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Echeveria 'Perle Von Nürnberg' -
A beautiful rosette-forming succulent that has interestingly colored acuminate leaves that are a pale grayish brown with pink highlights and have a white powdery dusting, sometimes referred to as pruinose.
The leaves overlap nicely in 5 to 6 inch wide solitary rosettes that eventually grow up on a slender stem. The flowers, which appear in summer on 1 foot long reddish-stemmed inflorescences, are a corral pink color on the exterior with a yellow interior.
Echeveria 'Black Prince' -
(Black Hens and Chicks) - This succulent plant produces clumps of short rosettes up to 3 inches wide with thin dark triangular, blackish leaves.
These leaves first emerge greenish but darken to a deep lavender brown and with age the lower leaves widen out to as much as 1 inch at the base with an acuminate tip that has fine yellow edges. In late fall to early winter appear the dark red flowers on short stalks.
Plant in full sun (best color) or light shade in a well-drained soil with occasional irrigation in spring and summer months.
Echeveria 'Ramillete' is a hybrid Echeveria that forms rosettes of fleshy frosty green leaves with red tips and tangerine bell-shaped flowers. This succulent adds a bright, cheery appearance to the floral bouquet.
Excellent for dish gardens and in rock gardens. In habitat, many Echeverias grow on rocky outcroppings at higher altitudes.
Lola is a variety of Echeveria Leisel which is a member of the Echeveria family. Its botanical name is Echeveria 'Lola'. An evergreen, so it will retain its leaves throughout the year. Lola is known for growing to a height of approximately 5.85 inches.
It is a succulent / ornamental that typically grows as a perennial, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of three years or more.
This variety tends to bloom in early spring.
Echeveria runyonii 'Topsy Turvy' - A fast growing rosette-forming succulent with pale blue-gray leaves that curve upwards and are strongly inversely-keeled on the lower surface with leaf tips pointing inwards towards the center of the plant. This interesting Echeveria has become a common sight in Southern California succulent collections, likely because it offsets profusely and plantings quickly become mounds with individual rosettes to nearly 1 foot across. Bright orange and yellow flowers rise above the foliage on tall arching inflorescence, usually in late summer or fall.
Echeveria 'Starlite' forms compact rosettes of pale sea-green leaves, often blushed with rose and with rose margins. Smaller growing Echeveria that quickly offsets to form attractive, festive rosettes. Hummingbirds love sprays of orange flowers. Great windowsill or patio plant.
PORTULACARIA AFRA VARIEGATA
Portulacaria afra 'Variegata' (Rainbow Bush) - A sprawling, slow growing succulent shrub with attractive reddish-brown stems and variegated cream and green ¾ inch long leaves. A very easy to grow succulent that works as a great bonsai plant, hanging basket or even a hedge in frost free climates. The green form will slowly reach 12 feet in height with an equal spread but the variegated form is slower growing and will likely remain considerably smaller and in containers even more so. Size is also easily controlled with selective pruning and a smaller pot. The stems of this shrub will thicken very fast giving the plant an old appearance at a young age. The lavender pink flowers are seldom seen outside the wild but the knobbed tan-reddish stems makes a nice accent in the landscape.
Echeveria peacockii is a fast growing succulent plant with rosettes up to 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter, of iridescent silver-blue leaves that can become tipped in red. The long-lasting flowers are pink-orange on slender stalks up to 10 inches (25 cm) long, in early summer. It will form new rosettes to become a nice-sized clump after time.
A succulent plant with blue-green leaves that form a large rosette shape. This echeveria differs from others in that its leaves have a ruffle-like look that is unique.
Sedum adolphii, native to Mexico, forms rambling stems with waxy golden yellow leaves with pinkish-peach margins in bright light. Star-shaped white flowers. Excellent color accent in rock gardens and dish gardens. Porous soil with adequate drainage.
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.