These fascinating plants are wonderful examples of how adaptable nature is. In order to handle drought conditions, succulent plants have the ability to store moisture which they use slowly, enabling them to survive until the next rain comes.
Water is stored in the thick fleshy leaves, swollen stems and sometimes even in the roots.
There are literally thousands of species in this Genus and because they are so tolerant and easy to grow, once the succulent bug has bitten you, you will want to become a collector of these fascinating plants.
A striking succulent that forms a spiral rosette of grey green fleshy foliage. In spring and again in late summer stems of hot coral-red flowers rise above the foliage. Highly ornamental and decorative for a warm sheltered spot or perhaps a court-yard container. Evergreen.
Succulent. Dull grey-green, strap-like leaves form clusters at the top of stems. Bright orange-red flowers bloom in late winter to early spring. Can be planted in the garden, pot or inside in high light. Suitable for warmer areas including Auckland/Northland
Flower Colour: Orange / Red Habit: Compact Mature Size (HxW): 2m x 2m
The species is frequently cited as being used in herbal medicine since the beginning of the first century AD. A stemless or very short-stemmed succulent plant. Can be used on bug bites, scratches, sunburn, acne, grazes, scarring tissue.
Also known as the silver jade plant, silver dollar plant, Chinese jade, money plant, or money tree, is a species of succulent plant in the family Crassulaceae. It has round gray "Silver Dollar" leaves. It can be grown indoors or in a sheltered position outside.
Flower Colour: Pink / White Habit: Upright Mature Size (HxW): 40cm x 50cm
An interesting succulent that grows tall with a spreading habit of branching stems having tightly, stacked, narrow, light green leaves that completely hide the stems. The small, pale yellowish-green, flowers appear along with the leaves tight along the stems from spring to mid-summer.
Good as a ground cover in a well-drained mound or rock garden. Can be grown indoors.
Flower Colour: Yellow Habit: Upright Mature Size (HxW): 40cm x cm
Money Tree. This attractive succulent like plant is commonly known as the Jade plant or Money tree and makes for an awesome pot plant. Great in containers and in full sun well drained spots in the garden. Protect from frost.
A rosette forming succulent. With a very distinctive colour and shape make this one of the very darkest Echeveria. The leaves are very deep blackish purple, thick, fleshy and pointed. In the very center of the rosette where new leaves are formed there's a bright lime green glow. Can be grown Indoor or a shelter ed position in the garden.
Like a fat slice of dark chocolate cake for your garden, this near-black succulent produces dense clumps of rosettes with leaves emerging green before darkening to brown. Easy to grow in soil with good drainage. Bright red flowers appear in Autumn. Tolerates some shade, best in full sun.
Flower Colour: Red Habit: Clump Forming Mature Size (HxW): 25cm x 25cm
With fleshy silver leaves they grow in Summer to Autumn. Ideal for pots, containers, borders, as a ground cover and can be grown Indoors. Likes a warm position. Fertilise once a year. Water when the soil is dry but don`t overwater.
Flower Colour: Pink / White Habit: Clump Forming Mature Size (HxW): 15cm x 30cm
A chunky compact cultivar with lime green leaves tipped with red, offsetting freely to form dense mounds. Easy to grow in soil with good drainage. Ideal for containers in hot sunny spots or in amongst the rockery in sunny well, drained positions. Perennial