I love all the plants I have. And one of the things I’ve discovered over the last year is the crazy variety there is amongst even the most common of plants. It’s hard to overcome that feeling of ‘Gotta Catch ’em All!’
But still – I do definitely have a few plants which are on a ‘some day I will own one of these’ list. Want to know what they are?
Golden Barrel Cactus
Echinocactus grusonii (commonly known as the Golden Barrel Cactus) are awesome looking specimens. Big, brash and bold – they are SUPER slow growing but look stunning.
At this stage I don’t have garden space that would do a giant like this justice.
It feels like the kind of plant to put in once we are sure we are living somewhere we will be for the long haul.
But don’t they look great…
Sanseviera Golden Hahni
Sanseviera Trifasciata are great. They’re a staple of many Australian landscaped garden – and LOTS of insides of houses. They’re hardy and resilient – almost thriving on neglect (making them perfect for those who aren’t ‘plant people’).
But there’s something extra special about the Golden Hahni (or Bird’s Nest) variety. Instead of being tall and thing – they branch out from the center in a beautiful fashion.
They’re much rarer in Australia than other varieties – so I’m biding my time before I worry too much about finding one.
One day though..
These ones are weird. And amazing.
Known as ‘Living Stones‘ these plants are custom built for surviving in dry and arid envronments. Thought they look like 2 semi-circles on the surface they are in a a large conical plant that descends into the ground.
They come in a sunning array of colors and patterns – although most are muted (rather than bright).
I’ve not found anywhere local to source these yet – and they seem to be quite seasonal. I’ll be keeping an eye out for opportunities to find one in the future.
Agave Blue Glow
I never had much time for Agave. We had a bunch of Agave Attentuata in our front yard that pretty much took over the place. We had them all removed before I had any idea at all about plants.
But since then I’ve found out there is so much more to Agave.
The leaves are narrowed – giving it the appearance of a giant, spikey flower. And the blue tinge to the the whole plant is great.
And even better than the Agave I was used to – they don’t have pups/offshoots and runners which means you get one beautiful specimen instead of a garden overrun with them.
String of Turtles
But one of these would be wonderful.
They’re not too hard to find – but so far the ones I have found have been a little expensive, so I’m biding my time.
So how about you? What plants are on your wishlist?