Echeveria lauii. This beautiful succulent develops its powdery white coating as sun protection but also helps it stand out from the crowd.
Lithops. My seedlings bathing in the winter sun, I've lost a few over the last month but in general I think they're growing quite well. Still waiting for their first true leaves...
I wonder if my brain will explode when I get to see a mature Saguro cactus in the wild? This big dude at Cactus Country isn't even close to the size they can get to...
Pleiospilos nelii. Adding some colour to the greenhouse today, seeing mesembs flower just makes me think: what the hell?
Acacia cognata & Scleranthus biflorus. I find its important to have these soft textured plants around my spiny plants not only because it's nicer to look at but it's also great to be able to touch plants that don't bite back. I pat the Scleranthus like it's an animal, lil bit weird...
Hoya pubicalyx 'Pink Silver'. I bought this pink-tinged Hoya home last week, I read that more pink shows up with more exposure to sun so I'll watch this for colour changes and move it closer to the light if it turns silver
Tillandsia sp. I've found airplants to be relatively easy care as long as you provide good airflow, sun and some added nutrients. In the greenhouse they're not getting loads of airflow so as soon as it warms up these will go outside under a tree
Pilea peperomioides. I'm glad I never paid top dollar for one of these plants but I sure am happy to have a few at home. I can see why people were happy to hand over their hard earned for one, especially when they light up and you can see the whole leaf structure
More winters days like this please, a chance to wash off the dust from my indoor plants, while my cacti enjoy the sunshine
Copiapoa atacamensis. I went back for another Ex Rudolf Schultz Copiapoa as I know an opportunity like this won't come around often. I love how gnarly these old plants look
Guilfoyle's Volcano. The Botanical Gardens arid collection, some very stunning, bizarre plants feature. I love the Acacia aphylla hedges, hard to capture properly but it's the most amazing blue hue
Tropical House. I love visiting this greenhouse at the Bot, especially in winter. Such an amazing array of plants, shame my glasses fog up every time I go in... 🤓
Copiapoa haseltoniana. I bought this very special plant home with me today from @fitzroynursery. It's from Rudolf Schultz's collection, a man responsible for bringing a lot of cactus and succulents into Australia, and now it's the crown jewel of my collection. To think I was in Grade 1 at primary school when Schultz collected it from the wild in Chile on the 8/11/97 blows my mind! Now how am I going to keep it happy over winter and not f%$k this up?!
I'm starting to think that the labels that come on Sansevieria's have brainwashed us into banishing them to the darkest corners of our houses and never watering them. Here's one in the Tropical House at the Bot growing happily next to a Huperzia, roots not rotting away. I'm going to see if I can get mine to grow faster when it warms up.
Saw this brave young climber resisting its autumn colour yesterday, I don't know why every wall isn't covered with some kind of plant. Does anyone out there have any ID for it?