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Echeveria derenbergii

April 2018

Many species of Echeveria are notable for their highly ornamental tight rosettes of succulent leaves, and most of these come from Mexico.

Protea scolymocephala

March 2018

The Protea Family, Proteaceae, is primarily a Southern Hemisphere group, with most of the species found in Australia and South Africa.

Aloe africana

February 2018

South Africa has quite a few single-headed species of Aloe which develop a trunk and make dramatic focal points in the garden.

Cheiridopsis robusta

January 2018

This clump-forming succulent belongs to the Ice Plant Family and features showy yellow flowers.

Agave filifera

December 2017

At maturity, the center of a rosette elongates and shoots upward to form a flower stalk, and this is about 6½to 8 feet tall (2 – 2.5 m). The stalk is dark purple, as are the flower buds arrayed along it, with the flowers opening in sequence from bottom to top over the course of about a month.

Faucaria candida

November 2017

Although its native habitat is not in the winter-rainfall area, F. candida can be grown outdoors in our part of California provided it is given sharp drainage and occasional water during the summer months.

Adromischus marianiae f. herrei

October 2017

Depending on the clone and the growing conditions, plants may be green, red, purple, or almost black, and the leaves can vary from short and almost round to lemon-shaped or more elongated.

Hesperaloe tenuifolia

September 2017

As with other species of Hesperaloe, H. tenuifolia has a long flowering period, beginning in the spring and continuing on through to the fall.

Gymnocalycium schickendantzii ssp. delaetii

August 2017

Gymnocalycium schickendantzii ssp. delaetii is summer-blooming, with flowers emerging mainly in December and January in its native habitat in Argentina.

Aloe shadensis

July 2017

The species is a relatively recent discovery, named in 2000 by an English woman named Sheila Collenette, who spent years recording the flora of Saudi Arabia.

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