Caudiform with brown-barked vine studded with purple-backed, pointed leaves. Not Fockea natalensis, but a plant sometime allied with Tacazzia. Often called Fockea tugalensis or Pentodentia natalensis. You'll find this handsome caudiform vine ignores all of this, instead concentrating on being beautiful.
Caudiform from the South African veldts. Silvery swollen base with raised bumpy "bark"; small rubbery succulent foliage. Not fussy about conditions (well, don't freeze it!) and thus certainly one of the best succulents for beginners; yet quite handsome fat bottomed character which becomes more impressive every year. Th...
"Leafy Starfish" Semi-erect, then pendant leafy branches produce beautiful convex red starfish flowers spotted sulphur yellow. From india, prefers constant warmth and even moisture in an epiphytic mix. If ordered to be sent during a less warm period of the year, we typically send as an URCutting in dry moss so it will ...
Smooth-edged succulent with clear white stripe. Unlike the species "Mauritius Hemp" this variegated cultivar is essentially spineless: Nearly trunkless rosettes of succulent deep green leaves with a bold central white band.
"Giant False Agave" Beautifully striated soft sword-like leaves in wide open habit; occasional marginal spines. A native of Brazil formerly included in Amaryllidaceae. Handsome. F. gigantea probably more correct as F. foetida--no matter which name mere humans wish to use, this splendid living sculpture will eventually ...
"Blacktie Plant" Quite short wide leaves open flat to display raspy black-green surface; initially distichous, but will spiral with age. South Cape.
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This collection of the "Dwarf Bowtie Plant" seems far more vigorous than most: tiny deep John Deere green succulent leaves in opposite ranks--smooth surface sheen with decorative milky green splotches. Offsets with maturity forming tuffets
Much-spiraled twisted glossy spotted leaves in very petite upreaching cute clusters; excellent compact form with elongated leaves. This sometimes is listed as Gasteria bicolor. Nomenclature of this petite charmer remains uncertain--perhaps it is a species locked into a juvenile stage.
Dark dull gloss deep olive bowties of leaves, somewhat blunt-edged, with rasied pale bumps on the entire surface. Seldom offered.
Very congested hemispheres of multiple disticous heads of very short fat silvery gray leaves. Coral toned tubular blossoms presented on short erect stems are for more showy than any other species we have observed. Fat offsets are sent. Very very beautiful when grown to a full specimen comprising a hemisphere of obese p...
The wonderful fat leaved "Silver Tongue" with whorled ranks of succulent platinum colored short fat leaves with some occasional green random lines. Not the "Bowtie" disticous form also known by this name; this is the Gastrolea type.
A remarkable large statured "Warty Bow Tie Plant" with fat flattened olive hued leaves with lime striations, all strewn with oddly decorative rasied warts. Certainly as close as a plant would need to morph in order to imitate a toad's coloration and skin texture. Currently in short supply thanks to a recent blog salute...
Fat short leaves in tight "Bow Ties" are embossed with rich milk-chocolate and ivory stripes. Remarkably beautiful miniature.
Hybrid or selection we received thirty plus years ago from Ed Hummel; Upright, rigid fans of strikingly pebbled green striped coriaceus leaves with ridged surface of gray-silver. Very easily grown even though it looks so challenging with its unique designs resembling expensive jewelry.
"Ghost Plant" Fat angled amethyst-gray leaves, with a silvery bloom giving a "mother-of-pearl" effect, on swooping thick stems; modest white flowers. A traditional favorite potplant for the sunny windowsill, for that pearly foliaged patio accent plant and for that hanging basket showoff; certainly imperative in any suc...