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The Botanical Society of South Africa
       Kwa Zulu-Natal Coastal Branch

Succulents 2016
 

Succulents are your key resource if you want to develop a ‘waterwise’ garden that is full of exciting forms and colours. Many succulents flower in winter and provide rich colour as groundcovers. Some succulents (for example Crassula multicava – ‘Fairy crassula’ – have very delicate, starry flowers.

Adenium multiflorum

Impala Lily

1m succulent, dry sun, white + red flowers, good container plant

Aeollanthus parvifolius

Pink Spur Bush

Low semi-succulent shrublet for sun, pretty pale pink flowers

Cotyledon orbiculata

Grey-leaf Pig's Ears

80cm large-leaved succulent , sun. Orange/red flowers, sunbirds. Sap for warts

Cotyledon orbiculata

Pig's Ears

80cm large-leaved succulent , sun. Orange/red flowers, sunbirds. Sap for warts

Cotyledon orbiculata var. dactylon

Pig's Ears

80cm large-leaved succulent , sun. Orange/red flowers, sunbirds. Sap for warts

Cotyledon orbiculata var. digitata

Pig's Ears

80cm large-leaved succulent , sun. Orange/red flowers, sunbirds. Sap for warts

Cotyledon orbiculata var. oblonga

Pig's Ears

80cm large-leaved succulent , sun. Orange/red flowers, sunbirds. Sap for warts

Crassula alba

Red Crassula

30cm, sun, stunning large dark red flowerheads
 

Crassula arborescens

Grey Kerky-bush

1m bushy grey-leaved succulent shrub, dry sun,  masses of pink/white flowers

Crassula arborescens ssp. undulatifolia

Grey Kerky-bush

1m bushy grey-leaved succulent shrub, dry sun,  masses of pink/white flowers

Crassula ovata

CompactForm Jade Plant

2m succulent shrub, sun, masses of pink/white flowers.

Crassula ovata

Kerky-Bush

2m succulent shrub, sun, masses of pink/white flowers.
 

Crassula ovata aurea

Kerky-Bush

2m succulent shrub, sun, masses of pink/white flowers.
 

Crassula sarcocaulis

Dwarf Tree Crassula

60cm upright shrublet, sun/semi-shade; cream flowers; bonsai effect

Crassula sarcocaulis subsp.rupicola

Dwarf Tree Crassula

60cm upright shrublet, sun/semi-shade; cream flowers; bonsai effect

Crassula sarmentosa

Bushy Crassula

30cm, bushy trailing succulent, sun or semi-shade clustered white-pink flowers

Crassula sarmentosa

Bushy Crassula  Large-Leaved Form

30cm, bushy trailing succulent, sun or semi-shade clustered white-pink flowers

Crassula setulosa

Hairy Cushion Crassula

25cm, sun, attractive white-tinged-red flowering cushion succulent, drought tolerant,excellent for rockeries

Crassula sp. cf alba

Red Crassula

30cm, sun, stunning large dark red flowerheads
 

Euphorbia cf pentagona

Common Tree Euphorbia

Spiny upright compact succulent, 1-3m, full sun. Container plant; Eastern Cape

Euphorbia ingens

Common Tree Euphorbia

Succulent tree, good container plant, birds, poisonous sap

Euphorbia mauritanica

Golden Sponge

1m leafless succulent, sun, clumping upright cylindrical stems, yellow flowers, rockery

Euphorbia pulvinata

Pincushion Euphorbia

60cm, full sun, tough, decorative, good for large rockery
 

Euphorbia tirucalli

Rubber Euphorbia

Succulent leafless multi-stemmed tree 4-6m, sun, toxic sap, seeds for birds

Gasteria batesiana

Bates' Gasteria

20cm Aloe-like leaves. Edible red-orange flowers
 

Gasteria spp.

Gasteria

Aloe-like succulent. Sun-semi. Attractive red and cream flowers are edible

Haworthia limifolia

Zulu Haworthia

Small Aloe-like clumping succulent. Delicate pink-grey flowers. Rockery/pot

Haworthia sp.

Haworthia

Clumping, succulent 15cm with slender pointed leaves. Rockery/pot plant, sun

Huernia hystrix

Porcupine Huernia

12cm clumping succulent, 'finger' foliage and unusual star-shaped flowers

Huernia schneiderana

Red-flower Huernia

15cm clumping succulent, 'finger' foliage and unusual red star-shaped flowers

Huernia sp.

Huernia

12 cm, clumping succulent with unusual star-shaped flowers

Kalanchoe longiflora

Thukela Cliff Kalanchoe

40cm, sun, coloured leaves, yellow flowers

Kalanchoe sexangularis

Maroon-leaved Kalanchoe

Lovely maroon succulent foliage and bright yellow flowers

Kalanchoe thyrsiflora

White Lady

1m sun, scented flowers, attractive foliage, birds
 

Kleinia fulgens

Coral Senecio

Succulent shrublet. Full sun. Bright red flowers in autumn or winter. Recommended.

Monadenium lugardiae

Monadenium

50cm, sun, drought-tolerant interesting plant for a large rockery

Orbea sp.

Carrion Flower

Spreading succulent with typical yellow carrion flowers
 

Portulacaria afra

Porkbush/Spekboom

Shrub, sun. Holds soil. Pink flowers. Edible leaves.
 

Portulacaria afra aurea

Gold Porkbush

Shrub, sun. Holds soil. Pink flowers. Edible leaves.
 

Sansevieiria guineensis

Bushveld Tongue Plant

40 cm, spreading sun/shade; good pot plant or for rockery; white flowerspikes

Senecio aizioides

Pencil-leaf Senecio

Low-growing succulent shrublet, grey foliage, nondescript flowers, for dry banks

Senecio crassulaefolius

Silver Succulent Senecio

30cm spreading blue-silver-leaved succulent shrublet for dry sunny areas

Senecio ficoides

Grey-leaved Senecio

30cm spreadling blue-silver-leaved succulent shrublet for dry sunny areas