Most Popular 2020

The most popular indoor and outdoor succulent and cacti plant gifts based on the highest number of product sales since the beginning of the year.  Some plants may not be listed if they are out of stock. This list will be updated monthly to reflect sales and when out of stock listings become available again. Hope it helps with choosing the perfect plant gift for loved ones, friends and colleagues.

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.

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 laurentii ‘Snake Plant’ + Floor Planter 18cm

$79.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ (native to South East Asia)

AKA_ Mother in Law’s Tongue, Snake Plant

FEATURES_ Sansevieria is a striking, indoor plant known for its sculptural leaves. Tall deep green, sword like leaves are edged in gold with some variegation. This plant can grow to a height of 1.2m, not so big in a container.   It can tolerate lower light conditions and infrequent waterings, and requires no pruning due to its slow growth habit. Also grows well outdoors in a shady dry area with no direct sun. 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.

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.

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.

Othonna capensis ‘Ruby Necklace’ + Cement Planter 14cm

$55.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Othonna capensis

AKA_ Ruby Necklace, Little Pickles

FEATURES_

Othonna capensis has very succulent green leaves that move to purple the more sunlight 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.

PERFECT PAIRING_  Pair with a medium Macrame Planter and hang in a protect spot outdoors with plenty of morning sunlight.

Curio rowleyanus ‘String of Pearls’ + Ceramic Planter 12cm

$49.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Curio rowleyanus (native to South Africa)

AKA_ String of Pearls, String of Beads, String of Peas

FEATURES_ A very attractive, trailing plant with plump spheres at intervals along the stem. Perfect plant to hook and hang, place on a shelf or suspend outdoors in a macrame pot hanger. A small macrame plant hanger is perfect for this plant.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ Part of the Daisy family so as pretty as can be when it produces little brush like, white flowers in summer. If you can’t afford a pearl necklace for your 30th Wedding Anniversary this is a beautiful living alternative. Perfect specimen for indoors and outdoors. Delicate and feminine, sitting on a shelf or swinging in a gentle breeze outdoors.

*Note: The plant shown is an indication of what you will receive. It will be a similar plant to the one shown here however the length of trailing stems will vary.

DETAILS_
Potted in an 12cm h x 12cm w glazed ceramic pot using a quality potting cacti + succulent-perlite-sand mix.

Kalanchoe ‘Regal Bells’ + Cement Planter 14cm

$55.00
OUTDOOR PLANT

BOTANICAL NAME_ Kalanchoe Regal Bells (native to South Africa)

AKA_ Regal Bells

PAIR WITH_ Pairs perfectly with a medium (up to 14cm) Macrame Plant Hanger

FEATURES_ Compact succulent perfect for a hanging basket in a partial shade position outdoors. Attractive long lasting bell flowers in Spring. Can also be used as a ground cover outdoors. Cut to shape and propagate new plants from offcuts, just dry for a few days until a scab forms on the base of the stem, then plant into well draining soil. Hardy, drought tolerant and low maintenance succulent.

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.

Kalanchoe luciae ‘Paddle Plant’ + Ceramic Planter 10cm

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Kalanchoe luciae (native to South Africa)

AKA_ Paddle Plant, Flapjack, Red Pancakes, Desert Cabbage

FEATURES_ Beautiful, smooth flat, pancake shaped leaves that blush a beautiful red with exposure to sunlight. Happiest as an outdoor plant with lots of sun so would need to be kept in a very bright warm spot indoors to maintain their nice shape and colour.

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.

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.

Zanzibar Gem ‘ZZ Plant’ + Ceramic Planter

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Zamioculcas zamiifolia (native to Africa)

AKA_ Zanzibar Gem, ZZ Plant, Emerald Palm, Fortune Tree, Eternity Plant. It’s mandarin name is jin qian shu (金钱树) which literally means gold money tree.

FEATURES_ Possibly the hardiest indoor plant in the world! The Zanzibar Gem or ZZ Plant thrives on neglect and does extremely well in low light conditions. Deep green, waxy leaves that are more compact with more exposure to light. Also, well suited to low light areas in the home or office although leaves may elongate a little. Outdoors only in warm climates. The ZZ plant removes toxins from the air, in particular, Toluene and Xylene.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ If it were a person, it would be a pretty chilled hippie, laid back with a no care attitude and impossible to annoy. A totally green housemate.

PLANT SYMBOLISM_ Stoic and contained, long lived and a stable presence in one’s life.

Aloe Vera ‘The Healing Plant’ + Ceramic Planter 10cm

$45.00

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.

Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Superba’ + Ceramic Planter 14cm

$59.00

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.

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.

Sedum rubrotinctum ‘Jelly Bean Plant’ + Ceramic Planter

$45.00
OUTDOOR PLANT

This leggy, jelly bean sedum is easy to grow and it will even grown more beans from beans that get snapped off the stems and fall to the soil.  With a bit of age the stems elongate and hang over the edge to create a rather architectural plant.   The colour stressing occurs in winter and summer when the plant moves from green to oranges and red with the deepening of the seasons.  All adds up to a wonderful sculptural plant for the outdoor table centre piece in a position that gets plenty of morning to early afternoon sun. You will receive a plant similar to one shown here. Colour may vary depending on time of year purchased.

Haworthia ‘Zebra Plant’ + Ceramic Planter 10cm

$45.00

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.

 

Crassula ovata ‘Lucky Jade Plant’ + Cement Planter 10cm

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Crassula ovata

AKA_Money Plant, Lucky Plant, Jade Plant, Friendship Tree, Prosperity Plant

FEATURES_ There are several varieties of Crassula ovata including ‘Hummel’s Sunset’, ‘Crosby Compact’ and ‘Obliqua’.  They have similar branching stems and are generally distinguishable by the shape, colour and size of their leaves.  Hummel’s Sunset is the tricolour variety, Crosby’s Compact has smaller leaves that colour up in sun and Obliqua has green leaves.   We select from these varieties in the main whichever is available at the time of ordering.  All can be trained into a succulent bonsai and a feature is the stem which develops a shiny or aged patina over time. If you have a particular variety you are keen on, please let us know in notes at checkout and we will provide if available or otherwise let you know.

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_ This is a very popular corporate gift for colleagues, happy new house gift or luck with new business ventures. The adage goes, ‘A jade at the door, poor no more.’