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 partial to full sun position.  Typically these succulents require 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day from morning until early afternoon with late 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. Efforts can be made to keep these plants in very sunny positions indoors but colours may dull, leaves may flatten, elongate and stretch looking for light (this is known as etiolation) and the plant may fail to thrive. They can be brought indoors for short periods particularly when dormant or to protect from the cold in winter. 

Portulacaria afra ‘Golden Jade’ + Cement Planter 12cm

$49.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Portulacaria afra

AKA_ Golden Jade Plant, Jade Plant Golden

FEATURES_ Jade plants are hugely popular as garden plants, in pots and also as Bonsai. This is the golden form of Portulacaria afra, it is slower growing than the usual green form and tends to be more compact in habit. In winter the golden colour intensifies to bright yellow against purple-red stems and is very attractive. It is a great one for shaping as a bonsai by peeling back the leaves at the stem to shape.

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.’

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.

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.’

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.

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.

Crassula ‘Anomala’ + Ceramic Planter 10cm

$45.00

POT COLOUR_ Black or Moss Green

BOTANICAL NAME_ Crassula atropurpurea v. anomala

FEATURES_ Anomala is a miniature succulent with tight compact red leaves to 1cm across forming small clumps, masses of white flowers appear in early Spring in short upright spikes. Hardy in most climates. Full sun or part shade.  Flowering will only occur in sunny positions.

PLANT TRAITS_ Lovely outdoor tabletop succulent.  Leaves turn red with sun and little white flowers appear on the end of upright stems is a feature.  Hardy and easy to care for.

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 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.

Agave titanota ‘Chalk Agave’ + Ceramic Planter 12cm

$49.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Agave titanota (Native to Mexico)

AKA_ Chalk Agave

FEATURES_ Stunning, slow growing, mid sized agave.  Thick, pale, ghostly white-coloured leaves arranged in a solitary rosette. Can be placed indoors in a bright lit, sunny position with protect from direct afternoon sun in summer but does best outdoors.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The name Agave means Admirable.

*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.’