Succulent Gardening: The Art of Nature

A thru Z | Aeonium | Agaves | Aloes | Cactaceae|
Caudiciforms | Cotyledons & Graptos | Cuttings|
Crassulas, Adromischus, Dudleyas + | Echeveria |
Euphorbia/Monadeniums | Ficus & Fockea |
Gasteria & Haworthia | Kalanchoes | Mesembs |
Othonna~Pelargonium | Sansevieria~Sempervivum |
POTS & Supplies | Sedum | Senecio | Specimens |











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available plants are listed

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SPECIMENS








Specimen
Adenium obesum/arabicum

caudex appx 8"
$150

Adeniums come from eastern Africa and southern Arabia. Adenium like full sun in summer with fertilizer and regular watering. In winter they should be kept above 45°F (7°C) at night with higher day temperature. Adenium obesum forms a thick, bottle-shaped caudex to a foot or more in diameter with multiple branches. Adenium obesum, is sometimes called "Desert Rose" for the profuse flowers that are 2-3" in diameter and occur in bright crimsons, reds or pinks with white centers. Pink adeniums are always arabicum. They lose their leaves in winter and begin growing again in spring.

Pseudobombax elipticum
mature & healthy
Caudex appt 10" ~ $250

Bombax elipticum have a very unusual flower blooming May/June. It is actually taller than it appears in this photo. They are dormant in winter and lose their leaves. It's October and still looking good. They begin making new leaves in May/June. This plant can be shipped but we would have to cut off branches which can be potted and grown. The plant was cut back spring 2019 and that caused the double branch you now see. Please click photo for more information and other photos

Pseudobombax elipticum
mature & healthy

we can ship but would
have to cut off top branches
which can be potted
and grown
$600
photo taken 5/3/20

Bombax elipticum have a very unusual flower blooming May/June. It is actually taller than it appears in this photo. They are dormant in winter and lose their leaves. It's October and still looking good. They begin making new leaves in May/June. This plant can be shipped but we would have to cut off branches which can be potted and grown. The plant was cut back spring 2019 and that caused the double branch you now see. Please click photo for more information and other photos

Pseudobombax elipticum
mature & healthy
Same as plant above
new photo taken 6/29/20
we can ship but would
have to cut off top branches
which can be potted
and grown
$600

Bombax elipticum have a very unusual flower blooming May/June. It is actually taller than it appears in this photo. They are dormant in winter and lose their leaves. It's October and still looking good. They begin making new leaves in May/June. This plant can be shipped but we would have to cut off branches which can be potted and grown. The plant was cut back spring 2019 and that caused the double branch you now see. Please click photo for more information and other photos

Crassula ovata BONSAI
common name JADE
appx 24" wide
trunk bottom appx 3" wide
$135
local pick up
Crassula ovata/argentea, native to South Africa, is an arborescent shrub to 6' in height or more. Forms branching, thick elephantine trunk topped with a canopy of shiny green ovate leaves. Dense floral masses of white star-shaped flowers in winter months. The jade plant is a popular subject for bonsai training due to the inherent gnarly character of the thickened trunk and the ease with which it can be pruned and trained. An excellent plant for brightly lit areas in the house, patio and in more temperate climes can be planted in the garden or landscape. Porous soil with adequate drainage. Bright light to full sun. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Protect from frost. Most well known of the crassulaceae family and maybe easiest go grow. They are winter growers and intolerant of frost. Offer light water in summer. If outdoors, fall through winter, water once a month or allow the rain to water your plants. Easily propogated by stem cuttings. Cutting tops make new plants and parent plants fuller.

RARE
Echeveria 'Pagoda'

I have grown this
from a tiny pup
it's now almost
6" wide $135

Echeveria 'Pagoda' is a Dick Wright hybrid created in 1992.

SPECIMEN
Euphorbia flanaganii medusa

plant in photo has appx
20 large heads appx 15" wide
$160
Euphorbia flanaganii, native to South Africa, is one of the "medusoids", or plants forming a central basal "caudex" with "arms" arising from the basal area. Click photo for more information. Euphorbia flanaganii is an exotic succulent with multiple snake-like branches. Conical or cylindrical central caudex, up to 2 inches long and 3 4 inches in diameter. Soft, thin, deep-green arms that can grow up to about 1 foot long and deciduous leaves, up to 1 cm long. Yellow-green flower heads, clustered at the center of the plant.

Specimen
Euphorbia hedyotoides
I pulled the caudex up
from the soil so you
could see it.

caudex appx 5" wide $90

Euphorbia hedyotoides are found in the south and south-west of Madagascar, growing in well drained soil with some water and not too much sun. The flowers are yellow to pale red, and besides seeds, it can be reproduced by cuttings of the stems and roots. Seedlings many times produce knots (like in a rope) in their caudex. As they grow their caudex becomes very interesting.
Euphorbia poissoni
8" pot wide $150

Euphorbia poissonii is a highly irritating and toxic succulent member of the large and varied spurge family of plants. It is native to northern Nigeria where local farmers extract its juice for use as a pesticide. Its powerfully irritant and pain-producing nature mandates use as a fencing plant. Click the photo for complete information.

 
Ficus palmeri
caudex
SOLD/GONE
Caudiciform tree, drought deciduous. Moderate water in summer, little water the rest of the year. Hardy to 28° F. Light shade to full sun. Propagate by seeds. Origin, Senora and Baja Mexico. click photo to see 5 gallon & larger caudex sizes

Specimen
RARE

Ficus species
only 1 available
caudex appx 3" $55

grows similar to other Ficus species

Specimen
Fockea edulis/crispa
Caudex below soil is
probably abuot 10" deep
& above ground the size
of this photo
$250

Fockea edulis, native to South Africa, is a member of Asclepiadaceae, which includes Stapelia, Hoya, Ceropegia and many other genera. This is a caudiciform which will form a turnip-shaped caudex with gnarly, thickened roots wrapped around the base of the caudex. With many years, this caudex can grow to 30" in diameter. Crinkly leaves to 1" in length produced along vining canopy. This is a vining plant which loves to travel many feet if allowed the chance; will climb shrubs and even small trees. Click photo for more informaito and PHOTOGRAPH.

SPECIMEN
Operculicarya
bonsai in a rock


Specimen plant $125
this is the plant you will purchase

Operculicarya decaryi aka Elephant Tree - Natural Bonsai. It originates from Madagascar.  It’s an easy plant to grow especially in the San Diego area.  I grow mine outdoors in full sun, year-round.  They can also be grown in part shade.  They are adaptable and can be grown from both seed and cuttings.  Operculicarya decaryi is a small tree in the cashew or sumac family, the Anacardiaceae, that has a thick bumpy and twisted trunk, zigzagging branches and alternate odd-pinnate leaves with tiny shiny dark green rounded leaflets, that are often beautifully tinged red in cooler weather. In its native habitat in the Toliara Province of south-west Madagascar this plant is a drought deciduous upright tree to nearly 30 feet tall with a 3 foot wide trunk but more often it is seen in cultivation as a semi-evergreen small tree or even a bonsai specimen with its decorative trunk or even roots exposed in very small containers. Please click the photo for full information.

SPECIMEN BONSAI
Operculicarya decaryi #1

propagate cuttings or seed

See the caudex
Specimen plant $85
this is the plant you will purchase

Operculicarya decaryi aka Elephant Tree - Natural Bonsai. It originates from Madagascar.  It’s an easy plant to grow especially in the San Diego area.  I grow mine outdoors in full sun, year-round.  They can also be grown in part shade.  They are adaptable and can be grown from both seed and cuttings.  Operculicarya decaryi is a small tree in the cashew or sumac family, the Anacardiaceae, that has a thick bumpy and twisted trunk, zigzagging branches and alternate odd-pinnate leaves with tiny shiny dark green rounded leaflets, that are often beautifully tinged red in cooler weather. In its native habitat in the Toliara Province of south-west Madagascar this plant is a drought deciduous upright tree to nearly 30 feet tall with a 3 foot wide trunk but more often it is seen in cultivation as a semi-evergreen small tree or even a bonsai specimen with its decorative trunk or even roots exposed in very small containers. Please click the photo for full information.

SPECIMEN
Operculicarya decaryi #2

propagate cuttings or seed

See the giant caudex
Specimen plant $125
or best offer
this is the plant you will purchase

Operculicarya decaryi aka Elephant Tree - Natural Bonsai. It originates from Madagascar.  It’s an easy plant to grow especially in the San Diego area.  I grow mine outdoors in full sun, year-round.  They can also be grown in part shade.  They are adaptable and can be grown from both seed and cuttings.  Operculicarya decaryi is a small tree in the cashew or sumac family, the Anacardiaceae, that has a thick bumpy and twisted trunk, zigzagging branches and alternate odd-pinnate leaves with tiny shiny dark green rounded leaflets, that are often beautifully tinged red in cooler weather. In its native habitat in the Toliara Province of south-west Madagascar this plant is a drought deciduous upright tree to nearly 30 feet tall with a 3 foot wide trunk but more often it is seen in cultivation as a semi-evergreen small tree or even a bonsai specimen with its decorative trunk or even roots exposed in very small containers. Please click the photo for full information.

SPECIMEN
Operculicarya decaryi
#3
can be propagate
by cuttings or seed

If too tall, we will cut & ship
the top cutting for you
to plant also.
This is the bottom of the plant.
See the giant caudex and lots
of bumps on the stem
Specimen plant $125
this is the plant you will purchase

Operculicarya decaryi aka Elephant Tree - Natural Bonsai. It originates from Madagascar.  It’s an easy plant to grow especially in the San Diego area.  I grow mine outdoors in full sun, year-round.  They can also be grown in part shade.  They are adaptable and can be grown from both seed and cuttings.  Operculicarya decaryi is a small tree in the cashew or sumac family, the Anacardiaceae, that has a thick bumpy and twisted trunk, zigzagging branches and alternate odd-pinnate leaves with tiny shiny dark green rounded leaflets, that are often beautifully tinged red in cooler weather. In its native habitat in the Toliara Province of south-west Madagascar this plant is a drought deciduous upright tree to nearly 30 feet tall with a 3 foot wide trunk but more often it is seen in cultivation as a semi-evergreen small tree or even a bonsai specimen with its decorative trunk or even roots exposed in very small containers. Please click the photo for full information.

Petopentia natalensis
caudex appx 3" $45
WITH POT $60
The underside of the leaves are generally purple when exposed to the sun. This plant is extraordinarily beautiful with it's leaves and caudex which gets larger and more exciting as it grows. Spring/summer grower. Petopentia natalensis is a member of the Periploceceae family. It was given this name by Arthur Allman Bollock in 1954. It's found in Southern Africa. Petopentia prefer a rich soil, lots of water and sun in the growing season. The caudex can grow at least to 12 inches in diameter, the vines can reach 20 feet or more.
Petopentia natalensis
caudex appx 5" $125
The underside of the leaves are generally purple when exposed to the sun. This plant is extraordinarily beautiful with it's leaves and caudex which gets larger and more exciting as it grows. Spring/summer grower. Petopentia natalensis is a member of the Periploceceae family. It was given this name by Arthur Allman Bollock in 1954. It's found in Southern Africa. Petopentia prefer a rich soil, lots of water and sun in the growing season. The caudex can grow at least to 12 inches in diameter, the vines can reach 20 feet or more.
Plectranthus ernestii
blooming purple now 8/25/20
great caudex plant
selling plant in photo
8" pot leaves & branches
great caudex
$60
GONE/SOLD
Plectranthus ernstii (Bonsai Mint) - A small sub-shrub that grows to about 18 inches tall with very swollen jointed gray stems, small slightly felty aromatic green leaves and light lilac-colored flowers that appear mid spring to late fall. Plant in full to part sun in a well-drained soil. Water regularly. Hardy only to a light frost - this plant is best put under protection when temperatures drop much below freezing. The quite distinctive caudex makes this plant an great addition to a container succulent garden or as an interesting bonsai plant. click photo for more information
Echeverias 'Silveron Red'
Echeveria page
Dick Wright hybrid a 3-4 years old in a 3 gallon pot. Some say this is Embers, I think it is Silveron Red.
Echeverias 'Night Sky'
Echeveria page
Dick Wright hybrid about 4 years old in a 5 gallon pot. This plant is now a mother/stock plant used to make more.
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