Succulents

Succulents

The so-called “other succulents” are any plants that are succulent but are not cacti – so all cacti are succulents but all succulents are not cacti! Leaf succulents have fattened leaves, often with a glossy or downy protective surface, and sometimes growing in tight overlapping structures like columns and almost flower like rosettes. The leaf colours can be quite extraordinary, with the echeverias for example having a huge range of shades. They also often produce interesting flowers, with some offering welcome winter colour, like the crassula family.

The euphorbias are stem succulents that do look very like cacti, with globular and columnar shapes and a spiky appearance. They are completely unrelated but have adapted to similar hot and dry conditions. However they have vestigial leaves, tiny or thorn like, and lack the areoles that distinguish true cacti.

Plant Name Description Price
ADROMISCHUS BOLUSII attractive, waxy, green leaves with red-brown markings £2.95
ADROMISCHUS COOPERII extremely thick dark green leaves, spotted with brown. £2.95
ADROMISCHUS ZEYHERI rounded club shaped leaves in loose rosette. Green with brown marks £2.95
AEONIUM ARBOREUM VARIEGATUM branching stems up to 80cm tall bearing large rosettes of green leaves bordered with cream or yellow. Yellow flowers. £2.95
AEONIUM BLUSHING BEAUTY strongly growing rosettes with green centres and outer leaves blushed bronze. Rosettes up to 18 inches across, forms a branching stem. £3.50
AEONIUM SIMSII X ZWARTKOP shrubby, branching with purple leaves when grown in full summer sun. Up to 1 metre tall £2.95
AGAVE AMERICANA VARIEGATA very attractive, half hardy, “architectural” plants which look good in urns or out on patios as feature plants, etc. Grows into a huge rosette (2 metres or more across), with long tapering leaves with broad cream/yellow edges. £3.95
AGAVE ANGUSTIFOLIA rosettes of straight stiff leaves, light grey; grows up to 1m high and the same across. Produces numerous offsets. Will stand a few degrees of frost. Does well in a pot. £2.95
AGAVE BRACTEOSA forms pale green rosettes of curved, narrow leaves, 35 – 50 cm long. Faster growing than most agaves. £3.50
AGAVE DESERTI banded, rigid blue green leaves in rosettes up to 37cm high and 50cm across. Will survive temperatures down to -10 degrees C if kept dry. £2.95
AGAVE GHIESBREGHTII 15 inch long leaves, dark green with a thin grey horny edge. Hardy down to at least -4 degrees C. £2.95
AGAVE HORRIDA COMPACTA vigorous densely leaved rosettes. Each leaf has a paler midstripe. Rapidly offsetting. £2.95
ALOE ACULEATA rosettes of green-blue stiff leaves with reddish teeth. Yellow flowers on a long stalk. £2.95
ALOE CRYPTOPODA grey-green or bluish-green long tapering leaves in a rosette. Red or yellow flowers borne on several stems similar to ‘red hot pokers’ £2.95
ALOE JUCUNDA short-stemmed dense rosettes to 8cm in diameter. Dark green leaves with numerous white spots and toothed edges. Coral pink flowers £2.95
ALOE VARIEGATA the “partridge-breasted” Aloe. Thick green, triangular leaves, variegated with white. Red flowers on a long stem. £2.95
ALOE WICKENSII rosettes of grey-green or bluish-green long tapering leaves. Chrome yellow flowers on a long stalk £2.95
ALOINOPSIS LUCKHOFFII thick, grey-green triangular leaves with greyish tubercles. Small, compact plants with large yellow flowers £2.95
ALOINOPSIS SETIFERA bluish green thick-leaved succulents related to Lithops. Golden yellow to salmon pink flowers. Hardy outside in many parts of the UK £2.95
ARGYRODERMA PEARSONII one of the ‘silverskins’. Two leaves shaped like a halved egg, smooth and grey. Flowers could be purple, white or orange. £2.95
CEPHALOPHYLLUM ALSTONII grey-green clustering, long, thin leaves. Bright red flowers with violet stamens £2.95
CHEIRIDOPSIS PILLANSII clump forming and low growing, it has thick succulent leaves shaped like a pair of cupped hands. Scented gold and yellow flowers £2.95
CONOPHYTUM ORNATUM bluish-green plants with golden yellow flowers £2.95
CONOPHYTUM PEERSII small, clustering yellowish-green heads. Flowers creamy-white £2.95
COTYLEDON FRAGILIS miniature species with small glabrous grey leaves £2.95
CRASSULA HOTTENTOTA clumping stems up to 6 ins tall covered in rounded blue grey leaves £2.95
CRASSULA SOCIALIS small rosette plant which forms mats of bright green leaves. The flowers are small, but are produced in vast numbers and cover the plant £2.95
DASYLIRION WHEELERI masses of narrow blue-green curving leaves on a short trunk. Hardy in some parts of the UK given a well drained site. Small flowers on a huge flower spike £2.95
DELOSPERMA COOPERII marvellous mat-forming plant which produces magenta flowers from April to October in our garden. Can be grown inside, but it is hardy. £2.95
DINTERANTHUS VANZYLII greyish-green, half spherical plants growing up to 4cm high and having a flat top. Orange-yellow flowers £2.95
ECHEVERIA DERENBERGII V CANALIGULATA grey to light green leaves with a red tip £2.95
ECHEVERIA RAMILLETTE large, green clumping rosettes, yellowish orange flowers £2.95
ECHEVERIA SETOSA DEMINUTA felty bluish grey leaves, small rosettes £2.95
EUPHORBIA MAMMILLARIS VARIEGATA blue grey with cream markings. Appealing and difficult to obtain £2.95
EUPHORBIA OBESA a most peculiar plant. Almost spherical and spineless, developing grey, green and red stripes with age. Small yellow flowers. A choice species. £4.75
GRAPTOPETALUM AMETHYSTINA lilac-grey club shaped leaves with a white bloom £2.95
GRAPTOPETALUM PENTANDRUM SUPERBUM succulent leaves with eye-catching purplish grey bloom. Small flowers on a tracery of fine intermingling stems. We think this one is great! £2.95
GRAPTOVERIA MRS RICHARDS rosettes of maroon and grey leaves £2.95
HAWORTHIA MIRABILIS tight spiralled columns of olive green keeled leaves £2.95
HAWORTHIA PYGMAEA olive-green to grey-green rosettes of thick tapering leaves with flattened ends £2.95
HUERNIA PENDERIFORMIS blue-grey angular stems with bell-shaped flowers £2.95
HUERNIA PRIMULINA yellow, white and red flowers, grey-green clustering stems £2.95
KALANCHOE TOMENTOSA a much sought after beauty with grey furry leaves bearing brown and yellow patterns £2.95
KLEINIA HAWORTHII grey pea pod shaped leaves on upright stems branching from the base £2.95
NANANTHUS ALOIDES miniature plants with large, tuberous caudex. Clustering long, narrow, succulent leaves with white dots and rough edges. Yellow flowers £2.95
OPTHALMOPHYLLUM AUSTRALE green to dull purple plants with white to pale pink flowers £2.95
OPTHALMOPHYLLUM LONGUM greyish-green, can be slightly brownish below with scattered translucent dots above; flowers almost white to palest pink £2.95
OPTHALMOPHYLLUM PRAESECTUM clump forming, similar to Lithops, but with transparent window in top of stem. Mauve flowers in Autumn £2.95
OPTHALMOPHYLLUM VERRUCOSUM reddish brown (when grown in full sun) Lithop-like plants with glossy white flowers £2.95
PACHYPHYTUM BLUE HAZE blue-green, clumping rosettes growing into mounds a few inches across £2.95
PACHYPHYTUM VIRIDIS clustering club-shaped leaves on an upright stem. Leaves are grey-green, tinged red or brown when grown in sunlight £2.95
PACHYVERIA MARVELLA large, fast-growing rosettes with blue-grey leaves £2.95
PACHYVERIA PROLIFERA GLAUCA grey-blue elongated leaves on short stemmed rosette £2.95
PLEIOSPILOS NELII grey green almost spherical plants with salmon pink flowers £2.95
SEDEVERIA HUMMELII Sedum pachyphyllum x Echeveria derenbergii. Thick, elongated, oval leaves on a short stem. Grey-green leaves, sometimes with red tips. £2.95
SEDUM FRUTESCENS ideal bonsai specimen, develops impressive green-grey trunk with peeling bark. The branches bear emerald green leaves and white flowers. Not easy to obtain £2.95
SEDUM MORGANIANUM Donkey’s Tail. Beautiful grey succulent trailing plant that does well in a hanging pot. Suited to partial shade. Pink flowers. £2.95
SEDUM PACHYPHYLLUM stems upright at first, but later trailing. Leaves club shaped, grey and pale green with red and brown showing in sun. £2.95
SEDUM X RUBROTINCTUM very pretty, green and rich cherry red, club shaped, succulent leaves and yellow flowers. Suitable for trailing over the edge of pots or planters. Will survive winter outside in some parts of the UK. £2.95
SENECIO ARTICULATUS ‘candle plant’, pale green thick jointed stems, bearing heads of delicate leaves. Yellow flowers £2.95
STAPELIA FLAVIROSTRIS very large, purple, star-shaped, hairy flowers with wavy yellow lines. Vigorous grower. £2.95
STAPELIA VARIEGATA star-shaped, beautiful, yellow and purple flowers which have to be seen to be believed! £2.95
TITANOPSIS CALCAREA encrusted blue grey leaves forming a rosette, golden yellow flowers. Something different. Hardy in well drained site in milder parts of the UK. £2.95
TITANOPSIS HUGO-SCHLECHTERI grey succulent leaves with numerous, light grey to red tubercles. Yellow flowers £2.95
TITANOPSIS PRIMOSII a most unusual plant with thick grey leaves with a triangular tip covered in yellowish tubercles. Light yellow flowers £2.95