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A succulent shrublet up to 12 inches (30 cm) high (40 inches / 1 m, including the flower stems), densely branched, covered with hairs. The leaves are oblong-elliptic or almost cylindrical, yellow-green, sometimes the tips being reddish, up to 2 inches (5 cm) long, with 1-3 apical teeth. More numerous small teeth may be apparent at first, but these seem to disappear as the leaf matures. The flowers are orange-red to almost yellow in color.
Echeveria 'Mazarine', form attractive rosettes of bright cornflower blue leaves. 'Mazarine' offsets freely to form attractive clusters than can be planted in the garden in temperate climates. Hummingbirds are attracted to sprays of orange flowers that provide nourishing nectar.
Sedum hernandezii, native to Puebla, Mexico, is related to Sedum furfuraceum. Forms clusters of stems to 4" in height with very chubby emerald green leaves that have the same "cracked" epidermis as Sedum furfuraceum. Large, star-shaped yellow flowers appear in winter and spring. Sedum hernandezii is one of the "Jellybean" sedums so named for their exceedingly plump and colorful jellybean shaped leaves. A very low grower, this sedum does well as a potted specimen, great for dish gardens, windowsills, wreaths or small area ground cover, and works well in the nooks and crannies of a rock garden landscape.
Echeveria ‘Dondo’ is a compact clumping succulent plant with tight up to 4 inches (10 cm) wide rosettes of gray-green colored leaves that are broadest near the leaf tip. This tip has a small soft spine and is sometimes blushed red. Small dark yellow to slightly orange bell-shaped flowers rise above the foliage on several stalks from the center of the rosette in late winter into spring.
An attractive and durable succulent plant that produces clusters of tight rosettes 4 to 6 inches wide by 6 to 8 inches tall with thick smooth, upright-held pale blue-green leaves with a hint of pink tones on the leave tips and margins when grown in bright light.
Mostly green with just a creamy edge? Mostly cream with a central band of green that's almost completely submerged? All green? All cream? Each leaf finds its own solution; the plant is the libertarian of succulents.
Only the all-green leaves are to be discouraged. They have so much more chlorophyll that they can outgrow the more colorful growth. The albino growth is the most precious. With no chlorophyll at all, it grows only with energy shared by its greener neighbors.
The occasional clipping-out of an all-green stem, the occasional watering—or not—and the jade plant is good for the year.
String of Banana
Quickly forms plush hanging baskets. Thrives in a bright room or with morning sun on a patio in temperate areas. Senecio radicans glauca, native to South Africa, is commonly known as the “String of Bananas”. Member of Compositae, or the Aster family. Stems have curious emerald green banana-shaped leaves with fascinating translucent “windows”. Flowers are like pom-poms of many tiny white flowers and are fragrant.
Echeveria 'Haageana', considered to be a hybrid of Echeveria harmsii, forms frosty green rosettes that cluster quickly. Bell-shaped orange flowers loved by hummingbirds. Requires excellent drainage. Bright light for best appearnce. Water thorough when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.
Sedum treleasei is a succulent plant with pale blue-green, thick and fleshy leaves up to 1.5 inches long, somewhat flattened on top and rounded below. Older leaves often take on a yellow tinge at the tips and margins, and sometimes there is a flush of pink on the leaf tips. Plants develop stems which may reach up to 1 foot in height, and they branch to form a good-sized clump in time. Flowering commences at the end of February or in early March, and extends into April. The flower stalks are up to 6 inches long, adorned with bracts which are miniature replicas of the leaves. Each stalk ends in a cluster of bright yellow, star-like flowers up to 0.5 inch across.
Echeveria 'Azulita', (Spanish for “little blue one”), is an Echeveria minima hybrid, and as a result, forms miniature rosettes to 2? in diameter with icy blue leaves and reddish leaf tips.