Dense clumps of stemless rosettes to 24″ w/filiferous margins
Cactus and Succulents - Part Shade
Rosettes to 3ft. Thin, flexible bright green leaves
Agave gentryi “Jaws”
Remarkably toothy, deep green leaves with bright red marginal spines fading to brown with age. 4 to 6 feet across, but may get 8 to 10 feet according to the UC Botanic Gardens.
Small, low growing, with narrow spidery arms stretching along the ground. Dark green with a narrow light green stripe in the middle. Less sun than most agaves. Frost-sensitive.
Small clusters of warty 8″ rosettes. Marginal spines and orange flowers.
Star-like leaves, sharply pointed and outward facing.
Clumping agave with long narrow leaves to 2ft Used for erosion control.
Agave schottii v. nana
Miniature clumping agave with few leaves; rocky soils; frost hardy
Agave x leopoldii
A. filifera x A. schidigera
Clusters of 18″ rosettes formed of dense clumps of filiferous leaves.
Albuca “Augrabies Hills”
Small bulb with narrow feathery semi-deciduous leaves. Produces long bloom stalks with yellow tipped whiteish-green flowers in the spring.
This plant was originally introduced by Arid Lands, and was reportedly grown from seed collected in the Augrabies, near the South African Namibian border. However, it’s origin is disputed since it closely resembles Albuca polyphylla, (the one exception being the yellow tips of the flowers) which grows in the eastern cape far from the locality of the seeds.
This plant seems to grow all year around, however, it is most active in winter. This growth pattern is consistent with its reported origin of the Augrabies which is a winter rainfall transitionary region. Plants should be grown in a well draining mostly in organic mix, heavily amended with horticultural pumice. Can be watered every other week throughout the year, however it can handle going completely dormant throughout the summer. Plants do well outside in pots, or in a landscape with highly inorganic, well draining soil.
Synonym: Albuca circinata
Winter-growing bulb with deciduous curly, non-glandular, pubescent leaves. Produces a long bloom stalk with yellow-green flowers in the spring
Found throughout northern South Africa and southern Namibia growing on sandstone cliffs.
Plants should be grown in a well draining mostly in organic mix, heavily amended with horticultural pumice. Can be watered every other week throughout the year, however it prefers going completely dormant in the summer (no water in summer). Plants do well outside in pots, or in a landscape with highly inorganic, well draining soil.
Large evergreen Albuca with deep green fleshy leaves. Forms mounds up to 5 feet wide and 3 feet tall. tall bloom stalks with tubular striped white blooms.
Found throughout Southern Africa growing in open grasslands
Plants do best in a well draining mostly in organic mix, amended with horticultural pumice. Can be watered every other week throughout the year. Plants do well outside in pots, or in a succulent/drought tolerant landscape.
Unusual bulb with deciduous curly leaves up to 8 inches tall. Leaves curl more in full sun less curly in shade. Cute green-yellow classic Hyacinth-like flowers in spring
Western South Africa, Cape Province through Namaqualand.
These plants do best potted in a well draining media, heavily amended with horticultural pumice. In shade or part shade the bulb can be slightly exposed, in full sun the bulb must be fully buried. This bulb is from a winter rainfall region and is summer deciduous should be watered once every other week in the winter and left completely dry in the summer (June through August).
Aloe “Blue Elf”
Dense clusters of 18″ tall rosettes, blue in full sun
Aloe “Bright Ember”
Unusual raised linear spots on top and bottoms of leaves. Forms a tight cluster of 1 ft. rosettes. Pink edges, orange flowers.
Aloe “Brown-Powys 21”
Broad, spotted, green leaves turn rust red in full sun. Orange blooms in spring. Will get about 12″ across, and form larger clusters.
Aloe “Christmas Carol”
Unusual raised linear spots on top and bottoms of leaves. Forms a tight cluster of 1 ft. rosettes. Bright pink edges, orange flowers.
Aloe “Coral Fire”
Hybrid, 1 to 2 foot clusters of 8″ rosettes have bright coral-colored teeth that grow darker with age. Orange flowers in winter.
Aloe “Crosby’s Prolific”
Mini hybrid stemless aloe, dense clusters, red in full sun
Aloe “Delta Lights”
Strongly spotted variegated leaves are green in shade and white in full sun, can get a pinkish tinge on the edges. Rosettes to 10″, clumps to 3 feet across.
Aloe “Green Gold”
Small hybrid, rosette clumping, gold in full sun
Aloe “Johnson’s Hybrid”
Small hybrid stemless aloe, spreading clusters, prolific orange blooms
Aloe “Minnie Belle”
Small, apple-green rosettes. Will form decent clusters. Vigorous marginal teeth. Moderately spotted. Prefers less than full sun even at the coast.
Small clumping hybrid 6-12″ with strong spotting and pink edges
Aloe “Pink Blush”
Spotted Aloe, small clumping hybrid to 12″ w/serrated pink edges
Aloe “Safari Orange”
Mid size clustering aloe, thick toothy leaves. Striking bloom stalks rise above from summer thru winter with orange-red flowers.
Aloe “Safari Rose”
Striking bloom stalks rise above from summer thru winter with coral-rose flowers that fade to a pale yellow.
Aloe “Safari Sunrise”
Grassy aloe forms healthy clumps. Striking bloom stalks rise above from summer thru winter with orange-red flowers that fade to yellow.
Aloe “Safari Sunset”
Grassy aloe forms healthy clumps. Striking bloom stalks rise above from summer thru winter with orange flowers.
Small clumping hybrid to 12″ w/serrated pink edges, dark leaves and pink spots.