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Due to relocation of production we are not shipping until we have production on-stream again. SORRY!! There are currently no plants for sale in the Shop (mail-order) part of this website, as we don’t have enough time to upload them nor to deal with mail orders.
If your enquiry is for a small number of low value plants then start planning a trip to the nursery. We cannot service low-value requests for shipping. However, we can advise whether requested plant species are in stock in the Showroom, and we will hold specified plants for 30 days if you put a 30% non-refundable deposit to our bank account.
International orders can be complicated so expect an email discussion.

Or hit the “Request an Invoice” button at Checkout if you want a different way of paying or to discuss something about your requirements. However, the item/s will not be secured for you until payment is made.

Be careful to check each plant as to “Shippable”, or “Shippable Within Auckland Only”, or “Pickup Only”.

We require your Delivery Address at the Checkout, so we can advise shipping cost (or a note about your Pickup ETA). We cannot ship to a Post Box address.

Our courier will attempt to obtain a signature on delivery. If no-one is present at the address, the parcel will be left in what the courier considers to be "a safe place". If your residence does not have such a place or you are not prepared to risk the parcel being left in such a place, then please give us a Delivery Address that will have someone able to SIGN during business hours. Placing of an order implies acceptance that no claims will be accepted for lost deliveries to unattended addresses.

The courier we use in NZ is Parcel Express. Rural Delivery addresses have a surcharge per box of $6 in North Island, $12 in South Island.

You are welcome to visit our nursery in Mt Wellington. Open to the public Tues - Fri, 9 - 5 p.m., Sat 9 - 4 p.m. The plants in the website Shop are on site but not usually on display. Always some large ones are on display but you'd need to check. So, if you need to inspect a certain plant, ring or email first and, (at our discretion), we may get it to the Sales Area for you to inspect.

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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sulcorebutia albida

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia arenacea

Cold tolerant alpine cactus from Bolivia. Prolific flowers (bright yellow in this case). Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia candiae

Alpine cactus from Bolivia. Slightly tangly soft brown spines on green bodies which offset to form low mounds.Prolific yellow flowers. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia candiae kamiensis

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia crispata KK 1266

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia crispata Lau 391

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia cylindrica crucensis

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia heinzii HS 151

Newly named cold tolerant alpine cactus from Bolivia. Intense magenta flowers. Offsets freely. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia krugerae hoffmannii Lau 954

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia langeri

Choice pectinate-spined miniature from Bolivia. Sunny yellow flowers (in profusion in spring) larger than the tiny bodies. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, much less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia oenantha pampagrandensis

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia pasopayana Lau 387

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia pedroensis HS 76

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia pulchra

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia purpurea

Cold tolerant alpine cactus from Bolivia. Solitary, 10cm or more in diameter. Prolific magenta flowers to 7.5cm. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia rauschii

One of the most coveted and attractive Sulco's. Slowly to about 5cm across with many offsets. In winter it will often develop an attractive purple hue. Deep glossy purple flowers. Possibly OK outdoors in well-drained rock garden.

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

Sulcorebutia steinbachii

Cold tolerant alpine cactus from Bolivia. Prolific pink or pink & yellow flowers. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia tiraquensis

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia tiraquensis electracantha

Cold tolerant alpine cactus from Bolivia. Orange-red flowers and contrasting golden spines. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia tiraquensis lepida

Very long richly coloured dark red spines distinguish this cold tolerant alpine cactus from Bolivia with prolific blood-red flowers. Needs bright light to keep compact. Water moderately in summer, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia tuberculato-chrysantha

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia tunariensis

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia vasqueziana KK 1262

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia vasqueziana losenickyana WR 477

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia verticillacantha cuprea HS 140

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia verticillacantha cuprea WR 476

A choice form with long thin spines and extremely attractive blood-red flowers in spring. Forms a compact mound to 25cm diameter. and is best grown in bright light. OK in rock garden with very good drainage.

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

Sulcorebutia verticillacantha taratensis

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Sulcorebutia verticillacantha taratensis minima

Cold-tolerant alpine cacti from Bolivia. Prolific flowers are intensely coloured and the spination of well-grown specimens is pleasing. Requires bright light to keep compact. Easy to grow, water moderately in warm weather, less in winter.

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

Tacitus bellus

Or Graptopetalum bellum if you like. Gorgeous pink flowers in summer on this Mexican canyon-dweller. Forms a small cluster. OK outdoors only in the best bright well-drained position.

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

Tavarorbea 'Red Leopard'

Interesting bigeneric hybrid between a Tavaresia and an Orbea, bred in Port Charles, Coromandel. Showy large red-spotted flowers. Feed or repot often for good flowering.

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

Thelocactus rinconensis

Slow-growing Mexican cactus forming a solitary low bluish-purple coloured body to 15 cm diameter. Spines are long, thin, and slightly curved. Indoors only, bright light. Water sparingly.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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

Trichocereus pachanoi

Nearly spineless Bolivian native from high altitudes hence frost-hardy and weather-tolerant. Beautiful thick glaucous parallel columns to 5m. Huge scented white flowers at night in summer. For outdoor or bright indoor position.

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

Trichocereus pachanoi Crest

Smooth green fans of fat sculptural chubbiness. Easy to grow.

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

Trichocereus 'Penis Plant'

Easy to see why this has become known as the Penis Plant! A one-eyed sport from a columnar cereoid (T.bridgesii, known for its psychoactive alkaloids) this plant is a fast rooter and easy, becoming an outdoorable many-headed bush.

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

Trichocereus strigosus Crest

Comments later, too busy right now!

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Turbinicarpus polaskii

Small, slow-growing endangered cactus from Mexico. Soft, flexible user-friendly spines and delicate white flowers tinged pink, from spring to summer. Indoors only in bright light. Water sparingly.

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

Tylecodon striatus

Comments later, too busy right now!

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

Weberbauerocereus johnsonii

Handsome golden-yellow columnar cactus to 6m with branches ascending parallel to main stem. Easy plant outdoors in well-drained soil. Stands mild frost.

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

Wilcoxia schmollii

Pink flowers in mid-summer. Raise the globose caudex roots to give a bonsai look. Prune branches if they have floppitude in their attitude (due to low light level). Keep nearly dry all winter as the caudex can rot if too wet.

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

Yucca filifera

Imposing tree, eventually with dark massive trunk from flared base. Straight sharp narrow leaves festooned with fine hanging filaments, or threads, on the leaf edges. Grows well outdoors in New Zealand gardens.

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

Zygosicyos pubescens

Endangered Madagascan lump plant with globular caudex to 2 metres diameter. Wow! Produces vines which stay leafy in at least mild areas. Keep dryish in winter. Untried outdoors.

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

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