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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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Crassula arborescens 'Blue Jade'
Crassula arborescens 'Blue Jade'

Comments later, too busy right now!

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 undulatifolia
Crassula arborescens undulatifolia

Silver Jade Tree. Sage coloured bush slowly to 1 metre plus. White flowers in early winter. OK in pot or garden, indoors or outdoors. Easy plant but needs brightest light for good colours.

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 barklyi
Crassula barklyi

"Bandaged Finger". Short fingerlike stems to 9cm, later with white perfumed flowers at their ends. Does not die after flowering and generally remains more compact than most, even when flowering. Use stone mulch, moderate water.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Crassula 'Buddha's Temple'
Crassula 'Buddha's Temple'

One of the best Crassula hybrids. Symmetrical columns of densely stacked leaves to 15cm high. Flowers pinkish in dense clusters at stem tip. Indoors only in bright indirect light.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Crassula capitella thyrsiflora
Crassula capitella thyrsiflora

Forms dense, square stacks of leaves like a miniature village of pagodas. Stems elongate when the plant produces its small stinky white flowers. Cut back hard after flowering. For rockery or pot.

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

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

Crassula 'Caterpillar Plant'
Crassula 'Caterpillar Plant'

This miniature groundcovery type might in fact be a species. Suits pot culture in bright light or possibly OK outdoors in open rockery situation.

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 'Cherry Blossom'
Crassula 'Cherry Blossom'

Pink-flowered cultivar of Jade Tree. Flowers profusely in early winter, in a pot or planted out in the garden. Bright sun & potbound for yellower leaves.

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

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

Crassula deceptor
Crassula deceptor

Comments later, too busy right now!

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Crassula deceptor cornuta
Crassula deceptor cornuta

From v. dry areas in South Africa. A form of deceptor, a variable species. Only 7-10cm high with thick stubby branches. Flowers tiny, whitish in early spring. Best grown indoors in bright light.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Crassula 'Fawlty Towers'
Crassula 'Fawlty Towers'

Hybrid, released 2008, kinda looks like C. 'Morgans Pink' on steroids. Forms a tower to 30cm high and 10cm diameter! Scented flowers are pink in large corymbs in spring. Easy to grow, indoors anyway. Try in sheltered rockery.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Crassula 'Gollum'
Crassula 'Gollum'

Mutant ascidiate form of the common Jade Tree. Thick trunk with contorted branches and leaves to 60cm height. OK inside or outside, in pot or garden.

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 'Hobbit'
Crassula 'Hobbit'

Another good sport like ‘Gollum’ but smaller, closer-packed leaves. Bonsai-like shrub slowly to 60 cm +. Suitable for indoors, patio pot, or garden. Tighter more compact cousin of Crassula ‘Gollum’. Best in bright light.

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

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

Crassula 'Ivory Pagoda'
Crassula 'Ivory Pagoda'

Densely packed grey leaves forming small columns to 15cm. Flowers in dense groups at the apex in winter, whitish in colour. Indoors only in brightest position.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Crassula mesembryanthemopsis
Crassula mesembryanthemopsis

Comments later, too busy right now!

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Crassula 'Mini Jade'
Crassula 'Mini Jade'

Small leaf form of the common Jade Tree. Slowly to 60cm with a very thick trunk. Suits bonsai presentation. Easy and tough. Keep in bright light for good 'tight' appearance.

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

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

Crassula 'Moonglow'
Crassula 'Moonglow'

Closely stacked fat grey leaves forming small columns to 20cm. Flowers in dense groups at the apex in winter, whitish in colour. Indoors only in brightest position.

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

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

Crassula 'Morgan's Pink'
Crassula 'Morgan's Pink'

Highly recommended hybrid miniature. Papillose leaves and gorgeously scented showy pink flowers in late winter. Brightest light needed for tight form. Outdoors in best position perhaps???

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

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

Crassula plegmatoides
Crassula plegmatoides

From very dry areas in coastal Namibia. Rounded felty leaves form grey columns to 15cm high. Re-establish from cuttings if it becomes untidy. Keep dryish through winter. Best grown indoors in bright light.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Crassula portulacea
Crassula portulacea

Jade Tree. Feng-shui has one at the front door to keep the good luck in. Try one at each window too, to keep the hort industry strong. Bright sun & potbound for yellower leaves.

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

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

Crassula rupestris marnieriana
Crassula rupestris marnieriana

Cute miniature sprawler, rebranching and rerooting at intervals, and looking like a deranged family of crazy green caterpillars playing Twister. Probably only OK in ground in very sheltered well-drained position. Cream flowers in autumn.

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

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

Crassula 'Skytower'
Crassula 'Skytower'

Well-braced roots anchor this erect miniature. Named 'Skytower' in Aug'1997, (but perhaps a species?). Meantime expect 1mm for each metre of Skytower (328m). Red dots in bright light/stress.

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

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

Crassula 'Skytower Fireworks'
Crassula 'Skytower Fireworks'

Variegated form of Crassula 'Skytower'. Yellow and pink colours are at their most intense in spring and change subtly during the rest of the year. Easy to grow in bright light.

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

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

Crassula socialis
Crassula socialis

Dense low mat-forming species from shaded rock faces in South Africa’s eastern Cape. Untried outdoors but probably OK in a rock garden or similar. Small heads of tiny white flowers in spring.

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

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

Cynanchum marnierianum
Cynanchum marnierianum

Vegetable string! Strange leafless hanging plant from Madagascar. Forms large numbers of small green delicately scented cage-like flowers. Very easy to grow, either in sun or shade.

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

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

Cyphostemma elephantopus
Cyphostemma elephantopus

Vining lump plant of great character.

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

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

Cyphostemma juttae
Cyphostemma juttae

An archetypical pachycaul from the Grape Family, this classically fat nubile Namibian will peel off its bark for you at regular intervals. Huge summer leaves, ghostly torso in winter. Withhold water when leafless. Indoors only.

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

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

Cyphostemma simulans
Cyphostemma simulans

Keen to clamber grape relative from South Africa. Base fattens rewardingly. Prune vine as necessary and shape to taste. Seems tough and easy. Outdoors possibly okay? Try it and see.

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

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

Cyrtanthus smithiae
Cyrtanthus smithiae

Spiralling leaves in spring from a slowgrowing bulb. Later, white flowers like a freesia with no flair for colour. Seedpods split open triangularily, and proffer the dry black seeds to the restless wind. Untried outdoors, but OK in Africa.

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."

Dasylirion wheeleri
Dasylirion wheeleri

Long narrow toothed leaves pour from the apex of the well-protected trunk. Inflorescence is 4 metres height, complex and awe-inspiring. Easy to grow outdoors where you have space and good drainage, loves good soil.

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."

Decarya madagascariensis
Decarya madagascariensis

Mad' Zigzag Plant. Interesting crazy-shaped bush or small tree from very dry southern Madagascar. Water in summer (has small leaves then) but keep dry in winter. Probably indoors only in New Zealand, but worth trying 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."

Delonix pumila
Delonix pumila

Dwarf tree with swollen contorted trunk of characterful shape, and in summer a round crown of small leguminoidal leaflets. Leafless in winter. Easy, so far, but safest treated as an indoor plant for NZ's winter, at least until we know better.

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

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

Denmoza rhodacantha
Denmoza rhodacantha

Apologies, but there is some confusion about the species represented in these pics.

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

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

Desmidorchis speciosa
Desmidorchis speciosa

Upright pale green stems to 5cm diam. form a many branched, sculptural and stately bush. Later crowned with 12cm balls of black-red and yellow flowers. Bright light, extra winter warmth, extra drainage & very little water.

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

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

Didierea madagascariensis
Didierea madagascariensis

Remarkable tree from the spiny dry forest of southern Madagascar, to 6 metres in height. Columnar at first, later branching. Keep mostly dry during its long dormancy in winter but needs water when leafy and growing.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Dinteranthus inexpectatus
Dinteranthus inexpectatus

Yellow flowered mesem from South Africa. Mimics chalky-white quartz pebbles in very dry stony deserts, so it needs VERY little water all year round. Only water when wrinkles appear. Bright light, and cool pot to keep roots alive.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Dinteranthus pole-evansii
Dinteranthus pole-evansii

Golf Ball Plant. Yellow flowers. Mimics chalky-white quartz pebbles in very dry stony deserts, so it needs VERY little water all year round. Only water when wrinkles appear. Bright light, cool pot to keep roots alive.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Dinteranthus vanzylii
Dinteranthus vanzylii

Yellow flowered mesem from South Africa. Globose leaves mimic pebbles in very dry stony deserts, so it needs VERY little water at all times, and bright light. Only water when wrinkles appear. A cool pot helps to keep roots alive.

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

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

Dinteranthus wilmotianus
Dinteranthus wilmotianus

Blue spots on a chalky skin set this naughty little pebble-mimicker apart. Bright light lover. Water sparingly and with restraint and really quite a small amount, and only if skin wrinkles but not before. Needs little water, not much at all at all.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Dioon edule
Dioon edule

Graceful Mexican cycad with many fine somewhat glaucous leaflets on numerous upright leaves. Trunk to 3m height, infrequently offsetting. Suits sheltered warm garden in mild areas or makes a very lovely pot subject.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Dioscorea dumetorum
Dioscorea dumetorum

From a buried caudex comes in summer a vigorous thorny vine. Flowers are numerous and small. Leafless in winter, when keep it dry.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Dioscorea elephantipes
Dioscorea elephantipes

(syn. Testudinaria) Tortoise Plant. Annual vines from a caudex which is woody-looking but succulent within. Withhold water as vines die down, but otherwise likes water. Caudex in shade, vine in medium light.

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

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

Dioscorea sylvatica paniculata
Dioscorea sylvatica paniculata

Large handsome caudex has an interesting irregular shape with surface fissures rather like elephantipes. Grows nearly all year.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Disphyma australe
Disphyma australe

New Zealand's native mesem, common on coastal rocks, cliffs etc. Small yellow flowers.

1.Outdoors only, (grows weakly indoors).

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

Dorstenia foetida
Dorstenia foetida

Stumpy little pachycaul succulent from tropical Africa. To 20cm high. Flowers ultra-tiny within a bizarre and so cool star-shaped hypanthodium. Indoors only in bright light. Keep dry in winter if leaves drop.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Doryanthes palmeri
Doryanthes palmeri

Comments later, too busy right now!

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

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

Dracaena draco
Dracaena draco

Canary Islands Dragon Tree (neither fire breathing nor aggressive!). Slowly becomes a many-branched tree. Lives to a great age (1000 years+). Easy to grow, full sun or part shade. Tolerates light frosts.

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

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

Dudleya brittonii
Dudleya brittonii

Stunning chalky-white rosettes to 50cm across. Native to Baja California. Avoid getting water in rosette to preserve pristine looks. Fast-growing in bright light/full sun. OK in the garden in frost-free areas. Dazzle your visitors!

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."

Dudleya farinosa
Dudleya farinosa

Pure white rosettes to 10cm diameter, eventually branching to form a very low mound. OK in rockery if well-drained and bright and warm. Also suits pot culture 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."

Dudleya gnoma
Dudleya gnoma

Once known as D.'White Sprite' but now known as a species from the wild. Forms a tiny much-branched shrublet with fantastic 'form', a real charmer. Possibly OK in warm rockery crevices, where it would look fabulous!

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."

Dudleya pulverulenta SB 1736
Dudleya pulverulenta SB 1736

This large-rosetted farinaceously white Dudleya is unusual in having red flowers. Winter-growing so keep dry in summer if possible.

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."

Duvalia parviflora
Duvalia parviflora

One Potato Two Potato. Charming miniature mat-forming stapeliad from the western Cape. Often bears small ('parvi') cream flowers without any nasty smell. Suits shallow pot, in part shade.

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

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

Dyckia fosteriana
Dyckia fosteriana

Ground dwelling ("terrestrial") bromeliad to 30cms, offsetting to create a low clump. Stiff narrow leaves, either reddish or silvery. Bright orange flowers on long stems. Good outdoors in bright light or half-shade.

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."

Dyckia marnier-lapostollei
Dyckia marnier-lapostollei

Choice ground-living succulent bromeliad with silvery leaves and enchanted teeth. Eventually it offsets slowly. Grow as a succulent, outdoors OK if well-drained, and free from cats & other vermin.

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

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

Dyckia remotiflora
Dyckia remotiflora

Fine swirling leaves with tiny black teeth. Brilliant orange flowers on long inflorescence. Sun loving ground dwelling bromeliad. Good outdoors and tolerant of fairly extreme conditions.

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

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

Dyckia 'Suntan'
Dyckia 'Suntan'

The brash might call it breathtakingly beautiful but this brazenly bronzed Brazilian bromeliad is a bugger to weed. Full sun for best colour. Flowers bright orange in summer. Easy to grow in well drained frost-free 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."

Echeveria 'Afterglow'
Echeveria 'Afterglow'

Large hybrid Echeveria with lovely red & purple toned rosette to 40 cm+ diameter. Repot regularly for best results. Excellent outdoor subject. Brightest light for good form & colours.

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."

Echeveria agavoides
Echeveria agavoides

Lipstick Plant. 20cm rosette, OK in pot or garden. Best red-edged colouring in bright light. Most Echeverias are easy rosettes which cluster and have red to yellow fl's on drooping flowerstalks.

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

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

Echeveria 'Black Knight'
Echeveria 'Black Knight'

Medium sized rosette, being a hybrid with affinis affinity. Green-black leaves, suitable for rock garden or pots. Needs full sun for best black colour. Blood red flowers on arching leafy stem.

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

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

Echeveria 'Blue Waves'
Echeveria 'Blue Waves'

A Frank Reinelt hybrid which forms slightly blue, crinkly-leaved rosettes to about 25cm diameter with few offsets. Easy to grow, suits bright well drained frost-free location.

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."

Echeveria cante
Echeveria cante

Beautiful Mexican species to 30cm diameter with intensely white-pruinose leaves tinged and edged with pink. Red flowers. If indoors needs brightest light possible. OK in garden also.

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."

Echeveria colorata
Echeveria colorata

Often called 'Mexican Giant' but probably E.colorata from Mexico. Reportedly gets to 50cm across. sensitive to overwatering. In or out, in bright light. Avoid fingermarks if possible.

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

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

Echeveria 'Culibra'
Echeveria 'Culibra'

Rumpled Foreskin Plant. Fascinating carunculations force the leaves into their bizarre tubular shape. Grow in bright light, and refrain from fingering the foreskins as they will mark easily.

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

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

Echeveria elegans
Echeveria elegans

This Mexican species forms alabaster-white rosettes which offset and eventually form low clumps. Flowers are pink with a yellowish tip. Grows well outdoors and in rockery.

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

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

Echeveria fasciculata
Echeveria fasciculata

Fairly large rosettes of shiny green leaves often infused with bright red tints. Great for outdoor gardens and rockeries in well drained sunny position. Protect from slugs and snails.

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

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

Echeveria 'Flying Burrito'
Echeveria 'Flying Burrito'

Choice slow-growing plant with variably mutating leaves showing stripes and indented leaf edges.

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

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

Echeveria 'Flying Cloud'
Echeveria 'Flying Cloud'

Prized and interesting cultivar whose fleshy leaves have variable-shaped margins, prone to mutating within one rosette. Can be temperamental and prone to botrytis in winter. Bright light and warmth needed.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Echeveria 'Frilly Maid'
Echeveria 'Frilly Maid'

Popular and beautiful cultivar with pink-edged delicately crinkled leaves.

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

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

Echeveria gilva 'Red'
Echeveria gilva 'Red'

Form or cultivar of Echeveria gilva. Compact rosettes to 15cm across suffused with red tones. Flowers orange, small, insignificant. Best in bright light with good drainage. OK outdoors.

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

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

Echeveria 'Golden State'
Echeveria 'Golden State'

Choice multi-coloured mutant cultivar.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Echeveria 'Hot Chocolate'
Echeveria 'Hot Chocolate'

Medium sized rosette, being a hybrid with affinis affinity. Dark green-brown leaves, suitable for rock garden or pots. Needs full sun for best Cadbury colours. Blood red flowers on arching leafy stem.

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."

Echeveria imbricata
Echeveria imbricata

Light grey precisely circular rosettes.

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

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

Echeveria 'Joy's Giant'
Echeveria 'Joy's Giant'

Uncommon hybrid Echeveria with lavender/lilac tinted rosettes to 50cm diameter. Flowers orange on long inflorescences. OK outdoors in well drained position with bright light. Re-pot at least six monthly if in a pot.

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

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

Echeveria lilacina
Echeveria lilacina

Beautifully symmetrical lilac-tinged rosette to 25 cm diameter, and easy to grow. Leaf tip is indescribable but always appealing. Bright indoors position or OK outdoors in a pot or in the garden.

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."

Echeveria 'Mauna Loa'
Echeveria 'Mauna Loa'

Choice hybrid, named for its gorgeous volcanic colours. Expect marvellous blood-red carunculations on the older leaves. Repot regularly. Bright light. Outdoors in the garden it reddens in 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."

Echeveria minima
Echeveria minima

Tiny blue-grey rosettes with blunt leaves, red-tipped in bright light position. Slowly forms into a small tight mound. Yellow flowers on arching raceme. Mound forming. OK outdoors and in rockery.

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."

Echeveria 'Paul Bunyan'
Echeveria 'Paul Bunyan'

Marvellously carunculated (means like a warty old scrotum) leaves of a rich blue-purple colour form a heavy rosette atop a stout stem to 50cm. Needs brightest light for best colours and shape.

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."

Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg'
Echeveria 'Perle von Nurnberg'

That is, the Pearl of Nuremburg hybrid. Medium-sized rosette noted for its purple leaf colour which intensifies beautifully in strong light. OK inside & out, in a pot or in the ground.

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."

Echeveria pulidonis
Echeveria pulidonis

Species from Mexico. Medium size rosettes of grey-green leaves with dark red edges. Offsets prolifically forming low clumps. Flowers bright yellow on small inflorescences. Good outdoors in well drained sunny position.

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

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

Echeveria runyoni
Echeveria runyoni

Beautiful, nearly white, pruinose rosette which offsets freely and is very frost hardy. Mother of cultivar Topsy Turvy. Useful plant in the garden or rockery. Flowers bright orange.

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

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

Echeveria 'Silveron Red'
Echeveria 'Silveron Red'

Large growing rosette, a bit like Echeveria 'Ruby Lips'.

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."

Echeveria sp aff procera
Echeveria sp aff procera

Very tall growing species with stout stems topped with a rosette of fuzzy leaves to 30cm across. Orange flowers on a long stem in late autumn. Easy outdoors in well drained position or a large pot. Repot regularly.

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."

Echeveria spectabilis
Echeveria spectabilis

Vertical silvery trunks distinguish this rather untypical Echeveria. Leaves red-edged, and flowers orange and relatively large. Vigorous and easy outdoors.

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

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

Echeveria tolimanensis
Echeveria tolimanensis

Thick almost cylindrical leaves form a whitey-grey rosette to about 20cms diameter (on a wellgrown older one). Indoor plant for pot. Needs 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."

Echeveria 'Topsy Turvy'
Echeveria 'Topsy Turvy'

Odd but easy hybrid Echeveria. In bright light the whitey-blue leaves eventually arch back over the rosette. They also carunculate. Outdoors OK, in pots or in ground, and very frost-hardy.

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

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

Echeveria 'Waterlily'
Echeveria 'Waterlily'

An attractive red-toned form of E.agavoides. Easy to grow.

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."

Echeveria 'Zorro'
Echeveria 'Zorro'

Stunning hybrid that develops its best colours late winter/early spring. Rosettes to 40cm across, usually without offsets. Best in bright light. Re-pot regularly to maintain good growth. 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."

Echinocactus grusonii
Echinocactus grusonii

Golden Barrel Cactus. A classic in the genre, grows slowly to 1m diameter. Water once a month but not at all in the cold of winter. Needs bright light for good spination. If outdoors give warmest position, best drainage etc.

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

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

Echinocactus grusonii 'Alba'
Echinocactus grusonii 'Alba'

White Barrel Cactus. A variant of the Golden Barrel, grows slowly to 1m diameter. Water once a month but not at all in the cold of winter. Needs bright light for good spination. If outdoors give warmest position, best drainage etc.

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."

Echinocactus ingens
Echinocactus ingens

Largest of all globular cacti; to about 1 tonne in time (lots of time). More ribs arrive at the shoulder every year, up to 55 ribs later, for your grandkids to count. Keep in bright light and dry in winter and water sparingly otherwise.

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

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

Echinocereus brandegeei
Echinocereus brandegeei

Branches have fiercesome flat straw-like spines to 8cm long. Flowers pink, to 10cm diameter. Plant to 60cm diameter, freely branching from the base. It can handle cold winters if completely dry.

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

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

Echinocereus cucumis
Echinocereus cucumis

Big flowers!

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

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

Echinocereus reichenbachii
Echinocereus reichenbachii

A beautiful cactus.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Echinocereus rigidissimus rubispinus
Echinocereus rigidissimus rubispinus

Lau 88, the attractive red to pink spined cactus from Mexico, grows slowly to about 30 cm high, usually without offsets. Large bright pink flowers in spring. Grow indoors in a bright sunny position.

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

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

Echinocereus triglochidiatus inermis
Echinocereus triglochidiatus inermis

Spineless rarity!

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Echinopsis 'Anastasia'
Echinopsis 'Anastasia'

Schick hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Ashley Brooke'
Echinopsis 'Ashley Brooke'

CC hybrid with stunning large deep orange flowers, produced in numbers, and up to three flushes per summer are possible. Named for our very lovely nieces, Ashley and Brooke. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors or in the garden in many areas.

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

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

Echinopsis 'Bay Bloom'
Echinopsis 'Bay Bloom'

Huge trumpet-shaped flowers in summer. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Beautiful Dreamer'
Echinopsis 'Beautiful Dreamer'

Schick hybrid. Huge flowers w. layered salmon petals, giving an unusual flat profile. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Buttermilk'
Echinopsis 'Buttermilk'

Huge lemon trumpet-shaped flowers in summer. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Chico Mendes'
Echinopsis 'Chico Mendes'

Schick hybrid. 125mm diameter light salmon flowers in spring. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus, liking free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Eclipse'
Echinopsis 'Eclipse'

Schick hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Fluffy Ruffles'
Echinopsis 'Fluffy Ruffles'

Paramount hybrid, the best!! Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Galaxy'
Echinopsis 'Galaxy'

Schick hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Gold Chalice'
Echinopsis 'Gold Chalice'

CC hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Gold Emblem'
Echinopsis 'Gold Emblem'

Schick hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Green Gold'
Echinopsis 'Green Gold'

A Howard E. Gates hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Holy Moly'
Echinopsis 'Holy Moly'

CC hybrid. Delicate 22 x 11 cm flowers, pure lavendar inner to plum outer petals, in spring. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered.

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."

Echinopsis 'Icarus'
Echinopsis 'Icarus'

Schick hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Infinity'
Echinopsis 'Infinity'

Schick hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Lochinvar'
Echinopsis 'Lochinvar'

Schick hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis mamillosa hystrichoides R 308
Echinopsis mamillosa hystrichoides R 308

Unusually large rotund bodies. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many areas.

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

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

Echinopsis 'Maria Piazza'
Echinopsis 'Maria Piazza'

Schick hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Morning Glory'
Echinopsis 'Morning Glory'

Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Nancy Scott'
Echinopsis 'Nancy Scott'

Schick hybrid. Beautiful, large 13cm magenta flowers with a seashell stripe on the outer petals. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Paramount Orange'
Echinopsis 'Paramount Orange'

Paramount hybrid. Huge orange trumpet-shaped flowers in summer. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors or in the garden in many areas.

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

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

Echinopsis 'Peace Eros'
Echinopsis 'Peace Eros'

Schick hybrid. Small (9 cm) carmine-red many-petalled flowers in summer. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Rosalie'
Echinopsis 'Rosalie'

Schick hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Royal Gold'
Echinopsis 'Royal Gold'

CC hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Scented Stunner'
Echinopsis 'Scented Stunner'

CC hybrid. This one very beautiful and scented. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Sierra Skyline'
Echinopsis 'Sierra Skyline'

Schick hybrid. Huge pink flowers with serrated petals (hence the name) in summer. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Sleeping Beauty'
Echinopsis 'Sleeping Beauty'

Schick hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Sorceress'
Echinopsis 'Sorceress'

Schick hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Spring Blush'
Echinopsis 'Spring Blush'

Huge pink trumpet-shaped flowers in summer. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors or in the garden in many areas.

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

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

Echinopsis 'Stars and Stripes'
Echinopsis 'Stars and Stripes'

Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis subdenudata
Echinopsis subdenudata

Naked bodies with huge white flowers in summer. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Sunset'
Echinopsis 'Sunset'

Trumpet-shaped flowers in summer. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Terracotta'
Echinopsis 'Terracotta'

Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Traumerei'
Echinopsis 'Traumerei'

Schick hybrid. Huge apricot trumpet-shaped flowers in summer. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Violet Beauty'
Echinopsis 'Violet Beauty'

Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Echinopsis 'Vulcan's Forge'
Echinopsis 'Vulcan's Forge'

CC hybrid. Echinopsis are like mini-Trichocereus and like a big pot or free rootrun. They scar when underpotted or underwatered. OK outdoors in garden in many 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."

Edithcolea grandis
Edithcolea grandis

Rare stapeliad from dry areas of northern Africa. Forms dense mats of spiny stems with extremely beautiful star-shaped flowers patterned like a Persian carpet. Indoors only in bright warm position.

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

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

Epiphyllum 'Clown'
Epiphyllum 'Clown'

Super Epiphyllum hybrid with large tricoloured flowers (red outer, white inner, pink stripes in between). Suits hanging basket in mild to hot temps and low to bright light. Likes water when hot.

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."

Epiphyllum 'Reward'
Epiphyllum 'Reward'

Epiphyllum hybrid with large pink flowers. Suits hanging basket in mild to hot temps and low to bright light. Likes water when hot.

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."

Epithelantha micromeris
Epithelantha micromeris

Very slow growing Mexican miniature needing restrained watering and high light levels. Spination merits close inspection. Bright red fruit are a bonus also. Indoors only.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Eriosyce occulta
Eriosyce occulta

Black, slowgrowing sometimes spineless miniature from the harsh Copiapo Desert of Chile. Turnip root anchors it, and apparently it sees the light through the transparency of the sand grains above. Indoors only, water sparingly.

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

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

Eriosyce senilis
Eriosyce senilis

Formerly Neoporteria multicolor, this form (of a polymorphic Chilean species) has a birdsnest-like tangle of straw-yellow curving spines and brilliant large dayglow pink flowers in spring. Coldhardy if kept dry 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."

Eriosyce subgibbosa clavata FK 27
Eriosyce subgibbosa clavata FK 27

Slow growing, solitary, black spined cactus from coastal deserts of northern Chile. Flowers bicoloured pink and pale yellow. Needs excellent drainage and not too much water. Bright light, indoors only.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Escobaria minima
Escobaria minima

Comments later, too busy right now!

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Espostoa nana
Espostoa nana

Stunning white hairy columns soon basally branching and reaching slowly to 1 metre plus. Light yellow wool marks the arrival of the flowering cephalium. Not a difficult plant but probably not keen on cold wet soil 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."

Euphorbia aeruginosa minor
Euphorbia aeruginosa minor

Small spiny shrub needing water when growing, (and none if dead). Rows of beads of tiny bright yellow flowers dot the stems making a cheery sight in winter. Indoors only in bright light.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Euphorbia ambovombensis
Euphorbia ambovombensis

One of the best of the south Madagascan miniatures. Roundish dark green leaves on the ends of the branches which arise from the fat bonsai-like stem and raiseable rootstock. Keep in partial shade, indoors only.

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

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

Euphorbia ammak Variegated
Euphorbia ammak Variegated

Variegated form of a southern Arabian Euphorbia species which reaches 10m in ht. Easy to grow in a pot in bright light with regular repotting. Or worth trying in a warm sheltered outdoor position, even in the ground.

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."

Euphorbia atropurpurea
Euphorbia atropurpurea

Sculpturally formed outdoor shrub to 1m x 1m., with naked trunk and much-branched crown. Many clusters of burgundy flowers in late winter. Looks at its best in winter.

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

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

Euphorbia baioensis
Euphorbia baioensis

Recently discovered in a very tiny area on the exposed rocky summit of Baio Mountain, Kenya. For us, though, an indoor plant, to 30cm. Tiny bright yellow flowers on numerous stems.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Euphorbia berorohae
Euphorbia berorohae

Recent discovery from Madagascar. Thorny branches only a few cm high, then spreading horizontally. Flowers small, green or brownish. Leaves drop in winter when it should be kept fairly dry. Indoors only, full sun.

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

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

Euphorbia bupleurifolia
Euphorbia bupleurifolia

S.Africa. Deciduous summer leaves and green flowers adorn the top of the thick, eventually columnar, pineapple-like stem. Withhold water when leafless. In NZ a house plant only.

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

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

Euphorbia buruana
Euphorbia buruana

Fat-rooted with radiating branches that colour up in bright light, which is essential for good shape. Indoors only in NZ.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Euphorbia bussei kibwezensis
Euphorbia bussei kibwezensis

Zigzagged ribs on multi-branched succulent bush from Kenya and Tanzania. Best grown in very bright light for tight, compact growth. Only grow outdoors if area is v. warm and sunny, otherwise good indoor pot subject.

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

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

Euphorbia canariensis
Euphorbia canariensis

Cactus-looking succulent from the Canary Islands. To 3 metres, probably less in NZ, slightly frost-tolerant but keep in warm position. If potgrown keep repotted regularly (max 2 yrs).

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."

Euphorbia capsaintemariensis
Euphorbia capsaintemariensis

A lovely southern Madagascan miniature. Silvery erect or spreading branches end in a cluster of pointed, channelled, and undulate green leaves. The fat sculptural stembase and raiseable rootstock make this a great SMOLA subject.

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

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

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