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Echeveria Leucotricha A native of Mexico from Puebla state Leucotricha is a small shrubby slow growing species with green oblong lanceolate leaves that have a dense covering of glassy white hairs and light to darkish brown tips. The green leaves beneath the thick covering of those white hairs give the plant a beautiful silvery appearance. It has brilliantly coloured dark red flowers with orange edges that are accentuated by the tiny hairs covering the flower stem. www.manplants.com.au

Haworthia Venosa Tessellata Found throughout central-southern Africa and Namibia Tessellata is a widespread species that grows around bushes and rocky areas. It is a proliferous plant forming clusters of fleshy leaves arranged in spirals. The firm leaves are broadly triangular recurved (bending backwards) brownish to green cuspidate (terminating at a point) and marked with vertical lines that form a squarish patterned design. It's a very variable species with there being at least 25…

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Anacampseros Marlothii The genus name Anacampseros is thought to originate from the Greek words Anakampto meaning "to recover" and eros meaning "love", due to the fact that plants of this genus were considered to be the key ingredient in African love potions Marlothii is a pretty example of the genus with slightly pointed leaves that turn purpleish when grown in the right amount of light. www.manplants.com.au

A cross between Echeveria Nodulosa and Echeveria Shaviana 'Pink Frills' this guy grows into a compact rosette up to 20cm in diameter with deep purple glabrous oblanceolate leaves that have pinkish-red margins and are slighlty keeled on the upper suface. This particular specimen is an older plant the younger plant looks totally different with creamy-greenish leaves and only the red margins visible to give you a sneek peek to what it will eventually end up being. www.manplants.com.au

A member of the Cooperi group of Haworthias Dielsiana comes from eastern South Africa growing on flat grassy areas amongst stones or low slopes. It is a slowly proliferating species of clumping stemless rosettes with very little leaf awn and very rounded leaf end keel and margins. In the wild it grows 5-10 cm in diameter but in cultivation can reach almost 15 cm. The leaves are greenish-blue in colour slightly translucent with veins usually reddening and leaves developing purplish hues when…

Dudleya Farinosa Native to the coastlines of Oregon and Northern California where it is makes its home on coastal hillsides it would be easy to confuse Farinosa for an Echeveria. When you get down to the DNA level of things though they're probably closer to Sedums. Farinosa gets it name from the Latin for 'mealy' 'powdery' and if you look closely at the long thin leaves you can see they're covered in a fine white powder. These type of leaves are known as farinose and the white powder…

Agave Victoria Reginae "White Rhino" This one goes by a few names but the commonly accepted one these days is "White Rhino". Growing relatively smaller compared to its namesake White Rhino is a slow-growing agave with rosettes 25-30cm tall and up to 40cm wide with tight-fitting tapered deep green leaves whose smooth and spineless leaf margins are edged with broad white bands and tipped with a small terminal spine. Unlike its larger relative this one needs a little more protection from the…

Kalanchoe Humilis Low growing shrubby fella that likes to be nestled in rocks and crevices. It's covered in nice patterns of maroon spots and needs very little water to survive. www.manplants.com.au