Agave americanaCentury Plant, Maguey
A large architectural succulent with blue-green leaves & VERY SHARP SPINES!
Agave americana 'Variegata'Century Plant, Maguey
A very prickly evergreen plant with fleshy grey green leaves with a creamy margin. A strong architectural plant for desert or exotic schemes. Does well in a large pot where it will get to 1.5m in time. Hardy in mild gardens otherwise move to a greenhouse over winter.
Agave xylonacanthaSaw Leaf Agave
A species with rather sparsely arranged leaves, each with rather vicious spines. Its previous name A. carchariodonta referred to the Great White Shark…
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.
Evergreen succulent which eventually grows into a tree, but stays smaller in a pot. Grow in full light and use John Innes compost with plenty of grit added. VERY PRICKLY
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
Architectural succulent with narrow leaves and spikes of pendant, tubular red flowers in summer. Hardy in a sheltered spot in well-drained soil, good in coastal gardends.
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.
Ceropegia linearis ssp. woodiiString of Hearts
A pretty trailing succulent plant with heart-shaped leaves, dark green marbled with silver. A great houseplant.
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.
Crassula perfoliata var. falcataPropeller Plant
Large succulent with fleshy grey leaves arranged propeller fashion. Bright red flowers like a shaving-brush appear in 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
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.