Banner

Library

Filter Plants below

Begins with

Sort by

Outdoor Capability

Code index

0 Indoor or Outdoor code not assigned.

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.

List view Full view In "Full view" click on thumbnail to see pics
Monadenium ritchei
Monadenium ritchei

Species info not ready at time of printing.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Monvillea spegazzinii
Monvillea spegazzinii

Beautifully marbled, fast growing cactus from Paraguay. Readily produces relatively large nocturnal white flowers during summer months. Best in bright light. Re-pot frequently for good growth.

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."

Monvillea spegazzinii Crest
Monvillea spegazzinii Crest

Miniature coral-like crest. Branches can take many unpredictable forms including that of the original parent, a rambling snakelike cereoid cactus. Pot subject or possibly ok in a welldrained rockery.

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

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

Myrtillocactus geometrizans
Myrtillocactus geometrizans

Beautiful blue-green multi-branched cactus from Mexico. Sensitive to cold, OK outdoors only in well drained very warm sunny position. Great pot subject for sunny patio or conservatory. Flowers tiny, seldom seen.

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

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

Neobuxbaumia polylopha
Neobuxbaumia polylopha

Mexican giant cactus. Forms one huge golden-spined many-ribbed column to 15m height x 50cm diameter, topped with plentiful showy pink flowers. Largest single-body cactus perhaps? Seems easy to grow, untested outdoors.

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

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

Neoraimondia
Neoraimondia

We have only a small number of Neoraimondia and also not sure how many true species exist in the genus.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Nepenthes 'Emmarene'
Nepenthes 'Emmarene'

Highland Nepenthes don't need tropical heat but love high humidity (keep above water or mist frequently). Keep soil damp to wet. Never fertilise. Suits shade to part sun. Best indoors or warm and sheltered outdoors 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."

Nepenthes 'Petra Giant'
Nepenthes 'Petra Giant'

Highland Nepenthes don't need tropical heat but love high humidity (keep above water or mist frequently). Keep soil damp to wet. Never fertilise. Suits shade to part sun. Best indoors or warm and sheltered outdoors 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."

Nepenthes 'Pink Preggy'
Nepenthes 'Pink Preggy'

Highland Nepenthes don't need tropical heat but love high humidity (keep above water or mist frequently). Keep soil damp to wet. Never fertilise. Suits shade to part sun. Best indoors or warm and sheltered outdoors 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."

Nepenthes 'Sexy Lips'
Nepenthes 'Sexy Lips'

Highland Nepenthes don't need tropical heat but love high humidity (keep above water or mist frequently). Keep soil damp to wet. Never fertilise. Suits shade to part sun. Best indoors or warm and sheltered outdoors 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."

Notocactus buiningii
Notocactus buiningii

Rare, attractive and unusual species from Uruguay. Pastel green body, glassy spines, and pale yellow flowers with red stigma lobes in spring and summer. Indoors only, best in bright light with infrequent watering.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Notocactus claviceps
Notocactus claviceps

Very attractive large species from Paraguay and Brazil. Columnar stem to 1.2m or more, few if any offsets. Large yellow flowers in summer. OK outdoors in frost-free, sunny well drained area.

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

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

Notocactus crassigibbus
Notocactus crassigibbus

Easy to grow, non-offsetting species from Brazil with masses of large yellow flowers in spring. In time will grow to about 15cm diameter. Best indoors in bright light or outdoors in protected well drained area.

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

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

Notocactus magnificus
Notocactus magnificus

This choice Brazilian species is the largest Notocactus. Stunning large yellow flowers in spring/summer. The large main stem has many smaller heads clustered around the base. Best 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."

Notocactus nigrispinus
Notocactus nigrispinus

Variable species, ours have large bodies with about 27 ribs adorned with fine black spines and an apex covered in copious white wool spilling out like snow. Reputedly offsetting and columnar in time. Bright light for good shape & wool.

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

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

Notocactus turecekianus
Notocactus turecekianus

A new species described only in 1995, from Uruguay and Argentina. Beautiful, large yellow flowers in summer, dark green to purplish bodies with flat, white spines. Easy to grow.

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

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

Notocactus uebelmannianus
Notocactus uebelmannianus

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."

Notocactus warasii
Notocactus warasii

Large and very floriferous Brazilian cactus. Offsets prolifically in time, producing an impressive many-headed clump. Flowers bright yellow. Easy and relatively fast. OK outdoors in best conditions.

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

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

Nyctocereus serpentinus
Nyctocereus serpentinus

Scrambling serpentine cactus from Mexico with a tuberous rootstock. From the stems, which are to 3cm x 4m., arise generous numbers of lovely and scented, white nocturnal flowers. 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."

Obetia ficifolia
Obetia ficifolia

Reunion Island Bottle Tree. Unusual pachycaul (thickstemmer) from Reunion Island, Indian Ocean. To 2m plus in the ground or keep confined. Member of the Nettle Family, and can sting. At Sandy Bay I had a big one which I'd saw down every time it reached the soffit (at 2.1 metres). It would sting me in retaliation. But soon be up to the soffit again. No pics can I find 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."

Obregonia denegrii
Obregonia denegrii

Rare slow-growing cactus from Mexico. Eventually gets to about 12cm across with a dense woolly centre. Flowers white, in summer. Indoors only and best in a shady spot. Water with restraint.

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

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

Operculicarya decaryi
Operculicarya decaryi

Comments later, too busy right now!

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Opuntia basilaris
Opuntia basilaris

Beaver-tail cactus. Compact low-growing Opuntia with large, stunning magenta flowers in spring. No spines but plenty of glochids, so don't touch! Best indoors in very bright light, water sparingly.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Opuntia 'Burbank's Spineless'
Opuntia 'Burbank's Spineless'

A form of O.robusta reputedly bred by the fammous Luther Burbank for cattle-friendly fodder in WWII. Thick round bluish pads on a medium-sized bush. Okay outdoors in mild areas.

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

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

Opuntia erinacea ursina
Opuntia erinacea ursina

Variable species from southern USA with soft, flexible but sharp white spines. Flowers yellow. Best in very sunny position to keep growth compact. Untried outdoors in NZ but probably OK in well drained position..

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

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

Opuntia ficus-indica
Opuntia ficus-indica

Possibly the Prickly Pear or Indian Fig of horticulture, which has delicious fruit. (But watch the glochids!) Large flat green pads on a small tree. Easy outdoors in mild areas.

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

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

Opuntia galapageia
Opuntia galapageia

Galapagos Tree Opuntia, to 10m + ht, trunk to 1 m diameter! Easy to grow, with golden, initially VERY spiny pads, but later the lower trunk becomes barked and without spines.

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

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

Opuntia invicta
Opuntia invicta

Monster Cholla. Vicious cactus from southwest USA to Mexico. New spines often bright red fading to grey. Slowly forms low clumps to 1m plus. Possibly OK outdoors in dry sunny dangerous rock garden.

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

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

Opuntia phaeacantha discata
Opuntia phaeacantha discata

From the Sonoran Desert. To 2m ht. Large blue-green pads with contrasting bright white spines and ginger-red areoles. Known for its large & abundant edible fruit. Grow in full sun. Probably 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."

Opuntia pilifera
Opuntia pilifera

From Mexico. To 5m ht. Large pads covered with white spines and hairs. Large deep red flowers and edible fruit. Grow in full sun. OK outdoors and in the ground.

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

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

Opuntia robusta
Opuntia robusta

Central Mexico. Hugest-padded prickly pear of all, plant eventually tree-like if planted out. 30cm+ pads have a beautiful blue bloom and are spinier out in the weather. Needs brightest light indoors!!! 

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

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

Opuntia santa-rita
Opuntia santa-rita

Low-growing species with round colourful pads and few spines. Flowers in spring, yellow with stunning red centre. Cold hardy in well drained sunny area. Pads can become infused with purple tones if dry and cold.

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."

Opuntia subulata
Opuntia subulata

Columnar fast growing Opuntia from Peru, to 6 meters high. BEWARE…spines are very sharp and are minutely barbed! Red flowers rarely produced. OK outdoors in sheltered position, protect from snails.

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

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

Orbea variegata
Orbea variegata

Once known as Stapelia variegata. Flower is variable on each different clone. Tougher than most stapeliads and OK outdoors in good situation.

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

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

Orbeopsis lutea
Orbeopsis lutea

South African stapeliad formerly known as Caralluma lutea. Bunches of brilliant yellow star-shaped flowers have purple vibratile hairs doing a danged dingle-dangle dance in the draught.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Orbeopsis melanantha
Orbeopsis melanantha

syn.Caralluma melanantha. Thick light green stems with an unusual mini spine on the top side of each branch. Deep maroon star flower surrounded by excitable vibratile hairs. Indoors only, bright light.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Ortegocactus macdougallii
Ortegocactus macdougallii

Slowgrowing miniature, eventually forming clumps of 30-40mm odd-coloured bodies. Rare, known only from one mountain in Mexico. Water sparingly at all times. Yellow flowers in spring or summer.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Orthophytum aff rubrum
Orthophytum aff rubrum

This plant shows potential, but has not been tested properly. Show interest and we're more likely to work on it.

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

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

Orthophytum disjunctum
Orthophytum disjunctum

Beautiful species from Itaobin, Minas Gerais, Brazil. White to pinkish rosettes to 40cm across. Flowers on 1 meter high stem, small, white. Grow in full sun. Outdoors OK in warm sunny position.

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."

Orthophytum gurkenii
Orthophytum gurkenii

Terrestrial almost-succulent bromeliad. Beautifully patterned rosette extends into curious 40 cm inflorescence with small white flowers and green leafy rosettes. Indoors best perhaps, 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."

Oscularia caulescens
Oscularia caulescens

Blue-grey shrub to around 50cm high. Produces huge numbers of small pink flowers spring to summer. Excellent rock garden subject. Best in full sun with good drainage.

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

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

Oscularia deltoides
Oscularia deltoides

Blue-grey shrub to around 30cm high with odd-shaped, chiseled leaves. Small pink flowers spring to summer. Excellent rock garden subject. Best in full sun with good drainage.

1.Outdoors only, (grows weakly indoors).

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

Othonna papaveroides
Othonna papaveroides

Caudiciform with a buried-but-raiseable caudex-root from which in winter grow blue serrated leaves to 25cms long. Indoors in a pot, raise the root when repotting. Brightest light.

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

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

Oxalis sp aff flava
Oxalis sp aff flava

Bulb with strange palm-like leaves on succulent petioles appearing in March, followed closely by pink flowers. Comes into growth for winter, dormant in summer. Hardy outdoors.

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

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

Oxalis sp aff flava 'succulenta'
Oxalis sp aff flava 'succulenta'

Bulb with strange palm-like 10-16-digitate leaves on succulent petioles appearing in March, followed by white flowers with a yellow centre. Comes into growth for winter. Probably hardy outdoors.

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

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

Pachycereus marginatus
Pachycereus marginatus

Basally branching columnar cactus to 7 meters high. From Mexico, where it is planted in rows as a living fence. Flowers tiny, pink or white. OK outdoors 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."

Pachycereus pringlei
Pachycereus pringlei

The famous Cardon of Mexico, tallest cactus in the world, the record being 19.2 m (63 ft). Cardon is derived from the Spanish "cardo" for thistle..... some thistle!

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

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

Pachyphytum compactum
Pachyphytum compactum

Very succulent plant from Mexico, with slightly chiselled leaves. Easy, but needs very bright light to keep it compact.

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."

Pachyphytum oviferum
Pachyphytum oviferum

'Sugared Almonds', 'Moonstones' Very succulent plant from Mexico. Easy, but needs very bright light to keep it compact and white. Lovely, thick waxy flowers spring to early summer (white & deep red).

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

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

Pachypodium ambongense
Pachypodium ambongense

Perhaps the choicest of all Pachypodium species with a swollen belly trunk, stout sexy paired spination, large white flowers, and forming a perfectly pleasing plant about 1 m high. Best in bright light indoors.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Pachypodium baronii
Pachypodium baronii

Rare and beautiful Madagascan species. Large flask shaped stem to 2 metres high, 60cm diameter. Stunning red flowers spring to summer. For warm, sunny, indoor position only.

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

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

Pachypodium bispinosum
Pachypodium bispinosum

Slow growing South African species, forming a large silvery caudex with compact spiny branches. Flowers produced throughout the year, bell-shaped crimson & white. Full sun, possibly 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."

Pachypodium brevicaule
Pachypodium brevicaule

One of the rarest and most sought after Pachypodiums. Grows slowly to 1 meter across yet only a few centimeters high; a vegetable pancake! Grow indoors only, sunny and warm. Yellow flowers on long stems in spring.

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

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

Pachypodium decaryi
Pachypodium decaryi

Unusual in being spineless this rare Madagascan also has the largest flowers, stunning white to 130mm. Fantasticly flask-shaped in time. Winter them indoors only because susceptible to cold.

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

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

Pachypodium densiflorum
Pachypodium densiflorum

Chunky Madagascan species forming compact well shaped specimens. Flowers small, deep yellow on long stems in spring. Indoors only in brightest light. Leaves drop in winter (keep dry until new growth appears).

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Pachypodium geayi
Pachypodium geayi

Although similar to Pachypodium lamerei this species has much longer, thinner leaves and is more sensitive to cold. In habitat reaches 10 meters high but can be grown for many years in a pot. Flowers white, rarely seen.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Pachypodium griquense
Pachypodium griquense

Closely related to P.succulentum, but has a smaller, whiter flower, and shorter, less whippy branches and a fat grunty caudex. Possibly worth trying outdoors in the perfect position. It works in S.Africa.

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

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

Pachypodium horombense
Pachypodium horombense

Madagascan pachycaul. Yellow bell-shaped flowers on 80cm long stems when mature. Water once or twice (lightly) in winter when dormant, more frequently in summer when growing. Pot subject, best grown hard, bright and slow.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Pachypodium inopinatum
Pachypodium inopinatum

This new Madagascan has lovely white flowers and very narrow leaves. Starts skinny but then forms up into a fat lump with ascending short and spiny branches. Indoors only, withhold water when dormant (leafless) in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Pachypodium lamerei
Pachypodium lamerei

Madagascar Palm (so-called, but not a palm.) Leaves, spines, thick trunk, metallic sheen, what more? Frangipani-like flowers at 2m? Yes! Easy indoors or a challenge outdoors. Withhold water if 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."

Pachypodium lamerei ' fiherenense'
Pachypodium lamerei ' fiherenense'

Form of Pachypodium lamerei which is fatter and shorter and flowers at a smaller height (at 1 - 2 metres ht). Broad leaves too. Seems easy to grow, but outdoors would be a challenge and only for the best position.

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

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

Pachypodium lamerei nova
Pachypodium lamerei nova

Seed was from cultn in a Zimb. garden, its Madagascan locality now unknown. Can flower at a height of 1 - 2 m., but seems thin-trunked. Note: check P.menabeum? Easy to grow, but outdoors would be only for the best position.

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

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

Pachypodium namaquanum
Pachypodium namaquanum

The famous tilt-headed Namaqualand 'Half-Mens". Single columns to 2.5m. (overgrown specimens can be returned). Red & green scented flowers. V.short dormancy in spring, otherwise water sparingly. Indoors only in bright light.

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

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

Pachypodium namaquanum x bispinosum
Pachypodium namaquanum x bispinosum

Hybrid of two South African species. Easy to grow and very variable in appearance. Grows nearly all year round, but may exhibit short dormant periods when leaves all drop. Best in full sun. Flowers red, or pink and white.

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

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

Pachypodium rosulatum cactipes
Pachypodium rosulatum cactipes

Millionaire's Daffodils. Showy yellow flowers on long stems crown this needle-spined Madagascan pachycaul. Water when actively growing. Unlikely to go dormant in winter, but keep drier. Has succeeded in perfect garden locations.

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

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

Pachypodium rosulatum gracilius
Pachypodium rosulatum gracilius

Rare super-fat Madagascan with bright yellow flowers spring thru summer. Water when actively growing; keep dry when leafless in winter. Indoors only in bright sunny position. Great bonsai subject.

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

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

Pachypodium rutenbergianum
Pachypodium rutenbergianum

Close relative of P. lamerei. Taller but not as succulent. Becomes tree-like with huge white flowers in Madagascar. In NZ probably suitable for bright, high indoor situations only .

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Pachypodium saundersii
Pachypodium saundersii

S.African pachycaul. Super-thick silvery trunk, crinkly appletree leaves, beautiful frilled and scented white flowers in autumn. Keep dry during winter dormancy.

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

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

Pachypodium succulentum
Pachypodium succulentum

Head-sized ground-level caudex from which arise slender 50cm branches, topped with spidery pink/white flowers in spring. Tough. Takes savage pruning if desired and grows outdoors too. Watch for mealy bug.

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

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

Pachypodium windsorii
Pachypodium windsorii

Small, rare and slow growing, one of the red-flowerd Pachypodium species. Close to P.baronii but smaller leaves and flask shaped stem has bizarre bulbous possibilities. Keep warm, sunny, and indoors.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Pedilanthus macrocarpus
Pedilanthus macrocarpus

Strange rod-shaped Euphorbia relative; grows to 1.5m high. Flowers similar to Strelitzia (Bird of Paradise) flowers, orange, 15mm long but not often seen. Grow in bright light/sun. Possibly OK outdoors if frost-free.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Pedilanthus macrocarpus Crest
Pedilanthus macrocarpus Crest

Weird psychotically-disturbed mutant with confused sense of direction and loss of self-respect. Sometimes hides in its own orifices! Bright light is essential, but indoors only. Remove reversions.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Pelargonium cotyledonis
Pelargonium cotyledonis

Winter-growing miniature with huge appeal in its natural format of thick branches pleasingly shaped onto a short stout trunk and tipped with rich green textured leaves. Easy to grow, indoors is best.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Pelargonium klinghardtense
Pelargonium klinghardtense

From the Klinghardt Mtns in Namibia, this desirable pachycaul has fleshy leaves on thumby branches from a heavy trunk. Grow in very bright light with infrequent watering. Usually dormant in summer. Flowers white. Indoors only.

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

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

Pelargonium odoratissimum
Pelargonium odoratissimum

Xerophytic bush with bonsai character. Distinguished by highly scented leaves which pleasantly assail the nostrils at the slightest excuse. Small cream flowers. Winter grower but so easy that it takes water all year round.

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

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

Peperomia columella
Peperomia columella

Discovered in Peru in 1963 this charming miniature has short stems clad densely in thick and windowed leaves. Medium light and water required. Loves warmth. Probably tricky outdoors?

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Peperomia columella Monstrose
Peperomia columella Monstrose

Monstrose or cristate, this is a new twist on the Peruvian miniature, the extremely short branches are clad densely in thick, windowed leaves. Medium light and water required. Loves warmth. Probably tricky outdoors?

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Peperomia dolabriformis
Peperomia dolabriformis

Small branching subshrub from Peru, to 30cm high. A clever windowed leaf edge allows light, but not heat, into the watery leaf. Grow just slightly shaded. Never yet tried outdoors....

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Peperomia graveolens
Peperomia graveolens

Mini shrub to 25 cms with remarkable red leaves with an interesting window along their upper surface. The flower raceme is very cute, like a long thin rats-tail, and smells sweetly of fresh mouse's urine.

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

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

Piaranthus punctatus
Piaranthus punctatus

Small succulent plant from South Africa forming dense mats of green fingers. Flowers in autumn are bell shaped, pale yellow with brownish lines and dots. Water sparingly in winter. Indoors only.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Pilosocereus aurisetus
Pilosocereus aurisetus

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."

Pilosocereus fulvilanatus
Pilosocereus fulvilanatus

Rich blue columns developing rows of very shaggy red-brown wool down the ridges. To about 3m ht and branches above ground. Needs very bright light. Indoors only and seems prone to intermittent coldsores and poxes.

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

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

Pilosocereus glaucochrous
Pilosocereus glaucochrous

Woolly blue-bloomed basally branching Brazilian cereoid to 4m. Requires brightest light possible. Possibly the best blue Brazilian for outdoors in a warm free-draining position. Avoid touching the bloom, it marks.

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."

Pilosocereus 'Green Santa'
Pilosocereus 'Green Santa'

Also called Pilosocereus sp. aff. glaucescens HU393. Forms a well-shaped branching cereoid to 5 m. Dense white wool on mature growth from which the cream flowers emerge. Worth trying outdoors, in mild areas.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Pilosocereus magnificus
Pilosocereus magnificus

Best blue cactus around! To about 2 meters high and branches in an attractive candelabra shape. Flowers small, white, nocturnal. Needs very bright light. Outdoors OK only if warm, sheltered and well drained.

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

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

Pilosocereus pachycladus
Pilosocereus pachycladus

Brilliant blue Brazilian columnar cactus to 5m+. Needs bright light. Variable species (includes P.azureus & superfloccosus). Avoid fingermarks! Outdoors if well-drained & warm, out of driving rain.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Pilosocereus pachycladus 'superfloccosus'
Pilosocereus pachycladus 'superfloccosus'

A most woolly form of this brilliant blue Brazilian columnar cactus to 5m+. Avoid fingermarks! Needs bright light. Outdoors if well-drained & warm, out of driving rain.

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

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

Pilosocereus palmeri
Pilosocereus palmeri

Mexican columnar cactus to 5m+., hairy with age. Brilliant blue so avoid fingermarks! Needs bright light. Outdoors if well-drained & warm, out of rain.

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

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

Pilosocereus pentaedrophorus hybrid
Pilosocereus pentaedrophorus hybrid

Blue Brazilian columnar cactus which grows to 6m in the right conditions. Small white flowers, from naked green buds. Blue stem is easily marked by curious fingers or other contact. Best indoors but must have very 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."

Pilosocereus ulei
Pilosocereus ulei

From Brazil, grows to 4m+ in time and branches from above ground level. Unusual blue-grey colouring is not marked by touch, unlike most Pilosocereus. Outdoor capability unknown.

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

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

Pleiospilos nelii
Pleiospilos nelii

Split Rock. South African plant with chubby very succulent leaves in pairs. Indoors only in bright light, suits sunny windowsill. Yellow daisy-like flowers. Best treated like Lithops i.e. dry in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Poellnitzia rubriflora
Poellnitzia rubriflora

Grey-green spiralling columns of leaves to 250mm height and offsetting. Close relative of Aloe, Astroloba and Haworthia but has bright red flowers, unusually narrow. Easy in a well-drained mix.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Portulacaria afra
Portulacaria afra

Called Jade Plant by some. An evergreen shrub, slowly to 1.5 m height. Tough and it takes clipping, (try it as a succulent hedge?) Favourite food of elephants so keep it behind a big fence.

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

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

Portulacaria afra 'Yellow'
Portulacaria afra 'Yellow'

Yellow toned variant of P. afra. Evergreen shrub, slowly to 0.5 m ht. Tough and it takes clipping, Slower growing than the greener version, but posssibly more tolerant of potbound treatment.

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

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

Pseudolithos cubiformis
Pseudolithos cubiformis

Highly succulent rarity.

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

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

Pterocactus kuntzei
Pterocactus kuntzei

Caudiciform cactus from Argentina with pendulous branches from a large gnarly tuber. Name now includes P.tuberosus & P.decipiens. Water in spring to get silky yellow flowers. Very coldhardy but keep dry in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Puya hromradnikii
Puya hromradnikii

'Greenflowered Miniature'. Possibly the smallest of all the Puyas, which are bromeliads from South America. This species to 20cm diameter with green and pink flowers. Bright light. OK outdoors in rockery etc.

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

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

Pygmaeocereus akersii
Pygmaeocereus akersii

Peruvian miniature cereoid eventually towering to 10cms height! Offsetting freely and bearing lovely white nocturnal flowers which are sweetly scented, making it a great one for the coffee table at flowering time. Medium to 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."

Raphionacme flanaganii
Raphionacme flanaganii

South African Asclepiad forming a large swollen caudex which can be raised when repotting. Flowers are dull purple and green. Indoors only in bright light with a dry winter rest.

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

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

Rauhocereus riosaniensis
Rauhocereus riosaniensis

Attractive columnar cactus from Peru with low, unusually faceted tubercles. Grows slowly to about 4meters high with a few vertical branches. Solid white flowers in summer. OK outdoors in warm, 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."

Rebutia donaldiana
Rebutia donaldiana

Glossy medium size bodies with bright orange flowers.

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

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

Rebutia grandiflora
Rebutia grandiflora

Small offsetting cactus from Argentina. Very easy to grow and has tons of brilliant red flowers in spring and summer. Best in full sun. Indoors or OK in rock garden with 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."

Rebutia heliosa
Rebutia heliosa

Neat and tidy cactus from Bolivia; short dense spines held close to the body help to protect it from the ravages of the sun god. Forms a dense clump 20cm across, orange flowers spring to summer. Indoors, bright, keep dry in winter

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Rebutia krainziana
Rebutia krainziana

Lovely species prolifically flowering in colours from yellow to orange to red. White woolly areoles make an attractive clustering mounding body also. Outdoors only in a protected area.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Rebutia perplexa
Rebutia perplexa

Small bodied Rebutia which forms large mounds in time, and bears in early spring a fantasticly dense crop of flowers with gorgeous baby-pink rounded petals.

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

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

Rhipsalis capilliformis
Rhipsalis capilliformis

Excellent hanging basket plant for shady areas. Forms dense masses of thin, bright green stems which have tiny white flowers every now and then. Native to Brazil, where it grows as an epiphyte. Possibly 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."

Rhipsalis houlletiana
Rhipsalis houlletiana

Uncactus-like cactus from Brazil , where it grows as an epiphyte. Flat thin leaves cascade and rebranch to 2 metres long. Small cream flowers. Hanging basket plant for warm, shady areas. Indoors only probably.

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."

Sansevieria cylindrica
Sansevieria cylindrica

Horizontal leaves later become 1.5m tall & sharp. Leaping baboons sometimes spear themselves on it. Indoors only, likes warmth & bright to moderate light. Keep your baboons away from this plant.

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

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

Sansevieria fischeri
Sansevieria fischeri

Once sold as S. fischeri. Like many Sansevierias has a juvenile and a mature form. Thick curving leaves initially, then straight spear-like leaves possibly to 1.8m. Probably indoors only. Tolerates both sun and 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."

Sansevieria francisii
Sansevieria francisii

Another brilliant Kenyan runner. Forms choice small spiky rosettes best grown in bright light for tighter form. Later elongates and sends down pandanus-like walking legs. Unproven outdoors.

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

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

Sansevieria liberica
Sansevieria liberica

Flat rosette of stiff crinkled and mottled leaves to 60 cm long, later offsetting. Dense spike of scented cream flowers. Probably too rotprone outdoors for New Zealand's winter rains.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Sansevieria 'Moonlight'
Sansevieria 'Moonlight'

Attractive hybrid of Sansevieria trifasciata. Not so tall, and broader in the leaf. Seems to be fast and easy to grow.

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

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

Sansevieria rhodesiana
Sansevieria rhodesiana

Info unavailable as we go to press.

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

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

Sarcocaulon vanderietiae
Sarcocaulon vanderietiae

Fascinating Pelargonium relative which grows windswept without the wind! From v.arid regions of SW Africa, treat as a winter grower in bright light but keep shady and dry in summer .

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

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

Sarcostemma insigne
Sarcostemma insigne

Rare unusual leafless hanging plant from Madagascar. Has scented off-white flowers with dark red veins like a drunkard's eyeballs after a night on the booze. Best in a hanger in a warm bright position away from pubs.

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

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

Sclerocactus uncinatus
Sclerocactus uncinatus

Hook-spined Ferocactus relative. Keep dryish in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Sedeveria 'Harry Butterfield'
Sedeveria 'Harry Butterfield'

A hybrid of an Echeveria with either S. burrito or S. morganianum, with which it shares a pendant habit with long-persisting leaves, and a need for brightest light for good shape & colours. Best outside.

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."

Sedum burrito
Sedum burrito

Mexican cliff dweller related to S.morganianum but shorter, blunter, and more-spreading leaves. 'Discovered' in 1970 in a nursery, so far its native habitat is unknown to science. Bright light. Outdoors OK.

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

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

Sedum dendroideum
Sedum dendroideum

One of the Tree Sedums from Mexico. To 90cm high, erect with many treelike branches when grown hard, or forming a big green mound if given free rootrun. Grow n full sun outdoors.

1.Outdoors only, (grows weakly indoors).

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

Sedum hintonii
Sedum hintonii

Delicate and sought-after miniature with hairy whitish watery leaves that crush easily. Indoors only in NZ. Keep dryish especially in winter.

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

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

Sedum mexicanum
Sedum mexicanum

Rapidly forms happy yellow mounds in pot or garden. Ideal for holding drifting soil in a rockery. Needs bright light for tight compact growth. To 30 x 30 cm.

1.Outdoors only, (grows weakly indoors).

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

Sedum nussbaumerianum
Sedum nussbaumerianum

Very easy succulent plant from Mexico. Grows well outdoors in pots or rock gardens. Best grown in full sun where the leaves turn a bronze to copper colour. Eventually spreads to form a colourful ground cover.

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

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

Sedum oxypetalum
Sedum oxypetalum

Mexican Tree Sedum, forms small treelike shrubs having attractive thickened bronzey trunks, variously clad in a peeling bark. Has starry starry flowers in mid summer. Grow outdoors in brightest light position. Prune to shape.

1.Outdoors only, (grows weakly indoors).

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

Sedum rubrotinctum 'Aurora'
Sedum rubrotinctum 'Aurora'

Colour form of the common ‘Jellybean Plant’. Especially good plant for sunny rockeries etc. Full sun is a must for it’s spectacular pinkish-red leaves. Very 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."

Sedum sieboldii
Sedum sieboldii

One of the few succulents from Japan. Pink flowers on arching stems in early winter. Then dry off until all stems dry up, clean back to ground level, then water. New stems appear from rootstock.

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

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

Sedum suaveolens
Sedum suaveolens

Unusual rare Mexican species looking like an Echeveria (which it is not). Flowers in spring, white with sweet, spicy fragrance. Difficult to grow; best kept dry in winter to avoid mouldy rot. Avoid water sitting in the rosette.

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

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

Selenicereus grandiflorus
Selenicereus grandiflorus

'Queen of the Night'. A tree-climbing cactus like a slightly spiny many-branched snake. These came from Cuba, and produce the genuine famous huge nocturnal scented flowers. Needs a trellis or similar support. Enjoys warmth.

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."

Senecio aizoides
Senecio aizoides

Closely related to Senecio repens, this plant forms shorter more compact groups, a beautiful sky-blue in colour. Does best in dry, sunny areas with poor or rocky soil, but tolerates almost any bright conditions including light frosts.

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

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

Senecio citriformis
Senecio citriformis

Sage-green coloured succulent leaves in the shape of a lemon, arranged like beads on the stems of a low spreading ground cover. Of unknown outdoor capability.

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

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

Senecio haworthii
Senecio haworthii

Small branching bush, with snowy cylindric leaves. Like all white succulents requires brightest light. If outdoors wants the very best sheltered well-drained position, but looks magnificent against a black scoria rock!

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

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

Senecio medley-woodii
Senecio medley-woodii

Large yellow daisy flowers on this small felty-leafed shrub. Easy plant for brightest light only. OK outdoors and in garden.

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

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

Senecio pendulus
Senecio pendulus

“Nessie” Tender, highly succulent scrambler from northeast Africa. Amazing vermilion flowers on long stalks. Sensitive to cold, waterlogged soil, keep it indoors only.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Senecio picticaulis
Senecio picticaulis

First discovered in 1964 in Kenya. The roots of the thick, succulent stems eventually form a gnarled, lumpy caudex which may be raised. Shaving brush flowers on long stems, bright magenta. Indoors only.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Senecio praecox
Senecio praecox

syn. Pittocaulon praecox. Rare pachycaul with fat trunks which both branch and offset. Leaves are at first white and hairy, later more like a glabrous maple leaf. Erect yellow flowers in spring from the naked trunk tips. Interesting plant with potential as bonsai.

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

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

Senecio scaposus
Senecio scaposus

Felty-fingered member of the Daisy Family. Rosettes to 150mm, later offsetting to form mounds. OK outdoors, but only in very best position. Requires bright light for best form.

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

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

Senecio sempervivus grantii
Senecio sempervivus grantii

E. Africa to Arabia. Greyish-lavender rosettes from a knobbly swollen rootstock. Frequently produced flowers like bright red shaving brushes on long thin stems. Easy in bright sunny spot but untried 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."

Sesamothamnus lugardii
Sesamothamnus lugardii

Very uncommon pachycaul tree from southern Africa. Slow growing, basally branching to form thick trunks with papery peeling bark. Flowers infrequently seen, white. Suits bonsai format. Indoors only in very bright light.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Sinningia leucotricha
Sinningia leucotricha

"Queen of the Abyss". Caudiciform from cliffsides near a huge waterfall in Brasil. Silver felted leaves emerge in spring then tubular orange-red flowers. Does well outdoors in bright light for best looks.

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

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

Soehrensia bruchii
Soehrensia bruchii

Barrel cactus from the high Andes of Argentina. A chubby rotund variable species to a meter or so in diameter. Flowers in spring, bright red. OK outdoors in well drained sunny area; will tolerate light 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."

Soehrensia bruchii rosarioana
Soehrensia bruchii rosarioana

Barrel cactus from the high Andes of Argentina. A chubby rotund variable species, this form stays smaller, has yellow flowers and, later, offsets. OK outdoors in well drained sunny area; will tolerate light 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."

Soehrensia grandis
Soehrensia grandis

Barrel cactus from the high Andes of Argentina. A chubby rotund variable species to a meter or so in diameter. OK outdoors in well drained sunny area; will tolerate light 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."

Soehrensia 'Sharkfin Frenzy'
Soehrensia 'Sharkfin Frenzy'

This is a CC selected clone with interesting inward pointing tubercles, which remind of a swarm of sharks heading in for a feeding frenzy.

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."

Stapelia 'Boris Batfeatures'
Stapelia 'Boris Batfeatures'

Possibly a species but we have given it this name in the meantime, one of our better names I feel.

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

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

Stapelia englerana
Stapelia englerana

Flowers are like hanging upside down tyres of black treaded rugosity.

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

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

Stapelia flavopurpurea L&P 17816
Stapelia flavopurpurea L&P 17816

Superb species, this Collection No. originally from Nauchas, Namibia. Flowers summer to autumn from stem tips, lemon yellow to orange and not stinky. Indoors only in bright light. Do not overwater, especially in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Stapelia gariepensis
Stapelia gariepensis

Uncommon species from Namaqualand, South Africa. Beautiful flowers about 10cm diameter, red-brown and hairy, borne on long stems which in habitat lie flat on the ground. Indoors only in bright light, avoid overwatering.

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

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

Stapelia gigantea
Stapelia gigantea

South African species with remarkable flowers up to 45cm across, sometimes smelly. The enormous bud is a fascination in itself. Easy to grow, indoors only in bright light, avoid overwatering.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Stapelia gigantea hybrid
Stapelia gigantea hybrid

Dark red star-shaped flowers to 15cms. Stapelias are fast-growing groundcovers with amazing flowers on new growth. Prefer large shallow bowl in shade to bright light. Outdoors OK if mild, but keep dry when cold.

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

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

Stapelia leendertziae
Stapelia leendertziae

Forms a dense cluster of succulent finger-like stems. The spectacular large, dark red, bulbous flowers produce a smell the envy of skunks everywhere! Indoors in bright light. Plant best left outdoors when in flower.

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

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

Stapelia leendertziae Crest
Stapelia leendertziae Crest

Flower-free but fast forming a fairly fantastic folderol of frilly fleur-de-lis. (Not really but it sounded good). This mutant arose at Coro Cacti and has not yet flowered. Medium light, indoors for best results.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7