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.
Aeonium arboretum ‘Luteovariegatum’ (syn. Aeonium ‘Starburst’) (4″ pots) – Copper Pinwheel – Succulent of variegated rosettes on a 18″ stem. Hardy to about 28 F. Plant in full sun near the coast or part sun inland.
Aeonium haworthia ‘Kiwi’ (6″ pots) – Succulent forming rosettes of yellow and green leaves outlined in red. Plant grows to about 2- 3′ tall in cool sun/bright shade. Hardy to about 25 – 30 F
Chamaedorea metallica (6″ pots) Small, slow growing Palm with fishtail leaves. Grows to about 5′ low to bright light. Hardy to about 25 F. Great houseplant.
Dasylirion longissimum (5 gallons pots) – Mexican Grass Tree – Stiff grass-like leaves to 4-6′ long radiate from a woody trunk that can very slowly reach 6′ +. Very hardy to 15 F and drought tolerant once established.
Dudleya brittonii (2 gallon pots) – Giant Chalk Dudleya – Succulent forming rosettes of chalky-white leaves to 12 – 18″. Plant in full sun on coast or part shade inland. Avoid overhead irrigation. Hardy to about 15 F.
Echeveria ‘Perle Von Nurnberg’ (4″ pots) – Succulent forming rosettes to 4 – 6″ with grayish brown leaves with pink tones. Hardy to about 25 F. Plant in full to part sun.
Hakea laurina (5 gallon pots) Pin-cushion Hakea – Shrub or small tree to 12 – 20′ with white and pink fragrant flowers in late fall to winter. Hardy to about 20 F and drought tolerant.
Haworthia glauca var herrei (4″ pots) – Clump forming succulent to about 6″. Protect from frost in winter and water very little in winter,
Haworthia limifolia v striata (aka Miami) – Succulent forming rosettes to 4″‘ Not hardy to frost.
Haworthia limifolia v striata
Leucadendron ‘Jester’ – Sunshine Conebush – Shrub to 4 – 5′ tall and wide with variegated foliage. Plant in full sun.
Leucospermum ‘Brandi de la Cruz’ – Sky-rocket Pincushion – Evergreen shrub can be maintained to 4 – 5′ tall and wide with orange flowers in winter/spring. Hardy to about 25 F.