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.