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.


Jade Plant + Cement Planter


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.’


Old Man of the Mountain + Cement Planter



BOTANICAL NAME_ Oreocereus trollii

AKA_also known as ‘Old Man of the Mountain’

FEATURES_ A very attractive member of the “Old Man of The Andes” group. Very slow growing, eventually reaching a height of 1 metre in 30 years!

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.


Haworthia cooperi + Ceramic Planter


BOTANICAL NAME_ Haworthia cooperi (native to South Africa)

AKA_ Pussy Foot, Window Haworthia, Cooper’s Haworthia

FEATURES_ Haworthia cooperi is a small, slow growing, clumping succulent. Their beauty lies in their transparency, hence the common name ‘Window Haworthia’

PLANT SYMBOLISM_ A window to the soul.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ For deep thinkers whose beauty lies in their complexity.  Tight knit and thrives on connection with other deep thinkers.  They let the light in so that others can shine, multiplying their reach to ones they care for.

Zebra Plant + Ceramic Planter


BOTANICAL NAME_ Haworthia, Haworthiopsis var.  Native to South Africa, Subtropical Climate.

AKA_ Zebra Plant, Zebra Cactus

FEATURES_ Haworthia Zebra plants get their name from the raised horizontal stripes on their leaves. Zebra plants are very attractive, rosette, clump forming succulents that live happily indoors and outdoors. Green to deep green, skyward, tapering leaves with horizontal white and green markings.  An easy to care for sculptural plant with its low growing, clumping form is perfect for indoor shelf or table styling.

PLANT SYMBOLISM_ Nothing is black and white, or in this case, green and white. There’s always more than one way of looking at things.  Strives for balance, acceptance and conflict resolution.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ For someone who loves company, is wildly spirited and very much an individual.  Has a good, balanced view of the world and people. Loves a challenge and is true to themselves.



Aloe Vera + Ceramic Planter



BOTANICAL NAME_ Aloe barbadensis

AKA_ Aloe Vera, Immortality Plant, Miracle Plant, Covid 19 Plant

FEATURES_ Aloe vera is an evergreen succulent that forms a tight cluster of leaves fanning up from the base. The leaves are green to grey-green, and can feature small white spots and short stripes on the upper and lower surfaces. Each leaf is thick and fleshy and has a run of short  thorns (not sharp) along each side. Aloe vera is also often grown for the medicinal properties of its leaves. The gel contained in the aloe vera leaves has soothing properties and is used to treat sunburn, and other skin conditions, as well as constipation and asthma.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Goddess in sanskrit. Holistic, naturopathic and detoxifying.  The ‘plant of immortality’ according to Egyptians, it has been used it to treat infections and diseases for centuries. Cleopatra credited Aloe Vera as the source of her beauty.  The perfect get well soon gift for someone overcoming illness and poor health.

Gasteraloe ‘Lizard Tail’ + Ceramic Planter


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.

Gasteraloe + Cement Planter



AKA_ Speckled Aloe

FEATURES_ A slow growing, hybrid (gasteria x aloe) succulent with triangular, conical, dark green leaves and white speckles. Leaves tinge purple-red with greater exposure to sunlight.  A lovely statement plant that throws off an orange flower in winter. Truly sculptural to work in with jungle and desert cacti.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Great beginner house plant in bright spot otherwise it may start to lose its nice shape and colour. Outdoors in shade (dark green) to partial sun (red purple hues).  Easy to look after, produces offsets that can be divided up into new plants.

Gasteria ‘Green Ice’ + Ceramic Planter




AKA_ Green Ice

FEATURES_ Gasteraloe ‘Green Ice‘ is a hybrid between Gasteria and Aloe variegata. It forms a compact plant with thick, smooth, variegated leaves in dark and light green. Slow-growing, it can get eventually form rosettes of up to 30cm across

PLANT POSITION_ Perfect desktop plant for a bright spot.  Will lose shape and colour indoors if it doesn’t get adequate light. Partial shade outdoors.


Ladyfinger Cactus + Tapered Black Planter


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


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 ‘Thumb Cactus’ + Cement Planter


BOTANICAL NAME_ Mammillaria matudae. (Mexico)

AKA_ Thumb Cactus

FEATURES_ Mammillaria matudae is a columnar cactus from Mexico that always uniform and neat as a pin. The green stems have conical tubercles that sprout spines. Its spines grow flat against the stem and are pure white.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Minimalist aesthete. Thumb Cactus. The thumb represents the fire, as well as universal consciousness.  Under the Thumb – getting married.  Thumbs Up – Get Well Soon, Congratulations, All the Best, Go Well.  The thumb represents the brain. In the symbolism of the hand, the thumb is the symbol of the Child.

Old Lady Cactus + Cement Planter


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.

PEOPLE PAIRING_ Birthday gift for grandma, mum or any milestone birthday for mature women to add a little a touch of humour to the occasion.

Powder Puff Cactus + Cement Planter


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 + Ceramic Planter


Our mixed succulent arrangements are the perfect plant gift. They present as a stylish, living succulent bouquet with gifting in mind. We consider the season, colours, plants with similar requirements, texture, habit and form in the creation of our mixed succulent planters. Typically a feature ‘thriller’ plant is surrounded by dense, ‘filler’ succulents and finished with soft ‘spiller’ plants trailing over the edge. Each arrangement is unique relative to the pot it is paired with. We might pair a soft feminine arrangement with the speckled, pastel coloured planters and a stronger, sculptural arrangement for the matte, black and green planters subject to plant and pot availability at any given time. Our ceramic planters are 10cm w x 9cm h and we use a quality cacti mix that is top dressed with small river pebbles. You will receive an arrangement similar to images shown.

The perfect, living plant gift or start your own succulent collection with these hardy succulents.


Ruby Necklace + Ceramic Planter


BOTANICAL NAME_ Othonna capensis

AKA_ Ruby Necklace, Little Pickles


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.


Chinese Money Plant + Ceramic Planter



BOTANICAL NAME_ Pilea peperomioides (native to to southern China)

AKA_ Chinese Money Plant, Pancake Plant, UFO Plant,

FEATURES_ A remarkable indoor plant for beautiful, delicate greenery that branches from a single stem. Large, coin shaped foliage daintily floats off its own stem. Easy to grow and care for.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Fits in. Lush, vibrant, bouncy and centred. Dainty and excitable. A great one for the novice indoor gardener, beautiful amongst terracotta and cactus or prettily adorning a girlish bedroom.

PLANT PAIRING_ We have paired this glossy leafed succulent with a coral cement planter to contrast the bright green of the leaves and pick up on the light pink colour in the stems.

Peperomia ‘Raindrop’ + Cement Planter



BOTANICAL NAME_ Peperomia polybotrya (native to Central America + South America)

AKA_ Coin Leaf Peperomia, ‘Raindrop’ Peperomia

FEATURES_ Peperomia polybotrya, also known as the Raindrop Peperomia, due to the shape of its leaves which are large and waxy and actually store water.  The glossy leaves are a feature of this plant.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ This tropical, jungle cactus is lush and lovely and has a very sunny disposition.

PLANT PAIRING_ We have paired this glossy leafed succulent with a contrasting concrete tapered planter to emphasise the large glossy leaves and their shape.


Autumn Cactus (Zygocactus) + Tapered Cement Planter


BOTANICAL NAME_ Zygocactus, Schlumbergera truncata

AKA_ Autumn Cactus

FEATURES_ Flowers from mid April to start of June.  Beautiful hanging plant.  Lovely shape and budding form of flowers.  We stock a few different colours, subject to availability – pinks, apricot – salmon, reds and whites.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Flowery, colourful personalities, think Carmen Miranda. The Autumn – Winter bloomer is great for Mother’s Day and birthdays in the cooler months due to flowering during these times.

Coral Cactus + Cement Planter


BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis cereuscula (native to Brazil)

AKA_ Coral Cactus, Rice Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus

FEATURES_ It gets its name from the rice or coral shaped joints that make up the stem. It starts off as an upright bushy plant that, as it grows, drops and hangs over the edge in clusters of rice shaped joints.  An impressive hanging plant for a bright position indoors or filtered light position outdoors.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ This plant is a bit of weirdo. It starts upright with erect shoots which become pendant like but then sends out further upright clusters, like a bunch of flowers. Called a coral cactus, but not coral, nor strictly a cactus. It’s a bit of a messed up plant. Perfect for the boho jungalow, carefree and a little bit wild.

Lepismium cruciforme + Tapered Planter



BOTANICAL NAME_ Lepismium cruciforme (native to Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina)

AKA_ Hurricane Cactus, Jungle Cactus

FEATURES_ . An impressive hanging indoor or outdoor plant. This jungle cactus looks great in containers and hanging baskets or on a tall plant stand to will accentuate the stunning, cascading foliage. Will take on a purplish hue when placed in more light. Perfect for growing on a lightly shaded deck, patio, or porch during warm weather. Tufts of white spines sparkle along fleshy leaves that produce white flowers

Red Coral Cactus + Ribbed Cylinder Planter



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

AKA_ Red Coral Cactus, Mouse tail Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis horrida’s cylindrical, reddish (in bright light), noodle like foliage, pendant stems are a feature of this plant. Stems can grow to a length of 15cm and overall to a length of 50cm. Place high on a shelf, in one of our medium sized macrame plant hangers or drape stems over a tall stand makes for a dramatic feature plant in the home. Flowers are white and appear in spring and winter. Non toxic to pets. Loves warmth and humidity (tropical).

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Messy hair, don’t care. A bit wild and woolly. Another easy care, jungle cactus to create that tropical vibe at home.

Rhipsalis elliptica



BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis elliptica

AKA_ Jungle Cactus

FEATURES_ Flattened succulent segments that are green and turn rich colours of copper to purple in sunlight. Flowers are small and appear in late winter, early spring.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Definitely a nana plant for the 70s, retro stylists.  Perfect addition to the 70s suburban homes many of us grew up in that are now being renovated.

Snow Drop Cactus + Tapered Concrete Planter


BOTANICAL NAME_ Lepismium houlletianum (native to Brazil and Argentina)

AKA_ Snowdrop Cactus

FEATURES_ Long paper thin, notched stems, if grown in the right conditions, can flower several times a year. Creamy white to yellow, funnel shaped flowers along the jagged edge of the foliage with no thorns. An impressive hanging indoor plant or filtered light outdoors, shade in the afternoon. Being a tropical plant, it prefers a warm, humid microclimate and can be brought indoors for winter or all year round.

Spaghetti (Jungle) Cactus + Tapered Planter


ONE AVAILABLE (Ripped Planter)

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.


Bowstring Hemp + Ceramic Planter



BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria Zeylanica (native to South East Asia)

AKA_ Bowstring Hemp, Mother in Law’s Tongue, Snake Plant

FEATURES_ Gorgeous dark green, long leaves are upright sturdy and sword shaped.  Creamy, horizontal stripe patterning across the leaves makes this an attractive, rather sculptural plant. Grown for its medicinal value and the fibre in the leaves can used to make textiles. The Snake plant purifies air by absorbing toxins through the leaves and producing pure oxygen. It is an an ideal bedroom plant. Whereas most other plants release carbon dioxide at night, the Sansevieria continues to produce oxygen.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Super versatile and care free with creative flair. Likes a bit of kitsch and retro styling.  Perfect jungalow nana plant.

Mother in Law’s Tongue ‘Superba’


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.

Sansevieria ‘Gold Flame’ + Cement Planter


BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Gold Flame’

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. Sansevieria Trifasciata “Gold Flame” is considered rare among snake plants.  Its leaves are thick and arch out more than a standard Sansevieria and as it matures it turns golden, particularly, in good light.


‘Wherever you go, I’ll be with you
Whatever you want, I’ll give it to you
Whenever you need someone
To lay your heart and head upon
Remember, after the fire, after all the rain
I will be the flame’

source: Cheap Trick

Sansevieria cylindrica ‘Twister’


BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria cylindrica

AKA_ Twister

FEATURES_ Long, dark green, cylindrical leaves that can be twisted and plaited for effect or left to grow naturally.  A structural plant that is easy to look after and is happy in bright light to deep shade indoors and out.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Twister. Big bold personality that bowls you over with their confidence.  Effervescent, colourful characters.

Snake Plant (Sansevieria) ‘Golden Hahnii’


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.