1.5 meters, and the vines more than 10 meters. Latin name from Greek: Big Foot!

Graptopetalum amethystinum

soon to be back


Graptopetalum amethystinum aka "Lavender Pebbles" grows to about 6" tall. In areas where there is no foot traffic, it can be used as a ground cover. Click photo to see more photos.

Graptopetalum pentandrum
ssp. superbum

6" pot $9

Graptopetalum pentandrum superbum, native to Mexico, forms flattened rosettes of pointed frosty lavender leaves that become more columnar with age. Flowers are borne on an unusual delicate spike that looks like a hanging "mobile". Flowers are star-shaped pale yellow with dark red tips and many dark red speckles. Flowers resemble miniature Stapelia flowers. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.

Graptopetalum pentandrum
ssp. superbum giant
6" pot $11

Graptopetalum pentandrum superbum, native to Mexico, forms flattened rosettes of pointed frosty lavender leaves that become more columnar with age. Flowers are borne on an unusual delicate spike that looks like a hanging "mobile". Flowers are star-shaped pale yellow with dark red tips and many dark red speckles. Flowers resemble miniature Stapelia flowers. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.

Graptopetalum pentandrum
with striping -
summer striping

Graptopetalum pentandrum superbum with striping is a beautiful & exciting Graptopetalum. The plant will continue to product leaves with striping. Graptopetalum pentandrum superbum is native to Mexico, forms flattened rosettes of pointed frosty lavender leaves that become more columnar with age. Flowers are borne on an unusual delicate spike that looks like a hanging "mobile". Flowers are star-shaped pale yellow with dark red tips and many dark red speckles. Flowers resemble miniature Stapelia flowers. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light with ample airflow. Click the photo to see the variation in striping. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.

Haemanthus albiflos
I have Just pulled out
from a large plant so they are not looking as good as this photo

1 rooted bulb $5

Haemanthus is a Southern African genus of plants that flower in Amaryllidaceae Members of the genus are known as blood lily and paintbrush lily. There are some 22 known species, native to S. Africa, Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho and Swaziland.   About 15 species occur in the winter rainfall region of Namaqualand and the Western Cape, the remainder being found in the summer rainfall region, with one species Haemanthus albiflos occurring in both regions.  Most of the species have brush-like flowerheads enclosed in four or more membranous to fleshy spathe bracts which usually match the flower colour and, like sepals, protect the flowerheads from damage and desiccation. The flowers produce abundant nectar and pollen and a faint smell unattractive to humans. Fruits are mostly globose and when ripe, range through bright red, to pink, orange and white, and are usually aromatic. Please CLICK the photo for complete information.

Haworthia species

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 30° F (-1°C), they can tolerate high temperatures and like other gasteria require light shade to full sun. They come from in: Southeastern Cape Province in South Africa. They are Distichous plants and grow up to 4 inches tall. Water moderately in summer and keep on the dry in winter. Propagate by Offsets or seeds . Looks like a Haworthia reinwardi hybrid of some kind.

Haworthia cooperi
8" pot about 60-90 heads
$50
Haworthia reinwardtii

Haworthia reinwardi are from Southern Africa. They have different forms and shapes and have patterns of raised white spots on their leaves. Their color changes to reddish in summer sun. They have small white flowers that grow on stalks in Spring through to Autumn. Do not overwater especially in summer when they are dormant. Allow them to dry out between waterings.

Haworthia fasciata
4" pots $5

Haworthia fasciata are from Southern Africa. They have white stripes and are sometimes called Haworthia zebra. Their color changes to reddish in summer. Do not overwater especially in summer when they are dormant. Allow them to dry out between waterings. In particular they should not be overwatered in Summer when they are dormant.

 
Haworthia cv 'Hayashi'
uncommon haworthia
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Easy to grow
Hoodia species

Hoodia are in the Asclepiadaceae family and are from Angola. They like bright light and like temperatures above 40 degrees.
Click photo for a larger picture

 

Idria columnaris

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Idria columnaris, native to Arizona, Mexico and Baja California, is commonly known as the "Boojum" tree. In habitat, this bizarre xerophyte grows to 40' or more in height. Often forms forests, and grows alongside Yuccas, Pachycereus pringlei ("Cardon") and Ocotillo. As this plant grows skyward, it forms a single, tapering trunk with short pencil-like, spiny branches with deciduous leaves. Click photo for more information.

Ipomoea albivenia
6" pot $40

photo size plant
with nice caudex

The Wild Cotton is a vigorous, perennial, deciduous climber growing up to 32 feet long. Ipomoea albivenia belong to the morning glory family (Convolvulaceae). Its botanical name (Ipomoea albivenia) is derived from the Greek ips (a worm) and homoios (meaning like / same) referring to the trailing / creeping habit of the plant. The species name, albivenia, is Latin meaning "white-veined" and refers to the leaves which are large, velvety and heart-shaped with distinctive white hairs on the veins. Click photo for more info.

Jatropha berlandieri

 

Jatropha berlandieri  is a member of the Euphorbiaceae family.  It is aka Jatropha Buddah Belly, Baseball Plant.  It’s origin is Texas, Mexico, Central America.  Grows scattered among the brush mainly on clay soil in hot, arid regions. This is a caudiciform plant adapted to prolonged periods of drought it can store water and survive many months without rain. Sorry I do not have a photo with flowers. Spring/summer grower.

Jatropha gossypifolia
5" pot $15

Jatropha gossypifolia great bush plant. In the ground it will produce seed pods to help you grow more. It also sends out seeds which start new plants. Click the photo for more information.

Jatropha Mcvaughii

 
Kalanchoe beharensis hybrid
4" pot $5
6" pot $9

Kalanchoe beharensis, native to Madagscar, is a form of the well-known "Felt Plant". The small, intricately lobed leaves are oak-leaf shaped and covered with a dense reddish felt. Great patio plant, 3'-5' tall. Prefers bright light to full sun for best color. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.


Kalanchoe orgyalis

Kalanchoe orgyalis, native to Madagascar, forms a subshrub with coppery felted leaves, which become more intensely coppery in bright light. In time, lower leaves fade to silver, creating a nice contrast with the newer coppery leaves. Yellow flowers in late winter to early spring. Porous soil with ample airflow. Bright light to morning sun. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. click photo for more photos and information

alanchoe rhombopilosa
6" pots $9
3 1/2" pot $5

Kalanchoe rhombopilosa is from southwestern Madagascar. The plants have small, slightly woolly leaves on sprawling, woody branches. The flowers are red. Easily propagated by a single leaf. Place a healthy leaf on top of the soil and watch it grow. This plant loses its leaves easily but starts new plants just as easily. Kalanchoe rhombopilosa is a slow grower. Worth the wait! They are very fragile but do not despair each leave that may fall will start a new plant. I started this variety with 2 small plants and now.... They produce well from stem cuttings also

Ledebouria socialis

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.

Lithops species
2" pot $6
When growing lithops it is wise to always bear in mind the conditions of heat and drought under which they grow in the wild. It is also important to accept that they are very slow growing and can often take several years to achieve adult proportions. Nearly all problems occur as a result of overwatering and poor ventilation especially when weather conditions are dull and cool or very humid. Please Click image for more information.
Maihuenia poeppigii
3" pot $15

Maihuenia poeppigii is an easy-to-grow plant which is a moisture-tolerant cactus.  Reliably cold hard in central Europe and England. Maihuenia poeppegii can survive outside in the garden in the sunny rockery on a sheltered place, but only if it's protected with a sheet of glass during the wintertime. It is also very good for a large pot which can be stored inside an unheated greenhouse or on a balcony, somewhat protected from moisture during the winter It doesn't fear cold weather and it bears very harsh frost.  They should not be kept hot in summer as they are from high elevations. For a balanced denvelopment, it is best to position the Maihuenia poeppigii in a place where it is exposed to at least a few hours of direct sunlight.  Water these plants only from time to time if grown outdoors, but it should be watered abundantly if grown in a pot or in the greenhouse, during the summer. Repot every 2-3 years.

Myrtillocactus
geometrizans

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This is one of many crested clones of Myrtillocactus geometrizans. They fan out while some will form stable crests while others (the more common) just cluster over one another. Regardless, both types make for a spectacular landscape attraction. In the summer, delicate looking cream colour flowers appear, decorating the cacti’s entire body, succeeded by a tiny very sweet, edible, plum-like fruit. We do not suggest eating this plant. Remove normal growth to keep the plant crestng. Water regularly in summer, but allow to dry fully before watering again. It needs a well-drained soil mix, with small gravel added to ensure drainage. During the winter months plants should be rather kept dry, and water is restricted to only enough to keep the stems and branches from shrivelling. Click photo for complete information.

 

Mestoklema species
$20



Mestoklema arboriforme/tuberosa is a member of the Aizoaceae family. It is found on the Eastern Cape Province of the Republic of South Africa, growing in grit or other well drained soil with little water and lots of sun. The swollen roots, each four centimetres in diameter will form clusters up to 20 centimetres in diameter. The plant can grow to 60 centimetres in height. The flowers are reddish, pink or salmon, and the plant can be reproduced both by seeds and cuttings.Mestoklema arboriforme has white flowers and grows similar to tuberosa.
Monadenium
guentheri

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Monadenium guentheri are easily propagated by cuttings. As you can see in the photo, they have pretty pinkish flowers. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch spring through summer. Keep dry in winter. In winter, I water just enough to keep the roots alive. Protect from frost.

Neoregelia #1
bromeliad
3 1/2" pot $17

Neoregelia is a genus of epiphytic flowering plants in the Bromeliad family which are native to South American rainforests. The genus name is for Eduard August von Regel, Director of St. Petersburg Botanic Gardens in Russia (1875–1892).  Neoregelias are epiphytic plants, meaning they grow attached to the branches of forest trees; they do not naturally grow in the Earth, though they can be cultivated on the ground in controlled conditions, such as a garden, provided they are kept in a very airy growing medium such as pine bark that allows the root system to breathe. Their roots serve primarily as hold-fasts to grip their canopy perches and are adapted poorly to absorb nutriment, which is instead obtained through leaf litter, animal droppings and rainfall that collects in the prominent central cup exhibited by most species in the genus. Please Click the photo for complete information. This information is from Wikipedia.

Neoregelia #2
bromeliad
3 1/2" pot $17

Neoregelia is a genus of epiphytic flowering plants in the Bromeliad family which are native to South American rainforests. The genus name is for Eduard August von Regel, Director of St. Petersburg Botanic Gardens in Russia (1875–1892).  Neoregelias are epiphytic plants, meaning they grow attached to the branches of forest trees; they do not naturally grow in the Earth, though they can be cultivated on the ground in controlled conditions, such as a garden, provided they are kept in a very airy growing medium such as pine bark that allows the root system to breathe. Their roots serve primarily as hold-fasts to grip their canopy perches and are adapted poorly to absorb nutriment, which is instead obtained through leaf litter, animal droppings and rainfall that collects in the prominent central cup exhibited by most species in the genus. Please Click the photo for complete information. This information is from Wikipedia.

Obregonia denegrii
2" pot $12

Obregonia denegrii is also known as the Artichoke cactus. They come from Tamaulipas: Ciudad Victoria, Mexico. It is named after Alvaro Obregon president of Mexico 1880-1928. Extracts of this cactus have been shown to have antibiotic activity. Sometimes they grow in areas with much rain and get washed out by the rain. Obregonia is among the most famous of all cacti for its unique artichoke-shaped stem. It is the only representative of its monospecific genus and is related to Ariocarpus. It grows almost always as a solitary plant levelled with the ground, with the sunk and woolly apex. It is considered an intermediate form between Ariocarpus and Lophophora. It has spines 2 to 4 whitish to brown about 5 to 15 mm long in the young tubercles, soft flexible, slightly curved and often rapidly shedding. They have a taproot. Their flowers grow between the wool of the apex, in the centre of the stem on young tubercles, they are funnel-shaped white daytime, up to 2.5 cm in diameter, 2.5-3 cm long. Filaments reddish purple or pink, anthers yellow, style white and stigma lobes white. they bloom in summer. Their Fruits are Hidden in the wool, pear-shaped, white naked, fleshy and edible that dry when mature. The withered flowers remaining attached. Seeds: Large and black 1 to 1.4 mm long.

Operculicarya decaryi
Caudex appx 1-2" and about 18" tall
Plants priced $75
LARGER caudex plants
are available

Operculicarya decaryi aka Elephant Tree - Natural Bonsai. It originates from Madagascar.  It’s an easy plant to grow especially in the San Diego area.  I grow mine outdoors in full sun, year-round.  They can also be grown in part shade.  They are adaptable and can be grown from both seed and cuttings.  Operculicarya decaryi is a small tree in the cashew or sumac family, the Anacardiaceae, that has a thick bumpy and twisted trunk, zigzagging branches and alternate odd-pinnate leaves with tiny shiny dark green rounded leaflets, that are often beautifully tinged red in cooler weather. In its native habitat in the Toliara Province of south-west Madagascar this plant is a drought deciduous upright tree to nearly 30 feet tall with a 3 foot wide trunk but more often it is seen in cultivation as a semi-evergreen small tree or even a bonsai specimen with its decorative trunk or even roots exposed in very small containers. propagated by cuttings or seeds
Please click the photo for full information.

SPECIMEN
Operculicarya decaryi #1


SOLD,
SEE BELOW

Operculicarya decaryi aka Elephant Tree - Natural Bonsai. It originates from Madagascar.  It’s an easy plant to grow especially in the San Diego area.  I grow mine outdoors in full sun, year-round.  They can also be grown in part shade.  They are adaptable and can be grown from both seed and cuttings.  Operculicarya decaryi is a small tree in the cashew or sumac family, the Anacardiaceae, that has a thick bumpy and twisted trunk, zigzagging branches and alternate odd-pinnate leaves with tiny shiny dark green rounded leaflets, that are often beautifully tinged red in cooler weather. In its native habitat in the Toliara Province of south-west Madagascar this plant is a drought deciduous upright tree to nearly 30 feet tall with a 3 foot wide trunk but more often it is seen in cultivation as a semi-evergreen small tree or even a bonsai specimen with its decorative trunk or even roots exposed in very small containers. propagate cuttings or seed
Please click the photo for full information.

SPECIMEN
Operculicarya decaryi #2

propagate cuttings or seed

Specimen plant $175
this is the plant
you will purchase

Operculicarya decaryi aka Elephant Tree - Natural Bonsai. It originates from Madagascar.  It’s an easy plant to grow especially in the San Diego area.  I grow mine outdoors in full sun, year-round.  They can also be grown in part shade.  They are adaptable and can be grown from both seed and cuttings.  Operculicarya decaryi is a small tree in the cashew or sumac family, the Anacardiaceae, that has a thick bumpy and twisted trunk, zigzagging branches and alternate odd-pinnate leaves with tiny shiny dark green rounded leaflets, that are often beautifully tinged red in cooler weather. In its native habitat in the Toliara Province of south-west Madagascar this plant is a drought deciduous upright tree to nearly 30 feet tall with a 3 foot wide trunk but more often it is seen in cultivation as a semi-evergreen small tree or even a bonsai specimen with its decorative trunk or even roots exposed in very small containers. Please click the photo for full information.

SPECIMEN
Operculicarya decaryi
#3
propagate cuttings or seed


This is the bottom of the plant.
See the giant caudex and lots
of bumps on the stem
Specimen plant $125
this is the plant you will purchase

Operculicarya decaryi aka Elephant Tree - Natural Bonsai. It originates from Madagascar.  It’s an easy plant to grow especially in the San Diego area.  I grow mine outdoors in full sun, year-round.  They can also be grown in part shade.  They are adaptable and can be grown from both seed and cuttings.  Operculicarya decaryi is a small tree in the cashew or sumac family, the Anacardiaceae, that has a thick bumpy and twisted trunk, zigzagging branches and alternate odd-pinnate leaves with tiny shiny dark green rounded leaflets, that are often beautifully tinged red in cooler weather. In its native habitat in the Toliara Province of south-west Madagascar this plant is a drought deciduous upright tree to nearly 30 feet tall with a 3 foot wide trunk but more often it is seen in cultivation as a semi-evergreen small tree or even a bonsai specimen with its decorative trunk or even roots exposed in very small containers. Please click the photo for full information.

Othonna arbuscula

Othonna arbuscula are from southern Africa. Arbuscula are a deciduous, perennial, shrub, with a rounded crown, growing between 1.5 -3' high. They divide into 2- or 3-branched, fleshy stems, in a beige, thin layer of bark. Their Leaves are green/grey, oblanceolate, sometimes coarsely toothed and are up to 15 mm long. Othonna arbuscula occurs on rocky slopes with clay soil, in the Richtersveld, Namaqualand klipkoppe, Knersvlakte, and also southwards into the Western Cape and the Robertson Karoo area. Winter grower. photo is a mature plant

Othonna armiana

Othonna herrei ssp. armiana is a dwarf caudiciform, cremnophyte shrublet (living on rocks), similar to Othonna herrei. It grows as a solitary main stem, usually exhibiting a shorter squat or compact caudex, mainly underground with a flattened crown and short knobbly branches covered in phyllopodia (swollen tubercles made up of the expanded and fused bases of leaves). The leaves are obovate to orbicular, serrate to entire. Othonna herrei is similar (non-cremnophilous). However, it is a small, erect shrublet with longer stems and without the basal swollen caudex.

Othonna clavifolia
3 1/2" pot $12

photo is an older
mature 6" pot

Othonna clavifolia is a species of flowering plants in the Asteraceae family. It is found only in Namibia Its natural habitat is rocky areas. It is threatened by habitat loss.is from South Africa.

Othonna cremnophila $15
similar sizs as photo

Othonna cremnophila is from South AFrica. They are a member of the asteraceae family and are winter growers. I grow in mine in part shade. From my experience, they are fast growers. Click photo to see flower photo

Othonna
furcata hybrid $20

Origin and Habitat: Othonna furcata is a common sight in the coastal parts of the southern Namib. lt occurs from about Spencer Bay southwards into the Northern Cape, in South Africa. Habitat and ecology: The southern Namib is largely an area of shifting sand dunes of up to 300 m high and largely devoid of vegetation. O. furcata is one of the few plants that thrives on mobile sand dunes where the sand deposition could enhance the growth of this species, which is adapted to desert conditions.  Click photo for lots more information.

Othonna triplinervia
3 1/2" pots $12
4 1/2" pots $30

Othonna triplinervia is a member of the Asteraceae family. It was described by Augustin Pyramus de Candolle. It is found in Southern Africa, growing in grit, with little to some water and lots of sun. The caudex will get four centimetres or more in diameter, the plant to 40 or more centimetres. The flowers are yellow. This is a winter grower. Othonna triplinervia is a shrub with thick, fleshy stems and large, three veined leaves, most of which are clustered at the ends of the branches. It is often found growing on cliffs or in dry stony soil, varying in size from 40 cm to 2 m in height.

Pelargonium carnosum
nova $20

This member of the Geraniaceae family was given this name by Charles Louis L'Heacute;ritier de Brutelle in 1789. It comes from the southern part of Africa, Pelargonium carnosum live in well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It will raise up to 4'. The flowers are white, and the plant can be reproduced both by cuttings and seeds. This is a winter-grower.

Pelargonium cotyledonis
3 1/2" pot $20

The photo is an extremely mature plant. The plants we are selling are not as large.

Pelargonium cotyledonis is part of the Geraniaceae family. It is native to the southern part of Africa. It lives in well drained soil with some water and lots of sun. It grows to about 4' tall. The flowers are white. They can be propagated by cuttings and seeds. Pelargonium cotyledonis is a winter-grower.

Pelargonium hirtum
3" pot $15
flowering now

Winter grower with pretty pink flowers. Blooms in winter. Generally foliage year round. Click photo to see the flower

Pelargonium mirabile
seedlings $25

Pelargonium mirabilis is a member of the Geraniaceae family.. It was given this name by Moritz Kurt Dinter in 1926. It is found in the western South Africa, growing in grit or sand with little water and lots of sun. The stems will grow up to about 1 1/2" in diameter and the whole plant can raise to about 11" tall. The flowers are pale and dark pink. This is a winter grower.

Peniocereus maculatus

This member of the Cactaceae family was given this name by Ladislaus Cutak in 1951. It is found in Guerrero in Mexico, growing in grit with little water and sThis member of the Cactaceae family was given this name by Ladislaus Cutak in 1951. It is found in Guerrero in Mexico, growing in grit with little water and some sun. The caudex can grow up to 2 3/4" wide in diameter, the leaves/stems up to 2 meters long. The nocturnal flowers are large and white.ome sun. The caudex can grow up to 2 3/4" wide in diameter, the leaves/stems up to 2 meters long. The nocturnal flowers are large and white.
Petopentia natalensis
appx 2" high or wide
caudex $50
with ceramic pot $65
The underside of the leaves are generally purple when exposed to the sun. This plant is extraordinarily beautiful with it's leaves and caudex which gets larger and more exciting as it grows. Spring/summer grower. Petopentia natalensis is a member of the Periploceceae family. It was given this name by Arthur Allman Bollock in 1954. It's found in Southern Africa. Petopentia prefer a rich soil, lots of water and sun in the growing season. The caudex can grow at least to 12 inches in diameter, the vines can reach 20 feet or more.
Portulaca molokiniensis
3" pot $7
this is a mature plant
in a larger pot
we are selling a 3" pot

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.
photo is an older plant

Portulacaria afra variagated
great ground cover
cuttings
3-3" cuttings $4
6-3" cuttings $6

This plant offers the most oxygen of any other plant. 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 harardheranus
$60 each

Pseudolithos harardheranus are from Somalia. Type Locality: Mudug, about 12km E of the village of Harardheranus. They are rarely seen anymore in Somalia.

used 3 1/2" square plastic pots
25 POTS $6

wash before using

Pleiospilos nelii
royal flush
appx 3" wide $12
only 1 to a customer
Pleiospilos nelii 'Royal Flush' is a rare cultivar of Pleisopilos nelii ("Split Rock") with an extremely succulent pair of burgundy leaves that form a clefted "egg-shape" known as a bi-lobe. Whereas the true Pleisopilos nelii has a silky golden-apricot flower, 'Royal Flush' has a deep rose flower with a white center. The genus Pleiospilos is part of the family Aizoaceae, which includes the various forms of plants known as "Ice Plants" and those known as "Mimicry Plants". Porous soil with excellent drainage. It is preferable that the soil does not contain much organic material, such as peat moss and that the plant is not fertilized with heavy nitrogen as this can cause an explosion of soft, flabby growth that can make the plant prone to bacterial rots. Please click photo for complete information.
Raphionacme flanagani
maybe soon

Raphionacme flanaganii are originally from Africa. Raphionacme flanaganii are the fastest growing and most common of the Raphionacme family. In summer their vines can grow to 1 yard long. They form large roots quickly and produce vines annually with tiny flowers that will tolerate a hot and bright exposure but the roots should be shaded if possible. Keep fairly dry in winter.

Raphionacme flanagani
maybe soon

Raphionacme flanaganii are originally from Africa. Raphionacme flanaganii are the fastest growing and most common of the Raphionacme family. In summer their vines can grow to 1 yard long. They form large roots quickly and produce vines annually with tiny flowers that will tolerate a hot and bright exposure but the roots should be shaded if possible. Keep fairly dry in winter.


Sansevieria species #2
2 1/2" pot $5
more green right now

I was advised that this is Sansevieria hahni streakeri. I am unsure.

Sansevieria trifasciata
moonshine

6" pot $10
1 gallon $25

Sansevieria trifasciata 'Moonshine' are also called Silver Snakeplant. It's leaves are 3 to 4 inchs wide by 2 foot long. They are silvery-green with long lines and a narrow dark green margin. Will tolerate low light levels, where it turns a darker green color but grows best in bright light or morning sun. It's Hardy to 30-32° F but does better if warmer. so give this plant protection in all but the mildest California climates. Water sparingly and not at all as temperatures dip in winter if growing outdoors on a covered patio or under an eave - can literally tolerate going months between watering. Click photo for complete information. ]

Sedum adolphii 'Firestorm'
4" pots $5

will be more orange
in the sun

Sedum adolphii, native to Mexico, forms rambling stems with waxy golden yellow leaves with pinkish-peach margins in bright light. Star-shaped white flowers. Excellent color accent in rock gardens and dish gardens. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Thrives in poor, sandy soils. Bright light to full sun. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.


  Sedum dasyphyllum
hope to have soon

Sedum dasyphyllum, native to Europe, is a rock-dweller to 3" in height with tiny fuzzy, plump bluish-green leaves arranged in tiny rosettes. Tiny star-shaped white flowers. Great for rock gardens. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Cold tolerant.

Sedum dendroideum
cutting 1 head $3

Sedum dendroideum is a tree sedum growing to about 2 feet tall. They have bright yellow flowers growing in clusters. The more sun the more color on the margins. with sun the tips get very red. When you put them into the sun, you will get the red trim.

Sedum frutescens tree
appx 3-5" $4
appx 7" tall $8

Sedum frutescens, native to Mexico, forms arborescent stems with 2" long slender leaves. Much sought as a bonsai subject due to the natural appearance to a small tree with exfoliating bark. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Filtered to bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry during growing season. Protect from frost.

Sedum morganianum
ALL GONE

Sedum morganianum, native to Vera Cruz, Mexico, forms long pendant stems with pruinose pale blue-green spindle-shaped leaves. This is the true, original "donkey tail". Excellent for hanging baskets. Can form trailing stems to 6' in length. Pale pink bell-shaped flowers. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. If they lose leaves in transport put them on top of soil and they will make new plants

Sedum Multiceps
Gone for now
will be back

Sedum multiceps, native to Algeria, forms a miniature, much-branched sub-shrub. Most of the tiny glaucous grayish-green leaves are in clusters near the tips of the branches, giving the appearance of miniature "Joshua Trees". Yellow star-shaped flowers during summer months. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.

Sedum praealtum
Gone

Sedum praeltum are native to Mexico. They form a shrub to 3' in height. Spatulate leaves are shiny lime green, often with red margins in bright light. click photo for more information.

Senecio rowleyanus
string of pearls
4" pot $6
Senecio rowleyanus, native to Namibia, Africa, has pendant stems to 3' or more with unusual round "leaves" giving the impression of a "string of pearls". The plant is a superb subject for a hanging basket, and can be in the house in a bright airy room, or outside in a protected patio. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light with ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Less water during winter months. Protect from frost.
Sesamothamnus guerichii
s/b ready soon
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. 
http://www.bihrmann.com/caudiciforms/subs/ses-gue-sub.asp

Sinningia bullata
gone for now
Sinningia bullata are in the Gesneriaceae family. They have Bright orange flowers dotted red produced throughout the year. Small bright green leaves with interesting bubbly texture, wooly white underneath. Tuber forming. Easy to grow. Native to Santa Catarina area of Brazil.

Tephrocactus articulatus
3 1/2" pot $5
Photo is an older
more mature plant

Tephrocactus articulatus is a species of cactus in the subfamily Opuntioideae of the Cactaceae family of plants. They usually grow branches up to one foot tall with white flowers. Propagation is usually through cuttings. Stem segments easily break away and will root without special treatment. Plants may also be grown from seeds. They originate in Argentina, but are cultivated in outdoor landscaping in warm desert climates such as Phoenix, Arizona.
Titanopsis calcarea
4" pot $5
The genus Titanopsis is part of the family Aizoaceae (synonymous with Mesembryanthemaceae), which also includes the various forms of plants known as "Ice Plants" and those known as "Mimicry Plants". Titanopsis calcareum, native to South Africa, forms rosettes to 3" in diameter with semi-flattened paddle-shaped leaves densely covered with grayish-green tubercles. Tips of leaves are very warty in appearance. In its native habitat, often grows in rocky quartz fields in soils with high limestoe content. Titanopsis calcareum is one of the plants considered "Mimicry Plants", and is nearly undectable in its native habitat due to its cryptic coloring and rough texture that effectively mimics rocks and the surrounding environment. click photo for more information.
Titanopsis
hugo-schlechteri
3 1/2" pot $7
Titanopsis hugo-schlecteri, native to Namibia, forms clumping rosettes to 2" in diameter. Leaves are somewhat "finger-like" with a very tuberculate texture. Leaves are grayish, but often have a distinctive orange or reddish brown. Flowers are daisy-like with many golden petals. Titanopsis is part of the family Aizoaceae (synonymous with Mesembryanthemaceae), which also includes the various forms of plants known as "Ice Plants" and those known as "Mimicry Plants". Titanopsis hugo-schlecteri is one of the plants considered "Mimicry Plants", and is nearly undectable in its native habitat due to its cryptic coloring and rough texture that effectively mimics rocks and the surrounding evinronment. Click photo for more information.

Trichocereus bridgesii
monstrose inermis

2-3" tall $8

Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose inermis are from South America. They have spines that grow along with the plant. interesting looking plant.

Trichodiadema bulbosum
GONE

The genus Trichodiadema is part of Aizoaceae family synonymous with Mesembryanthemaceae, which also includes the various forms of plants known as Ice Plants and those known as Mimicry Plants. Trichodiadema bulbosum, native to South Africa, forms very succulent shrublets with deep emerald leaves that have a "crystalline" texture and tufty bristles at the the tips. The stems branch heavily to produce a small shrub with roots that thicken in time to form caudex-like tubers. CLICK photo for more information.

Tylecodon wallachii
Gone

Tylecodon are found within the crassulaceae family. The genus of around 46 species, is very diverse in habitat and quite variable in form, ranging from dwarf single leaved to large thick-stemmed, which can attain a height of 2,5 mts. The distribution of Tylecodon is restricted to the Northern, Western and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa and Southern Namibia. The most typical vegetation type in which Tylecodon species are found is Succulent Karoo. The plants occur quite abundantly in habitats that vary from the rocky coastal shores; rock crevices in mountainous terrain and in sandy hilly terrain. Winter grower summer dormant. Click photo for complete information

Uncarina decaryi
Gone

 Uncarina decaryi is a Deciduous tropical shrub or small 15 foot.  The  trunk up to 12” in diameter. Stem: Stout, that becomes thickened with age. Stems may ultimately attain a height of about 9 feet. Flowers: The flower resembles a large Petunia in form and is bright yellow with a dark throat. Leaves: Lobed, finely hairy, soft and sticky to the touch, yielding a musty odor when rubbed. The leaves are deciduous during the winter resting season. Flowers: Bright yellow flowers with black centers. Blooming season: Warmer months. Fruit: The fruit (capsules) has small inwardly pointed barbs looking like small hooked harpoons and are mounted on 2 cm pedicels. Don't touch this fruit unless you want to spend some time trying to remove it from your fingers.

Uncarina 'Peltata' hybrid
Gone

 

Origin: Madagascar ..Full sun to light shade, caudiciform with seed pods with spines. They get stuck to your fingers. Better not to pick up. Uncarina peltata is of the Pedaliaceae family. They come from northern to western Madagascar. they grow in a rich and well drained soil. they require water and some sun. The swollen stem can grow to fifteen centimetres in diameter and reach for one to three metres when grown in ground in similar climate. The plants I put in the ground in San Diego about 10 years ago are probably 7-8 feet wide and about 6' feet high with a caudex of about 20". The flowers are yellow with deep purple inside.
Uncarina roeoesliana
Gone

Uncarina Roesliana are from Madagascar, they grow and flower well in full sun, water abundantly but allow to dry out between watering. Uncarina Roesliana flower during warmer months, yet this year they were growing and flowering into late December. Uncarina have a very interesting seed pod. DON'T TOUCH the SEED PODS. The seed pods will stick to your fingers. Just take my word for it.

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