More new plant arriving this week at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Aloe ‘Hercules’

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.

Aechmea recurvata

  • 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.

Aloe ‘Hercules’

  • 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.

Billbergia ‘Midnight’

  • 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.

Dioon spinulosum

  • 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.

Euphorbia coerulescens

  • 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.

Hechtia rosea

  • Hohenbergia ‘Blushing Tiger’ (10″ pots) Bromeliad.

Hohenbergia ‘Blushing Tiger’

Hohenbergia ‘Blushing Tiger’

  • 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.

Monstera deliciosa

  • 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.

Rhapis excelsa

  • 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.

Xerosicyos danguyi

  • 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.

Yucca linearifolia