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Cacti, Aloes and Agaves

Cacti, aloes and agaves, with their intricate leaf patterns, can be used for a lower level display when set against a background of palms, olive trees, etc., to create a superb Mediterranean or desert ambience. Construct individual gardens, using cacti, aloes or agaves, interspersed with rocks, on beds of different coloured sand and gravel to establish easy to manage, yet eye-catching, features.

Agave Americana

Agave Americana

 It is cultivated worldwide as an ornamental plant.

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Agave Americana Mediopicta

Agave Americana Mediopicta

 A medium to smaller growing form of Agave americana.

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Agave Americana Variegata

Agave Americana Variegata

 1.5 metre tall rosettes of spiny-edged, grey/green leaves.

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Agave Attenuata

Agave Attenuata

 The stems typically range from 50 to 150 centimetres (20 - 60 inches) in length, and eventually old leaves fall off, leaving the stems visible.

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Agave Horrida

Agave Horrida

 Agave horrida - A small rosette-forming succulent to 30 - 45 centimetres (12 - 18 inches) tall with dark green leaves and large dark spines on the leaf margins.

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Agave Montana

Agave Montana

 Agave montana grows solitary. It has yellow to green colored, elliptical, variably arranged leaves.

 

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Agave Ovatifolia

Agave Ovatifolia

 This stunning agave has a bold silhouette and wide, powder-blue leaves. It forms a slightly flattened rosette, and the leaves have a pronounced groove or gutter on the upper surface.

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Agave parrasana

Agave parrasana

 A branched flower stalk to 5.5 metres (18 feet) tall forming a tight symmetrical rosette of wide blue/grey leaves and has clusters of light green flowers .                                                                

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Agave Salmiana Var. FEROX

Agave Salmiana Var. FEROX

 Agave Salmiana Var. Ferox 'Green Goblet' - A selection of Agave Salmiana Var. Ferox that grows to 1.2 metres (4 feet) tall by 1.5 metres (5 feet) wide with wide dark green leaves that are slightly bluish at their base.

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Agave Victoriae Reginae

Agave Victoriae Reginae

 A small species of succulent flowering  perennial plant, noted for its streaks of white on sculptured geometrical leaves.                                       

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Aloe Africana

Aloe Africana

 An attractive plant which flowers beautifully. Flowering time is from winter to early spring.                                                                                     

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Aloe Arborescens

Aloe Arborescens

 Aloe arborescens is a large multi-headed sprawling succulent, its specific name indicating that it sometimes reaches tree size.

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Aloe Marlothii

Aloe Marlothii

 A large, single-stemmed Southern African aloe of rocky places and open flat country, occasionally growing to 6 metres tall, this species in full flower presents a magnificent spectacle.                                                 

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Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

 A succulent plant species that is found only in cultivation, having no naturally occurring populations, although closely related aloes do occur in northern Africa.                                                                             

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Cleistocactus Strausii

Cleistocactus Strausii

 Its slender, erect, grey/green columns can reach a height of 3 metres (10 feet), but are only about 6 centimetres (2.5 inches) across. The columns are formed from around 25 ribs and are densely covered with areoles.

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Echinocactus grusonii

Echinocactus grusonii

 It is rare and critically endangered in the wild. Small yellow flowers appear in summer around the crown of the plant, but only after twenty years or so.

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Euphorbia Ingens

Euphorbia Ingens

 Euphorbia ingens is a species of plant in the genus Euphorbia and the family Euphorbiaceae. It is native to dry areas of southern Africa.

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Euphorbia Ingens Camaria

Euphorbia Ingens Camaria

 Euphorbia ingens is a species of plant in the genus Euphorbia and the family Euphorbiaceae. It is native to dry areas of southern Africa.

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Euphorbia Lactea Cristata

Euphorbia Lactea Cristata

 It is an erect shrub growing up to 5 metres tall, with succulent branches 3 – 5 centimetres diameter, ridged, with a triangular or rhombic cross-section.

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Euphorbia Trigona

Euphorbia Trigona

 This cactus has an upright stem that is branched into three or four sides. The stem itself is dark green with V-shaped light green patterns.

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Ferocactus Robustus

Ferocactus Robustus

 Ferocactus robustus forms large cushions reaching a height up to 100 centimetres (39 inches) and a diameter up to 5 metres (16 feet).

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Ferocactus Stainesii

Ferocactus Stainesii

 The young specimens are columnar but as they grow older ribs form and they take on a barrel form.                                                    

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Kalanchoe Beharensis

Kalanchoe Beharensis

 Leafy succulent, often with five-parted, radial, symmetrical flowers.

 

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Mammillaria Compressa

Mammillaria Compressa

 It is a  rapid growing  species that will form large clumps.

 

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Mammillaria Hahniana

Mammillaria Hahniana

 Reddish purple flowers are borne in Spring and Summer, sometimes forming a complete ring around the apex of the plant.

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Myrtillocactus Geometrizans

Myrtillocactus Geometrizans

 A large shrubby cactus growing to 4 – 5 metres tall, with candelabra-like branching on mature plants.                                                  

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Neobuxbaumia Polylopha

Neobuxbaumia Polylopha

 Neobuxbaumia polylopha is naturally found only in Mexico. It is popular among cactus enthusiasts and reproduces well in nurseries.

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Opuntias

Opuntias

 

                                                                                                                   

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Oreocereus trollii

Oreocereus trollii

 Oreocereus trollii, native to mountains of South America, forms clumping clusters of chunky columns up to 60 centimetres (2 feet) in height.

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Pachycereus Pecten – Aboriginum

Pachycereus Pecten – Aboriginum

 A columnar cactus tree native to Mexico. The plant is leafless and can grow up to 15 metres high.                                                                 

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Pachycereus Pringlei

Pachycereus Pringlei

 A tall growing cactus. Can reach 21 metres.

 

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Polaskia Chichipe

Polaskia Chichipe

 Polaskia grow slowly and are cold intolerant. Make sure that they are not exposed to freezing temperatures.                                                     

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Sansevieria trifasciata Var.Laurentii

Sansevieria trifasciata Var.Laurentii

 Very much an ornamental plant, indoors or outdoors. Its stiff leaves grow vertically from a basal rosette.                                                        

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Trichocereus Demurtiere

Trichocereus Demurtiere

 

                                                                          

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Trichocereus Marginatus

Trichocereus Marginatus

 

                                                                                                                 

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Trichocereus Pasacana

Trichocereus Pasacana

 This giant cactus gets its name pasacana from the local name of its edible fruit, 3 centimetres (1.2 inches) in diameter.

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Various Cactii

Various Cactii

 For customers who wish to order quantities of smaller, mixed pots, view the photos for a guide to what we offer.

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