Plants


Plants20 Feb 2015 08:28 am

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Mammilaria bombycina

And a bonus succulent flower photo!

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Delosperma “Moonstone”

Plants13 Feb 2015 12:22 pm

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Sedeveria “Hummelii”

Intergenic (Sedum x Echeveria) Hybrid
 
Small blue rosettes with red-tipped oblong leaves and sprays of yellow flowers.
 
Hardy to 22F 
Full Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants12 Feb 2015 12:23 pm

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Aloe dinteri looks similar to Aloe variegata, but it’s different!

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Stemless rosettes; dark leaves w/bands of white spots
 
Hardy to 25F 
Part Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants10 Feb 2015 09:04 am

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Crassula “Springtime”

Thick-leaved cultivar to 12″ with pink flower sprays in late winter/early spring.
 
Hardy to 20F 
Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants04 Feb 2015 08:22 am

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Aeonium “Schwartzkopf”

Beautiful black rosettes, very dark in full sun, 3 to 5ft. tall
 
Hardy to 25F 
Full Sun to Part Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants03 Feb 2015 07:08 am

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Aeonium “Frosty”

White-edged green leaves; delicate rosettes to 8″

Hardy to 25F 
Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants18 Jan 2015 07:28 am

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Begonia “Ramirez”
 
Shade-loving, 3ft. Large soft green leaves w/red undersides.

Hardy to 28F 
Part Shade
Orchid/Jungle Soil
Moderate Water

Plants11 Jan 2015 05:05 am

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Gasteraloe “Midnight”

Gasteria x Aloe intergenic hybrid with narrow dark/green spotted leaves; to 18″
Hardy to 25F.

Plants06 Nov 2014 12:41 pm

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Agave colorata

4 to 6 feet, very few pups. Broad and toothy. Hardy to 20F.

Photography&Plants03 Nov 2014 08:32 am

First up we have an Aloe

A single tubular aloe bloom. How nice!

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Aloe plicatilis
Fan Aloe

12ft (5ft. in Bay Area) large thick trunk, broad canopy

Hardy to 25F
Full Sun to Part Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

And this little pretty is from a hybrid Echeveria. You can’t really tell from the flower what the plant is in the case of these Echeveria Hybrids but this one is…

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Echeveria “Baron Bold”

Click the link for pictures of the rosettes.

Broad, open, solitary rosette. Rust-red in full sun.

Hardy to 25F
Full Sun to Part Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants16 Oct 2014 10:41 am

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Haworthia resendeana
1-1/2″rosettes elongate to 6″l.; pups at base; shade tolerant
 
Hardy to 30F 
Part Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants15 Oct 2014 07:45 am

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Crassula capitella

South Africa
 
Mat-forming, branching from base. Bright red in sun.
 
Hardy to 28F 
Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

Plants13 Oct 2014 10:37 am

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Idria columnaris

Baja California Native. Thick base, dormant in summer; Slow to 50ft. 50ft? Wow. Very slow. So so slow…

Hardy to 20F.

Plants12 Oct 2014 11:36 am

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Euphorbia “Ruby Glow”
 
 
European Hybrid
Evergreen Perennial

Sun: Full to Moderate Sun
Water: Drought Tolernat
Size: 18″

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.

Plants06 Oct 2014 08:14 am

It’s been sunny and hot, so it’s a good time to feature a very dark leafed succulent.

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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.

Plants05 Oct 2014 12:34 pm

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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.

Plants02 Oct 2014 12:29 pm

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Whitesloanea crassa

Indigenous to Somalia, so you are unlikely to see this rare plant in habitat.

Caudiciform stapeliad; dry and warm in winter
  

Plants27 Sep 2014 03:07 pm

This time of year, off season for Aeoniums, the differences in the cultivars is very pronounced. Other times these two look much more similar.

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Aeonium “Garnet”

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Aeonium “Velour”

Plants25 Sep 2014 10:24 am

Now that’s what I like to see. A vicious no-good succulent plant.

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Agave macroacantha “Pablo’s Choice” – Black Spined Agave
 
 Mexico
 
1 to 2ft. blue-grey Agave, compact and low. Large black terminal spines, recurved marginal spines. Full sun at the coast. Will form dense clusters that can spread 3 to 5 feet wide. Cultivar originated near Santa Barbara. Plant in fast-draining soil, grows fast with summer water.
 
Works well in gardens or in containers.
 
Hardy to 25F 
Full Sun to Part Sun
Cactus Soil
Low Water
 

Plants24 Sep 2014 11:47 am

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That’s a nice stonecrop. It’s not the same as Blue Spruce – not even the same parent species, though it looks so similar.

Sedum sediforme “Turquoise Tails” – Blue Stonecrop

Mediterranean
 
An older variety that has gotten more popular in recent years. Long trailing stems with blue leaves. Pale yellow flowers.
 
Hardy to below 0F 
Full Sun to Part Shade
Cactus Soil
Low Water

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