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.
New plants arriving at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week:
Agathis robusta (five gallons pots) – Queensland Kauri – A tall conifer that may grow 80′ or more tall and 15′ or more wide. Plant in full sun and hardy to about 15 – 20 F.
Agave celsii var albicans ‘UCB’ (3 gallon pots) – Plant to about 2′ tall and 2- 3′ wide with wide glaucous-blue leaves. Plant in full sun to part sun and hardy to 20 – 25.
Aloe glauca ‘Namaqualand‘ (2 gallon pots) – Suckering Aloe forming a short trunk to 2- 3’ tall and wide. Leaves are a very pale green almost white with darker green lines running along leaf and orange teeth. Blooms are salmon colored occurring in late fall to early spring. Plant in full sun to light shade. Very hardy to 15 – 20 F.
Aloe glauca ‘Namaqualand
Agave potatorum ‘Ikari Raijin Nishiki’ (2 gallon pots) Small variegated Agave with cream to yellow along leaf margins and blue-gray streaks in the middle of each leaf. Plant in full to part sun. Hardy to about 25 F.
Agave potarorum ‘Ikari Raijin Nishiki’
Aloe plicatilis (10 gallon squat pots) (syn Kumara disticha) Fan Aloe – A succulent shrub 3 -6′ tall or more with gray trucks ending in green leaves in a fan shape. Orange-red flowers in late winter to early spring. Plant in full sun at the coast to cool sun in inland. Hardy to about 23 F.
Chamaedorea hooperiana (7 gallon pots) Suckering palm to 12′. Grow outside in filtered light or grow as an indoor palm. Hardy to about 25 F.
Crassula ‘Pangolin’ (4″ pots) – A succulent with scale-like leaves resembling the scales of a pangolin (ant and termite eater). Terminal, honey scented, creamy white flowers. Hardy to about 25 F.
Crassula perforata GiantForm (4″ pots) Necklace Vine – A succulent with green leaves with red edges that have the appearance of being stacked on top of each other. Plant in full sun on the coast to light shade inland. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
Crassula perforata Gaint Form
Crassula rupestris subsp. marieriana (4″ pots) Jade Necklace – Stacked succulent to 8″ with green leaves with red edges. Hardy to about 25 F.
Crassula rupestris subsp. marnieriana
Cupressus cashmeriana (5 gallon pots) – Kashmir Cypress – A beautiful conifer with blue-green foliage forming a pyramidal shape to about 40 – 60′ tall and 15 to 20′ wide with weeping branchlets. Can be damaged by high winds and does not like prolonged periods of hot, dry weather. Hardy to about 15 – 20 F. Photo of one of ours in our garden. We have three of these planted so far. I think we love them!
Cyphostemma juttae (2 gallon pots) Wild Grape – A deciduous succulent shrub to 6′ with large gray-green leaves that emerge red-purple in spring and drop off in the fall. Attractive swollen trunks (caudiciform) with papery, peeling bark. Plant in full sun in very well draining soil. Hardy to about 25 F.
Echeveria ‘Silver Queen’ (4″ pots) – A cultivar of E. affinis forming rosettes to about 8″ with silver-purple leaves. Hardy to about 25 F.
Echinopsis subdenudata (4″ pots) Easter Lily Cactus – Small green ribbed cactus to 3′ tall and 4 – 5″ in diameter. Produces large white, very fragrant 8″ flowers during the night. Needs bright exposure and regular water in summer and keep dry in winter. Hardy to about 25 F, but should protect from being wet in winter.
Euphorbia tirucalli ‘Sticks on Fire’ (4″ pots) Red Pencil Tree – A succulent shrub to about 4 – 8′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide with reddish-golden stems. Plant in full sun in well draining soil. Not hardy below 30 F and needs winter protection. Euphorbias have a milky sap that one should be careful to avoid contact with your skin and especially keep away from your eyes!
Euphorbia ‘Sticks on Fire’
Euphorbia susannae (6″ pots) Suzanne’s Spurge – Small clustering succulent to about 4″ tall and 12″ across with prominent tubercles all along the stems. Hardy to about 25 F if dry in winter.
Hansara ‘Jumping Jacks’ (3 gallon pots) A tri-generic hybrid succulent forming rosettes to about 14″ tall and 27″ wide with gray-green leaves spotted purple. Plant in full to part sun. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F. These plants have genes of Agave gysophila ssp pablocarrilloi , Agave macroacantha, Manfreda maculosa, Polianthes tuberosa and Polianthes howardii. Yellow flowers on 6′ tall stems occur after a few years of growth.
Hansara ‘Jumping Jacks’
Haworthia cuspidata (4″ pots) Star Window Plant – A clustering succulent forming rosettes to 3 – 5″ across with translucent windows on the ends of the leaves. Grow in bright shade. Hardy only to about 30 F, so would need protection in winter.
Hawothia limifolia var. striata (aka. Miami) (6″ pots) File leaf Haworthia – Succulent rosettes to about 4″ with raised white turbercles that resemble a course file. Grow in bright shade. Hardy to about 25 F if kept dry, but best to protect from frost.
Haworthia limifolia v. striata
Haworthia retusa f acuminata (4″ pots) Succulent forming rosettes to a little more than 3″. Grow in bight light to part sun. Water in winter only when completely dry. Hardy to about 25 F if dry, but best to protect from frost in winter.
Haworthia retusa f acuminata
Haworthia venosa var. tessellata (4″ pots) Offsetting succulents forming rosettes to 5 – 6″ with leaves with a square pattern on the top of leaves. Grow in bright light – avoiding full sun. Protect from frost in winter.
Haworthia venosa var. tessellata
Isopogon formosus (5 gallon pots) An evergreen shrub originating in Australia to about 6′ tall and 4′ wide with purple/pink flowers in winter/spring. Plant in full sun in well draining soil. Hardy to about 20 F. Be careful with fertilizer as this plant is sensitive to phosphorus as are many plants from Australia.
Leucadendron ‘Ebony’ (3 gallon pots) Ebony Conebush – An evergreen shrub to 3 – 4′ tall and 3 – 6′ wide with black-purple foliage and red bracts. Plant in full sun and hardy to mid 20’s F.)
Oreocereus trollii (6″ pots) Old Man of the Mountain – A columnar Cactus to about 2′ covered in white hairs and dark spines. Grow in full sun and water regularly during the growing season allowing soil to complete dry before watering again. No water in winter. Hardy to about 25 F if kept dry.
Philodendron ‘Hope‘ (one gallon pots) A P. selloum hybrid that does vine, growing to about 4′ tall and 3’ wide. Plant in light shade/part sun and hardy 20 – 25 F.
Sedum morganianum ‘Burrito’ (6″ pots) Hanging succulent to 2- 3′. Provide bright light and protect from frost in winter.
Sedum m. ‘Burrito’
Vebena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ (one gallon pots) Dwarf form to 2′ tall and 3′ wide with purple flowers from spring to winter that will attract butterflies, bees and hummers to your garden.
Yucca linearifolia (3 gallon pots) Linear-leaf Yucca – Forms a rounded head of blue-green leaves to 2 – 3′ long all atop a trunk that can reach 4′ slowly. Plant in full sun and has low water needs once established. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
New plants available at Peacock Horticultural Nursery this week are:
Acacia cognata ‘Cousin Itt’ (5 gallons) – Little River Wattle – A dwarf, mounding form of Acacia cognata to 2 – 3′ tall and 4 – 6′ wide. Grow in full sun to part sun. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F. I have never seen flowers on mine. Low water needs once established.
Agave striata forma purpurea (3 gallons) – Purple Maguey Espadin – A clumping form to 2′ tall and 3 – 5′ wide with sharp pale green leaves flushed purple. Very hardy to 10 F. Low water needs once established. Full Sun.
Alluaudia procera (6″ clay pots) – Madagascan Ocotillo – Succulent with typically unbranched stems to 15’+ with very small leaves and spines. Deciduous in winter. Bring indoors in winter and withhold water until new leaves appear in spring. Hardy to about 25 – 30 F.
Aloe plicatilis (squat 10 gallons) – Fan Aloe – Succulent to 3 – 6′. Hardy to about 23 F. Orange-red flowers in spring.
Alstroemeria ‘Summer Breeze’ (1 gallons) Compact grower to 12 – 18″ with bronze foliage and pale orange to yellow flowers from spring to fall. Great for cut flowers. For sun to part sun.
Asarum maximum ‘Ling Ling’ (1 gallons) – Variegated Panda Ginger – Perennial to 6″ tall by up to 12″ wide with heart shaped green glossy, green leaves and velvety black and white flowers in spring. For part shade.
Banksia ericifolia ‘Fireworks’ (5 gallons) – Shrub to 6 – 8′ with tall candle-like orange flowers. Plant in full sun. Low water needs once established and very hardy to ABOUT 15 F.
Banksia speciosa (5 gallons) – Showy Banksia – Large shrub or small tree to 12 – 20′ with one foot long deeply serrated green leaves with white undersides. one foot tall creamy-yellow flowers in summer/fall. Low water needs once established and hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Begonia boliviensis ‘Shine Bright Red’ (4″ pots) – Cascading Begonia to 12 – 16″ with red flowers for full sun to part shade.
Begonia hybrid ‘Summerwings Dark Elegance’ (4″ pots) – Begonia to 8 – 12″ with orange flowers spring to fall for full sun to part shade.
Calothamnus quadrifidus ‘Seaside’ (1 gallon & 5 gallon) – One-sided Bottlebrush – Shrub to 5 – 7′ with soft hairy pine like foliage and red flowers. Low water needs once established and hardy to 16 F.
Calothamnus q. ‘Seaside’
Casuarina glauca ‘Cousin It’ (5 gallon) Prostrate Swamp Oak – Low growing evergreen shrub that is < 1′ tall and 6 – 8′ wide. For full sun to part sun. Low water needs once established and hardy to about 20 F.
Colocasia ‘Distant Memory’ (1 gallon) – Elephant Ears – Large near-black foliage up to 4′ tall and clumping up to 5′ for full sun to part sun. Dormant in winter.
Colocasia ‘Distant Memory’
Colocasia (Leococasia) gigantea ‘Thailand Giant’ (1 gallon) Elephant Ears – This plants can get HUGE, 6 – 10′ tall and wide. Plant in full sun to part sun. Fragrant white calla-like flowers. Dormant in winter.
Delospermum dyeri ‘Red Mountain’ (4″ pots) – Hardy Ice plant groundcover to 1″ tall and 12 – 18″ wide with orange-red flowers. Fire resistant.
Delospermum ‘Fire Spinner’ (4″ pots) – Hardy Ice plant groundcover to 1″ tall and 15 – 18″ wide with orange, red, and lavender flowers. Fire resistant.
Delospermum nubigenum ‘Fire Wonder’ (4″ pots) – Hardy Ice plant groundcover to 4″ tall and 24″ wide with large orange flowers. Fire resistant.
Deuterocohnia brevifolia (4″ pots) – A terrestrial bromeliad forming dense mounds to 1 – 2′ tall called pollsters. Plant in part sun in very well drained soil. Does not like water on leaves in winter, so best in a pot. Hardy to about 25 F.
Dioscorea elephantipes (4″ pots) – Elephant 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.
Echeveria ‘Black Knight’ (4″ pots) – Hens and chicks forming 6″ rosettes with blackish foliage. Hardy to about 25 F.
Echeveria ‘Blue Prince’ (4″ pots) – Succulent forming rosettes to 6″ of blue-green foliage. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Echeveria ‘Haagai Tolimanensis’ (syn. Pachyveria ‘Haageana Tolimanensis) (4″ pots) – Succulent to 1’ tall with blue-gray rosettes blushed purple or pink to about 6″. Protect from frost in winter.
Echeveria ‘Latte Rose’ (E. agavoides x E lilacina) (1 gallons) – Brown Ghost Plant – Succulent forming coffee with cream colored rosettes to about 8 – 10″. Very hardy to about 15 – 20 F.
Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’ (4″ pots and 1 gallons) – Succulent forming pale grayish brown rosettes with pink highlights and a dusting of powdery white. Hardy to about 25 F.
Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’
Echeveria ‘Zorro’ (1 gallons) – Succulent with gray-brown to dark burgundy red leaves forming rosettes to 16″ with wavy edges. Hardy to about 25 – 30 F.
Echinopsis chamacereus ‘Giant Peanut’ (4″ pots) – Cactus to about 4″ tall and then it begins to creep along the ground. Bring indoors in winter to protect from frost and reduce or withhold watering till spring. Orange flowers in summer.
Espostoa melanostele (4″ pots) – Peruvian Old Lady Cactus – Columnar cactus to 9 – 12″ in ten years with a thick, wooly coating that resembles hair. Protect from frost in winter and withhold all watering during cold months.
Eucomis comosa ‘Sparkling Burgundy’ (1 gallons) Bulbous perennial with red-purple leaves to about 2′. Flower spikes in summer to about 2 – 2.5′ with many pink flowers. Dormant in winter.
Euphorbia calvigera (4″ clay pots) – Caudiciform to 4.5″ in diameter with green angular, spiny and variegated branches coming out the top. Whole plant up to about 1′ high. Needs lots of sun. No frost or water in winter.
Euphorbia fimbriata variegated (4″ pots) Succulent to about 1′ tall, either simple or suckering from the base. Protect from frost in winter and reduce or withhold all watering until spring.
Euphorbia horrida var major (4″ pots) – African Milk Barrel Cactus – Spiny clumping succulent to about 30″ tall. Can receive water all year, but best to withhold during the coldest months. Hardy to about 25 F. Green cyathia (flowers).
Euphorbia leucadendron (2 gallons) – Cat Tail Euphorbia – Spineless succulent growing to 4 – 6′. Plant in full sun. Low water needs. Hardy to about 25 F.
Euphorbia myrsinites (4″ pots) – Myrtle Spurge – An evergreen perennial to about 6″ high and trailing to 1-2′ with blue-gray leaves and greenish-yellow flowers. Plant in full sun. Very hardy to < 0 F. Avoid the sap when handling this plant as it may irritate skin or eyes. This sap does keep critters from chewing on them.
Euphrobia polygona (GM 052) (6″ pot) – Succulent spiny stems to 1 – 5′. Purple cyathia (flowers). Hardy to about 25 F.
Euphorbia x martini ‘Ascot Rainbow’ (4″ pots) – Spurge with variegated foliage and flowers to about 2′ tall for full sun. Very hardy to < 15 F.
Libertia ixioides ‘Goldfinger’ (1 gallons) – New Zealand Iris – Variegated grass-like foliage plant to about 18″ for full sun. Very hardy.
Monardella macrantha (1 gallons) CA Native in the mint family to < 1′ tall and 2′ across with 2″ red flowers attracting hummingbirds and butterflies. Best in part shade, morning sun with regular water. Very hardy.
Mediolobivia roseolbiflora (syn Rebutia pygmaea?) (4″ pots) -Clumping cactus to 4″ to 12″ with orange flowers in summer. Very hardy if kept dry in winter.
Othonna ‘Little Pickles’ (4″ pots) – Succulent to about 4″ by 1′ with daisy-like yellow flowers spring thru fall. Does not like wet feet, so needs perfect drainage. Very hardy to 15 F.
Rebutia narvacensis (4″ pots) – A small clustering cactus to about 1.5″ with rose pink flowers. Grow in bright light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
Rebutia vulpina (4″ pots) – Clumping cactus to 1.5 to 3″ with red flowers in summer. Pretty fast grower and needs regular watering during the growing season. Withhold watering in winter.
Sedum ‘Blue Carpet’ (4″ pots) – Succulent with blue foliage 1 – 3″ tall and 1′ spread. White flowers in summer. Very hardy to < 15 F.
Sedum dasyphyllum ‘Major’ (4″ pots) – Stonecrop – Succulent with blue foliage to 6 ” tall and 15″ across with white flowers in summer/fall. Very hardy to < 15 F.
Sedum ‘Fine Gold Leaf’ (4″ pots) Stonecrop with very fine gold and green foliage to 2 – 3″ and 12″ across. Best in part sun and hardy to about 20 F.
Sedum ‘Lime Twister’ (4″ pots) – Stonecrop – Succulent with variegated foliage of green with creamy-yellow edge to 4″ tall and 18″ across. New one for me and I have already planted several in our garden. Very hardy to < 15 F.
Sedum pachyclados (4″ pots) – Stonecrop – Gray succulent to 3″ tall and 12″ wide with yellow flowers in summer. Hardy to < 15 F.
Senecio candicans ‘Angel Wings’ (1 gallons) – Perennial with silvery-white velvety heart-shaped foliage to 14″ tall and 18″ wide. Hardy to about 20 F.
Senecio candicans ‘Angels Wings’
Sulcorebutia frankiana (4″ pots) – Solitary or clumping cactus to 1 – 2″ with pink to dark magenta flowers in summer. Watering moderately during the growing season allowing to dry between each watering. Withhold water in winter.
Teucrium chamaedrys ‘Summer Sunshine’ (4″ pots) – Perennial groundcover with golden foliage to 6″ – 8″ tall and 15″ wide. Drought tolerant once established and deer resistant. Pink flowers in summer. Plant in sun or part sun. Very hardy to < 15 F.
Thymus vulgaris ‘Transparent Yellow’ (4″ pots) – Perennial herb to 6″ x 12″ with golden foliage that has culinary use fresh or dried. Deer resistant. Pink flowers attract butterflies. Very hardy to < 15 F.
Trichocereus grandifloras (4″ pots) – Torch cactus with columnar stem to 2 – 3′ tall with light red flowers. Water regularly during growing season. Hardy to 25 F or less.
Verbena bonariensis ‘Little One’ (4″ pots) – Dwarf form to about 2′ or less. Possibly sterile so no seedling coming up from this one.
Verbena bonariensis ‘Lollipop’ (1 gallons) – Another dwarf form. Attracts butterflies and is deer resistant.
Weigela ‘Braint Rubidor’ (1 gallons) – Deciduous shrub to 4 – 8′ tall and wide with chartreuse foliage and ruby red flowers in spring. Very hardy to < 15 F.
Zamioculcas zamiifolia Clone 2 (2 gallons) – Great houseplant to 2 – 3′. Water only when soil is dry. Bright indirect light best. All parts of the plant are poisonous if eaten.
I brought many new succulents into the nursery last month and have been growing them on. The following is a list of newly available succulents (or available later this spring in some cases):
Aloe aculeata – Prickly Aloe – A solitary, stemless Aloe growing to about 18″. Flowering in winter with orange flowers. The plants are very hardy to 20 F, although the flowers are not as hardy as the plant. Plant in full sun.
Aloe betsileensis – Bertileo Aloe – Solitary and nearly stemless Aloe to 12″ to 18″ with bluish leaves with red teeth. Blooms yellow flowers in winter. Leaves blush purple gray in winter. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe broomii – Snake Aloe – Usually solitary, short-stemmed Aloe to 2- 3′. Green leaves with brown teeth. Pale greenish yellow flowers are hidden behind the flower bracts. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe broomii var tarkaenis – Snake Aloe – Differing from species in that the flower can be seen a little bit beyond bracts.
Aloe dhufarensis – Dhofar Aloe – Solitary and stemless Aloe to 18″ tall and rosettes 2 – 3′ wide. Red flowers in Spring. Hardy to 20 F. Young plants do not like to be in wet soil in winter.
Aloe elegans – A solitary and stemless Aloe to about 2′ with yellow or orange flowers in winter/spring. Plant in full sun to part sun and hardy 20 about 25 F,
Aloe erinacea – This is one of (of many) my favorite Aloes right now. Winter growing, Small, slow growing to 8 – 12″ tall. Leaves are armed with white to black spines. Red flowers opening yellow in winter. Hardy in habitat to 27 F.
Aloe ferox – Cape Aloe – A single-stemmed Aloe to 6 – 9’+ with orange-red flowers in winter/spring. Plant in full sun. Hardy to 20 F, but flowers may be damaged at 24 F.
Aloe humilis – Spider Aloe – Small clumping Aloe to less that 1′ tall with orange-red flowers in winter/spring. Hardy to low 20’s.
Aloe lutescens – A suckering, with short stem Aloe to 2 – 3′ with bright red opening to yellow flowers in winter. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe ngongensis – A clumping Aloe to 3 – 5′ with orange flowers blooming multi times a year. Hardy to about 25 F.
Aloe ‘Pepe’ – Hybrid between descoingsii x haworthioides. Very small clump forming with individual rosettes about 2″. Not sure about leaving this one outside in winter as hardiness information is all over the place, but guessing no frost for this little guy. Flowers orange-red.
Aloe pienaarii – Very similar to Aloe cryptopoda to 3′ tall with orange flowers. Hardy to 20 – 25F.
Aloe ‘Snowstorm’ – Small clumping Aloe with green and white leaves and orange flowers in winter. Not hardy to frost and probably best in part sun.
Aloe ukambensis – A clumping stemless aloe with leaves up to a yard across. Red flowers in Fall. Hardy to 25 F.
Aloe vryheidensis – Wolkberg Aloe – A 5′ tall with 3′ wide rosettes on short stems. Orange flowers in spring. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
Aloinopsis rosulate – Small succulent/mesemb with green-gray leaves and light pink flowers with red midline stripes. Winter grower, so dormant in summer and needs little water at this time. Hardy to 23 F if dry.
Carnegiea gigantea – Saguaro Cactus -Very, very slow growing columnar cactus. Needs protection from hot afternoon sun when young.
Cheiridopsis denticulate – Mesemb – Clumping succulent groundcover to 4″ tall, Winter grower, so wants no to very little water in summer. Hardy to about 25 F.
Echinocereus viereckii spp morcallii – A clumping cactus branching with many nearly spineless ribbed stems to about 20″. Bloom occur in May with large bright magenta flowers. Hardy to 23 F if dry.
Euphorbia brevitorta – A small medusoid Euphorbia to 6″ tall and 12″ wide with twisted stems. Caudex (or fat, swollen stem, or aboveground root) can reach up 2.5″. Protect from frost.
Euphorbia caput-medusae – 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.
Euphorbia colliculina – Another medusoid Euphorbia to about 6″ tall and 12″ wide with a caudex with green finger-like stems. Protect from frost and winter wet I believe.
Euphorbia flanaganii – Medusoid Euphorbia to 2″ tall and 12″ wide. It has a central caudex with fingerlike green stems radiating from out of it. I have this one growing in my garden with full sun and good drainage. I would protect from freezes, but they did fine the last couple of years with light frost in my garden.
Euphorbia flanaganii crest – Like the plant above only crested. Looks like a wavy green coral to 6″ tall and 12″ wide. I have not left this one outside in the winter. Supposedly hardy to 25 F.
Euphrobia gorgonis – Yet another medusoid form of Euphorbia. I love these cute little guys! Forms a central 5″ caudex with green stems radiating out it. Whole plant is about 12″ wide. Needs a deep pot with a gritty mix. Supposedly hardy to 25 F, but probably if kept dry.
Euphorbia gorgonis (DMC 3874, Motherwell) – Another slightly different form of the above with arms slightly more stubby than the typical form.
Euphorbia groenewaldii – A caudiform succulent with spiral stems with thorns to about 3″ from a central caudex. Keep dry in the winter
Euphorbia inermis var huttonae – A medusoid Euphorbia up 20″ wide with fingerlike stems. Has yellow, fragrant flowers. Like a sunny well drained spot. Hardy to low 20’s, but does not like winter wet. Lobes are glabrous (without hairs or fuzz) on this variety.
Euphorbia inermis var inermis – Same as above except this one has white, fragrant flowers and hairy lobes between the glands.
Euphorbia jansenvillensis – Branches to 12 – 18″ that cylindrical, spineless and jointed. Propagates from stolens.
Euphorbia monacantha ‘Mrs. Ash’ – A medusoid euphorbia with stems to about 8″ with beautiful purple-red patterns on a green background. I am guessing no frost on this little guy or gal.
Euphorbia persistens – Forming a caudex with blue-green short stems radiating out with a pattern dark green half circles.
Euphorbia sp aff. gorgonis – Mudusoid euphorbia similar to E. gorgonis.
Euphorbia stellata – Medusoid euphorbia forming a large caudex to 5 – 6″ tall and 2 – 3″+ in diameter with flattened branches with white markings radiating from the top of the caudex. Protect from cold and wet in winter.
Euphorbia tortirama – A medusoid euphorbia forming a swollen root or caudex to 2 – 3″ in diameter with branches radiating out to 12″ twisted in a tight spiral. Protect from cold and wet in winter.
Euphobia tuberculate – A medusoid form with finger like tubercle-covered (a small raised area or nodule on the plants surface) branches. Protect from cold and wet in winter.
Faucaria tigrina – Tiger Jaws – A small, suckering succulent to about 3″ with large yellow flowers in fall. Grow in bight light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
Ferocactus chrysacanthus – A barrel cactus with striking yellow spines to a height of about 2′ and 10″ in diameter. Protect from cold and wet in winter. Needs full sun, but avoid wetting the body of barrel cactus when in sun as this may cause scars.
Ferocactus echidne – Barrel cactus to about 14″ tall and 8″ in diameter. Yellow flowers in late winter. Seems pretty hardy, but not sure about winter wet.
Ferocactus gracilis ssp coloratus – Fire Barrel Cactus with red spines. Grows 4’+ tall and 12″ in diameter with yellow red-tinged flowers in early summer. Hardy to 25 F.
Ferocactus gracilis ssp gracilis – As above with slightly smaller spines.
Huernia hustrix – Porcupine Huernia – Creeping stems to about 3″ with large cream colored flowers with purple banding. Grow in bright shade with protection from cold and wet in winter. Flowers smell like rotting meat.
Mammillaria elongata Red – A succulent groundcover forming tight clumps of fingerlike stems to about 4″ with red spines. Grow in bright light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
Pleiospilos nelii – Split rock – A mesemb to about 3″ tall and 4″ in diameter with yellow-orange flowers from spring to mid-summer. Watering is key to growing these. Do not water in the summer or the in the dead of winter. And, when you do water only when soil is dry. If in doubt, DO NOT WATER!
Pleiospilos nelii ‘Royal Flush’ – Same as above only this variety is purple in color and the flower is deep rose.
Rebutia narvaecensis – A small clustering cactus to about 1.5″ with rose pink flowers. Grow in bright light and protect from cold and wet in winter.
Stenocereus thurberi – Organ Pipe Cactus with several stems to 16′ growing from a single short trunk. White flowers that bloom at night. Hardy to about 25 F.
Stetsonia coryne – Argentine Toothpick Cactus – Large columnar cactus to 30′ with white flowers blooming at night. Hardy to 18 F. Drought tolerant.
Titanopsis calcarean (fulleri) – Mesemb – Mat forming succulent to about 3″ in diameter. This selection has crystalline warts on the tips of the leaves instead of occurring on the terinal triangle. Water ONLY when growing in late fall and early spring. Daisy like orange-red flowers in fall/winter.
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.