New succulents available at Peacock Horticultural Nursery

Euphorbia gorgonis

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.

More new plants arriving at Peacock Horticultural Nursery today. It must be spring.

Leucospermum ‘Tango’

New plants include:

  • Aeonium arboretum ‘Electra’ – Purple Pinwheel – Grows to about 2′ with purple rosettes of leaves to about 6″.  Hardy to about 27 F.  Full sun near the coast and part shade inland.
  • Aeonium ‘Mint Saucer’ – Green Aeonium – Mounding 2 -3′ feet with large rosettes of green leaves.  Prefers cool sun to part sun.  Hardy to 25 – 30 F.
  • Aeonium pseudotabuliforme – Green Platters – A low growing plant with flattened rosettes of green leaves.  Perfers cool sun or part shade.  Hardy to about 25 F
  • Aeonium ‘Sunburst’ – Copper Pinwheel – Grows to 2′ tall with rosettes of variegated green and white leaves edged in coppery red.  Prefer cool sun to part shade.  Hardy to about 28 F.
  • Agapanthus ‘Twister’ – Green strappy leaves  making a 2′ mound with white flowers with a dark blue violet base in summer.  Hardy to 15 – 20 F.
  • Agave bracteosa ‘Monterey Frost’ – Frosted Candelabrum Agave – To about 1′  tall and 1 – 2′ wide with creamy white leaf margins.  Prefers cool sun to part shade,  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Aloe Africana –  Spiny Aloe – Solitary tree-like Aloe to 6′ or more producing flowers yellow and orange flowers January thru March. Grows in full sun with little summer water once established.  Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Aloe ‘Delta Lights’ – Aloe deltoideodonta hybrid – A suckering Aloe to about 18″ x 2′ with beautiful green and white leaves.  Best in morning sun. Hardy to about 25 F.
  • Anigozanthus ‘Bush Ranger’ – Dwarf Kangaroo Paw – Grows to about 2′ with red flowers.  Plant in full sun.  Hardy to about 25 – 30 F.
  • Arctostaphylos densiflora ‘Howard McMinn’ – Manzanita – Native shrub to 7 – 10′ tall and wide with beautiful red bark and pink flowers in winter/spring.  Hardy to 0 – 10 F.
  • Cercis canadensis ‘Merlot’ – Eastern Redbud – A deciduous tree to 10 – 15 feet tall and wide with burgundy leaves and rose pink flowers in spring.  Leaves will fade to green by summer and yellow fall color.  Plant in full sun to light shade.  Hardy to 0 F.
  • Chondropetalum tectorum Thick – Cape Rush – Restio forming dense grass-like clumps to 3 – 6′ tall.  Grows in full sun to light shade with low water needs once established.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.
  • Crassula capitella ‘Red Pagoda’ – Small scale groundcover succulent growing 7″ tall and 18″ wide with staked red-edged leaves.  Grow in full sun to get the best red coloring. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
  • Dyckia ‘Naked Lady’ – A terrestrial bromeliad with green plastic-looking leaves to 1′ tall and 1 – 2′ wide.  No spines along the leaf margins, but very sharp leaf tips.  Best grown in part sun (Morning sun).  Supposedly hardy to 20 F, but I have experienced damage to the plant, so perhaps needs to be dry in winter if you experience temperatures below freezing.
  • Echeveria colorata ‘Mexican Giant’ – Echeveria colorata forma brandtii selection – A large succulent forming powdering white rosettes with tinges of pink to about 1′ across.  Can be grown in full sun to part shade.  Hardy to 25 F.
  • Euphorbia leucodendron – Cat Tails Euphorbia – A spineless succulent shrub to 4 – 6′ or more.  Grow in full sun to light shade.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Very low water needs.  Caution: Sap may be irritating.  Do not touch face or eyes if exposed to the milky white sap.
  • Grevillea ‘Kings Fire’ – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with 4″ long orange-red flowers that appear nearly year-round.  Plant in full sun. Hardy to 20 – 25 F.  Low water needs once established.  Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus.  Origin:  Australia
  • Hakea francisiana – Grass-leaf Hakea – Large shrub to 10 – 16′ with 4″ long racemes of deep pink flowers in winter to spring.  Plant in full sun.  Hardy to 18 F.  Low water needs once established.  Origin: Australia
  • Leucadendron ‘Safari Goldstrike’  – Yellow Conebush – Growing to about 6′ tall with yellow bracts “flowers” in winter/spring.  Grow in full sun.  Hardy to 20 – 25 F.  Low water needs once established.  Great cut flowers.
  • Leucospermum ‘Brandi de la Cruz’ – Sky-rocket Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 7′ with orange-red in late winter to early spring.  Best grown in full sun.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum ‘California Sunshine’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with orange in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum cuneiforme ‘Goldie’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 6′ with golden yellow flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum ‘High Gold’ – Nodding Pincushion – Shrub to 6 x 6′ with bright yellow flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 28 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum ‘Scarlet Ribbons’ – Nodding Pincushion – Shrub to 4 – 5′ + with or salmon colored flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum  ‘Tango’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 6′ – 8′ with orange-red in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 24 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Leucospermum ‘Veldfire’ – Pincushion – Shrub to 6′ x 6′ with yellow and orange flowers in late winter to early spring. Best grown in full sun. Hardy to about 25 F. Low water needs once established. Mulch to retain moisture and keep root zone cool. Avoid fertilizers containing phosphorus. Origin: Australia
  • Mangave ‘Freckles and Speckles’ – A complex hybrid of Agaves and Manfredas producing an 8″ x 18″ succulent with mint green leaves with a lavender overlay and dark spots (spots best in full sun).  Plant in full to part day sun.  Hardy to about 20 F.
  • Mangave ‘Mayan Queen’ – A complex hybrid of Agaves and Manfredas producing an 15″ x 3′ succulent with frosty silver-gray leaves with a dark purple mottled overlay  (best color in full sun). Plant in full to part day sun. Hardy to about 20 – 25 F.
  • Melaleuca incana – Gray Honey-myrtle – A 10′ x 10′ shrub with light yellow bottlebrush flowers in spring to summer.  Plant in full sun and hardy to about 20 – 25 F.  Needs little water once established, but looks better with occasional watering.
  • Mimulus ‘Fiesta Marigold’ – Monkeyflower – Perennial to 1 – 2′ with orange flowers  Plant in full to part sun and hardy to about 20 F.
  • Monstera deliciosa – Split-leaf Philodendron – Large tropical vine making a beautiful houseplant for bright indirect light. Hardy to about 28 – 30 F.
  • Pachypodium lamerei –  Madagascar Palm – to 6′ as indoor plant, larger in frost free areas outside. Needs protection from frost.  Grow in bright light.  Water regularly in summer and sparingly in winter.
  • Phlebodium aureum ‘Mandaianum’ – Blue Star Fern – Fern growing to 2 – 3′ with blue fronds.  Hardy to about 25 F.  Plant in full to part shade.
  • Sansevieria cylindrica ‘Starfish’ (Sansevieria cylindrica v patula ‘Boncel’) – Snakeplant – Plants grow 6 – 12″ with fat leaves.  Makes a great houseplant for bright light.  Hardy to 30 -32 F.  Plants dislike wet, soggy soil and may be prone to rot if to wet.  Water very sparingly or not at all in winter.
  • Sansevieria ‘Superclone’- Snakeplant – Plants grow 3 – 4′ with blue-gray leaves. Makes a great houseplant for bright light. Hardy to 30 -32 F. Plants dislike wet, soggy soil and may be prone to rot if to wet. Water very sparingly or not at all in winter.
  • Sansevieria zeylanica – Snakeplant – Plants grow 3 – 4′ with stripped leaves. Makes a great houseplant for bright light. Hardy to 30 -32 F. Plants dislike wet, soggy soil and may be prone to rot if to wet. Water very sparingly or not at all in winter.
  • Stapelia sp. – Small succulent for part sun. Large dark colored flowers that smell like rotting flesh.  In winter avoid frost and keep plants dry.
  • Stetsonia coryne – Argentine Toothpick Cactus – Large columnar cactus to 30′ with white flowers blooming at night.  Hardy to 18 F.  Drought tolerant.
  • Trickocereus terscheckii (syn Echinopsis terscheckii) – Argentine “Saguaro” – Large columnar cactus to 15′ – 20′ with white flowers.  Hardy to 15 F.  Very drought tolerant.

Aeonium arboreum ‘Electra’

Aeonium ‘Sunburst’

Agave bracteosa ‘Monterrey Frost

Aloe ‘Delta Lights’

Anigozanthos ‘Bush Ranger’

Dyckia ‘Naked Lady’

Leucospermum ‘Goldie’

Mangave ‘Freckles and Speckles

Mangave ‘Mayan Queen’

Stetsonia coryne

Trichocereus terscheckii