Aloe aristataLace Aloe
(Previously Aloe aristata.)
A fairly hardy quick growing succulent with neat rosettes of green leaves with soft white spines. Spikes of pink flowers in spring.
Aloe veraBurn Plant, Medicine Plant
This popular succulent is very useful to have around the home. The fleshy interior of the leaves can soothe and help heal minor skin ailments and burns. Works superbly to alleviate pain from stinging nettles. Spikes of yellow flowers appear in summer
Asparagus falcatusSickle Thorn
Vigorous evergreen climber for a conservatory with spiny stems clothed with large flat leaves.
Begonia albopicta 'Rosea'
A pretty cane begonia, growing to about a metre, with medium-sized, long spotty leaves, and hanging clusters of pink flowers. A great easy to look after house plant. Shade from hot sun.
Billbergia nutans var. shimperianaQueen's Tears
A narrow-leaved form of this easy to grow bromeliad with funnel-shaped leaves which hold water and exotic, red and blue pendant flowers on long stems in mid-summer.
Bulbine frutescens 'Hallmark'Stalked Bulbine
An orange flowered selection of the yellow flowered species. Spreading clumps of narrow fleshy leaves topped with spikes of small orange flowers in spring and summer. Hardy in mild gardens.
Chlorophytum 'Bonnie'Curly Spider Plant
A more compact version of the Spider Plant with curly variegated foliage. Ideal for a trailing plant in a tight spot.
Cissus striataIvy of Uruguay
A slightly tender evergreen climber with palmate leaves and red stems. Small green flowers in summer are followed by ornamental black berries. Ideal for covering a wall in a conservatory or a sheltered spot outdoors. Can also be used as a trailing houseplant if kept in a smallish pot
Crassula ovata 'Gollum Variegated'Jade Plant, Money Plant
A distinctive dwarf hybrid with curious elongated leaves terminating in a shallow depression. The leaves are variegated green and yellow and take on a reddish tinge in cold weather.
Crassula ovata 'Gollum'Jade Plant, Money Plant
A distinctive dwarf hybrid with curious elongated leaves terminating in a shallow depression. The leaves take on a reddish tinge in cold weather.
Crassula atropurpurea var. arborescensSilver Jade Plant
A shrubby succulent with glossy grey leaves on thick succulent stems. Small pink-white flowers may appear from autumn to winter on large plants.
Crassula ovataJade Tree, Money Plant
(C. portulacea.) Popular succulent with rounded green leaves with a red edge. After a cool rest in winter, plants may produce masses of small white flowers.
Crassula perfoliata v. heterotricha
Name uncertain but bought as this. A vigourous growing succulent with densely packed leaves on long stems. These tend to flop, making it ideal for a wide shallow bowl, or for bedding out in the summer.
Yet to be identified, this vigourous spreading succulent sports tight clusters of red-edged green leaves. Great for a shallow bowl, or even planted out in a sunny border for the summer
An ancient palm-like plant which dates back to the dinosaur era. Makes an eye-catching specimen plant for a tub indoors, eventually forming a thick trunk and growing to around 2m but can be kept more compact by keeping in a moderate sized pot.
POISONOUS TO PETS AND HUMANS
Cyperus 'Zumila'Dwarf Pot Sedge, Cat Grass
A miniature sedge, with bright green leaves topped by the typical umbrella arrangement of flowers. A nice little plant for a cool windowsill.
Drimiopsis maculataLittle White Soldiers, African False Hosta
A curious little bulbous plant with fleshy, spotted, hosta-like leaves and spikles of small white flowers in April to May.
Echeveria 'Violet Queen'
Tidy rosettes of blue leaves with a pinky violet tinge. Makes effective ground cover either in a summer bedding scheme, or in a conservatory.