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Other Succulents

This is a list of succulents that we may have offered in the past or hope to offer in the future.

Succulent list


Aeonium arboreum, Tree Aeonium
Succulent with green leaves and yellow flowers in spring/summer. When rosettes close up like an artichoke during the hot summer, they are going dormant and should not be watered. Light shade or filtered sun inland. Medium to low water. 2–3' tall x 2' wide.

Aeonium arboreum ‘Zwartkop’, Black Rose Aeonium
Large rosettes of dark purple leaves on tall brown stems. Stalks die after yellow flowers form. Cool sun/part shade. Low water. 3–4' tall x 2' wide. Hardy to to 25–30°F.

Aeonium canariensis ‘Carol’
Large rosettes of green leaves with red tinges. When rosettes close up like an artichoke during the hot summer, they are going dormant and should not be watered. Sun or shade inland. Medium to low water. 1' tall x 2' wide. Hardy to 25–30°F

Aeonium nobile, Noble Aeonium
Rosette with thick green leaves. Red flowers when mature. When rosettes close up like an artichoke during the hot summer, they are going dormant and should not be watered. Light shade or filtered sun inland. Low water. 1–2' tall x 1–2' wide.

Aeonium tabuliforme, Dinner Plate Aeonium
Compact flat rosette of overlapping leaves. Needs excellent drainage. Pale yellow flowers after 3–4 years. No water. 6" tall x 18" wide. Hardy to 32°F

Agave americana ‘Variegata’, American Agave/Century Plant
Gray-green foliage with thin yellow to white stripes along the leaf margins. Tall flower stalk blooms after 15 yrs. Full sun. Occasional water. 2' tall x 2' wide. Hardy to 20–25°F

Agave attenuata, Fox Tail Agave
Large soft green rosettes have no terminal spines. Dramatic curving 5–10' flower stalk appears in summer. Sun/shade. Low water. 4–5' tall x 6–8' wide. Hardy to 20–25°F

Agave ‘Blue Glow’
Solitary rosettes have blue-green leaves with red margins edged in yellow, tiny soft spines, and short red terminal spine. Full sun. 1–2' tall x 2–3' wide. Hardy to 20–25°F

Agave desmettiana ‘Variegata’, Variegated Smooth Agave
Upright growth in an urn shape with smooth variegated leaves. Occasional water. 2–4' tall x 3–4' wide. Hardy to 20–25°F

Agave filimentosa, Thread Leaf Agave
Tight rosettes of narrow, hairy, stiff dull green leaves with very sharp terminal spines. Sun/part shade. Low water. 6–8" tall x 1' wide. Hardy to 22° F

Agave lophantha ‘Quadricolor’, Quadricolor Century Plant
6–12" dark green leaves edged with yellow and a pale green midstripe. Reddish teeth flush red in bright light. As with all Agaves, keep drier in winter. Sun/bright light. 12–18" tall x 2' wide. Hardy to 10–15°F

Agave medio-picta ‘Alba’, White Striped Century Plant
Variegated leaves with greyish-white to creamy-white central broad band and gray-blue, sharp-spined edges. Full sun. Occasional water. 3' tall x 6' wide. Hardy to 15–20°F

Agave parryi, Parry's Agave
Gray-green leaves, darker tip, indentations on back. Spectacular flower after 10–25 years, then offsets replace it. Full sun. Low water. 2' tall x 2–3' wide. Hardy to -5°F

Agave victoriae-reginae, Queen Victoria Agave
Small, slow-growing agave has tight green leaves dramatically edged in white. Sun/shade. Low water. 1' tall x 18" wide. Hardy to 10-15° F

Agave vilmoriniana, Octopus Agave
A very unusual looking succulent with narrow green leaves that twist back towards the ground, making it look like a 4-foot tall and wide octopus with outreaching tentacles. Occasional water. 3–4' tall x 3–4' wide. Hardy to 20–25°F

Aloe arenicola, Sand Aloe
Spotted, creeping aloe. Long slender leaves with small white spots. White teeth thicken with age. Full sun. Low water. 1–2' tall x 2–4' wide. Hardy to 25–30°F

Aloe aristata, Lace Aloe
Dense rosettes of stubby dark-green leaves, soft white teeth. 20" stalk with orange-red flowers in fall. Clumping. Sun/part shade. Low water. 4–5" tall x 8–10" wide. Hardy to 20°F

Aloe ‘Blue Elf’
Blue-green leaves with toothed edges. Orange flower spikes in winter. Water 1/month in summer. Hot sun and shade okay. Low/occasional water. 18" tall x 2' wide. Hardy to 15°F

Aloe ciliaris, Climbing Aloe
Vine with support or ground cover. Narrow spiraling leaves, 6–12" orange-red flower stalks any time of year. Sun/bright shade. Low water. 8–12" tall x spreading. Hardy to 25–30°F

Aloe ‘Coral Fire’
Dark green with white dashes on upper and lower surfaces. Coral-colored margins and teeth darken with age and are particularly showy when backlit. While they look wicked, they are actually soft to the touch. Sun/part shade. Low water. 1' tall x 2' wide. Hardy to 25–30°F

Aloe saponaria, Soap Aloe
Stemless rosette. Pale green, lance-shaped leaves with spots and sharp, dark brown teeth. Summer tubular flowers of yellow, orange or red on 2' stalk. Sandy, gravelly soil. Colors when heat stressed. Sun/part shade. Low water but best with summer water. 18" tall x 18" wide. Hardy to 20–25°F

Aloe striata , Coral Aloe
Large rosettes with broad, flat pale gray-green leaves that vary in color. In hot full sun the foliage is pinkish, and in more shaded spots they are often bluish-green. Sun or light shade. Low water. 2' tall x 2' wide. Hardy to 20–25°F

Aloe vera var. chinensis
A medicinal aloe similar to Aloe vera but with shorter leaves. Pale orange flowers in spring and summer. Part sun. Low water. 12" tall x 12" wide. Hardy to 30°F.

Alworthia ‘Black Gem’, same as Aloe ‘Black Gem’
Waxy, dark green leaves darken to purple with more exposure to the sun. Smaller than most aloes, ideal in containers. Full sun. Low water. 6–9" x 6–12". Hardy to 40°F

Ceropegia woodii, String of Hearts
Trailing succulent, evergreen, heart-shaped leaves with pink undersides, and upright, pink, tubular flowers. Part/full sun. Low water. 2" tall x trailing. Hardy to 25°F

Cotyledon orbiculata ‘Macrantha’, Pig's Ear
Shrubby succulent with paddle-shaped, light green leaves edged with red. Showy red flowers in winter-spring. Part sun. Low water. 2–3' tall x 2–3' wide. Hardy to 20–25°F

Crassula capitella ‘Campfire’, Campfire Plant
Mat-forming plant with fleshy propeller-like leaves that turn from bright lime-green to bright red. Sun. Low water. 6" tall x 3' wide. Hardy to 20°F

Crassula nudicaulis var. platyphylla,
Bluish-gray leaves on a very short stem. Spring flowers are small and greenish in color. Sun/part shade. Low water. 5" tall. Hardy to 20-25°F

Crassula orbicularis
Small rosettes close to the ground, spread by runners. White or dark red flowers on a stalk in spring. Sun/part sun. Some summer water. 2" tall x 6" wide. Hardy to 25°F

Drosanthemum floribundum, Ice Plant
Glittery fine leaves with pink flowers. Ideal for tough areas with little care. Sun/part shade. Occasional water. 6" high, spreading. Hardy to 20–25°F

Dudleya gnoma, Munchkin Liveforever
Clumps of 2" wide rosettes. Leaves are green, waxy, red-tinged and powdery. Flower stalk 5" tall in May. Sun/part sun. Low water. 2" tall x 2" wide, clumping. Hardy to 25°F

Dyckia, Sawblade
Broad rosette of sawtooth edged leaves. Although drought tolerant, they thrive on frequent watering while actively growing. Full sun. Low water. 1' tall x 1' wide. Hardy to 20–25°F

Echeveria harmsii ‘Red Velvet’
Branched with rosettes of narrow, light green hairy leaves with red edges. Bright orange, bell-shaped flowers with golden throats. Part sun/shade. Low water. 12" tall x 12" wide. Hardy to 25°F

Echeveria imbricata, Gray Swirl
Tight rosettes of flat grey-green leaves form 4–6" tall clumps. Red & yellow flowers in the spring and early summer. Sun or shade. Occasional water. 1' tall x 4–6" wide. Hardy to 20–25°F

Echeveria sp., Ruffled Echeveria
Ruffled, fleshy gray-green rosettes and a soft red edging that is more intense in full sun. Red-orange flowers appear on tall stalks in late summer. Part sun/shade. Low water. 2' tall x 2' wide. Hardy to 30°F

Euphorbia mammularis, Indian Corn Cob
Dense short-stemmed shrublet with thick, ribbed stem, club-like branches. Tiny yellow flowers late winter–early summer. Full sun. Low water. 14" tall x 30" wide. Hardy to 20°F

Gasteria acinacifolia, Giant Gasteria
Dark green leaves with small, raised white dots. Arching stalk of orange & green tubular bell flowers in summer. Shade/part sun. Moist in winter. 1–2' tall x 1–2' wide. Hardy to 20–25°F

Gasteria spp., Ox Tongue
Tongue-shaped leaves covered by a series of white, warty outgrowths producing a sandpaper-like texture. Part sun/shade. Low water. 7" tall x 2' wide. Hardy to 25°F

Geranium x oxonianum ‘Miss Heidi’
Accent for succulents. Colorful pink flowers for rock gardens, mixed borders. Sun/part shade. Avg–low water. 12" tall x 14" wide. Hardy to 25°F

Graptosedum ‘Bronze’
Compact cross between a sedum and a graptopetalum. Spreads slowly, rooting occasionally along stems. Lovely in beds, pots, and borders. Sun. Low water. 8" tall x 12" wide. Hardy to 15°F

Haworthia attenuata, Zebra Plant
Dark green leaves, pointed and strikingly banded or spotted with white with varying amounts of white. Tubercles are "patterned" on the upper surface of the leaves. White flowers. Shade/bright sun. Low water. 6" tall x 6" wide. Hardy to 25°F

Haworthiopsis coarctata
Long stems packed with fleshy leaves, usually green but may turn purple-red in full sun. Sun/shade. Low water. 8" tall x clumping, Hardy to 25°F

Kalanchoe beharensis, Velvet Elephant Ear
Slow-growing tree-like shrub. Large wavy, olive-green leaves are covered in brown hairs for a soft velvety texture. Sun/shade. Low water. 10–12' tall x 6–12' wide. Hardy to 30–32°F

Kalanchoe luciae, Paddle Plant
Clam shell-shaped basal rosette. Leaves are covered with a gray bloom and leaf margin takes a reddish hue during cooler winter months if grown in bright light; otherwise leaves remain uniformly green. Yellow flowers. Sun/part shade. Low water. 1–2' tall x 2–3' wide. Hardy to 25°F

Portulacaria afra ‘Variegata’, Variegated Elephant Food
Sprawling, slow-growing shrub wth red-brown stems, variegated cream and green leaves. Pruning okay. Bonsai. Sun/part shade. Low water. 8–12' tall x 4–6' wide. Hardy to 25–30°F

Rhipsalis baccifera, Mistletoe Cactus
Non-spiny cactus has long, thin stems, can form hanging clusters up to 6' long. Numerous white flowers followed by white, mistletoe-like fruits. Part shade. Occasional water. Hanging to 6’+. Hardy to 25°F

Sedeveria ‘Jet Beads’
Small pointed leaves of various colors (dark copper, green, burgundy or black) which can darken in cool weather. Sun. Low water. 3–5" x creeping. Hardy to 25–30°F

Sedum dendroideum, Bush Sedum
Tall, upright shrub with bright green leaves. Edges turn red in sun. Yellow flowers in late winter/early spring. Sun or shade. Low water. 3–5' tall x 3–4' wide. Hardy to 25°F

Sedum japonicum ‘Tokyo Sun’
Mat-forming lime-green ground cover with bright yellow star-shaped flowers in summer. Full sun. Low water. 3–8" tall x spreading. Hardy to 10°F.

Sedum morganianum ‘Burro’s Tail’
Fleshy blue-green, rounded, leaves on trailing stems with pink/red flowers in spring. Good in hanging baskets. Part sun. Low water. 5" tall x 36" trailing. Hardy to 35–40°F.

Sedum pachyclados, Gray Stonecrop
Tiny gray-green rosettes with notched and scalloped edges. White star-like flowers in summer. Sun/part shade. Low–regular water. 3" tall x 8" wide. Hardy to 25°F

Sedum Sunsparkler Dazzleberry
Brilliant raspberry flowerheads on disease resistant, smoky blue-grey foliage. Sun/part sun. Low water. 6–8" tall x 18" wide. Hardy to -40°F

Senecio rowleyanus ‘Rain Drops’
Dainty, trailing, teardrop-shaped version of String of Pearls. Filtered sun/shade. Low water. 1/2" tall x trailing. Hardy to 25°F

Stapelia
Low-growing, spineless, stem succulent plants. Most Stapelia flowers are visibly hairy and generate the odour of rotten flesh when they bloom.

Synadenium grantii, African Milk Bush
Grown for its tropical look. Leaves change from green to burgundy depending on sun/light exposure. As all plants in the Euphorbia family, milky sap can cause skin irritation. Keep away from pets. Light sun/shade. Low water. 8–12' tall x 6–8' wide. Frost tender

Tradescantia zebrina
Flowers bloom intermittently throughout the year. Pinch to maintain compact plant. Dry between waterings. Shade/part sun. Moderate water. Trailing. Frost tender.

Succulent Arrangement – SHADE
Ideal for shady area. Can be grown indoors but best to give them outdoor/shade exposure a few days a week. Water only when soil is dry. If in doubt, don't water. Shade/morning sun. Low water

Succulent Arrangement – SUN
Specially selected arrangement for full sun/part shade. Designed to last many years. Water only when soil is dry. If in doubt, don't water. Water sparingly if no drainage in container. Full sun/part shade. Low water

Succulent Sampler – SHADE
A sampler of succulents that will do best in best in shade to light morning sun. Bright indoor spot will also work. Water only when soil is dry. If in doubt, don't water. Shade/morning sun. Low water

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