echeverias, aloes, aeoniums, crassulas
echeveria, crassula and other succulents

Succulents

The so-called "other succulents" are any plants that are succulent but are not cacti - so all cacti are succulents but all succulents are not cacti! Leaf succulents have fattened leaves, often with a glossy or downy protective surface, sometimes growing in tight overlapping structures like columns and almost flower like rosettes. The leaf colours extraordinary, like the echeverias for example.They often produce interesting flowers, with some offering welcome winter colour, like the crassula family.

The euphorbias are stem succulents that do look very like cacti, with globular and columnar shapes and a spiky appearance. They are completely unrelated but have adapted to similar hot and dry conditions. However they have vestigial leaves, tiny or thorn like, and lack the areoles that distinguish true cacti.

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Plant Name Description Price
ADROMISCHUS COOPERII extremely thick dark green leaves, spotted with brown. 3.25
AGAVE DESERTI banded, rigid blue green leaves in rosettes up to 37cm high and 50cm across. Will survive temperatures down to -10 degrees C if kept dry. 3.25
AGAVE GHIESBREGHTII 15 inch long leaves, dark green with a thin grey horny edge. Hardy down to at least -4 degrees C. 3.25
AGAVE SALMIANA FEROX an outstanding ornamental agave that, in time, grows very large. A rosette of dark green glossy leaves armed with 'teeth'. It may be hardy in UK. 3.25
AGAVE UTAHENSIS V NEVADENSIS a small growing form up to 25cm across and the same tall. Blue grey toothed leaves. One of the most cold hardy agaves, especially if kept dry. 3.25
AGAVE VICTORIA REGINAE stiff pointed succulent leaves forming a huge, very symmetrical rosette; leaves edged with white. Very impressive at all sizes. 3.25
ALOE JUCUNDA short-stemmed dense rosettes to 8cm in diameter. Dark green leaves with numerous white spots and toothed edges. Coral pink flowers. 3.25
CONOPHYTUM PEARSONII bluish plants with mauve-pink flowers 3.25
CONOPHYTUM PEERSII small, clustering yellowish-green heads. Flowers creamy-white 3.25
DASYLIRION WHEELERI masses of narrow blue-green curving leaves on a short trunk. Hardy in some parts of the UK given a well drained site. Small flowers on a huge flower spike 3.25
DELOSPERMA COOPERII marvellous mat forming plant which produces magenta flowers from April to October in our garden. Can be grown inside, but it is hardy. 3.25
ECHEVERIA RUNYONII 'TOPSY TURVY' wavy leaves covered in bright blue-grey bloom. Pink flowers. 3.25
HAWORTHIA ATTENUATA tight rosette of ridged leaves 3.25
OPTHALMOPHYLLUM VANHEERDEI reddish brown two-lobed plants with translucent window. White to pale pink flowers. 3.25
SEDUM PACHYPHYLLUM stems upright at first, but later trailing. Leaves club shaped, grey and pale green with red and brown showing in sun. 3.25
SEDUM X RUBROTINCTUM stems very pretty, green and rich cherry red, club shaped, succulent leaves and yellow flowers. Suitable for trailing over the edge of pots 3.25
SENECIO ARTICULATUS 'candle plant', pale green thick jointed stems, bearing heads of delicate leaves. Yellow flowers 3.25
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Glenhirst Cactus Nursery UK