Plant gifts by plant

Most of the plants listed here are succulents and cacti which generally prefer to be grown outdoors, however, most can be brought indoors and thrive under the right conditions. Typically, darker leafed plants prefer low light conditions and are often suited to growing indoors for this reason. Several succulents fall into this category, like Sansevierias (Snake Plant), Crassula ovata (Jade Plants), trailing plants like Rhipsalis, Sedum (String of Pearls, Donkey’s Tail) and Senecio (String of Beans, String of Watermelons, String of Dolphins).  As a rule the lighter the leaf, particularly grey and red leafed succulents, the more bright light they require indoors. The more vibrant coloured succulents outdoors will lose this colour indoors as this is achieved by the sun when stressed, both in summer and winter.

CRASSULA

Jade ‘Hobbit’ + Ceramic Planter

$39.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Crassula ovata ‘Hobbit’,

AKA_Hobbit Jade, Finger Jade, Money Tree, Organ Pipe Jade, Crassula Hobbit

FEATURES_ Small branched succulent with curled back, tubular leaves and small, pink-white star shaped flowers, Can be trained into a succulent bonsai and a feature is the stem which develops a stout segmented branching trunk with time.

PLANT SYMBOLISM_ The name references Tolkien’s Hobbit and leaf also takes on the appearance of Shrek’s spoon shaped ears. The leaves are rolled back at the edges to form a slightly flattened cylinder with a lens shaped dimple. The Hobbit is a hole dweller.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ For fans of The Hobbit and Shrek. A quirky plant for quirky characters. The perfect humorous plant gift for fans of these characters or equally quirky persona. A mutant plant adds more credence to these off beat credentials. It is also the lucky plant that brings prosperity and good luck to homes and businesses alike.  ‘A jade at the door, poor no more.’

*Note: The plant shown is an indication of what you will receive. It will be a similar plant to the one shown here however time of year can change colour slightly.

Jade Plant + Cement Planter

$39.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Crassula ovata

AKA_Money Plant, Lucky Plant, Jade Plant, Friendship Tree

FEATURES_ Vibrant  jade green leaves developing a red edge with more exposure to light. Stem becomes thick and woody with age taking on a silvery bronze patina. A great plant for succulent bonsai. The leaves signify growth and renewal and look like jade coins which are symbolic of wealth and prosperity.
There are a few Crassula ovata varieties including ‘Hummel’s Sunset’, ‘Crosby Compact’, ‘Obliqua’ among others and we will select the best from varieties available.  All can be trained into succulent bonsai and a feature is the stem which develops a shiny patina over time. If you have a particular variety you are keen on, please let us know in notes at checkout.

PLANT SYMBOLISM_ Crassula ovata (Jade Plant) is considered a good luck charm in China. Traditionally placed at the entrance of a home or business to encourage growth and renewal and future prosperity for the owners. In Feng Shui, place this plant east for health, harmony and scholarly pursuits, south east for wealth and luck, and west for creativity.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The perfect gift for new ventures, as a wedding gift, new beginnings, starting out and for long lived relationships and friendships. The adage goes, ‘A jade at the door, poor no more.’

CURIO
CEREUS

Blue Cactus + Cement Planter

$45.00

ONE AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Azureocereus hertlingianus

AKA_also known as Azure Torch, Blue Cactus

FEATURES_ A spectacular turquoise blue coloured columnar cactus that can grow to 2m tall in the ground, albeit a slow grower.  Plants will remain much smaller contained in a pot. Golden brown spines are the perfect colour contrast to the turquoise blue. Can branch at the base and maintains its bluish colour with age. Very impressive specimen in the garden or confined to a container.

PLANT PERSONALITY_  Minimalist and imposing, bold and individualistic.

Old Man of the Andes + Cement Planter

$45.00

ONE AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Oreocereus neocelsianus

AKA_also known as ‘Old Man of the Andes’

FEATURES_ A hardy cactus with an upright habit, long spines and hair the covers this cactus with longer wisps at the top. Dark green with golden brown spines and white hair. Slow growing and will flower when very mature.

PLANT PERSONALITY_  The name says it all ‘Old man’. Plant gift for dad and his greying locks whether it be for his birthday or Father’s Day. Or any friend who is old before his/her time. Milestone birthdays.

CEROPEGIA

Chain of Hearts + Ceramic Planter

$49.00

5 AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Ceropegia woodii

AKA_ Chain of Hearts

FEATURES_ Heart shaped leaves appear along the entire length of its tendrils.  Cute, vase like flowers can bloom from every leaf in summer.  It doesn’t get more feminine than that.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Big hearted, fragile and full of love. For the romantics, think a character out of any Jane Austen novel.

Chain of Hearts + Tapered Cement Planter

$59.00

5 AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Ceropegia woodii

AKA_ Chain of Hearts

FEATURES_ Heart shaped leaves appear along the entire length of its tendrils.  Cute, vase like flowers can bloom from every leaf in summer.  It doesn’t get more feminine than that.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Big hearted, fragile and full of love. For the romantics, think a character out of any Jane Austen novel.

EUPHORBIA
HAWORTHIA
GASTERALOE

Gasteraloe ‘Lizard Tail’ + Ceramic Planter

$39.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Gasteraloe beguiini

AKA_ Lizard Tail Aloe, Pearl Aloe

FEATURES_ A hybrid (gasteria x aloe) succulent with triangular, conical, waxy, dark green leaves with white slightly warty speckles. Leaves tinge purple-red with greater exposure to sunlight.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Great beginner house plant. Happy indoors and outdoors in dappled shade (dark green) to partial sun (red purple hues).  Easy to look after, produces offsets that can be divided up into new plants.

Mother in Law’s Tongue ‘Superba’

$39.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Superba’

AKA_ Mother in Law’s Tongue, MIL, Snake Plant

FEATURES_ An extremely low maintenance succulent perfect for indoors and popular for its architectural, variegated foliage. The superba is slightly more compact, the leaves are a bit fatter and shorter than the more common Sansevieria trifasciata.  Still an upright variety with bladed foliage in shades of green, with mottled or streaked colouring and variegated yellow margins.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The Snake plant / Mother in Law’s Tongue doesn’t exactly conjure up the warm, fuzzy feelings of gift giving to friends and loved ones. However, it has a worthy place in the home and garden due to its architectural features and indestructibility (if that’s a word). One can only really love it too much (doesn’t like wet feet).  A great housewarming gift, cheeky gift from a MIL to a future daughter in law, tongue in cheek, of course, and you probably can’t go past Mother’s Day for the obvious gift.

Mother in Law’s Tongue ‘Superba’

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Superba’

AKA_ Mother in Law’s Tongue, MIL, Snake Plant

FEATURES_ An extremely low maintenance succulent perfect for indoors and popular for its architectural, variegated foliage. The superba is slightly more compact, the leaves are a bit fatter and shorter than the more common Sansevieria trifasciata.  Still an upright variety with bladed foliage in shades of green, with mottled or streaked colouring and variegated yellow margins.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The Snake plant / Mother in Law’s Tongue doesn’t exactly conjure up the warm, fuzzy feelings of gift giving to friends and loved ones. However, it has a worthy place in the home and garden due to its architectural features and indestructibility (if that’s a word). One can only really love it too much (doesn’t like wet feet).  A great housewarming gift, cheeky gift from a MIL to a future daughter in law, tongue in cheek, of course, and you probably can’t go past Mother’s Day for the obvious gift.

MAMMILLARIA

Ladyfinger Cactus + Tapered Black Planter

$55.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Mammillaria elongata

AKA_ Ladyfinger Cactus, Lady Fingers, Golden Stars, Gold Lace Cactus.

FEATURES_ Gold, interlacing, star shaped ribs (spines) glow in the afternoon and morning sunlight.  This is a stunning feature of this plant so do yourself a favour and place in a position where you can watch the sun rise and go down over this plant. A beautiful, clumping cactus with long cylindrical ‘ladyfinger’ like stems. Perfectly paired with a black, contrasting, tapered planter which enhances the rich colours of the spines.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The perfect gift for beginner cacti collectors and, for humour, give it to your favourite redheads, rangas and gingers or anyone who loves to steal the limelight with their effervescent personality.

Ladyfinger Cactus + Terracotta Planter

$35.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Mammillaria elongata

AKA_ Ladyfinger Cactus, Lady Fingers, Golden Stars, Gold Lace Cactus.

FEATURES_ Gold, interlacing, star shaped ribs (spines) glow in the afternoon sunlight like a ginger beard.  A beautiful, clumping cactus with long cylindrical ‘ladyfinger’ like stems. Perfectly paired with a terracotta planter which enhances the rich colours of the spines.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The perfect gift for beginner cacti collectors, redheads, rangas and gingers.

Mammillaria elegans + Cement Planter

$39.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Mammillaria elegans, native to Mexico and United States

AKA_ Pin Cushion Cactus, Nipple Cactus

FEATURES_ Mammillaria elegans is a globular cactus with dense white spines and white wool. Rings of crimson flowers in late winter provide beautiful contrast to a white, woolly body. Compact, clustering habit. Protect from frost to prevent scarring.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Neat, uniform and minimalist.  Strives for perfection and order. Perfect desktop plant for a sunny office or outdoor porch that receives lots of morning sun to early afternoon sun.

Mammillaria Sp. + Tapered Cement Planter

$55.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Mammillaria sp.

AKA_ Bristle Brush Cactus

FEATURES_ Perfect white starlike spines with a golden edge glow on a deep green stem

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The minimalist. Loves uniformity, symmetry and maybe slightly OCD

Old Lady Cactus + Cement Planter

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Mammillaria hahniana

AKA_ Old Lady Cactus

FEATURES_ Slow growing, compact solitary habit with a ring of fuschia pink flowers in Winter.  Will grow 12cm across by 20cm tall over 10 – 20 years.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The perfect humorous Mother’s Day gift

Powder Puff Cactus + Cement Planter

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Mammillaria bocasana v roseaflora (native to Mexico)

AKA_ Powder Puff Cactus, Pin Cushion Cactus

FEATURES_ Powder Puff Cactus is a small, globose (spherical habit) cactus.  A nice fluffy contrast to other Cacti in your collection or an easy care one to kick off a collection. Great texture, coppery hook spines have a fluffy coating of white, cottony hair that has unique aesthetic merit. Soft pink flowers.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Soft, fluffy and feminine.  Powder puff facade but mess with her and you’re likely to come off second best in the nicest possible way.  Easy care and very pretty in flower.

MIXED SUCCULENTS
OTHONNA

Ruby Necklace + Ceramic Planter

$49.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Othonna capensis

AKA_ Ruby Necklace, Little Pickles

FEATURES_

Othonna capensis has very succulent green leaves that move to purple the more light it receives.   The bean like foliage grows in a spiral pattern around long, slim pink, purple to red stems. The perfect specimen for a hanging planter. Produces very small, dainty, yellow daisy-like flowers on slim stems. Fragrant flowers are attractive to a wide variety of pollinators including butterflies, bees and other insects. Blooms from late spring to early in the autumn.

PLANT PERSONALITY_  Given its name, Ruby would be the perfect name fit.  Fast growing and tough, feminine, spirited with bold colouring in bright light.  ‘Ah now said I love a girl and-a Ruby is her name …’  It’s other name is Little Pickles – a gift for a friend, family member or colleague who may have gone through a bit of trial recently and is on the mend or getting sorted.

RHIPSALIS

Chain Cactus + Tapered Black Planter

$59.00

ONE AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis paradoxa (native to Brazil)

AKA_ Chain Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis paradoxa’s twisted, long, bright green stems are a feature of this plant. Dangling from a planter high on a shelf or draping stems over a tall metal stand makes for a dramatic feature plant in the home.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Paradoxal: The only constant is change / Failure leads to success / Solitude makes you more sociable

Spaghetti (Jungle) Cactus + Tapered Planter

$59.00

ONE AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. mauritiana (native to Central and South American, Caribbean and Florida)

AKA_ Spaghetti Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis baccifera’s long, spaghetti like, pendant stems are a feature of this plant. Dangling from a planter high on a shelf or draping stems over a tall metal stand makes for a dramatic feature plant in the home.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Let your hair down with this Cousin It plant.  A great hanging plant, perfect for beginners due to its low requirement for maintenance.  Wonderful plant to create an urban jungle vibe at home.

SANSEVIERIA

Mother in Law’s Tongue ‘Superba’

$39.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Superba’

AKA_ Mother in Law’s Tongue, MIL, Snake Plant

FEATURES_ An extremely low maintenance succulent perfect for indoors and popular for its architectural, variegated foliage. The superba is slightly more compact, the leaves are a bit fatter and shorter than the more common Sansevieria trifasciata.  Still an upright variety with bladed foliage in shades of green, with mottled or streaked colouring and variegated yellow margins.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The Snake plant / Mother in Law’s Tongue doesn’t exactly conjure up the warm, fuzzy feelings of gift giving to friends and loved ones. However, it has a worthy place in the home and garden due to its architectural features and indestructibility (if that’s a word). One can only really love it too much (doesn’t like wet feet).  A great housewarming gift, cheeky gift from a MIL to a future daughter in law, tongue in cheek, of course, and you probably can’t go past Mother’s Day for the obvious gift.

Mother in Law’s Tongue ‘Superba’

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Superba’

AKA_ Mother in Law’s Tongue, MIL, Snake Plant

FEATURES_ An extremely low maintenance succulent perfect for indoors and popular for its architectural, variegated foliage. The superba is slightly more compact, the leaves are a bit fatter and shorter than the more common Sansevieria trifasciata.  Still an upright variety with bladed foliage in shades of green, with mottled or streaked colouring and variegated yellow margins.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The Snake plant / Mother in Law’s Tongue doesn’t exactly conjure up the warm, fuzzy feelings of gift giving to friends and loved ones. However, it has a worthy place in the home and garden due to its architectural features and indestructibility (if that’s a word). One can only really love it too much (doesn’t like wet feet).  A great housewarming gift, cheeky gift from a MIL to a future daughter in law, tongue in cheek, of course, and you probably can’t go past Mother’s Day for the obvious gift.

Snake Plant (Sansevieria) ‘Golden Hahnii’

$39.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Golden Hahnii’

AKA_ Mother in Law’s Tongue, MIL, Snake Plant

FEATURES_ Short, compact, variegated form of Snake Plant. The perfect office desktop gift or plant for the coffee table, tablescapes and small spaces.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Black Thumbs: Wannabe gardeners who kill everything. Great for beginners and inexperienced indoor gardeners.

SENECIO
SEDUM