Plants of the Month

  • Gymnocalycium schickendantzii

    Description

    4″, solitary, globose. White to reddish flowers.

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  • Graptoveria “Silver Star”

    Description

    Graptopetalum x Echeveria Hybrid

    Flattened rosettes with hair-like tips bright red in full sun.

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  • Peperomia axillaris

    Description

    Windowed leaf edges. Small shrubs to 10″ tall, bright green, compact. Good air-circulation.

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  • Penstemon “Electric Blue”

    (Blue Beardtongue)

    Description

    Evergreen Perennial

    True blue flowers, intense color and abundant, through spring and summer. Long-lived, prefers lots of sun and little water.

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  • Echeveria “Blue”

    Description

    Round leaves, rosettes to 6″

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  • Agave montana

    (Mountain Agave)

    Description

    3-4ft rosettes, high altitude agave. Prolific marginal teeth when mature. Red terminal spines.

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  • Myrtillocactus geometrizans “Elite Crest”

    (Crested Whortleberry Cactus)

    Description

    Stunning, slow-growing, densely crested cactus. Bluish in full sun. Tends not to bloom or set fruit as much as the non-crested species.

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  • Dischidiopsis parasitica

    Description

    Tropical succulent. Narrow green leaves, long vines. Small clusters of deep red flowers.

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  • Fremontodendron “California Glory”

    (Flannel Bush)

    Description

    Evergreen shrub

    Unbelievable spray of yellow flowers in Spring. Rounded shrub with dark green lobed leaves. Saucer-shaped buttercup yellow give an unbelievable showing in spring. Will espalier well.

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  • Hesperantha coccinea

    (Crimson Flag)

    Description

    Bulbous Perennial Iris

    Good garden plant. Leafy clumps send up 2ft tall bloom stalk with vibrant red flowers. Spreads easily with water. Will die back if dry in summer, to come back in spring. Can be submerged in water.

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  • Trichodiadema mirabile

    (White Vygie)

    Description

    Shrubby stems with bristly tips. White flowers in summer.

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  • Drosera adelae “Giant”

    (Lance-Leaved Sundew)

    Description

    Perennial Carnivore

    Long flat leaves are covered with sticky hairs which capture and digest insects. Thrives in hot and humid conditions, but can be grown outside.

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  • Sempervivum “Flamingo”

    (Hens and Chicks)

    Description

    Dusky colored hybrid alpine groundcover succulent

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  • Hoya brevialata

    Description

    Small scooped leaves, Vines to 10ft. Pink wax flowers

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  • Sesamothamnus lugardii

    (Transvaal Sesame-Bush)

    Description

    Curious spiny shrub, with enlarged Pachycaul base.

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  • Mammillaria elongata

    (Ladyfinger Cactus)

    Description

    Long stems, 1″ diameter, clumping; tight star-shape spines. Small cream-colored flowers form a crown around the tips of the stems.

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  • Echinopsis macrogona

    Description

    Trichocereus macrogonus

    Several erect stems to 10′ h.; prominent rounded ribs

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  • Sedum “Voodoo”

    Description

    S. spurium “Voodoo”

    Mat-forming groundcover succulent. Red-tipped leaves, flowers

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  • Espostoa melanostele

    (Old Lady Cactus)

    Description

    Shrubby, branching from base, to 8ft. w/lateral cephalium

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  • Echeveria glauca

    (Blue Snowball)

    Description

    Blue-green rosettes to 4″, prefers full sun at coast

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  • Echeveria chihuahuaensis

    Description

    Small colorful species, slow to offset. Grey rosette to 4″, red tips. Rarely offsets, will propagate from leaf cuttings. Red flowers.

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  • Pelargonium carnosum

    Description

    Caudiciform, low to the ground, with small red and white flowers. Dry caudex will sprout new leaves quickly with water.

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  • Echeveria “Red Ruffles”

    Description

    E. gibbiflora “Red Ruffles”

    Large ruffly rosettes to 16″, bluish inner leaves to reddish outer leaves with bright red tips.

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  • Sinningia tubiflora

    (Hardy White Gloxinia)

    Description

    Tuberous caudex to 6″, stems to 12″. One of the few caudexes that can grow from leaf cuttings.

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  • Crassula cephalophora

    Description

    Small propeller-like grey leaves with red tips in full sun. Shrubby to 18″.

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