WATER-WISE GARDEN PLANTS

SUCCULENT PLANTS & CACTUS INFORMATION

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Agave americana Varogaya...  American Aloe. This cultivar has broad yellow margins on the leaves.

 

 

 

Agave attenuata... Origin: Mexico. Height: 2m. This species produces rosettes of spineless grey-green leaves on a trunk of up to 1.5m. The arched flower spike of up to 3m is produced in spring/summer, with dense greenish yellow flowers, occaisionally producing bulbils.

 

 

 

 AGAVE BLUE CLUSTER... a fast growing, hardy succulent, offsets freely, pale yellow flowers when mature. Will handle most weather conditions although it should be protected from heavy frosts.

Do not overwater.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aptenia: Cordifloria & Haeckeliana
Cordifloria... (red flower)
A very attractive  ground cover succulent... will also cover fences if you give it a trellis to climb on.Common names "Sun Jewel" and "Baby Sun Rose" small vibrant bright green leaves. Grows into a dense mat and makes a great looking creeping groundcover. Part sun, part shade location.  It is hardy, drought tolerant and can take lots of  neglect. RED flowers bloom for an extended period: Spring,Summer, Autumn  Good as a container or hanging basket with trailing stems spilling over the sides..
Haeckeliana...  (Yellow Flowers)  as above but yellow flowers and slower growing variety

 

Aeonium Ciliatum... Matures to an attractive tree like shape, Has woody stems and flat rosettes, Great for pots can even be trained as a Bonsai specimen, If grown in the open garden will spread to 1 metre. Part shade to full sun in well drained soil. Hardy variety: can survive heat and frost.

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Aeonium, Purple Leaf... A branching succulent with rosettes of thin, spatulate bright purple leaves. Clusters of bright yellow appear above the bush in spring, the branch which has borne them subsequently dies back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Aeonium Varigata... Leaves are bright green striped with cream.

 

 

 

Aeonium arboreum 'Green Beauty'... A branching succulent with rosettes of thin, spatulate bright green leaves. Clusters of bright yellow appear above the bush in spring, the branch which has borne them subsequently dies back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

AEONIUM SCHWARZKOPF (BLACK) ... rich dark colored foliage with striking yellow cones of small starry flowers during late winter. 1.5m high x 1m wide. Full sun. Prune as required to maintain shape and size.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Aeonium Suncup ... Leaves are bright green with red edges and a yellow cream centre

 

 Also available as "Sunburst" variety where the yellow extends right to the outer edges, sometimes in a striped pattern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adromischus cooperi... Origin: Southern Africa Height: to 10cm. Leaves are swollen, 25mm - 50mm long, stone-like, gray with green blotches, purplish at the tips. Flowers are purple and red trumpet shaped to 12mm long. Will root from individual leaves. Frost tender. Vulnerable to mealybug.

 
Aloe Brevifolia...
Lovely 'rosette' forming succulent grows to a diametre of up to 25cm and releases 1-2 flower spikes with tubular orange flowers in late spring. They are quite hardy and slowly 'clusters' to make a lovely display - One plant will turn into 3-4 over about 2 years. After 3 years, they get a wonderful bronzing effect on the ends of the leaves.

 

 

Aloe Juvena  ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Aloe Plicatis... Hardy clumping succulent, commonly known as fan aloe. Large Scarlet flowers from August to October. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aloe variegata... Aloe variegata is one of the best aloes to grow as it is incredibly drought hardy, looks good when water starved or when well watered and flowers very reliably annually.  Aloe variegata is a dwarf aloe from the S.W. corner of Sth. Africa (Namib Desert & Namaqualand)  It grows as a very angular arranged rosette of thick succulent leaves to 20cm tall and 20cm wide.  When mature, aloe variegata offsets regularly and if offsets are left undisturbed, a beautiful clustering population of plants results. 

It's leaves are strikingly beautiful with white mottles and white leaf margins and no teeth.  Aloe variegata flowers across a wide period of the year but usually in late winter, early spring.  Flowers are large coral pink flutes borne on stout, shortish 25cm long stems.  Local honey eater birds will be attracted by the flowers of aloe variegata.

This plant requires a very well drained, full to partial sun site.  Water sparingly in summer and keep dry over the winter months.

 

 Aloe vera ... syn.: Aloe barbadensis. The Medicine Plant, Burn Plant, The True Aloe Origin: Cape Verde, Canary Islands, Madeira. Height: 60cm.

Short stemmed, with rosettes of thick, lance shaped gray green leaves up to 65cm long, spotted when young, and edged with softish pale teeth.

Flower spikes up to 1m high appear in summer, producing orange-yellow cylindrical flowers.

The pulp from the leaves is used in skin products and for burn treatment.

Old leaves are best used.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aloe Candelabra ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Ceropegia Chain of Hearts... Named because of its Heart shaped petals on a long "string"

  • Small heart shaped leaves, grows as a long trailing vine which reach several metres. Leaves are mottled white and green/purple depending on light and seasonal conditions. It is a very hardy and attractive succulent and is ideal for hanging baskets.
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  • Has pink vase-shaped flowers with a purple tip.
  • Prefers sun/part shade and well drained soil.

 


Cotyledon orbiculata... Silver Pig's Ear. Origin: Southwestern Africa. Height: to 60cm A very variable species. Cluster of leaves bluish-green to almost white with a thick powdery bloom, leaf margins may be edged with red. They can be paddle shaped to almost circular. Stalked clusters of quite large, pendulous flowers appear in autumn.

 

 


Cotyledon Silver Waves ...

Similar to Pig's Ear. Origin: Southwestern Africa. Height: to 60cm

A very variable species. Cluster of leaves bluish-green to almost white with a thick powdery bloom, leaf margins may be edged with red.

They can be paddle shaped to almost circular with a wavy pattern.

Stalked clusters of quite large, pendulous flowers appear in autumn. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Cotyledon orbiculata Macarantha ...

 Green Pig's Ear. Origin: Southwestern Africa. Height: to 60cm

A very variable species. Cluster of leaves can be quite green a, leaf margins may be edged with red. They can be paddle shaped to almost circular.

Stalked clusters of quite large, pendulous flowers appear in autumn. See photo at right...

 

 

Babies Tears

Ground cover for shaded area but likes a little sunlight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRASSULA ANOMOLA ... A fast growing succulent ground cover with small, fleshy green leaves on erect stems.

Leaves will redden if grown in full sun and underfed. It bears clusters of white flowers in winter.

 

 

 

 

 Crassula  Delosperma...   'Grey Pebble' ...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Crassula Brevifolia ... Green semi-rounded leaves with red tips, Full sun

 

 

 

 

 

Crassula Dianne ... A low growing green leafed variety suitable as ground cover or small hanging baskets. Full Sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crassula "The Flame" ...

 

 

 

 

 

 


Crassula Marginalis Minuta...
succulent ground cover. The leaves are small button shaped with a dark edge around it.  It grows in a dense mat and makes an excellent creeping gound cover. It is great between pavers or in a rockery garden. Prefers a part sun/ part shade location.  It is hardy, drought tolerant and can take some neglect.  Miniature star shaped white flowers bloom during the summer and still show in the photo.  It also makes an attractive container plant with its trailing stems spilling over the sides as well as a beautiful hanging garden specimen.

 


Crassula sarcocaulis...
This unusual succulent grows like a miniature tree and has masses of pink flowers in Summer.

Has tiny leaves and woody stems and is very hardy. Suitable for pots, rockeries, bonsaii or open garden location.

Grows to approx 50cm. Prefers sun/part shade and well drained soil. Very hardy, can survive heat, dry conditions and requires little maintenance.

 

 

 

 

3 varieties of Crassula ...

Cosby's Red... Blue Bird and Hummels Sunset

 CRASSULA BLUEBIRD... Powdery blue-jade green oval shaped fleshy leaves with a red edge. White to soft pink flowers in late winter-spring. Reaches 2m x 2m. Sun to part shade.

 

 

 

CRASSULA OVATA TRICILOR... a variegated version of the money plant with thick variegated leaves, white to pale pink with green background. Full sun

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crassula Cosby's Red...  Green leaves with a red edge

Crassula argentea... 'Hummels Sunset' Bright yellow leaves 

Crassula lycopodioides  Princess Pine... Origin: South Western Africa. A spreading succulent with rather brittle, pine like branches, somewhat pendulous. Yellowish green, with minute whitish flowers.


 Crassula Multicava...

 

CRASSULA PERFOLIATA...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OYSTER JADE... Variety Greenish 2 colour shadings 

 

CRASSULA PERFOLIATA: Variety ?? ... a very attractive low growing plant with blue grey foliage. Full sun to part shade

 

 

 

 

Crassula rupestris... syn. C. monticola, Rosary Vine. Origin: Cape Provence - Namaqualand
Shrubby, with fat triangular light grey-green leaves on thin, wiry stems. Pinkish flowers.

Crassula tecta... Origin: Cape Province. Low growing with short, green fleshy boat shaped leaves covered with short, thick white hairs. White flowers.

Crassula tetragon...

Miniature "Chinese Pine Tree".

Origin: Cape Province, South Western Africa. Height: 60cm. Erect, with thin, opposite, neat leaves, glossy green.

Tiny cream flowers in spring and summer on short stems.

Self propagates from fallen leaves. 

 

 

 

 

 Disphyma Australe...

Evergreen succulent, often seen growing in sand dunes by the sea.

Similar to Pigface but with thicker, reddish stems, much larger leaves and much larger, very bright mauve-purple flowers, up to 7cm across.

Trailing growth habit, does very well in hanging baskets, (will root very easily).

 Commonly considered to be a part of the Mesembryantheum family

 

 

 

 

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