Senecio Himalaya, Himalaya Groundsel

Senecio Himalaya, Himalaya Groundsel

The Barberton groundsel or succulent bush senecio (Senecio barbertonicus Klatt) is an evergreen succulent shrub of the family Asteraceae and genus Senecio, native to Southern Africa,  named after one of its native localities Barberton and is now also being cultivated elsewhere for its drought resistance, clusters of sweetly scented, golden-yellow, tufted flower heads in winter and attractiveness to butterflies,  the painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui)…

Echeveria

Echeveria

Echeveria is a large genus of flowering plants in the stonecrop family Crassulaceae, native to semi-desert areas of Central America, Mexico and northwestern South America. Species are polycarpic, meaning that they may flower and set seed many times over the course of their lifetimes. Often numerous offsets are produced, and are commonly known as “hen and chicks”.…

Haworthiopsis attenuatam, zebra haworthia, Radula, Hankey Dwarf Aloe

Haworthiopsis attenuatam, zebra haworthia, Radula, Hankey Dwarf Aloe

Haworthiopsis attenuata, formerly Haworthia attenuata, the zebra haworthia, is a small species of succulent plant from the Eastern Cape Province, South Africa. As an ornamental, it is one of the most commonly cultivated of the Haworthiopsis species. It is an evergreen succulent plant with short leaves arranged in rosettes 6–12 cm in diameter. The succulent leaves…

Sedum Japonicum  – Tokyo Sun – Stonecrop -Golden Japanese Stonecrop

Sedum Japonicum – Tokyo Sun – Stonecrop -Golden Japanese Stonecrop

Sedum japonicum ‘Tokyo Sun’ : Tiny bright yellow gold succulent foliage. Most yellow in full sun, more lime green in shade. Low growing mounding habit. Good ground cover and in rock and miniature gardens. Not as cold hardy as most sedums. Can be grown indoors…

Houseleek – Sempervivum Tectorum

Houseleek – Sempervivum Tectorum

Sempervivum (Brit. /sɛmpəˈvaɪvəm/, U.S. sem-per-VEE-vum) is a genus of about 40 species of flowering plants in the Crassulaceae family, commonly known as houseleeks. Other common names include liveforever (the source of the taxonomical designation Sempervivum, literally “always/forever alive”) and hen and chicks, a name shared with…