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1 Outdoors only, grows weakly indoors.

2 Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

3 Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

4 Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

5 Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

6 Indoors OK but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK.

7 Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

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Aloe macroclada
Aloe macroclada

Golden Aloe. Madagascar. Stemless rosette to 1m diam., pale leaves with golden teeth. Several winter inflorescences to 2m ht with golden flowers on bottlebrush racemes up to 1m long. Wonderful!

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe marlothii
Aloe marlothii

Spiny leafed tree Aloe slowly to 4m. Unbranching and massive rosette has large inflorescences of yellow flowers in outward pointing (45 degrees) racemes in mid-winter. Good in the garden.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe mawii
Aloe mawii

An excellent tree Aloe, these are the superb Zomba Plateau form. Grows to 2 m high, thick & branching. Stunning racemes are horizontal with dense bright red flowers in winter. Outdoors in well drained position.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe melanacantha
Aloe melanacantha

Medium sized (30cm) species from very arid areas of southern Africa. Long white spines go black with the travails of time. Flowers pinkish on inflorescences to 1m high. Probably not OK outdoors in NZ.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe mitriformis
Aloe mitriformis

Rosette to 20cm diameter eventually on slow growing stems to 60cm. Flowers are in capitate racemes in this form, and the leaves become glaucous in bright light. OK outdoors.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe mitriformis (nobilis form)
Aloe mitriformis (nobilis form)

Pot specimen or garden plant, forming compact clumps of rosettes with short, thick leaves. Flowers are numerous, red and usually produced from December to February. A hybrid.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe 'Mt Tiger'
Aloe 'Mt Tiger'

Miniature, a super form of millotii or its hybrid perhaps, the narrow leaves brightly marked with long white stripes and white edge teeth, frequently conjoined. Easy and fast to multiple into a compact dense mound of interwoven leaves.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe munchii
Aloe munchii

Elegant narrow tree aloe to 5m tall with straight stiff trunk and erect leaves with a pinkish margin and teeth. Broad short red racemes. From altitude in Zimbabwe and Mozambique, so should be OK outdoors in mild areas.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe mutabilis
Aloe mutabilis

Short-trunked, topped with many rosettes forming a ball of gorgeous long blue leaves. Racemes are bicoloured in red/yellow. Easy outdoors, and spectacular in flower in mid-winter.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe myriacantha
Aloe myriacantha

Rare "Grass Aloe" from Natal to Kenya. Forms only 8-12 thin grass-like leaves to 30cm high. Flowers dull but shapely, in spring. Dies back in winter, re-grows in spring. Bright light indoors, untried outdoors.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe ortholopha
Aloe ortholopha

Broad thick grey leaves form a stemless rosette to 1m. across. Stunning winter inflorescences of horizontally disposed scarlet extravagance. Prefers sheltered garden position or large patio pot.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe pachygaster
Aloe pachygaster

Slow growing species from arid areas of Namibia. Forms attractive light grey rosettes to 30cm diameter. Flowers in winter on unbranched inflorescences, pink with greenish tips. Probably not OK outdoors in NZ.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe 'Partridge Wings'
Aloe 'Partridge Wings'

Hybrid from Aloe variegata, the Partridge Breast Aloe.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe parvula
Aloe parvula

Endangered dwarf aloe from rock cracks in the Itremo Mts Madagascar. Unusually bristly leaves colour up violet-blue in full light. Also pinkly floriferous. OK in pot or rockery in mild areas.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe peglerae
Aloe peglerae

Solitary, blue rosette to 40cm across. Flowers in winter on a short, dense, unbranched inflorescence. Buds red opening to whitish flowers. Sunny position essential. Probably not frost tolerant.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe petricola
Aloe petricola

South African stemless Aloe to 60cm diameter, smooth grey leaves and few thorns. Dense racemes of flowers are beautifully two-toned, being red in bud and open to greenish white. OK outdoors.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe pictifolia
Aloe pictifolia

Fine rosette to 30 cm, with pretty white-spotted leaves and red/green flowers on a simple inflorescence. From Cape Province (S. Africa) and described as recently as1976.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe pillansii
Aloe pillansii

Fabulously beautiful, rare and endangered species with massive blue-grey rosette on heavy trunk. Flowers lemon yellow emerging sideways or downways. OK outdoors only in warmest dry position.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe plicatilis
Aloe plicatilis

The Fan Aloe. Grows slowly into a multi-fanned bush to 2m x 2m. Perfect shape and easy in either pot or garden. Stands frost (snow in S. Africa.) Bright red flowers in winter attract tui, bellbird, waxeye.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe pluridens
Aloe pluridens

A tall, thin, often branched tree Aloe to 4m topped with an elegantly swirling rosette with orange-red midwinter flowers. Good garden subject, but also suits a patio pot, being not wide.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe polyphylla
Aloe polyphylla

The Spiral Aloe. Solitary stemless rosette to 1m diameter. Ideal for garden or very large pot. Frost hardy, and likes lots of water on roots in summer. Showy orange flowers in early summer.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe pratensis
Aloe pratensis

Attractively spiny Aloe from Cape Province, to about 30cm diameter (sometimes offsetting). Flowers orange-red, opening while the inflorescence continues to grow. OK outdoors in a sunny well drained area.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe pretoriensis
Aloe pretoriensis

Fine-leafed rosette to 60cm diameter on a very short trunk. Known for its remarkably tall inflorescence (to 3m!!!) of bright red flowers in late autumn. From S.Africa & Zimbabwe. Frost tender.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe 'Purple Puzzle'
Aloe 'Purple Puzzle'

Intensely coloured purple or bluish rosettes elegantly atop short stems to 60 cm height, eventually multi-trunked. Easy in pot, patio tub, or garden in mild areas. Needs bright light.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe 'ramochotoma'
Aloe 'ramochotoma'

Name coined for these plants seemingly intermediate between ramo' and dicho'. First branches occur at 60-200 cms ht, are erect and frequently don't rebranch for some distance. Bright indoor or outdoors in mild areas, and needing excellent drainage.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe ramosissima
Aloe ramosissima

Wonderful branching medium size tree Aloe from South Africa and Namibia. To 2m+, suits a classy presentation in a quality pot. Bright indoor area or outdoors in warm, sheltered position with excellent drainage.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe rauhii
Aloe rauhii

A beautifully patterned miniature Aloe from Madagascar to around 15cm diameter, slowly offsetting. Flowers on slender stems 20cm high, bright scarlet red. OK outdoors only if frost-free and given very good drainage

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe reitzii
Aloe reitzii

Choice usually solitary blue-grey rosette to 80cm diameter, without trunk. Long dense racemes of flowers are a showy pinky-red opening to yellow. OK outdoors, & in garden.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe rupestris
Aloe rupestris

Handsome straight unbranched tree aloe to 8m tall. Profuse flowers in late winter, many racemes. Protruding stamens have an almost fluorescent bright orange-red effect. Moderately frost-hardy.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe sabaea
Aloe sabaea

Rare tree aloe from remote and stony Yemen with curvy leaves atop a tall naked unbranched trunk to 4m. Large lax red flowers in mid-winter, on a tall inflorescence. Should be okay outdoors in warm position in mild areas.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe 'Salmdyckiana'
Aloe 'Salmdyckiana'

Solid tree aloe to 4m with bright red flowers in profusion in June/July/August. Heavy rosettes atop thick branching trunks. Remove basal offsets for best appearance. Tough & reliable.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe sinkatana
Aloe sinkatana

Uncommon species from Sudan. Spotted rosettes (theoretically to 1 m wide, but usually much smaller), offsetting. Orange flowers several times per year from a branched inflorescence. Racemes unusual, flattened and disc-like. Untried outdoors, probably OK.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe speciosa
Aloe speciosa

Distinctive tilted head and leaves on a single-stemmed tree Aloe to 4m. Flowers go from red to whitish as they open, giving a very showy effect. Moderately frost-tolerant. Bright light if indoors.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe spectabilis
Aloe spectabilis

Very heavy spiny rosette atop a stout unbranched trunk to 4 metres. Spectacular candelabras of flowers in midwinter, usually yellow. Close relative of A.marlothii. OK outdoors and frosthardy.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe spinosissima
Aloe spinosissima

Softly spiny light green rosettes to 40cm, offsetting prolifically. Very bright red flowers in late winter ard dense and showy. Thought to be a humilis hybrid. Fast, easy, and tolerant.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe striatula
Aloe striatula

Smooth leaves and chartreuse flowers in summer, becoming a many-branched bush in a few years.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe succotrina
Aloe succotrina

Many white-spotted white-toothed leaves form a big red-flowered rosette on a stout trunk, eventually branched and outliving its 1st owner by 100 years or more. Easy and handsome in gardens or pots. Won't worry with winter wet.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe swynnertonii
Aloe swynnertonii

Zimbabwean species which can have a stemless rosette to 1.5 metres diameter, later offsetting. Racemes held very tall in early winter.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe taurii
Aloe taurii

Relatively new (1968) and not too large bottlebrush aloe from Zimbabwe with yellow-orange flowers and leaves that redden attractively when dry. Easy plant for the garden.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe 'Teethy Schmeethy'
Aloe 'Teethy Schmeethy'

A Coro Cacti hybrid with interesting multi-cuspid teeth on the translucent edges of remarkably rough-textured leaves. Leaves vary in roughness, redness, and glaucousness. Every one is different, it is best to own a full set.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe thraskii
Aloe thraskii

Tree Aloe of the Natal sand dunes. Striking 1.5m diameter rosette on trunk eventually to 4 metres. Leaves concave above, downcurving. Winter flowers are yellow on truncated racemes.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe vaombe
Aloe vaombe

Large single-headed Madagascan tree Aloe, eventually to 3m. Long leaves with white teeth. Flowers in midwinter with spectacular inflorescences holding (up to) hundreds of bright racemes of red flowers. Easy in pot or garden.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe vaotsanda
Aloe vaotsanda

Perhaps the most handsome Aloe, with its outspread recurved green leaves atop a stout trunk clad with persistent dead leaves (if not removed). Orangish flowers. Slowgrowing. Needs best warm and well-drained position, or pot.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe variegata
Aloe variegata

Partridge Breast Aloe. Three ranks of thick triangular leaves distinguish this classic plant. Pink flowers in spring. OK outdoors if roots are very well-aerated. Offsets readily to form a tight group.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe vera
Aloe vera

One of 580 different Aloes, this is the famous medicinal one. Stately rosette to 80cm diameter with bold yellow flowers quite unlike the spotty hybrid sold under this name. OK outdoors in well drained airy position.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Aloe verecunda
Aloe verecunda

Medium sized South African 'Grass' Aloe. Forms clumps of grass-like leaves to 30cm high, which die back over winter. Large orange-red flowers on stems 30cm long spring to summer. OK outdoors.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe viguieri
Aloe viguieri

Rarely offered species from Madagascar. Forms attractive light green rosettes to 50cm or more in diameter which will offset around the base to form a group. Flowers bright red throughout spring/summer.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe viridiflora
Aloe viridiflora

Comments later, too busy right now!

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Aloe wildii
Aloe wildii

This is one of the 'grass-Aloes' of Zimbabwe. Along with several other species it occurs in the Chimanimani Mountains where it forms small clumps to about 20 cm high. Flowers red in spring. Great rock-garden subject.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloe yavellana
Aloe yavellana

OK outdoors in mild areas only. Small shrubby Aloe to 1 m height, basally branching.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Aloinopsis schoonesii
Aloinopsis schoonesii

South African miniature. Dense mound of dark green leaves to 15cm across in time. Flowers in summer, yellowish with a thin red stripe down each petal. Indoors only, in bright light, water sparingly. Watch for spider mite and thrips

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Ammocharis coranica
Ammocharis coranica

Very large solitary bulb (to 30cms!!) with long-lasting cerise flowers, up to several times per year (apparently). Flat leaves go bluntly half-sized and dormant for spring. Water from December. Takes mild frost if well-drained.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Amorphophallus konjac
Amorphophallus konjac

Bulb producing a single tree-like leaf in summer with a beautifully marbled stem. Flower is huge, 60cm high, and purple. Ignore over winter when the whole plant dies down to the tuber. Grows fine in the garden in mild areas.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Anacampseros filamentosa namaquensis
Anacampseros filamentosa namaquensis

Tiny South African to 12cm height with bright pink flowers in December. Curious felted stems cope with highly exposed pebbly slopes. Bright light for compact growth. Outdoors unknown.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Angolluma decaisneana
Angolluma decaisneana

DP 7998 is a Darryl Plowes collection number, about which we know little, it not being in Ralph Martin's excellent website of locality data, that is http://ralph.cs.cf.ac.uk/Cacti/fieldno.html.

6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK."

Apteranthes joannis
Apteranthes joannis

Easy to grow and flower, this stapeliad is from Morocco. Flowers appear near the stem tips in clusters during summer/autumn and are dark red with a spotted white centre. Indoors only in bright light.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Ariocarpus retusus
Ariocarpus retusus

Highly sought-after slow-growing cactus from Mexico with unusual spineless, flattened tubercles. White 5cm flowers in summer. Indoors only in warm bright position in well drained potting mix.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Arrojadoa nana
Arrojadoa nana

Miniature columnar cactus from Brazil. Grows 20-30cm high, offseting from the base. Flowers pinkish red with a yellow tip produced from a pseudocephalium (bristly zone at stem tip). Indoors only in bright position.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Arrojadoa penicillata
Arrojadoa penicillata

Amazingly rigid pencil-thin cactus from Brazil to 1m+ high, offseting from the base. Flowers bright pink produced from a pseudocephalium (bristly zone at stem tip). Indoors in bright position or, experimentally, outdoors(?)

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Arrojadoa rhodantha
Arrojadoa rhodantha

Narrow columnar cactus from Brazil. Grows slowly to 2m high, offsetting from the base. Flowers freely with hot pink waxy flowers emerging from a pseudocephalium (bristly zone at stem tip). Indoors only in bright position.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Arthrocereus rondonianus
Arthrocereus rondonianus

A small cereoid bearing fabulous coloured flowers, even more remarkable for being nocturnal. Wants bright light and good drainage. Try it outdoors in well-drained rockery perhaps?

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Astroloba bullulata
Astroloba bullulata

Comments later, too busy right now!

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Astroloba bullulata Type A Wild hybrid
Astroloba bullulata Type A Wild hybrid

From wild-collected seed as Astroloba bullulata, but proving to be a very nice wild hybrid. Slowgrowing, white spotted upper leaf, pustuled lower leaf. Not tall.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Astroloba bullulata Type B Wild hybrid
Astroloba bullulata Type B Wild hybrid

From wild-collected seed as Astroloba bullulata, but proving to be a wild hybrid. An easy to grow columnar type with long quite long-persisting leaves.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Astroloba foliolosa
Astroloba foliolosa

Sharp leaved slow growing columnar miniature. Forms many upright spiralling leaf-clad stems from an offsetting base. Flowers tiny & insignificant. Easy indoors & possibly OK in rockery.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Astroloba spiralis
Astroloba spiralis

Pale hard leaves in a spiralling extended column rosette, later offsetting at the base. Flower is the prettiest of Astrolobas, white and grooved. Suits a bowl in medium light.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Astrophytum asterias
Astrophytum asterias

A slow growing and difficult Mexican, to 10cm diameter. Big yellow flowers. Indoors only in medium light, not full sun, not full shade. Water sparingly and keep dry when cold. Take lots of photos while it is still alive.

6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK."

Astrophytum capricorne niveum
Astrophytum capricorne niveum

Aristocratic slow growing Mexican cactus which develops tangled, flexible straw-like spines. Eventually forms short columns to 30cm. Flowers yellow with a red centre. Indoors only in brightest light.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Astrophytum capricorne senile
Astrophytum capricorne senile

A confused nomenclature exists within capricorne and it is barely worth losing sleep over the many names. Suffice to say there are many variations of spottedness from naked (no flock) to very flocking spotted, and spines golden, white, or black, thick or thin, and curly, straight or tangled. Keep dry when cold in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Astrophytum myriostigma
Astrophytum myriostigma

Slow growing but one of the most attractive cacti from Mexico. Scented yellow flowers spring to autumn. Indoors only in bright light; water infrequently (once every 2-3 weeks, less in winter) to prevent root rot.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Astrophytum myriostigma quadricostatum
Astrophytum myriostigma quadricostatum

Square four-sided variant of this slow growing but attractive Mexican cactus.Scented yellow flowers spring to autumn. Indoors only in bright light; water infrequently (every 2-3 weeks, less in winter) to prevent root rot.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Astrophytum 'Onzuka'
Astrophytum 'Onzuka'

4 or 5-sided works of art, originally bred in Japan from A.myriostigma. All are different, solitary, to 10cm diameter and heavily flocked. Flocking fantastic! Indoors only, require nice pot for best growth. Water seldom in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Astrophytum ornatum
Astrophytum ornatum

Armed but ornate with its fine white-dotted stem and strong yellow spines. From Mexico, it grows slowly to around 2 m high (may take a few hundred years!). Large scented yellow flowers in summer. Indoors only, in bright light.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Astrophytum 'Super Kabuto'
Astrophytum 'Super Kabuto'

Cultivars of Astrophytum asterias with improved flocking: more of it and arranged in interesting symmetrical patterns.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Azureocereus hertlingianus
Azureocereus hertlingianus

Superb blue cereoid from the central Peruvian highlands. Grows slowly to 8m high with long vertical branches, making a stunning shape! OK outdoors in sheltered frost-free area with good drainage.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Beaucarnea gracilis
Beaucarnea gracilis

Slow but large-growing relative of Pony Tail Palm with thin, slightly glaucous leaves which hold themselves much more erect than recurvata & guatemalense, but not as broad nor stiff as stricta. Trunk, as for all the fore-mentioned species, becomes massive in time, and branched above - at that stage a prestigious plant of great beauty and presence.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Beaucarnea guatemalensis
Beaucarnea guatemalensis

Ruby Ponytail. Graceful swirling red-tinged leaves atop a small branched tree which develops a fantastic swollen base and lower trunk. OK outdoors and in the ground in mild areas.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Beaucarnea recurvata
Beaucarnea recurvata

Ponytail Palm, so-named by a blind moron. Graceful swirling green leaves atop a small branched tree which develops a fantastic swollen base and lower trunk. OK outdoors and in the ground in mild areas.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Beaucarnea stricta
Beaucarnea stricta

Slow but large-growing relative of Pony Tail Palm with straight, rough, slightly glaucous leaves which hold themselves much more erect than recurvata & guatemalense, stiffer and broader than stricta. Trunk, like all the fore-mentioned, becomes massive in time, and branched above - at that stage a prestigious plant of great beauty and presence.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Begonia venosa
Begonia venosa

Unusual succulent Begonia from Brazil. Thick upright stems to 50cm high. Flowers pink and white. Grow in bright light and keep fairly dry in winter. OK outdoors in mild areas.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Beschorneria yuccoides
Beschorneria yuccoides

Large blue-grey rosette of soft non-spiny sandpapery leaves, eventually forming large clusters. Spectacular arching inflorescence with huge fleshy pink flowers. Easy plant for banks and larger gardens.

1.Outdoors only, (grows weakly indoors).

"Code": "1.Outdoors only, (grows weakly indoors)."

Bolivicereus samaipatanus
Bolivicereus samaipatanus

Bolivian cactus branching from the base to 1.5m high. Floriferous with lovely blood red zygomorphic flowers often opening en masse. Keep it fed or repotted for best health. Half to full sun, outdoors OK.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Bombax ellipticum
Bombax ellipticum

(actually named Pseudobombax ellipticum these days) Succulent tree from Mexico forming a beautiful flask shaped stem. Shaving brush flowers. The leaves are shed during winter when it should be kept dry. That said, however, has lived outdoors, fully exposed, in our Auckland trial garden both potted and in ground, for several winters without harm. Certainly OK outside in summer.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Borzicactus icosagonus
Borzicactus icosagonus

Colourful spines on semi-prostrate basally branching stems. From 5,300-6,500 ft in Ecuador/Peru. Tubular red flowers readily produced from bristly zones near the tips. OK outdoors in well-aerated raised bed.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Bowiea gariepensis
Bowiea gariepensis

Rare and recently re-discovered oddity from NW South Africa. Soft, blue-green leafless vine and delicate white flowers. Keep dry when the vine dies back in summer. Floriferous and choice. Recommended.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Bowiea volubilis
Bowiea volubilis

Green clusters of bulbs, sitting on the ground, from which arise summer-growing green twining tendrilosities, totally without leaves. Floriferous, with small cream smelling flowers. Dormant (leafless) in winter, keep dry.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Brunsvigia 'Pink Spider'
Brunsvigia 'Pink Spider'

Beautiful pink flowers are produced in autumn.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Bulbine 'Hallmark'
Bulbine 'Hallmark'

Dense clump-forming plant to around 1 metre across. Produces long inflorescences of small yellow and orange flowers almost all year round. Very easy plant for outdoors in full sun or part shade. Good on a bank.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Bulbine latifolia
Bulbine latifolia

Soft leaved green rosette to 30cm diameter, on a short trunk sometimes with basal offsets. Tall elegant Aloe-like inflorescence opens with bright yellow flowers over a long period. Possibly OK outdoors in warm, well-drained spot.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Bursera microphylla
Bursera microphylla

Comments later, too busy right now!

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Calibanus hookeri
Calibanus hookeri

Bizarre boulder-shaped caudex with tufts of grey 'grass' all over. In rare localities in Mexico the caudex can grow to the size of a Volkswagen. Easy to grow, in pot or garden.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Cephalocereus senilis
Cephalocereus senilis

Old Man Cactus from high altitude in the Andes. Slow growing.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa
Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa

Popular knobbular globular East African cucurbit Lump Plant with broad-tapered green, wax-like caudex, to 20cm diam., furrowed with peeling bark and a summer vine with yellow flowers and (very rarely) fruit. Likes warmth, indoors only.

6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "6.Indoors OK, but not for beginners, Outdoors not OK."

Cereus 'Blue Wing'
Cereus 'Blue Wing'

This scalloped-edged sculptural sonata soon becomes a vertical symphony in blue. Fast-growing, with large white flowers, If indoors needs bright light to keep wide diameter at top. Easy to grow outdoors, to 5m+,

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Cereus caesius Monstrose
Cereus caesius Monstrose

Aberrant fasciated form of a large cereoid cactus. Sculptural. Very blue especially if protected from weathering. Pot or garden, indoor or outdoor, in bright light.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Cereus 'Coromandel Colossus'
Cereus 'Coromandel Colossus'

Unusually noble and treelike clone with sculptural branches and great silhouette combined with vigour, giant size, and large white flowers. Wants fairly bright light, in pot or garden, indoor or outdoor, but bigger if in the ground.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Cereus 'Green Wing'
Cereus 'Green Wing'

Vigorous columnar cactus to 5+ m. Almost spineless stems are up to 20cm diameter yet lightweight on account of the deep winged ribs. Large nocturnal white flowers. Outdoors OK.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Cereus hildmannianus Monstrose
Cereus hildmannianus Monstrose

(syn.peruvianus) Aberrant sculptural form of a large cereoid cactus. Blue-green if protected from weathering. Variable spine colour. The small tight form can grow looser later, but not always. Pot or garden, indoor or outdoor, bright light.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Cereus jamacaru
Cereus jamacaru

(or might be C.hildmannianus, we don't know enough) From Brazil, large-growing much-branched columnar cactus to 10m. Frost tolerant and easy. Enjoys root freedom and soil fertility. Whitish nocturnal flowers, repeatedly in summer.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Cereus 'Lee Sizable'
Cereus 'Lee Sizable'

Pronounced "Seriously sizeable" because this unidentified species is capable of growing 1 metre/year of its broad deeply ribbed stems. Easy to grow in garden, especially with good soil.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Cereus 'Parallel Lines'
Cereus 'Parallel Lines'

Named for Blondie fans, this very tall, small-flowered cereoid freely throws notably upright branches with an attractive parallellity. Fast growing and very tolerant in the garden, in (at least) mild areas.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Cereus 'Tiraumea'
Cereus 'Tiraumea'

This is the tallest cereoid we have seen in NZ, its natural habit is to stretch upwards as fast as possible on its strong (probably woody within) seldom branching stem. Easy to grow in the garden.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Ceropegia dichotoma
Ceropegia dichotoma

One of the 'stick' Ceropegias from the Canary Islands. Leaves small, dropping off after a short time. Flowers yellow, in tight bunches from sides of the sticks. OK for well drained garden.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Ceropegia fusca
Ceropegia fusca

One of the 'stick' Ceropegias from the Canary Islands. Leaves small, dropping off after a short time. Flowers deep red, in tight bunches from sides of the sticks. OK for well drained garden.

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Ceropegia rendallii
Ceropegia rendallii

Forms multiple caudices to 8cm diam. with short vines & thick succulent lvs. Flowers green, purple and white, looking as cute as a bastard cross between a bottle and a lantern, and remarkably similar. Indoors only, bright light.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Ceropegia sandersonii
Ceropegia sandersonii

Succulent vine from South Africa with large green and white flowers shaped like a parachute. Easy to grow in bright light. Train vine around a frame or grow as a hanging plant. Indoors only, keep dry in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Ceropegia stapeliiformis Crest
Ceropegia stapeliiformis Crest

Rare crested form. Produces unusual, gnarly, flattened growth as well as its usual vining form. Flowers unusual whitish and brownish purple. Easy to grow, best in a sunny spot indoors.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Chorisia speciosa
Chorisia speciosa

Brazilian pachycaul with fat green trunks covered, to a variable degree, in crazily conical spines. Flowers speckledy pink, varied, and attractive. Leafless in winter. Can take a mild frost (or more once established and gaining height).

2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow.

"Code": "2.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK, easy to grow."

Cipocereus bradei
Cipocereus bradei

Very handsome blue cereoid from hottest volcanic Brazil. To 3 metres tall, sparingly basally branching. Wants max warmth and bright light, and probably unsuited for NZ's outdoors.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Cissus tuberosa
Cissus tuberosa

For lovers of Lump Plants, a Mexican vine from the Grape Family, forming a thickened base and sausagey segments too, but best to remove vine regularly to enjoy the wonderful basal caudex. Easy, & tough, outdoors in mild areas.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Cleistocactus morawetzianus
Cleistocactus morawetzianus

Fast-growing columnar cactus from South America with a classic cereiform look, much in demand by people of good taste. Narrow cigarette-shaped pink flowers. Outdoor capable in mild areas wiith good drainage.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Cleistocactus straussii
Cleistocactus straussii

So-called 'Silver Torch'. A long time favourite, this species produces tall narrow densely spined white columns with many tubular red flowers over the summer months. Grows well outdoors if given good drainage and full sun.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Cleistocana 'Roman Candle'
Cleistocana 'Roman Candle'

A Coro Cacti exclusive! Created in 1997, this inter-generic hybrid (Cleistocactus x Matucana) has attractively faceted spiny stems and bright pink flowers during spring/summer. OK outdoors in well drained sunny area.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Clistanthocereus samnensis
Clistanthocereus samnensis

Grass-green Peruvian cereoid with a desirable erect branching format and flat facetted tubercles. Hot-pink flowers. Try outdoors in warmest location at your own risk.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Conophytum bilobum Komaggas
Conophytum bilobum Komaggas

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum bilobum 'noisabisense'
Conophytum bilobum 'noisabisense'

C. bilobum in its various forms is easy to grow and can even be encouraged to grow through the summer months, especially if older leaves are removed. Yellow flowers. Best in bright light. For pot only.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum ficiforme Worcester
Conophytum ficiforme Worcester

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Conophytum flavum 'percrassum' Umdaus
Conophytum flavum 'percrassum' Umdaus

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum herreanthus
Conophytum herreanthus

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum igniflorum
Conophytum igniflorum

Fiery orange flowers in autumn set this apart from other bilobed Conophytums. Withhold water from early to mid summer, water lightly otherwise. Not difficult to keep it alive even when ignoring this cycle. Indoors only, most likely.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum minimum 'scitulum'
Conophytum minimum 'scitulum'

One of the easier Conophytums to grow, but like most, it will split and crack if overwatered (unsightly but usually not fatal). Scented nocturnal flowers. Keep dry spring to mid-summer. Best in light shade.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum minimum 'wittebergense'
Conophytum minimum 'wittebergense'

Previously known as C. wittebergense, this tiny plant is one of the most beautifully patterned. Small white flowers are nocturnal and highly scented. Indoors only in bright light. Keep dry summer to mid-autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum minutum nudum
Conophytum minutum nudum

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum obcordellum 'declinatum'
Conophytum obcordellum 'declinatum'

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum obcordellum 'multicolor'
Conophytum obcordellum 'multicolor'

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum obcordellum Snorkfontein
Conophytum obcordellum Snorkfontein

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum obcordellum 'ursprungianum'
Conophytum obcordellum 'ursprungianum'

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum pageae RR 723
Conophytum pageae RR 723

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum pearsonii braunsii
Conophytum pearsonii braunsii

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum pellucidum neohallii Silverfontein
Conophytum pellucidum neohallii Silverfontein

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum pellucidum neohallii Windhoek
Conophytum pellucidum neohallii Windhoek

One of the more attractively patterned forms of C. pellucidum. Markings particularly bold at start of growing period. White tubular flowers in late summer/autumn. Indoors only in bright light.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum pellucidum 'pardicolor'
Conophytum pellucidum 'pardicolor'

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Cool roots if possible. Withhold water from summer to mid-autumn, then sparingly the rest of the year.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum pellucidum Saalberg
Conophytum pellucidum Saalberg

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Cool roots if possible. Withhold water from summer to mid-autumn, then sparingly the rest of the year.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum regale SB 793
Conophytum regale SB 793

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum supremum
Conophytum supremum

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum tantillum helenae
Conophytum tantillum helenae

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Conophytum tantillum inexpectatum
Conophytum tantillum inexpectatum

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Conophytum truncatum
Conophytum truncatum

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum uviforme RA 107
Conophytum uviforme RA 107

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Conophytum wettsteinii
Conophytum wettsteinii

Conophytums are from sandy crevices in extremely hot regions, full sun to shade. Withhold water from spring to mid-summer, water sparingly the rest of the year. Flowers in late summer/autumn.

7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer.

"Code": "7.Winter grower. Needs water in winter, not summer. "

Consolea rubescens
Consolea rubescens

‘Road Kill Cactus’ (dead flat). Native to West Indies. Fantastic profile and very easy to grow and fast; user friendly: no spines or glochids. Great indoor plant in bright light. Outdoors grows well in warm well drained frost-free area.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Copiapoa hypogaea FR 261
Copiapoa hypogaea FR 261

(sy. C.barguitensis hypogaea) This is the wild species from which 'Lizard Skin' is a selection, and in fact, closely resembles. Copiapoa are slow-growing & from a v. harsh climate where they receive almost no rainfall. Brightest light needed for good spination, shape, and any chalky texture which can be very attractive.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Copiapoa hypogaea 'Lizard Skin'
Copiapoa hypogaea 'Lizard Skin'

Selected form of C.hypogaea. Copiapoa are slow-growing & from a v. harsh climate where they receive almost no rainfall. Brightest light needed for good spination, shape, and any chalky texture which can be very attractive.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Copiapoa laui
Copiapoa laui

Copiapoa are slow-growing & from a v. harsh climate where they receive almost no rainfall. Brightest light needed for good spination, shape, and any chalky texture which can be very attractive.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

"Code": "5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK."

Corallocarpus bainesii
Corallocarpus bainesii

Small vigorous caudiciform cucurbit from southern Africa. Forms a branched and more or less bottle shaped caudex to 8cm in thickness. Easy to grow; trim back vines as needed. Don't water when dormant, i.e. leafless.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Corallocarpus boehmii
Corallocarpus boehmii

Small vigorously-vining caudiciform cucurbit from Cameroon, Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Forms a branched and more or less bottle shaped caudex to 12cm in thickness. Easy to grow; trim back vines as needed. Barely water when dormant, i.e. when leafless in winter.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Coryphantha elephantidens
Coryphantha elephantidens

Small globular cactus, extremely white woolly and eventually offsetting.

4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain.

"Code": "4.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK only if protected from winter rain."

Cotyledon 'Elk Horns'
Cotyledon 'Elk Horns'

This variety has linear to antler-shaped leaves. White-pruinose shrub to 25 cm ht, ideal for dry banks. The harder you grow it the better it looks. Nodding silky flowers. Suits coastal situation. Stands frost.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Cotyledon orbiculata oophylla
Cotyledon orbiculata oophylla

White-pruinose shrub to 25 cm ht, with fingery leaves with a red border. Nodding silky flowers. Needs bright light! May be less hardy than the species, untested as yet.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

Crassula arborescens
Crassula arborescens

Silver Dollar. Handsome jade plant with red-spotted, red-edged leaves. In time has a fat trunk and can be shaped as an excellent bonsai-like pot subject or a garden plant to 2m (in time). Bright light for good shape and leaf colour.

3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas.

"Code": "3.Indoors OK, Outdoors OK in warm, well-drained position in mild areas."

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