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Aloe suprafoliata Cactus, Flowering Succulents, African Plants, Desert Botanical Garden, Plantar, Aloe Vera, House Plants, Jr, Survival

Aloe suprafoliata

February 14, 2013 Aloe suprafoliata-This Aloe has a distinctive growth form with leaves emerging from the stem opposite each other often resembling a “mustache”. As it ages or matures, the leaves will begin to spiral eventually forming a rosette shape. It is a cold hardy aloe withstanding temperatures into the low 20’°Fs. In the landscape, plant Aloe suprafoliata in an area that receives morning sun and afternoon shade. Located in the Sybil B. Harrington Succulent Gallery. Photos by: Dick…

Aloe rubroviolacea Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds, Desert Botanical Garden, Desert Plants, Red Flowers, House Plants, Succulents, Deserts, Sketch, Abstract

Aloe rubroviolacea

February 6, 2013 Aloe rubroviolacea-A stunning succulent native to the mountains of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. During drought, periods of cold or if grown in full sun, the leaves will turn a beautiful purple coloration. Like most aloes, Aloe rubroviolacea blooms in the winter with beautiful orange-red flowers that attract hummingbirds and bees. Look for this plant along the Desert Discovery Loop Trail. Photo by: Dick Trelease, Garden volunteer

Name: Stock Scientific Name: Matthiola Incana Availability: year round. Aster Flower, Desert Botanical Garden, Types Of Flowers, Compost, 8 Days, Bloom, Backyard, Seasons, February

Stock-Matthiola incana

February 20, 2013 - This plant is often used as an annual during the cooler times of the year in arid landscapes. It can be used as a bedding plant or in containers to provide spots of color and fragrance. There are many cultivars available on the market with flowers ranging in a multitude of colors. To grow stock, the soil must be amended with compost for best results. Find this blooming beauty along the Center for Desert Living Trail. Photo by Dick Trelease

Torrey Yucca-Yucca torreyi Yucca Tree, Yucca Plant, Elegant Flowers, White Flowers, Succulents Garden, Garden Plants, Desert Botanical Garden, Growing Flowers, Creamy White

Torrey Yucca-Yucca torreyi

February 20, 2013 - The first Yucca commencing to bloom for the season at the Garden. This beautiful specimen can attain a height of 20 feet and often branched, but occasionally has a single trunk. Like many Yuccas, Torrey Yucca is slow growing, but is worthy addition to the landscape for its beautiful form, elegant flowers and drought tolerance. Look for Yucca torreyi blooming at the entrance to the Sybil B. Harrington Succulent Gallery. Photo by Brandi Eide

Aloe molederana Succulents Garden, Garden Plants, Desert Botanical Garden, Desert Plants, During The Summer, Cacti, Green Leaves, Summer Time, Yard

Aloe molederana

February 6, 2013 Aloe molederana-A handsome aloe with whitish, blue-green leaves and a flowering stalk with fuzzy bi-colored flowers. Aloe molederana blooms predominately during the cool season like many aloes. It does prefer part sun (eastern exposure) or filtered light areas particularly during the summer time. It can also be grown in containers as long as the soil is well draining. Look for this aloe along the Desert Discovery Loop Trail. Photo by: Dick Trelease, Garden Volunteer

Gasteria brachyphylla Desert Botanical Garden, Container Plants, Planting Succulents, Houseplants, Aloe, Landscape, Flowers, Indoor House Plants, Florals

Gasteria brachyphylla

February 14, 2013 Gasteria brachyphylla-At first glance, this spotted succulent may look like a aloe, but upon closer inspection, it is quite different from aloes, namely because it has large, balloon-like and bi-colored flowers. Gasterias can be planted in the landscape as long as they have some protection from the afternoon sun. They also do well as container plant or as indoor houseplants. Find this beauty in the Sybil B. Harrington Succulent Gallery. Photos by: Dick Trelease, Garden…

Aloe suprafoliata-close up Desert Botanical Garden, House Plants, Close Up, Cactus, Plants, Succulents, Indoor House Plants, Houseplants

Aloe suprafoliata-close up

February 14, 2013 Aloe suprafoliata-This Aloe has a distinctive growth form with leaves emerging from the stem opposite each other often resembling a “mustache”. As it ages or matures, the leaves will begin to spiral eventually forming a rosette shape. It is a cold hardy aloe withstanding temperatures into the low 20’°Fs. In the landscape, plant Aloe suprafoliata in an area that receives morning sun and afternoon shade. Located in the Sybil B. Harrington Succulent Gallery. Photos by: Dick…

Shrubby Bulbine-Bulbine frutescens Desert Botanical Garden, Orange Flowers, How To Look Better, Yard, Deco, Plants, House, Patio, Deko

Shrubby Bulbine-Bulbine frutescens

February 20, 2013 - This fleshy-leaved plant provides striking color in the garden and will form a good-looking groundcover. The blossoms are typically yellow, but there is an orange-flower variety available in the nursery trade. It does well in full to part sun and can be useful as an understory planting. Look for Shrubby Bulbine in the Center for Desert Living Trail. Photo by Dick Trelease

Mountain Aloe-Aloe marlothii-close up Desert Botanical Garden, Close Up, Cactus, Succulents, Mountain, Landscape, Friends, Green, Plants

Mountain Aloe-Aloe marlothii-close up

February 14, 2013 Mountain Aloe (Aloe marlothii)-This stunning tree-like aloe is now blooming in the Sybil B. Harrington Succulent Gallery. A robust, single-stemmed succulent that will give a majestic presence to any landscape. In the low-desert, it does prefer some afternoon shade particularly during the long, hot summers. It can also be container grown as long as the pot is large enough to contain this specimen. Photos by: Dick Trelease, Garden volunteer

Society Garlic-Close-Up Desert Botanical Garden, Purple Flowers, Close Up, Bloom, Landscape, Green, Plants, Plant

Society Garlic-Close-Up

February 20, 2013 - A popular ornamental in desert landscapes as it will tolerate warm areas in the garden and drought conditions as long as the soil is organically rich. It is fast-growing bulb that only reaches up to 1 foot high. Society Garlic begins to bloom early in the year and will continue to bloom through spring. The clusters of purple flowers emit a sweet aroma and attract bees and butterflies. There is a selection of Society Garlic with white-striped leaves that is quite…

Shrubby Bulbine-Close-Up Desert Botanical Garden, Orange Flowers, Close Up, Ranch, How To Look Better, Palm, Gardens, Inspirational, Plants

Shrubby Bulbine-Close-Up

February 20, 2013 - This fleshy-leaved plant provides striking color in the garden and will form a good-looking groundcover. The blossoms are typically yellow, but there is an orange-flower variety available in the nursery trade. It does well in full to part sun and can be useful as an understory planting. Look for Shrubby Bulbine in the Center for Desert Living Trail. Photo by Dick Trelease

Gasteria brachyphylla-close up Desert Botanical Garden, Container Plants, Houseplants, Aloe, Close Up, Succulents, Landscape, Flowers, Indoor House Plants

Gasteria brachyphylla-close up

February 14, 2013 Gasteria brachyphylla-At first glance, this spotted succulent may look like a aloe, but upon closer inspection, it is quite different from aloes, namely because it has large, balloon-like and bi-colored flowers. Gasterias can be planted in the landscape as long as they have some protection from the afternoon sun. They also do well as container plant or as indoor houseplants. Find this beauty in the Sybil B. Harrington Succulent Gallery. Photos by: Dick Trelease, Garden…

 calidicola - Close up Euphorbia Flower, Desert Botanical Garden, Close Up, Planting Flowers, Succulents, Plants, Succulent Plants, Plant, Planting

Euphorbia cooperi var. calidicola - Close up

February 6, 2013 Euphorbia cooperi var. calidicola-Euphorbia is one of largest genera flowering plants with approximately 2,000 species. Many of the succulent Euphorbias are often confused for a cactus, because of their similar growth forms and spine-covered stems. However, one of the many characteristics that differ between cacti and euphorbias are the flowers. Euphorbia flowers are small, cup-shaped structures called cyathia. What looks like a single flower is actually many flowers…

Aloe rubroviolacea - Close up with bee Flowers That Attract Hummingbirds, Desert Botanical Garden, Red Flowers, Close Up, Succulents, Bee, Succulent Plants

Aloe rubroviolacea - Close up

February 6, 2013 Aloe rubroviolacea-A stunning succulent native to the mountains of Yemen and Saudi Arabia. During drought, periods of cold or if grown in full sun, the leaves will turn a beautiful purple coloration. Like most aloes, Aloe rubroviolacea blooms in the winter with beautiful orange-red flowers that attract hummingbirds and bees. Look for this plant along the Desert Discovery Loop Trail. Photo by: Dick Trelease, Garden volunteer

Cephallophyllum alstonii Amazing Photos, Cool Photos, Spring Months, Desert Botanical Garden, Early Spring, Summer Time, Succulents, Bloom, Seasons

Cephallophyllum alstonii

February 14, 2013 Cephallophyllum alstonii-A creeping succulent that is an ideal groundcover for arid landscapes. It is a cool-season grower that will bloom during the winter and early spring months. It will go dormant in the summer time, so careful watering is a must. It does well in pot culture as long as the soil is well-draining. Discover this diminutive succulent in the Sybil B. Harrington Succulent Gallery. Photos by: Dick Trelease, Garden volunteer

Short-leaved Aloe-Aloe brevifolia-close up Desert Botanical Garden, Aloe, Close Up, Succulents, Flowers, Beauty, Florals, Succulent Plants, Flower

Short-leaved Aloe-Aloe brevifolia-close up

February 14, 2013 Short-leaved Aloe (Aloe brevifolia)-A clump-forming Aloe that can spread up to 2 feet wide. It has stunning orange-yellow, tubular flowers that are very attractive to hummingbirds. Like many aloes, they prefer part sun or a filtered sunlight for best results. Located in the Sybil B. Harrington Succulent Gallery. Photos by: Dick Trelease, Garden volunteer