Plant Gifts by Occasion ‘Birthday’. Using plant symbolism, folklore or plant features befitting the occasion or sentiment, or a feature or detail that relates to the recipient.

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Mixed Succulents + Ceramic Planter

$49.00

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. 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.

Kalanchoe luciae (Paddle Plant, Flapjack) + Ceramic Planter

$39.00
OUTDOOR PLANT

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 the right amount of sunlight in summer or cold in winter. Happiest as an outdoor plant with lots of sun so would need to be kept in a very bright warm spot indoors .

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.

Jade Plant + Cement Planter

$39.00

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.’

Haworthia cooperi + Ceramic Planter

$49.00

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.

Ruby Necklace + Ceramic Planter

$49.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Othonna capensis

AKA_ Ruby Necklace, Little Pickles

FEATURES_

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.

Ladyfinger Cactus + Tapered Black Planter

$55.00

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

$35.00

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.

Little Suns (Mammillaria) Cactus + Ribbed Cement Planter

$49.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Mammillaria elongata (Native to Mexico)

AKA_ LIttle Suns Cactus

FEATURES_ Gold, interlacing, star shaped ribs (spines) on cylindrical, prostrate stems.  A clumping cactus that produces many offsets. Will get deeper colour with more sunlight.

PLANT PERSONALITY_ The perfect gift for beginner cacti collectors.  Low maintenance and drought tolerant.  The Golden Child.

Crown Cactus + Tapered Black Planter

$55.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Aylostera pulvinosa (also Rebutia pulvinosa, native to Bolivia)

AKA_ Crown Cactus

FEATURES_ A small clumping, clustering cacti with vibrant orange flowers.  Quickly produces offsets with a spreading “pulvinus” cushion habit.  Bright green in colour and covered in a mesh of white spines.

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

Jade Cascade (Portulacaria) + Cement Planter

$49.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Portulacaria afra ‘Cascade’

AKA_Jade Cascade, Elephant Bush, Trailing Elephant Bush

FEATURES_ Jade green leaves and purple-red stems. Stem becomes thick and woody with age making it perfect as a succulent specimen.  Jade Cascade is suitable in a hanging basket which makes is it a little different to other Jade plants.

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.’

Corn Cob Cactus (Euphorbia) + Tapered Black Planter

$45.00

BOTANICAL NAME_ Euphorbia mammillaris (variegata), native to

AKA_ Indian Corn Cob Cactus

FEATURES_ Attractive clumping cactus with cream to green-emerald green variegated patterning.  Stems are thick, erect and ribbed with branching laterals.  Can be flushed with pink tips in cold weather adding to the aesthetic.

PLANT TRAITS_ Clustering variegated club like stems resembling a corn cob.