Christmas Gift List

With Christmas just around the corner, we’ve compiled a Christmas gift list of succulents and cacti with the look and feel of Christmas. Succulent and Cacti gifts for loved ones, friends and colleagues or for personal buyers wanting to style their homes or retail stores with plants this Christmas.  Lots of greenery, lush hanging jungle cacti or low profile succs and cacti for tablescapes, shelves and coffee tables.  We also have some larger cacti and succulents for those looking for something special for themselves or as a unique living gift this Christmas.  Let’s get into the spirit of Christmas in a living, loving, connected way. This year we all deserve this, particularly the kids.  If one good thing has come out of lockdown it might be that we value the little things a whole lot more.  Ho! Ho! Ho!

Junglescapes

Mistletoe Cactus are part of the Rhipsalis family. Rhipsalis are tropical, rainforest cacti that love a protected, warm position with filtered light perfect for an outdoor room with filtered light. Mistletoe Rhipsalis in particular have multi branching stems, many are green, some are green with red tip new growth and others have fine white hairs reminiscent of snow kissed mistletoe (Rhipsalis pilocarpa + horrida). Gift or style with a jungalow vibe.  Throw a few shrimps on the barbie, grab a beer and keep super cool under the greenery. 

Rhipsalis cassutha + Teal Planter 15cm

$59.00

ONE AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis cassutha

AKA_ Mistletoe Cactus, Coral Breeze

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis cassutha is an epiphytic, tropical cactus with slender, cylindrical stems up to 60cm long which are slightly erect and trailing.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ A great hanging plant, perfect for beginners due to its low requirement for maintenance.  Wonderful plant to create an urban jungle vibe at home.

PAIR WITH_ Pairs perfectly with our macrame plant hangers made from sustainable cord by local makers in the Yarra Valley in medium or large.

Rhipsalis ‘Red Coral’ + Cement Planter

$59.00

ONE AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis sp. (native to Central and South American, Caribbean and Florida)

AKA_ Red Coral Cactus, Mouse tail Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis’ 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 cassutha + Cement Planter 16cm

$69.00

ONE AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis cassutha

AKA_ Mistletoe Cactus, Coral Breeze

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis cassutha is an epiphytic, tropical cactus with slender, cylindrical stems up to 60cm long which are slightly erect and trailing.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ A great hanging plant, perfect for beginners due to its low requirement for maintenance.  Wonderful plant to create an urban jungle vibe at home.

Rhipsalis horrida ‘Mouse Tail Cactus’ + Tapered Cement Planter 14cm

$59.00

ONE AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis baccifera s. horrida (native to Madagascar)

AKA_ Mouse Tail Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis horrida is a sub tropical trailing plant with hairy stems that start upright then spill over making it the perfect hanging plant to dangle over a shelf or plant into a hanging planter. It is an epiphytic cactus, meaning it likes to grow onto a plant or tree but not in a harmful or parasitic way.  It is native to Madagascar.  Pairs perfectly with one of our locally made, sustainably produced medium macrame hanger.

 

Rhipsalis baccifera ssp. ‘Mauritiana’ + 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.

Rhipsalis campos portoana + Tapered Cement Planter 16cm

$69.00

ONE AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis campos-portoana (native to Brazil)

AKA_ Jungle Cactus, Mistletoe Cactus

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis campos-portoana is a jungle cactus with elongated, many branched stems that hang in large clusters.  Slender, long branches up to 1 metre long which cascade softly.  White flowers and globose, orange fruits.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Rapunzel, let your hair down. Give this beauty the limelight.

Rhipsalis pilocarpa ‘Mistletoe Cactus’ + Tapered Planter 14cm

$59.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Rhipsalis pilocarpa (native to Brazil)

AKA_ Mistletoe cactus, Hairy stemmed Rhipsalis

FEATURES_ Rhipsalis pilocarpa looks like a winter wonderland coming into the cold months. Its long draping, cylindrical leaves are covered in white hairs that give a snowy appearance. The stems are green but stress into deep red and purple hues giving the plant the look of Christmas. It also features fragrant, bell shaped, showy white star shaped flowers with pink eyes.

Rhipsalis cereuscula ‘Coral Cactus’ + Cement Planter 12cm

$55.00

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.

Tablescapes (low profile)

A selection of low profile succulents and cacti for your Christmas tablescape so that you can see each other across the table. Greys, greens, red tips, speckled white and gold foliage and stems are perfect for working in with the colours of Christmas. 

Crassula ovata ‘Jade Gollum’ + Cement Planter 10cm

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Crassula ovata ‘Gollum’,

AKA_Finger Jade, ET’s Fingers, Jade Tree, Money Tree, Ogre’s Ears, Shrek’s Ears

FEATURES_ Crassula Ovata ‘Gollum Jade’ has elongated, tubular leaves with a puckered end that appears like suction cups. The tips have a reddish tinge and the long leaves are green. The flowers are star shaped and white or pink in color.  Crassula Ovata ‘Gollum’ is a cultivar of the Crassula ovata ‘Jade’ plant. Gollum is an infamous character in Tolkien’s popular books. The character, Gollum, is a disfigured hobbit brought on by a series of unfortunate twist of events. This plant, Crassula Ovata ‘Gollum’ also appears as a disfigured or misshapen relative of the Crassula ovata ‘Jade’ plant, hence the amusing name.

PLANT PERSONALITY_  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.

Crassula arborescens ‘Silver Dollar Plant’ + Cement Planter 12cm

$49.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Crassula arborescens

AKA_ Giant Silver Dollar Plant, Silver Dollar Plant, Jade Plant

FEATURES_ This Crassula is another Jade Plant variety.  Plants are slows growing and form thick trunks over time.  A silver jade plant which colours up on the edges in the sun.  Suitable for shaping into a bonsai succulent tree

PLANT SYMBOLISM_ Jade Plants are considered a good luck charm in China.

Gasteria sp. + Ceramic Planter 12cm

$49.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Gasteria sp.

FEATURES_ Beautiful mottled greens with white and light green markings. Gasterias are slow growing compact succulents perfect for more shaded locations and do exceptionally well indoors in well lit positions.  All varieties produce numerous offsets or form small clusters.

PLANT POSITION_ Perfect desktop or shelf plant for a bright spot indoors or sheltered partially shaded position outdoors.  Will lose shape and colour indoors if it doesn’t get adequate light.

Astrophytum myriostigma ‘Bishop’s Cap’ + Cement Planter 10cm

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Astrophytum myriostigma

AKA_also known as the Bishop’s Cap

FEATURES_  A solitary, spineless cactus forming a star shaped, ribbed structure with feature white flocking on the skin which is a protection from the sun.  Blooms glossy yellow flowers in the summer months which are fragrant.

PLANT TRAITS_ Adaptable and strong. Claw back lost ground. Look ahead to a bright future. This cactus can withstand hostile environments and overcome adversity. It sends a message to stay strong and true to yourself.  Bishop’s cap because of its shape carries religious symbolism too.

 

Kalanchoe luciae ‘Lady Finger’ + Wave Planter 13cm

$55.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Kalanchoe luciae (native to South Africa)

AKA_ Lady Finger

FEATURES_ Unusual cultivar of the ever popular ‘Flap Jacks’ with tight recurved leaves rather than the normal ‘paddles’. Plants will form large dense clusters of multiple plants 20cm to 30cm across.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Kalanchoe from the Chinese words ‘Kalan Chau’ meaning ‘that which falls and grows’. An enduring plant that symbolises both persistence and love.

*Note: The plant shown is an indication of what you will receive.  Seasonal colours may vary.

Gasteria ‘Green Ice’ + Cement Planter 12cm

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Gasteria

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.

Mixed Succulents + Ceramic Planter

$59.00

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. You will receive an arrangement similar to images shown.

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

Aylostera albiflora ‘Crown Cactus’ + Cement Planter 10cm

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Aylostera albiflora (Rebutia albiflora). Native to South America.

AKA_ Crown Cactus

FEATURES_ Delightful clumping miniature species of cactus. Masses of 2cm white flowers appear in Spring for many weeks.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The perfect gift for beginner cacti collectors.  Something that grows and multiplies over time.

Echinopsis scoullar + Wave Planter 13cm

$59.00

ONE AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Echinopsis scoullar

FEATURES_  Compact clustering habit selected more for sculptural form.  Individual cactus grow to 8cm across and form numerous offsets.  Offsets are easily removed and repotted in warmer months to grow another plant. Large flowers will appear given enough sunlight.

GREEK MEANING_  From the greek word Echinos to mean Spiny and Opsis meaning appearance, together Echinopsis means of spiny appearance.

Pilea peperomioides ‘Chinese Money Plant’ + Ceramic Planter 12cm

$49.00

2 AVAILABLE

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.

Get Cactus this Christmas

Some structural succulents and cacti.  Unique living and sustainable Christmas gifts, no regifting going on here with these beauties.  For the personal buyer home or retail interior stylist, some bigger plants for your floor space or larger side tables and shelf styling. Gifts that keep on giving for years and years.    

Stenocereus pruinosa ‘Grey Organ Pipe Cactus’ + Cement Planter 16cm

$89.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Stenocereus pruinosa

AKA_ Grey Organ Pipe Cactus, Grey Ghost

FEATURES_ Grey Organ Pipe Cactus (Stenocereus pruinosa) is a slow growing, upright cylindrical cactus with occasional branching.  Powdery blue-green columnar cactus from Mexico. Hardy, low maintenance and drought tolerant.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Sharp and stunning. Not afraid to say what they think but from a place of great depth and beauty.

Pilosocereus glaucochrous ‘Blue Torch Cactus’ + Tapered Planter 16cm

$89.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Pilosocereus glaucochrous (native to Brazil)

AKA_ Blue Torch Cactus

FEATURES_ The Pilosocereus glaucochrous is a rare species whose natural habitat is subtropical or tropical dry forests. It has a columnar growth pattern with branching occuring at the base.  The real feature is the stunning bluey green stem colour and white hairy areolas. It produces large bold pink red flowers in midsummer and maintains a gorgeous, upright, sculptural form.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ A true plant sculpture in texture, colour and form.

Euphorbia Ferox ‘Pin Cushion Euphorbia’ + Cement Planter 16cm

$89.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Euphorbia ferox (Native to South Africa)

AKA_ Pin Cushion Euphorbia

FEATURES_ Multiplebranched at base with heavilythorned cushions. This Euphorbia is a spiky beast and should be handled with care.  

This fierce Euphorbia has extra thick, sharp, purple thorns and should be handled with care. It grows wild in South Africa and is extremely drought tolerant. Keep this spiky wonder in bright sunlight and it will produce clusters of offsets around its base.

PLANT TRAITS_ Prickly wonder for hardened individuals. Tough nuts.

PS: Euphorbia also contain a white, latex, milky sap that can cause skin irritation or allergic reaction so make sure you use gloves and eye protection when handling or repotting.

Echinopsis scoullar + Wave Planter 13cm

$59.00

ONE AVAILABLE

BOTANICAL NAME_ Echinopsis scoullar

FEATURES_  Compact clustering habit selected more for sculptural form.  Individual cactus grow to 8cm across and form numerous offsets.  Offsets are easily removed and repotted in warmer months to grow another plant. Large flowers will appear given enough sunlight.

GREEK MEANING_  From the greek word Echinos to mean Spiny and Opsis meaning appearance, together Echinopsis means of spiny appearance.

Sansevieria cylindrica ‘Twister’ + Wave Planter 13cm

$59.00

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 personality that bowls you over with their confidence.  Effervescent, colourful characters.

Peperomia polybotrya ‘Raindrop’ + Cement Planter 14cm

$59.00

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.

Sansevieria zeylanica ‘Bow String Hemp’ + Floor Planter 18cm

$79.00

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.