Succulent Gardening: The Art of Nature

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Succulent House plants

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Succulents make great house plants because they grow under many different light and water conditions. Some are found growing under rocks, crevices or even under bigger plants. Find a window or shelf with lots of sunlight or bright light and you will have a happy plant. Indoor succulents don't require as much water as outdoor plants.

Agave attenuata

Agave attenuata require light shade to sun. They originated in the Mountains of central Mexico. They grow in clumps to 5 feet tall and 5 feet diameter. Water infrequently. Propagate by Suckers (called pups), seeds, bulbils from the inflorescence. Agave attenuata is a tropical agave and is frost sensitive. This agave will tolerate poor soil and drought, but does much better in good soil and regular water. Blooms when the plant is 10 years old or more. It's flower stalk is 7 to 13 feet with yellow-green drooping flowers organized as a raceme. The plant then dies leaving suckers that grow into replacement plants.

Agave celsii

U.S. Recommended growing zones9-12, Agave celsii originated in Eastern Mexico in San Luis Potosi, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas. They grow to less than 3' tall and 3' wide. Water regularly in summer, when they are growing. Keep drier in winter. Minimum average temperature about 50 degrees F. They are generally frost tolerant to 18 degrees F. They like full sun.

Aloe Aristata

Aloe aristata, also known as Torch Plant and Lace Aloe, is a species of aloe indigenous to South Africa and surrounding countries. It is stemless, sawtoothed and succulent. They can be propogated by suckers(small plants that grow under the original plant. As they become bigger they peek out from under the larger plant.

Aloe Crosby 6" pot

Aloe crosby is considered to be a hybrid between Aloe nobilis and Aloe humilis var. echinatum. It forms small rosettes with dense, lanceolate deep green leaves with long, translucent marginal "teeth". Clusters freely to form clumps quickly. It is an excellent patio plant or in rock gardens. Like most succulents it requires porous soil and adequate drainage. It requires bright light to full sun and ample airflow. Allow to dry out between waterings. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost.

Aloe haworthioides

Like most Aloes, Aloe Haworthioides are NOT frost tolerant. They enjoy full sun exposure except in desert areas. Their origin is the mountains of central Madagascar. They are drought resistant. Haworthioides can be separated to start new plants.

Aloe squarosa / aloe zanzibarica
Aloe vera

Aloe vera is easy to care for in cultivation in frost-free climates. Soil - well-drained sandy pottng soil in moderate light . It may not be consumed naturally. If planted in pot or other containers ensure sufficient drainage with drainage holes. Potted plants should be allowed to completely dry prior to re-watering. During winter, Aloe vera may become dormant, during which little moisture is required. In areas that receive frost or snow the species is best kept indoors or in heated glasshouses Please click photo for more Aloe vera plant information.

Aloe ibitiensis

Aloe ibitiensis recommended growing zones are 9b-10. They originated in Madascar. They are fairly fast growers whose leaves grow to be thick and succulent. Ibitiensis like light shade. They are perennial with constant rosettes. Aloe ibitiensis require little water in winter, and moderate in summer. Like many succulents they may be propagated by offsets/pups and seeds

Beaucarnea recurvata
Crassula jade Visit the Crassula page Crassula page
Ficus Please visit the Caudiciform page Caudiciform
Fockea edulis Please visit the Caudiciform page Caudiciform
Gasteraloe aka White Wings 4" pot Gasteraloes are hybrids, a mix of Gasteria and Aloe. Thus the name, Gasteraloe. There are many different gasteraloes available. For care information, Follow directions for the plants below.
Gasteria lilliputana 
4" pot
Gasteria liliputana is a native of South Africa, It is a also a miniature member of the family Liliaceae family. It has shiny dark green rigid leaves with dense white speckles and sometimes pointy ends. Produces offsets. Hummingbirds love their pink/green flowers which appear in spring. I grow mine in low light and they do very well. They will grow in bright light also. Porous soil with good drainage.. Protect from frost. AKA ox tongue
Gasteria marmorata
4" pot
Gasteria hail from South Africa. Like other gasteria they need light shade to full sun. Water moderately in summer and keep dry in winter.
Gasteria Glomerata
4" pot
Gasteria Glomerata require light shade to full sun. They come from Southeastern Cape Province in south Africa. They are Distichous plants growing to less than 2inches tall. Watering moderately during the summer and keep mostly on the dry side in winter. Propagate by using offsets or seeds.
Gasteria verucosa
4" pot
Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 30° F (-1°C), they can tolerate high temperatures and like other gasteria require light shade to full sun. They come from in: Southeastern Cape Province in South Africa. They are Distichous plants and grow up to 4 inches tall. Water moderately in summer and keep on the dry in winter. Propagate by Offsets or seeds
Gasteria little warty
4" pot
Gasteria little warty is a cross between Gasteria batesiania and Gasteria cv. Old Man Silver which was obtained by the Australian hybridizer David Cumming. The roots are thick with little branching. The Leaves are Distichous, spiralled, firm, bright green to dark-green when in full sun with raised pale silvery-green or pale olive-green stripes and edge with lots of pearly tubercles (warts) in the upper and under sides.
Haworthia reinwardtii
4" pot
Haworthia reinwardi are from Southern Africa. They have differtnt forms and shapes and have patterns of raised white spots on their leaves. Their color changes to reddish in summer. They have small white flowers tha grow on stalks in Spring through to Autumn. Do not overwater especially in summer when they are dormant. Allow them to dry out between waterings. In particular they should not be overwatered in Summer when they are dormant. Haworthias will grow in full sun or part shade. They won't survive frost. They need a well-draining soil and are excellent in pots. They can be kept indoors on a windowsill or sunny place.
Haworthia cymbiformis
4" pot
Haworthia cymbiformis is native to Cape Province, South Africa. They forms star shaped rosettes with light green, succulent leaves. Leaves are obovate, with pointed tips and have delicate dark green veins running into the translucent "windowed" leaf tips. Haworthias grow in winter and are dormant in summer. Like succulents in general they need porous soil with good drainage. They usually have thickened tap roots. They prefer bright light. Water thoroughly when the soil is dry to the touch.
Haworthia truncata
4" pot $4
From Karoo Desert National Botanical Garden: Haworthia truncata var. truncata has a fleshy root system and is shallow-rooted so the plant can absorb every drop of moisture when it rains. It is a miniature leaf succulent with abruptly truncated leaves that are arranged opposite each other. This plant grows flat on the ground with the fleshy leaves just protruding above the soil surface. Click the photo to see more information.
Haworthia fasciata
4" pot
Haworthia fasciata are from Southern Africa. They have white stripes and are sometimes called Haworthia zebra. Their color changes to reddish in summer. Do not overwater especially in summer when they are dormant. Allow them to dry out between waterings. In particular they should not be overwatered in Summer when they are dormant. Haworthias will grow in full sun or part shade. They won't survive frost. They need a well-draining soil and are excellent in pots. They can be kept indoors on a windowsill or sunny place.
Haworthia tesselata
4" pot
Haworthia tesselata come from Namibia. They have star-shaped rosettes of very dark green pointed leaves somewhat arranged in spirals. In bright light or sun their marking become darker. Haworthias are winter growers and summer dormant. As with other succulents they need porous soil with good drainage because many forms have thickened tap roots. They like bright light or light sun. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch and be sure to Protect from frost.
Aloe humilis  
Lithops mixed Please click the link below to visit the mesemb page for more lithops information. Mesembs
Sansevieria parva
Temperature Zone USDA: 11-12, Frost Tolerance: Keep above 40°F, Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun, Origin: Eastern Africa (Burundi, Kenya), Likes regular watering. Propagate by Leaf cuttings, rosette division, runners, Leaves grow from 8-16” long and about 1” wide. Many of my own plants send runners with small plantlets. White flowers. To propagate use 4” segments of leaves for leaf cuttings. Make sure you know which side is bottom and top. Use a rooting medium and moist soil. The medium can’t be too cold or too wet because the cutting will rot. Roots generally start in 3-4 weeks and the leaves a couple of months from the start. Many plantlets may form from one cutting.
Sansevieria gracilis

USDA: 10-12. Sansevieria in general do not survive frost. Bright shade to full sun. Gracilis come from Eastern Africa. this Plant has a sharp tip. It grows similar to other sansevieria. You will see in the closeup that it has very interesting lines at the bottom of each stem.

Sansevieria trifasciata hahnii

Sansevieria "Hahnii" is a cultivar of Sansevieria trifasciata. It was discovered by William W. Smith, Jr. in the Crescent Nursery Company, New Orleans, Louisiana. This plant was discovered in 1939 and was patented by 1941. The patent (Plant Patent No. 470) was assigned to Sylvan Frank Hahn, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It's care is same as sansevieria trifasciate

Sansevieria trifasciata

Origin: India, Tropical West Africa, light: Light shade, bright light, Height: 6-12", Blooms: Cream, mid-Summer, Foliage: Evergreen, nice variegation, mottled, bright green on pale green background, sword-like shape, basal rosette, Soil: well-drained, milldly acidic, mildly alkaline, neutral, Water: Only when dry. Overwatering can cause root rot; reduce in Winter, Propagation: Rootball divisions, leaf cuttings, offsets, Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii' has a rapid growth habit. In mid-Summer, lovley creamy blossoms appear on long stalk. Sansevieria trifasciata 'Hahnii' is easily propagated from offsets, division of root balls or from leaf cuttings. It is also an ideal indoor plant. USDA Hardiness Zones : 10-11

Sansevieria trifasciata moonshine

Sansevieria trifasciata moonshine come from India, Arabia. They like light to part to full shade. They will grow to be 1 ½ to 5’ tall and they can spread from 1-6’ wide. Like other succulents they like to dry out between watering. I have always propagated by separating/dividing rhizomes. They can also be propagated by leaf cuttings. They do grow slowly but worth waiting for. USDA Hardiness Zones : 8b-11

Senecio rowleyanus aka string of pearls
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