Monday, 8 February 2010

Rhipsalis

I don't know this fellow's full name. He's not cereuscula, which I have a specimen of. This fellow is much darker, with a definite red tinge to his leaves. Any clues?

Rhipsalis

Saturday, 23 January 2010

Aeonium decorum 'Sunburst'

I found this guy at the hardware store. I love my hardware store. I really shouldn't visit around Christmas time, though - they really pack in the succulents for the holiday trade.

Aeonium decorum 'Sunburst'

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Aeonium arboreum 'Green Lady'

I have a special weakness for Aeoniums. I'm always on the lookout for a new species. Most of mine grow underneath a huge pine in my back yard. They're like elf trees.

Aeonium arboreum 'Green Lady'

Monday, 4 January 2010

Sempervivum 'Oddity'

I really like this guy. He's a little mutated fellow, with his leaves all curled up on themselves.

Sempervivum 'Oddity'

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Christmas Flowers

I always think of these flowers as a Christmas thing. Growing up, we had Echeveria Imbricata growing around the yard, and come November-December they would start producing stems of these delicate long-lasting blooms. These two are Echeveria 'Emerald Ripple' and Crassula tetragona 'Miniature Pine Tree'.

Christmas flowers

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Crassula marnierana

Another recent purchase, from the hardware store (sad that they have a better range than my local plant shop). I've had this fellow on my wish list for a little while, so I was very pleased to come across one in such an unassuming place!

Crassula marnierana

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii 'Silver Swan'

I have a heap of Euphorbias growing in my front yard. They love the harsh conditions out there, and I don't have to worry about my cats nibbling on them.

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii 'Silver Swan'

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Crassula muscosa

Another salvage from the hardware store. Packed into a tiny 8cm pot, this plant was severely pot-bound and more than 30cm tall! He has room to stretch his legs now.

Crassula muscosa

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Pachyphytum compactum

Somebody told me this guy was a slow grower. My arse. He is very delicate, and if you so much as breath on him he'll drop a leaf. As a result I have about six individual plants now. The oldest of which are flowering again.

Pachyphytum compactum

Monday, 21 December 2009

Crassula dubia

I've had this guy for a few years now. Never had any problems with him. I recently gave a cutting to my mother (admittedly, by the time I gave it to her the 'cutting' was a thriving plant some 20cms across). Every year he seems to put out more flowers. Go the guy!

Crassula dubia

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Crassula perforata

An old favourite, and a bit of a trooper. He's growing in my garden, on the edge of the rock wall in full sun, and sometimes I remember to water him. No wonder he's never flowered.

Crassula perforata

Friday, 18 December 2009

Cotyledon ladismithiensis

My little bear claw plant. My mother's is much bigger, and has better colour than mine. Must be the aspect.

Cotyledon ladismithiensis

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Cotyledon orbiculata

He's flowering! This has got to be the most prolific succulent in my collection. I gave a stalk to the next-door neighbour to stick in her garden, and that's flowering now too. I can't wait to see them open.

Cotyledon orbiculata