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Succulent

  • Aloe ericetorum

    This is a medium sized aloe with distinctive capitate flowers which grows well in our climate.  It comes from Central Madagascar and was released by ISI in 2009.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

    Aloe ericetorum has a capitate inflorescense
    Aloe ericetorum has light yellow flowers
    Aloe ericetorum flowers and foliage
    Latin Name: 
    Aloe ericetorum
    Family Name: 
    Aloaceae
    Place of Origin: 
    Madagascar
    Bloom Time: 
    Jan
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Agave Appreciation Garden
  • Rainbow Pincushion

    A drought tolerant cactus that remains under one foot in height and takes full sun.  It is reported to tolerate minimum temperatures of 25 degrees F.  Generally a solitary spheroid cactus but with time may form small clumps.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

    Mammillaria rhodantha has red spines
    Mammillaria rhodantha flowers are pink
    Mammillaria rhodantha has a long flowering period
    Latin Name: 
    Mammillaria rhodantha
    Family Name: 
    Cactaceae
    Place of Origin: 
    Mexico
    Bloom Time: 
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Aug
    Sep
    Dec
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Cactus Garden
  • Aloe betsileensis

    This aloe forms a solitary rosette with small red teeth along the leaf margins.  Young plants produce a single cone-like inflorescense while as the plant matures the flower spike produces three to four branches.  The flower buds are orange and open to form yellow flowers with a short tube.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

    Aloe betsileensis produces a cone-like flower head
    Aloe betsileensis has yellow flowers
    Aloe betsileensis has short tube-like yellow flowers
    Latin Name: 
    Aloe betsileensis
    Family Name: 
    Aloaceae
    Place of Origin: 
    Madagascar
    Bloom Time: 
    Jan
    Feb
    Mar
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Agave Appreciation Garden
  • Rock Purslane

    This drought hardy succulent has blue-grey foliage that tends to spread over the ground.  The flowers are produced far above the foliage atop fine wiry stalks.  Photos by Laurel Woodley

    Cistanthe grandiflora has vibrant pink flowers
    Cistanthe grandiflora produces blue-green leaves
    Latin Name: 
    Cistanthe grandiflora
    Family Name: 
    Portulacacreae
    Place of Origin: 
    Chile
    Bloom Time: 
    Feb
    Mar
    Apr
    May
    Jun
    Jul
    Plant Types: 
    Garden Location: 
    Agave Appreciation Garden

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