Succulents/CaudiciformsWe carry a wide range of very rare species, many of which we have offered for
the first time. Most of these are true collectors' plants and are often very
unusual. Their basic culture is very simple as long as the following is kept in
mind. They need a well drained potting mix. If you do not make your own, a commercial
cactus mix will do. Many of these species have a dormant period when they drop their
leaves. Depending on the species, this can be in the summer or the winter. When they
are dormant, they should only be watered slightly if at all. When they are actively
growing, a good watering once a week is a good place to start. Many (especially the
winter growing species) can survive temperatures down to freezing but if you are not
sure, try to keep the temperature above 50 degrees Fahrenheit. Many of these species
look beautiful when treated as succulent bonsai.
(Rare bulbs for succulent collectors such as Albuca, Boophane, Brunsvigia, Bulbine,
Cybistetes, Cyrtanthus, Eriospermum, Gethyllis, Haemanthus, Ledebouria, Massonia,
Ornithogallum, Scadoxus, Schizobasis, Urginia, etc. are now listed separately.) Unless
otherwise indicated, all the succulents and bulbs listed are large specimens. Some
species are in very limited supply.
CycadsCycads are very ancient plants that were flourishing along with the dinosaurs. They
are perfect for pot culture where they can be contained or for growing in the ground
where they are unsurpassed as landscape specimens. Although they can be quite expensive
in larger sizes, we carry seedlings of many species which are much more affordable. In
general, we do not sell collected cycad plants. We do, however, often have large
rooted offsets for sale and sometimes have large specimens from older established
collections. Please inquire if interested. Most cycads are very easy to grow if
planted in a fairly well drained mix. Sizes listed are pot size. Other species and
sizes are sometimes available for trade or purchase. Inquire if interested.
BulbsAll of the species listed here were chosen because they are good for growing along with
succulent plants and lend themselves well to succulent bonsai staging. They are all
large mature flowering size bulbs unless otherwise indicated. We offer the largest
selection of rare African Amaryllidaceae and Liliaceae anywhere in the world. Many are
offered here for the first time. With almost no exception, each specimen is a different
clone (ie these are not vegetatively propagated). Many are in limited supply. As none
is regulated by CITES, all can be sent anywhere in the world.
OrchidsAll orchids have been grown in cultivation here for at least one year (they are not new
imports). All of these species can be grown outside in areas like Southern California
and Florida. They are grown that way here. Unless otherwise indicated, all plants are
blooming size divisions.
Seeds We never sell seeds of any kind.