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Cheiridopsis umdausensis

January 2015

Cheiridopsis is a genus of highly succulent plants in the Ice Plant Family (Aizoaceae), native to southern Africa’s winter rainfall region.

Echeveria pulvinata ‘Frosty’

December 2014

Echeveria pulvinata ‘Frosty’ has spoon-shaped leaves with pointed tips arranged in small rosettes about 3 inches across (7.5 cm).

Agave schidigera

November 2014

Some species of Agave are very localized. One of the latter is Agave schidigera, native to a large part of western and central Mexico.

Alyogyne ‘Ruth Bancroft’

October 2014

Alyogyne ‘Ruth Bancroft’ is a hybrid between Alyogyne huegelii and A. hakeifolia, two related species from southern and southwestern Australia.

Cotyledon tomentosa

September 2014

Cotyledon tomentosa attains a height of up to 20 inches, but it is often shorter than this. The thick roundish green leaves are up to 1.4 inches long

Swainsona formosa

August 2014

The Pea Family contains a diverse assortment of plants from huge trees to small annuals. Among these is a remarkable species named Swainsona formosa.

Dasylirion wheeleri

July 2014

.The most widely cultivated species is Dasylirion wheeleri, native to southern Arizona and New Mexico, as well as the Mexican states of Chihuahua and Sonora

Agave parviflora ssp. flexiflora

June 2014

The leaves of Agave parviflora ssp. flexiflora are sword-like and 6-12 cm long (2⅓ to 4¾ inches). They have tiny teeth along the edges toward the base.

Sedum clavatum

May 2014

Sedum clavatum grows as a small-scale ground-cover, branching and making offsets from the base to form a clump spreads outward over time

Lampranthus multiradiatus

April 2014

Some plants flower so profusely that a cloak of brilliant blossoms covers the plant completely. An example is Lampranthus multiradiatus.

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