Partial to Full Sun

Most succulents are from dry, arid regions and therefore require sunlight to thrive. The succulents shown here do best outdoors in a morning, direct sun position.  Typically these succulents require 4 hours of sunlight in the morning with afternoon protection from direct sun on very hot days. Succulents with lighter foliage (grey, light green, yellow, purple and red leaves) need the sun to photosynthesize and maintain a nice shape, colour and form. The best foliage colours, often a stunning feature, are achieved with lots of sun and many succulents will not flower unless they receive adequate light. These succulents fair better indoors in a bright light position. If they are not receiving enough sun light then colours may dull, leaves may flatten, elongate and stretch looking for light (this is known as etiolation) and the plant may fail to thrive. These plants will be happy indoors over winter as most succulent do not like the cold. 

Crassula ‘Surprise Party’ + Cement Planter 16cm

$59.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Crassula ‘Surprise Party’

AKA_ Surprise Party

FEATURES_ Crassula ‘Surprise Party’ is a compact grey foliage succulent with soft leaves covered in tiny hairs giving it a silvery shimmer in sunlight. Clusters of small pink flowers appear in Spring.

Crassula ovata ‘Red Coral’ + Wave Cement Planter 13cm

$55.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Crassula ovata ‘Red Coral’

AKA_Money Plant, Lucky Plant, Jade Plant, Friendship Tree, Prosperity Plant, Red Coral Jade.

FEATURES_  Crassula ovata ‘Red Coral’ is a stunning cultivar which forms a tight compact plant with intense yellow and red leaves if grown in full sun. They can be shaped into a bonsai plant by peeling back leaves at the stem or cut to shape.

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_ Happy new house gift or luck with new business ventures. The adage goes, ‘A jade at the door, poor no more.’

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.

Portulacaria afra ‘Variegated Jade’ + Cement Planter 10cm

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Portulacaria afra ‘variegata’

AKA_Jade Plant, Elephant Bush

FEATURES_ Jade plants are hugely popular as garden plants, in pots and also as Bonsai. This variegated form tends to creep rather than grow upright and does not grow a thick trunk. Slow growing.  Great one for shaping as a bonsai. Beautiful cream and green leaves with purple-red stems.

PLANT SYMBOLISM_  Jade Plants are 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.’

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.

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.

Aloe ‘White Thorns’ + Ceramic Planter 12cm

$49.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Aloe aculeata

AKA_ Aloe ‘White Thorns’

FEATURES_ This stunning, architectural aloe produces one head without any real stem, growing to about 30 to 40 cm across over time. A single flower spike in late winter of up to 60cm tall can carry hundreds of yellow or red flowers in tight formation. The little white thorns add to the textural appeal along with its claw like form. The green can become a little mottled with reds and purples which creates a plant full of character and difference. Note that Aloes do come with some markings, ie: not always super perfect, but this adds to the character.

PLANT TRAITS_ Big on character, texture and colour, a statement sculptural plant.

PLANT PAIRING_ Paired with a soft pink ceramic planter to highlight the mottled colours and textures of the aloe leaves

Kalanchoe ‘Flaming Kate’ + Cement Planter 14cm

$49.00
OUTDOOR PLANT

BOTANICAL NAME_ Kalanchoe blossfeldiana (native to South Africa)

AKA_ Flaming Kate Kalanchoe

FEATURES_ This form is one of the original species, with tight compact foliage that turns bright red in full sun and exposed conditions. Clusters of small pink flowers appear in late Winter to Spring. Partial shade to full sun position, indoors in a very bright, sun lit position otherwise may lose shape and colour in stretching for the light.

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.

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.’