18″ rosettes on single stems with chalky leaves. Looks best if dry through the summer months – avoid overhead watering.
Hardy to 20F
Full Sun to Part Sun
Mat-forming, branching from base. Bright red in sun.
Hardy to 28F
Full Sun to Part Shade
Euphorbia “Ruby Glow”
Sun: Full to Moderate Sun
Water: Drought Tolernat
Foliage changes color throughout the year: Bright red in spring fading to almost black by late summer. Lime-green bloom sprays spring/summer. Deer-resistant. Hardy to below 0F.
It’s been sunny and hot, so it’s a good time to feature a very dark leafed succulent.
Aeonium “Voodoo” is a hybrid of A. “Schwartzkopf” and A. undulatum. Nice!
According to Wikipedia,
Voodoo is a syncretic religion practiced chiefly in Haiti and the Haitian diaspora. Practitioners are called “vodouists”…
Vodouists believe in a distant and unknowable creator god, Bondye (likely derived from the French language term Bon Dieu, or Good Lord). As Bondye does not intercede in human affairs, vodouists direct their worship toward spirits subservient to Bondye, called loa. Every loa is responsible for a particular aspect of life, with the dynamic and changing personalities of each loa reflecting the many possibilities inherent to the aspects of life over which they preside. In order to navigate daily life, vodouists cultivate personal relationships with the loa through the presentation of offerings, the creation of personal altars and devotional objects, and participation in elaborate ceremonies of music, dance, and spirit possession.
Aeonium “Carol” is a large green Aeonium Hybrid that looks like a A. canariense hybrid. It was originally discovered in a garden in Santa Barbra so you know it will do well in the Bay Area.
How do we know it is a hybrid and not a cultivated variety? We don’t. But Aeoniums sure do hybridize readily, so there’s that.
Native to Australia
Sun: Partial to Full Sun
Size: Low-growing, 2″ across
Round spoon-shaped leaves are covered with sticky hairs which capture and digest insects. Thrives in hot and humid conditions, but can be grown outside.
Native to SE U.S.
Sun: Moderate to Full Sun
Size: Rosettes to 5″
Attractive rosettes. Sticky leaves trap bugs like flypaper. Pale purple trumpet-shaped flowers. Stays green in winter, indoor or outdoor. Do not water over the leaves.
Indigenous to Somalia, so you are unlikely to see this rare plant in habitat.
Caudiciform stapeliad; dry and warm in winter