Crassula 'perforata, Giant, Variegate, rupestris, Tom Thumb


Compact succulent forming a small upright shrub. Multiple branches form on small compact plants. Plant in well drained soil. Outdoors under cover in pots. Indoors in bright sun. Full sun or partial shade. Water when almost dry in summer, less often in winter. Will tolerate light frosts. Small clusters of white flowers appear from the heads in winter. Cuttings can be taken to control the shape and size. Plants may be kept in small pots for many years.



Slow growing upright cylindrical cactus to 4 metres. Upright with occasional branches from base and stems. Plant in well drained area. Outdoors in pots or garden. Indoors in windows. Full sun or partial shade. Growth is controlled by pot size, watering and feeding. Frost hardy. Flowers appear only on older specimens. Stems may be cut and regrown. Plants will remain much smaller in pots.

Cyclamen species

Ideal for pots, cyclamen are noted for their stunning, long lasting display of colourful blooms held above attractive, rounded, leathery foliage. Prefers a cool, well lit, airy position. Keep moist but never wet and avoid wetting the foliage. 

Crassula Emerald

This is a miniature succulent with tight compact leaves on short compact heads to 5cm tall. Masses of white flowers appear in early spring on top of growth tips. This species is very slow growing and needs protection in most climates.

Position - under protected partially shaded positions outdoors. Indoors only in sunny positions otherwise they will lose thier nice shape and colour. Flowering will only occur in good light. Will take mild frosts and moderate heat.

Watering - can be watered all year round and grow fastest in the warmer months. Plants will survive without water for very long periods and remain compact when dry.

Feeding - 25% of recommended dosage monthly in growing period. The less fertiliser, the better the shape of the plant. Fertilisers high in nitrogen can produce larger plants with less colour.

Repotting - can be left to overgrow their pots, or repotted in the warmer months in almost any well drained potting mix.

Ctenanthe burle-marxii

Hardy compact plants types well suited for indoor plantings and terrariums either open or closed. Ctenanthe are able to survive well under low light making it ideal for indoor terrarium use. Plants are very slow growing and will form clusters of small heads which can be divided to keep small. this range is not suitable for outdoor growing in southern states.

Water well if kept in pots but sparingly in terrariums, potting mix should be allowed to almost dry between watering's. Keep in a bright well lit area or provide artificial light. Avoid heaters and drafty positions. Fertiliser should be only used if you would like the plant to grow. Lack of fertiliser will keep plants shorter and more compact. Temperatures above 20c will speed up growth, between 12 and 20c growth will be extremely slow and plants can be pruned to keep compact. Long periods below 10C may cause plants to rot, dead leaves must be removed to prevent damage to healthy growth. Keep on the dry side in winter.

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