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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Euphorbia cylindrifolia

Madagascan miniature. Matforming plant with small cute flowers, increasing by branching and stolons. Suits a bowl presentation in a warm position, slightly shaded.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Euphorbia cylindrifolia tuberifera

Very choice non-stoloniferous variant of Eu.cylindrifolia with a discoidal tuber or caudex, and radiating short branches. Suits a bonsai presentation. Water sparingly esp. when cold. Medium to bright light. Indoors only.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Euphorbia didiereoides

Tallest of the spiny Madagascan Euphorbias, to 2.5m ht. Complex spination bears close inspection. Flowers small, green in dense groups of up to 64. Untried outdoors; maybe OK if well drained & frost-free.

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

Euphorbia enopla

Spiny, shrubby Euphorbia from South Africa to 1 meter high. Odd greenish-yellow flowers on the end of new spines at stem tips. Grow in bright light. Probably not suitable for outdoors.

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

Euphorbia francoisii

Another of the southern Madagascan miniatures. Leaves come in many shapes, colors and mottled patterns, and remain during winter. The fat lower stem and rootstock is eminently raiseable for bonsai presentation.

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

Euphorbia greenwayi

Basally branching mini-shrub with attractively marbled stems. Grows to around 35cms high. Unusual pinkish flowers in spring with long, thin red stigma lobes. Grow indoors in bright sunny position without overheating the roots.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Euphorbia horrida striata

Glaucous green stems with central body growing to 180mm diameter and a mound of numerous offsets forming at base. Possibly OK outdoors in mild welldrained areas.

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

Euphorbia lactea Crest

Crested succulent capable of growing in a few years into a striking, medium-sized twisted oddity. Easy to grow in bright sunny position and also suitable for outdoors in a warm well-drained spot.

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

Euphorbia lactea Crest Variegated

White variegated form of a crested succulent. Alabaster white twisted oddity. Often called 'Coral Cactus' which is odd considering that it is not a cactus, that it was derived from plants living wild about an Atlantic away from the nearest cactus, and that Monvillea spegazzini Crest had, with good reason, claimed the name a half century earlier. Easy to grow in bright sunny position and possibly suitable for outdoors in a warm well-drained spot.

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

Euphorbia 'Maori Doll'

Excellent hybrid of Terry Sibley of Otara. Brownskinned beauty derived from E.bupleurifolia. Offsets freely in time. Suggest indoors only.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Euphorbia 'Medusa Type'

Of mixed parentage possibly involving E.gorgonis and E.pugniformis, this "medusa-head type' forms a central caudex with numerous radiating arms. Seems to be outdoor capable and quite tough.. Needs bright light.

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

Euphorbia nivulia Crest

Crested form of an Indian Tree Euphorbia. Easy to grow but keep wetness out of the folds during colder weather.

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

Euphorbia obesa

South Africa. Solitary globose stem to 10cm diameter, later extending into a column to 60cm in 40 years or so. Not difficult in a warm position in a pot.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Euphorbia obesa Crest

Rare freak that arose at Coromandel Cacti in about 2003. 7 years later it was separated from the mother plant.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Euphorbia paulianii

From northern Madagascar, has an unusual spiralling stem to 80cm high. Flowers small, greenish on much branched inflorescence. Keep dry when leaves drop in winter. Indoors only in bright light.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Euphorbia superans

One of the best, and the biggest, Medusa Head type. Looks great when flowering in brilliant yellow and the old branches dehisc nicely leaving a fab pineconiform central stem. Outdoors OK in a good position in a mild area. Indoors, it needs to be in the brightest light imaginable.

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

Euphorbia symmetrica

South African, endangered. Globose stem to 150mm diameter, later occasionally offsetting. Not difficult in warm position in a pot. “...round fat plum puddings tied up in tartan cloths”.

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

Euphorbia 'Toxic Milkshake'

A world first, this hybrid was first bred in 1997, and released in 2006. Stunning short whitish columns, later variably offsetting. No spines. A pot subject for bright light or try it in a warm garden sheltered from winter rains.

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

Euphorbia viguieri ankarafantsiensis

Bright red petioles and later a remarkable frosted club-shaped stem to 1 meter distinguish this Madagascan newcomer. Red flowers spring to autmn. Easy in a pot, but possibly touchy outdoors.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Euphorbia 'White Ghost'

A variegated form of Euphorbia lactea, grows with the same habit but coloured mostly in stunning white. (Note: inexplicably called 'Grey Ghost' in NZ, but correctly known elsewhere as 'White Ghost').

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

Euphorbia 'White Rocket'

Pallid like it evolved in an ice cave on a Death Star. Needs brightest light to keep away its ancestral melancholy. Outdoors OK in warmest best-drained spot, (in some areas may require move to new house to find the right spot).

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

Euphorbia woodii

Recommended. Unusual landscaping groundcover to 60cm diameter. Many green branches radiate from central caudex. Lots of small yellow flowers often appear. Easy and quite tough.

1.Outdoors only, (grows weakly indoors).

Fenestraria rhopalophylla aurantiaca

Baby Toes. Dwarf succulent from southwest Africa with finger shaped leaves tipped with a translucent window. Flowers large, golden yellow. Indoors only. To keep plant compact and low give bright light, do not overwater.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Ficus palmeri

Choice pachycaul from rocky slopes in Baja and Mexico. Best if kept bound and confined, to keep it small and shapely, like women's feet. (Just kidding). Bright light, withhold water when leafless, indoors only to be safe.

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

Fockea edulis

Vining caudiciform from south-west Africa. Silvery bumpulous caudex becomes quite large. Possibly hardy and worth trying in good outdoor situation if very well-drained. Sweetly scented greenish flowers in autumn.

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

Furcraea bedinghausii

Handsome blue-grey many-leafed rosette to 2m.+ in diameter, eventually with a 2m. high trunk. Suits most gardens including coastal areas. Harmless grey-green leaves, no spines. Tolerates frost.

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

Gasteraloe 'Green Hysteria'

A 2003 Corocac release. Handsome green slightly scabrous leaves in a stemless rosette to maybe 30cm diameter. Probably OK in well-drained outdoor situation with part shade.

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

Gasteria nitida armstrongii

Regional distichous form of Gasteria nitida. Leathery straplike leaves lie flat to the ground. Very slowly offsets to form a cluster. Pink stomach-shaped flowers.

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

Gymnocalycium horstii buenekeri HU 79

Bigbodied clusterer known for its few rotund ribs and pinkish flowers. Repot regularly for best large sized bodies. Easy to grow, prefers partial shade.

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

Gymnocalycium pseudomalacocarpus

Reddish green cactus with attractive pink stripes from each areole. Native to salt dunes in Bolivia. Large pink flowers in spring. Easy to grow indoors.

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

Gymnocalycium saglione

From Argentina grasslands. One of the largest Gymno's, to 1/2 metre diameter after many years!!! Flowers readily. Easy to grow, prefers partial shade. Outdoors if protected from winter rain.

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

Gymnocalycium triacanthum

Small, solitary brownish-green cactus from Argentina. Spines are wonderfully variable; sometimes straight, sometimes curly. Grows to only about 6cm across. White flowers spring to autumn. Best in partial shade.

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

Gymnocalycium vatteri

Low solitary olive-grey bodies with 1 downward and up to 2 sideways curved appressed spines. Flowers white.

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

Haworthia bayeri

Rare and highly sought-after species with beautiful leaf markings. Slow growing, solitary rosette to about 10cm diameter. This form is from De Rust, southern Cape. Easy to grow. Indoors only in bright light but not direct sun.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Haworthia bolusii blackbeardiana

Larger growing form of bolusii. To 15cm diameter, rarely offsetting.

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

Haworthia emelyae

This slow growing flat-topped rosette charms with its various colours and speckles especially in bright light. Deep pot needed to contain large roots. Water sparingly.

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

Haworthia emelyae comptoniana

Very robust and large growing species (rosettes to 20cm) with attractively translucent, reticulated leaf tips. Extremely rare in habitat but easy to grow in cultivation. Best in light shade rather than direct sun.

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

Haworthia emelyae major

Very attractive form of H. emelyae with dark, rough-surfaced leaves (almost like sandpaper). Rarely offsets and only grows to about 8cm across. Best indoors in bright light (but not direct sun).

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

Haworthia emelyae picta

Not upheld as a taxon by the authorities but worth growing for its prettier leaves with milky white spots or lime green colours in varying amounts. Grows larger and leaves a little more rotund. Deep pot needed. Water sparingly.

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

Haworthia 'Emerald Cream'

Glowing white-yellow-green variant of Haworthia truncata with the same sawn-off leaves and offsets which soon form into a low mound. Suits a nice bonsai presentation with gravel and rocks.

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

Haworthia fasciata Variegated

Variably variegated form of fasciata which is related to H.attenuata but smooth upperside of leaves. Suits partial shade or reddens nicely in full sun. Ideal small indoor plant, or in rockeries. Light frosts only. Prolific clusterer.

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

Haworthia kingiana

New rarity related to minima, papillosa etc. In time will offset but perhaps looks best kept large and single, in a shallow bowl.

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

Haworthia koelmaniorum mcmurtryi

Described in 1984 this small slow-growing glistening-leafed fusiform-rooted dirt-hugger has blackened windows for its secretive lifestyle in South Africa. Keep on the dry side in a deep pot for the roots. Bright light indoors is best.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Haworthia magnifica atrofusca

Large dark and heavy rosette with an almost reptilian surface texture and dark windows (blinds drawn). Remains solitary and brooding with a deep melancholy. Best indoors in bright light to cheer it up.

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

Haworthia magnifica Correnterivier

Haworthias suit partial shade or redden nicely in full sun. Ideal small indoor plant, or in rockeries. Not very frost-tolerant. About 70 species, many varieties. Most offset to form low clusters.

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

Haworthia minima

Haworthias suit partial shade or redden nicely in full sun. Ideal small indoor plant, or in rockeries. Not very frost-tolerant. About 70 species, many varieties. Most offset to form low clusters.

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

Haworthia mutica

Variable species that is sometimes difficult to distinguish from H. retusa and H. pygmaea. Haworthias suit partial shade or redden nicely in full sun. Ideal small indoor plant, or probably OK in rockeries.

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

Haworthia nigra 'nana'

Tiniest form of the slow-growing H. nigra. Really suits a bonsai-style pot, with rocks, but should be OK outdoors, in fact should become even blacker in strong light. Probably not very frost-tolerant.

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

Haworthia parksiana

This is the smallest of all Haworthias and possibly the most endangered in habitat. Slowly forms cute tight clusters of hard dark green minutely tubercled unwindowed leaves. Avoid overwatering. Indoors only.

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

Haworthia pygmaea Crystalline form

Splendid (and original) form of the variable H.pygmaea, its minutely papillate leaves giving a frosted appearance. Very slow to offset. Water sparingly.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Haworthia reinwardtii brevicula

Beautiful columnar miniature, slow growing, rare and not easy in cultivation. Forms many upright leaf-clad stems radiating from an offsetting base. Indoors only in a bright position not too hot.

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

Haworthia reinwardtii kaffirdriftensis

Beautiful columnar miniature, slow growing, rare but easy in cultivation. Forms many upright leaf-clad stems, fatter than other forms, and radiating from an offsetting base. Indoors only in a bright position not too hot.

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

Haworthia scabra

Haworthias suit partial shade or redden nicely in full sun. Ideal small indoor plant, or in rockeries. Not very frost-tolerant. About 70 species, many varieties. Most offset to form low clusters.

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

Haworthia scabra lateganiae

Haworthias suit partial shade or redden nicely in full sun. Ideal small indoor plant, or in rockeries. Not very frost-tolerant. About 70 species, many varieties. Most offset to form low clusters.

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

Haworthia scabra morrisiae

Haworthias suit partial shade or redden nicely in full sun. Ideal small indoor plant, or in rockeries. Not very frost-tolerant. About 70 species, many varieties. Most offset to form low clusters.

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

Haworthia setata

Haworthias suit partial shade or redden nicely in full sun. Ideal small indoor plant, or in rockeries. Not very frost-tolerant. About 70 species, many varieties. Most offset to form low clusters.

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

Haworthia springbokvlakensis

Described in 1970 this slowgrowing solitary miniature reaches only10cm diameter. Choice translucent leaves. Needs a deeper pot for its thick roots. Water sparingly in partial shade. Indoors only.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Haworthia truncata

Horses' Teeth. Highly evolved leaves are windowed for sunlight to pass thru when the plant is flush with the ground. Needs bright light and light watering, esp. in cooler seasons. Suits pots only.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Haworthia truncata maughanii

One of the most sought after Haworthias. Slow growing and unusual (looks like the lawnmower has had a go at it). Indoors needs bright light to keep its windowed leaves low to the ground. Untried outdoors.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Haworthia truncata x magnifica

Attractive manmade hybrid with an interesting windowed leaf. Offsets and grows faster than H.truncata and probably tougher, even OK outdoors possibly maybe perhaps?

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

Haworthia viscosa

Wonderful miniature with 3 tight ranks of hard triangular pointed leaves vertically stacked and occasionally spiralling. A very slow grower but otherwise easy to look after in indirect light indoors or out of the rain outdoors.

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

Kalanchoe porphyrocalyx

Low subshrub or epiphyte from eastern rainforest areas of Madagascar. Suits pot or hanger, needs warmth & shelter outdoors. Attractive purple and cream flowers in spring.

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

Kleinia obesa

syn. Senecio deflersii. Rare and unusual species from Yemen (Arabia) Thick upright stems to 50cm high, bright yellow shaving-brush flowers from stem tips in autumn/winter. Remove dead flowers. Bright light, indoors only.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Leuchtenbergia principis

Unique cactus from Mexico. Slowly to 50 cm ht, sometimes offsetting from the woody trunk. Large scented yellow flowers in summer. Appreciates repotting. Likes a dry winter.

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

Lithops aucampiae

One of the largest Lithops, heads to 5cm+. Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills. Water sparingly, and give a dry winter until October. Flowers Jan – May.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops aucampiae euniceae

'Splattered Liver", a particularly fine subspecies, large-bodied and boldly patterned, originally disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa. Suited for bright windowsills. Water sparingly, and give a dry winter until October.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops aucampiae euniceae fluminalis C 54

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills. Water sparingly, and give a dry winter until October. Flowers Jan - May.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops aucampiae 'Jackson's Jade'

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills. Water sparingly, and give a dry winter until October. Flowers Jan - May.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops aucampiae koelemanii C 16

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops aucampiae 'Snowcap'

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops bromfieldii glaudinae C 116

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops dorotheae C 300

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops fulviceps 'Aurea'

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops fulviceps C 266

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops gesinae annae C 78

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops hookeri

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops hookeri susannae C 91

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops hookeri 'Vermiculate form' C 335

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops julii C 64

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops karasmontana C 226

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops karasmontana 'opalina'

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills. Water sparingly, and give a dry winter until October. Flowers Jan - May.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops lesliei 'Albinica'

Odd form with white flowers and lacking normal brown pigments. Suited for bright windowsills. Water sparingly, and give a dry winter until October. Flowers Jan - May. Watch for root bugs.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops lesliei C 33

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops lesliei hornii

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops lesliei 'Kimberley form' C 14

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops lesliei venteri C 1

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops lesliei venteri 'maraisii' C 153

This was separated from std venteri for its larger dark windows, less curtained. Suited for bright windowsills but shade the pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops localis C 345

This was separated from std venteri for its larger dark windows, less curtained. Suited for bright windowsills but shade the pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops naureeniae

Described only in 1980, requires less water and brighter light than most Lithops. Water sparingly, and give a dry winter until October. Last of the yellows to flower.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops optica C 287

This is the green form which grows wild alongside (and in fact siblings of) the purple optica 'rubra' in a very harsh hot coastal strip of Namibia. Of all the so-called Living Stones, these optica flower latest into winter and need some water through Autumn. However, they also need their summer water to arrive later than other Lithops species and in very restrained amounts too. Suited for bright windowsills but shade the pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops otzeniana

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

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

Lithops pseudotruncatella archerae C 104

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops pseudotruncatella groendrayensis C 244

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops pseudotruncatella Red veiny form

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills. Water sparingly, and give a dry winter until October. Flowers Jan - May.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops salicola 'maculate' C 86

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops schwantesii C 191

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops schwantesii rugosa C 192

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops schwantesii urikosensis C 75

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops sp

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lithops villetii deboeri

Living Stones, disguised for stony deserts in southern Africa . Suited for bright windowsills but shade pots to keep roots cool. Water sparingly, and give mature plants a dry winter until outer leaves shrivel up.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Lophocereus schottii Monstrose

The famed Totem Pole Cactus, a spineless mutant discovered in 1930 in one wild colony about 300 x 1600 m long in Baja desert, California. Superb looking, it was collected almost to extinction for the US market. Not difficult to grow.

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

Mammillaria camptotricha

Birdsnest Cactus. Tangle-topped bodies form mounded clusters in time. Sweetly scented small white flowers in mid-summer. Probably best lept in a pot in medium light.

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

Mammillaria carmenae

Clustering bodies densely covered in friendly cream squeezable spination. Best indoors in very bright light to encourage tight compact growth. Small white flowers in early spring. Water sparingly, keep dry in winter.

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

Mammillaria elongata Cristate

Mound-forming, brain-shaped, and highly intelligent form of a relatively common cactus not known for its intellect. Keep indoors in bright light, and avoid overhead watering in winter, as trapped water can cause rots.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Mammillaria 'Fred'

Seriously bizarre mutant form of Mammillaria bocasana. Pudgy, soft green blobs like silly putty, occasional bristly spines and white flowers with nothing but petals. Easy indoor plant in bright light.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Mammillaria microhelia

Clustering cactus from Mexico with upright stems to around 15cm high. Flowers in winter/spring are coloured pink (‘microheliopsis’ form) or yellow-green. Easy to grow, best in sunny position indoors.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Mammillaria perezdelarosae

Gorgeous newer Mexican cactus with hooked black central spines standing out from the white radials on a body to 15cm ht., later offsetting basally. Indoors only, in bright light.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Mammillaria plumosa

Choice Mexican cactus with soft feathery white spines. Highly scented white flowers in winter. Will slowly fill a huge bowl with a mound-like cluster. Indoors only, in brightest light. Water infrequently.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Mammillaria rekoi leptacantha

Short-columnar Mexican cactus to 20cm high. Small pink flowers around top of plant (sometimes forming a ring), spring to summer. Best kept in very bright light indoors away from curtains (spines get tangled). Easy.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Matelea cyclophylla

Rare and unusual Mexican caudiciform plant. Soft corky swollen base to 15cm across with vining growth and brown star shaped flowers. Dormant and leafless during colder months when it should be kept totally dry. Indoors only.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Monadenium ritchei

Species info not ready at time of printing.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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.

Newus prodi

Gorgeous green-striped Namibian relative of Aloe striata. Thick leaves on stemless rosette to 50cm diameter. Usually not offsetting. Pink flowers in March. Outdoors needs warm spot. And one more thing

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rebutia donaldiana

Glossy medium size bodies with bright orange flowers.

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

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