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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.

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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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Aloe pretoriensis

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

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

Adenium multiflorum

Impala Lily. Differs from A.obesum: daintier flowers when still leafless in spring. As with obesum, the trunk base becomes a swollen wonder. Delicate plant, avoid cold or waterlogged soil, esp. in winter. Indoors only. Watch for insects.

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

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.

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.

Cereus 'Blue Wing'

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

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

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.

Echinocactus ingens

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

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

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.

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.

Dinteranthus vanzylii

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

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

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 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 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.

Alluaudia procera

Spiny columnar lemur ladders to 15m high. Small succulent leaves are vertical on old growth and horizontal on new growth, dropping off in winter. Easy potplant but outdoors only in perfect free-draining location.

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

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.

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.

Adromischus leucophyllus

Miniature windowsill plant. Crevice dweller suits a small bonsai presentation in a shallow pot with sandy potting mix. Give brightest light for best leaf colours, but don't cook roots when pot overheats. Keep on the dry side in winter.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Tylecodon striatus

Comments later, too busy right now!

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

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.

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.

Agave geminiflora

Mexican fine flexible-leaved rosette to 60 cms diameter. Curling white filaments are a variable visual feast. Easy to grow outdoors in the ground or in a big pot. Tolerant of light frosts. Sun or semi-shade.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Astroloba spiralis

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

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

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.

Azureocereus hertlingianus

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

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

Aloe jucunda

A small prolifically offsetting Aloe well suited to outdoor gardens or container culture. The rose-pink flowers are produced throughout much of the year. Rosettes reach only about 12cm across. Best in shade.

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

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.

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.

Duvalia parviflora

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

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

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.

Astrophytum capricorne niveum

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

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

Crassula 'Fawlty Towers'

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

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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.

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.

Espostoa nana

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

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

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.

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.

Monadenium ritchei

Species info not ready at time of printing.

5.Indoors OK, Outdoors not OK.

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.

Agave americana medio-picta alba

Rare and beautiful cultivar with a striking white band in the middle of the leaf. Excellent outdoor specimen, grows to only a meter or so across. Very tolerant of salt, wind, poor soil, neglect etc.

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

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.

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.

Agave americana 'Painted Yellow'

New and unusual colour form! Leaves grey with streaks and stripes of pastel yellow on this cultivar. Easy and fast outdoor specimen, grows to 2 metres or so across. Very tolerant of salt, wind, poor soil, neglect etc.

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

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