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Image of Pachypodium rutenbergianum photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

(Madagascar-palm, Naked-blooming Clubfoot, Pachypodium, Single-spined Clubfoot)

Another small succulent tree that's the spitting image of Pachypodium lamerei, the single-spined clubfoot, also called Madagascar-palm, blooms when leafless. The sparse, singular spines on the gray trunk are subdued, but it's the white flowers with twisting petals that are the plant's ornamental pride. Native to southern Madagascar, the misleadingly named Madagascar-palm is closely related to oleanders (Nerium spp.) and desert roses (Adenium spp.) than true palms.. This...

Image of Pedilanthus tithymaloides photo by: Felder Rushing

Felder Rushing

(Devil's Backbone, Japanese Poinsettia)

Easily recognized by its rubbery, slightly zig-zagging stems, devil's backbone has pretty foliage and reddish flowers in summertime. A tender succulent perennial shrub that has an irritating milky sap, it is native to tropical America from Florida to northern South America.

Its light to medium green leaves are perfectly tapered ovals, slightly glossy and flank the zigzag stems to resemble a crooked backbone with ribs. Although flowering in flushes year round in warm tropical regions, it occurs...

Image of Pedilanthus tithymaloides

James H. Schutte

(Japanese Poinsettia, Variegated Devil's Backbone)

Easily recognized by its rubbery, slightly zig-zagging stems, variegated devil's backbone has green and white leaves and reddish flowers in summertime. Its parent is a tender, succulent, perennial shrub that has an irritating milky sap, and is native to tropical America from Florida southward into northern South America.

This selection, ‘Variegatus,’ has medium-green, slightly glossy leaves that are perfect ovals edged in white. They flank the zigzag stems to resemble a crooked backbone with ribs....

This diverse family of succulents is comprised of approximately 90 genera and thousands of species. All are native throughout the New World from North to South America and throughout the West Indies. They are characterized by beautiful densely petaled flowers with whorls of stamens that come in an array of bright colors, such as yellow, red, pink, magenta, white and orange. These attract a wide variety of pollinators, depending on the species, such as birds, bats, moths and bees. Many plants are...

Image of Peniocereus greggii photo by: Audrey, Eve and George DeLange

Audrey, Eve and George DeLange

This diverse family of succulents is comprised of approximately 90 genera and thousands of species. All are native throughout the New World from North to South America and throughout the West Indies. They are characterized by beautiful densely petaled flowers with whorls of stamens that come in an array of bright colors, such as yellow, red, pink, magenta, white and orange. These attract a wide variety of pollinators, depending on the species, such as birds, bats, moths and bees. Many plants are...

Image of Plectranthus amboinicus photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Country Borage, Succulent Spurflower)

The lovely succulent tender perennial mint, Plectranthus amboinicus, is native to southeastern Africa where it withstands high heat and considerable drought. A member of the mint family (Lamiaceae), it is favored as both a culinary herb and an attractive ornamental. The leaves have a strong, oregano-like flavor and are commonly added fresh or dried to flavor stews, poultry or red meat. The soft, gray-green plants have a spreading habit and are excellent for container culture and rock gardens.

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Image of Plectranthus amboinicus

TL

(Country Borage, Succulent Spurflower)

The irregular, bright creamy white edges of this succulent tender perennial mint really stand out in hot, summer gardens and containers. Plectranthus amboinicus, is native to southeastern Africa where it withstands high heat and considerable drought. A member of the mint family (Lamiaceae), it is favored as both a culinary herb and an attractive ornamental. The leaves have a strong, oregano-like flavor and are commonly added fresh or dried to flavor stews, poultry or red meat. The soft,...

Image of Portulacaria afra photo by: Maureen Gilmer

Maureen Gilmer

(Elephant Bush)

This incredibly rugged succulent resembles a jade tree with very small leaves which can take on a decidedly Asian character if properly pruned. This shrubby plant dominates the thickets of the South African the Karoo Desert where it is a primary forage for elephants, and of late, goat. This plant develops thick green or rust colored stems that branch readily, turning to gray bark as they harden off. It grows with a clear weeping habit, which lends itself to creative pruning. If left to its own...

Image of Portulacaria afra

John Rickard

(Variegated Elephant Bush)

This variegated form of Portulacaria resembles a jade tree with very small light green leaves edged in cream with pink highlights. The parent species is a shrubby thicket plant of the South African the Karoo Desert where it is a primary forage for elephants, and of late, goat. This form is not nearly as tolerant of sun and drought, its thick green or rust colored stems producing a clear weeping habit, which lends itself to creative pruning. If left to its own devices it rises into a large...

(Rhapsalidopsis)

This is a tropical genus which some consider a subgenus of Hatiora, which includes just 6 species of unique forest cacti. They are native to the jungles of southern Brazil, where they are epiphytic, which means they dwell high in the trees or on rocky cliffs. They tend to dwell in crotches of trees where organic matter and moisture accumulates, but is never soggy. Its preferred habitat is similar to that of many orchids.

These are free branching dark green succulents with flat stems...