New succulents, Cactus and Sansevierias that will be available this Spring at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:
Aloe ferox (one gallon pots) – Cape Aloe – A single stemmed Aloe to 6 – 9′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide. Orange flower spikes occur in late winter. Plant in full sun and needs little water once established. Hardy to about 20 F, although flowers may be damaged at about 24 F.
Aloe Goliath (one gallon pots) – A large Aloe to 8 – 12′ tall and 4 – 5′ wide. Thought to be a cross of Aloe barberae and A. vaombe. Salmon to orange flowers in winter. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe Walmsley’s Bronze Variegated (4″ pots) – a clumping, small succulent forming rosettes to about 6″ tall and wide with dark green leaves with streaks of white and light green. Leaves will turn bronze in more light. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe wickensii (4″ pots) A succulent that forms a solitary rosette to about 2 – 3′ tall and wide. Bi-colored flower of red and yellow in winter. Plant in full sun to part sun in well draining soil. Hardy to about 20 F.
Astrophytum capricorne (4″pots) Goat’s Horns Cactus – Solitary round cactus with eight ribs when young but then becomes more columnar with age up to 4′ tall. Fragrant yellow flowers with a red centera in summer. Plant in a well draining cactus mix and water regularly during the growing season (summer). Keep dry in winter. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F if dry.
Bromelia pinguin (4″ pots) – Bromeliad – A terrestrial bromeliad with rosettes of silver green leaves that are extremely prickly to 3 – 4′. Flower stalk is reddish with white flowers. Edible fruit tastes like pineapple. Grow in part shade in well draining soil. Hardy to about 25 F.
Cereus Blue Taffy – (6″ pots) – A crested cultivar that looks much like the crested form of Cereus forbesii. Grows to 12″ by 6″ in well draining soil. Probably no frost.
Cereus peruvianus monstrosus – These are seedling from a monstrose version of this plant. I will hold onto these see if they are interesting.
Diocorea elephantipes (4″ pots) Elephants Foot – A perennial deciduous caudiciform vine. The caudex (water storing organ) can reach 2 – 3′ and more with vining foliage in winter/spring. Withhold water when green growth dies back. Hardy to about 25 F.
Echinopsis huasha (4″ pots) Red Torch Cactus – A columnar cactus to 2.5 – 5′ tall with red flowers that bloom at night. Plant in full sun in well draining soil and hardy to about 20 F.
Echinopsis macrogona (4″ pots) (aka Trichocereus macrogonus) This genus is a mess. These are reported to be much the same as Echinopsis peruviana with the spines being brown or red on E. macrogona. A columnar cactus to 13′ tall and 7.5″ in diameter. Plant in full sun to bright light. Large night blooming white flowers. Reported to be hardy to as low as -9 C = 15.8 F for short periods.
Echinopsis pachanoi (2 gallon pots) San Pedro Cactus – A large, multi-stemmed columnar cactus to 10 to 20′ tall and 6′ wide. Large white, night blooming flowers in summer. These cactus prefer regular water during the growing season and best dry in the winter. Plant in full sun (morning sun), although they may burn if hot sun. Hardy to about 10 – 15 F.
Echinopsis strigosa (4″ pots) A columnar cactus to about 2′ tall and 2.5″ in diameter forming clumps up to 3′. May have a creeping habit. White flowers in summer. Plant in full sun to bright light. Reported to be hardy to about 20 F.
Echinopsis tercheckii – Argentine Saguaro (one gallon pots) – A large columnar cactus producing arms with age. Grows to 30 to 40′ tall. Very large white flowers that bloom at night and only last until the following afternoon. Plant in full sun to bright light and hardy to about 15 F.
Edithcolea grandis Lake Boringa, Kenya (4″ pots) Persian Carpet Flower – A succulent in the stapelioid group with amazing flowers. Branched stems grow to about 12″. Plants should be kept warm (> 60 F) and dry in winter. Water regularly during the summer growing season when soil is dry. Grow in bright light.
Euphorbia caput-medusae (one and two gallon pots) A medusoid Euphorbia with many branches (up to 2 – 3′ long) produced from a caudex up to 8″ wide. Plant in full sun at the coast to light shade inland. Hardy to about 23 F, and drought tolerant. Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
Euphorbia polygona Bethelsdorp – From seed collected near Bethelsdorp, South Africa. A columnar cactus to 1 to 5′ tall and 3 to 4″ in diameter. Small purple flowers. Can form clumps up to 3’+ wide with columns of various heights. Grow in light shade to full sun. The general rule being that the smaller and rounder the variety, the less sun that it can tolerate. Reported hardy to 25 F, and even 15 F if soil is dry. Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
Euphorbia gorgonis (4″ pots) Medusoid Euphorbia Forming a central 5″ caudex with green stems radiating out. Whole plant is about 12″ wide. Needs a deep pot with a gritty mix. Supposedly hardy to 25 F, but probably if kept dry. Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
Euphorbia horrida var. nova (4″ pots) African Milk Barrrel – A clumping, twisting succulent to about 8″ tall forming colonies over time. Plant in part sun/bright light. Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
Euphorbia horrida var striata (6″ pots) A succulent with columnar stems that are grayish-white to about 30″. The ribs have undulations, and the stem is banded with grey-green stripes. Plant in part sun to bright light. Hardy to about 25 F, and 15 F if soil is dry.Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
Euphorbia inermis var inermis (6″ pots) A medusoid Euphorbia up 20″ wide with fingerlike stems. Has white, fragrant flowers. Like a sunny well drained spot. Hardy to low 20’s, but does not like winter wet. Lobes are hairy between the glands.Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
Euphorbia makallensis (one gallon pots) – Sausage plant – Clumping succulent Euphorbia with four-sided stems to 12 – 18″, short paired spines, and small yellow cyathia (flowers). Very similar to and easily confused with Euphorbia resinifera. Sun loving and drought tolerant. Do not overwater. Hardy to 25 F, but perhaps best dry in winter? Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
Euphorbia pseudoburuana (8″ pots) A succulent forming a woody caudex to about 3″ in diameter and up to 5″ high. Succulent branches come from the top of the caudex and up to 19.5″ long. Plant in well draining soil in bright light. Hardy to about 25 F if dry. Warning: this plant contains white sap that may be irritating to skin and eyes. Do not ingest.
Euphorbia pulvinata VDV 366 (6″ pots) A succulent propagated from material originally from the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa east of Queenstown. A clumping columnar succulents to about 5″ with many branched from the base. Grow in well draining soil (great in pots!) in part sun or bright light. Water when growing. No water during the winter. Hardy to 16 F if dry.
Gymnocalicium tucavocense (4″ pots) now G. anisitsii. Succulent to 4″ tall , 3 – 6″ in diameter and are colorful and highly decorative, with characteristic horizontal clear and dark strips. The clear areas (above the areoles) are pastel-grey-pink while the dark zone (below the areoles) are Deep olive-green to brown-purple. Areoles are small bumps on cacti out of which grow cluster of spines. Pink Flowers. Water when growing in summer when dry and very little to no water in winter. Hardy to about 25 F, if roots dry.
Haworthia Chocolate (4″ pots) – Clustering succulent with retusa-shapes with flattened leaf end to about 4 – 6″. Leaves are a chocolate-brown color. Protect from winter frost and wet.
Hawothia cymbiformis variegated (4″ pots) . Succulent forming clustering rosettes to 3″ tall and 4″ wide with dark green leaves with streaks of white and light green. Plant in well draining soil and water only when dry. Bright light. Hardy to 25 or 30 F.
Mammillaria sempervivi (4″ pots) A succulent forming solitary or clustering round balls to about 3″ wide with white wool between the areoles. White flowers with a pink strip. Plant in well draining soil and water only when dry. Hardy to 25 F, if roots dry. No water in winter.
Melocactus matanzanus (4″ pots) Turk’s Cap Cactus – A rounded cactus to 3 – 4″ forming a white cephalium (the structure, where the flower buds will form) and they flower when quite young with hot pink flowers Plants rest between October and April and prefer to be kept warm during this rest period above 50 F. Also care must be taken not to overwater these plants. They do not want to be completely dry.
Rebutia steinbachii ssp tiraquesis (4″ pots) – Clumping rounded cactus to 1.5″ tall and 2″ wide with bright red flowers. Plant in well draining soil in bright light. Keep dry in winter.
Sansevieria francisii FKH 432 (6″ pots) Snake Plant – A herbaceous perennial succulent with green leaves up to 6″ in length and as sharply pointed. The distinctiveness of this plant lies in its growth form: the leaves stack in compact rows of five and it keeps adding more rows until they either flop over or send out stolons, or both. In this manner it can grow to a lenght of 60 cm or more. Best grown indoors in bright light (will tolerate low light) and water about once a week in summer and once a month in winter (even less if very cold).
Sansevieria grandis (2 gallon pots) Creeping rhizomes send out two to five wide leathery leaves with patterned emerald colors. Mature heads can produce spikes of white tubular flowers. Smaller than S. Masoniana, does best in very constantly warm conditions, tolerating some low-light conditions–never reaches the massive size of masoniana.
Sansevieria sp. aff rorida LAV 23154 (8″ pots) This likely is an undescribed species that falls in the range between Sansevieria rorida and S. pinguicula. Collected by Lavranos (Lav 23154) north of Mogadishu, Somalia, these slow-growing plants tend to have a distichous form with stout light-green unspotted leaves. Houseplant. No frost.
Sansevieria t. var hahnii Gold Star (6″ pots) S. trifasciata var. hahnii has the shortest leaves in the S. trifasciata complex. This cultivar has nearly yellow leaves with subtle green banding. This form also is more prostrate than the typical var. hahnii. Houseplant. No frost.
Stapelia gigantea (4″ and one gallon pots) Starfish Flower – A spineless succulent to about 8″ tall and may sprawl up to 2′. 14″ flowers are yellow with maroon lines and fringed with hairs. Pretty amazing! Keep warm (above 50 F) and dry in winter.
Trichocereus hybrid White (4″ pots) This hybrid Trichocereus, came from material originally from northern Argentina. An offsetting shrubby plant, this hybrid has relatively large white flowers.
New plants arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery:
Aechmea recurvata (10″ pots) A bromeliad that grows 1 – 2′ tall and wide with many rosettes of green leaves that turn red when in flower in spring/summer. Grow in bright light. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
Aloe ‘Hercules’ (10 gallon pot) A hybrid tree Aloe (Aloe barberae x A. dichotoma) that can grow to 30 – 40′ tall. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Hardy to 20 – 30 F.
Billbergia ‘Midnight’ (8″ pots) A large bromeliad to 3′ tall with very dark leaves. Grow in bright light. Not sure about hardiness on this variety.
Cereus peruvianus (syn. Cereus repandus) (3 gallon pots) Apple Cactus – A large cactus with irregular cylindrical blue-green stems to 4 – 8″ in diameter. Can reach about 15′ tall. White/cream colored flowers bloom at night for only one day. Edible red fruits. Plant in full sun in well draining soil. Water only when dry. Hardy to about 20 F.
Cereus peruvianus monstrosus
Dioon spinulosum (3 gallon pots) Cycad – One of the tallest cycads in the world, but in our gardens they can reach about 10 – 12′ tall and 6.5′ wide (leaf spread). Best grown in part shade with regular water. Hardy to about 25 F.
Euphorbia coerulescens (2 gallon pots) – A bluish-grey columnar cactus with 2″ spines to about 5′ tall and spreading underground. Yellow flowers (cyathia) occur near the ends of the branches. Plant in full sun in well draining soil. Only water when dry. Hardy to about 25 F. Be very cautious when handling and avoid the milky white sap when the plants are cut or damaged. Can cause irritation to skin and eyes.
Hechtia rosea (8″ pots) Red Leaved Hechtia – A succulent forming clusters of rosettes to about 2 – 3′ tall and 3 – 4′ wide. Red leaves to about 18″ long have very sharp teeth so handle with care. Plant in full sun in well drained soil. Very little water required after plants are established. Hardy to about 25 F.
Monstera deliciosa (3 gallon pots) Swiss Cheese Vine – Large vine with large green leaves (2′ wide by 3′ long) that will need a support stake to grow on. Best in bright light indoors or cool sun to part shade outdoors in mild climates. Water regularly. Hardy to 28 – 30 F.
Rhapis excelsa (5 gallon pots) Lady Palm – Palm to 10 – 12′ tall. Grow in light shade to part sun and give regular watering. Hardy to 20 F.
Vriesea fosteriana hybrid (8″ pots) A bromeliad to about 12″. Plant in bright light in bromeliad medium and keeps the cups full of water at all times. Hardy to about 30 F.
Vriesea fosteriana hybrid
Vriesea fosteriana hybrid
Xerosicyos danguyi (one gallon pots) Penny Plant – An evergreen succulent vine to 10 – 15′ long. Small dioecious chartreuse flowers in late winter/early spring. Grow in full to part sun or bright light as a house plant. Low water needs once established, but looks best with occasional watering. Hardy to about 25 F.
Yucca linearifolia (10 gallon pots) Linear-Leaf Yucca – A slow growing Yucca with 2 – 3′ blue-green leaves on top of a thick trunk that will very slowly reach up to 4′ tall. So nice to have a few larger specimens in stock. Plant in full sun in well draining soil. Low water needs once established. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
Abrometiella brevifolia (Deuterocohnia brevifolia) – Small bromeliad 1 -2″, slowly forming mats of mounding growth. Hardy to 20 F, but does not like wet leaves in winter.
Adromischus c. Pillow Feet – Succulent prefers Bright light and no frost. Keep dry in winter.
Aechmea recurvata – Bromeliad with dark green leaves (1 – 2′) and a beautiful red inflorescence. Hardy to 20 F. Can be grown outside here in Sebastopol.
Alcantarea imperialis (Vriesea imperialis) – Large Bromeliad with leaves 6″ wide and up to 5′ long. Mature plants bloom with inflorescence 6′ tall. Hardy only to 30 – 35 F.
Aloe ‘Hercules’ – Specimen hybrid tree Aloe growing to 25+ feet with salmon colored flowers.
Aloe petricola – Stone Aloe – Growing 1 – 2′ tall and 2 – 3′ wide with yellow and orange flowers in winter. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe speciosa – Tilt-head Aloe – Tall single stem Aloe to 10′ with a large rosette of leaves that are held tilted to one side. Flowers are green and white in Fall to winter.
Arenga englerii – Dwarf Sugar Palm – Suckering Palm tree to 8 – 12′ tall. Prefers part shade inland. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Beaucarnea recurvata – Ponytail Palm – Not a true palm – more closely related to Nolina. Provide protection when temperatures are expected to drop into the high 20’s F. Grows to 10′ + outdoors, usually 4’+ indoors in a pot in very bright light.
Cereus peruvianus – Apple Cactus – Grows to 10 -12’+ with night blooming white flowers. Hardy to 20 -25 F
Dyckia ‘Brittle Star’ – Grows about 1 foot tall and wide with orange flowers. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Dyckia ‘Grand Marnier‘ – Grows less than one foot tall and wide. Grows in cool sun to light shade. Protect from frost in winter.
Euphorbia coerulescens – Columnar cactus growing to 4 – 6′. Hardy to about 25 F. Warning: The milky sap in Euphorbias can be irritating tp people and pets. Do not touch face or eyes if exposed to the sap.
Pachypodium lamerei – Madagascar Palm – to 6′ as indoor plant, larger in frost free areas outside. Needs protection from frost.
Schefflera pueckleri variegate (Tupidanthus calyptratus) – Beautiful leaves splashed with creamy yellow. Can grow up to 20′ outside, but not very hardy and would need winter protection from frost.
Vriesea sanguinolenta – Large Bromeliad to 6′ with deep burgundy leaves. Protect from freezing and grows in part sun to part shade.