In addition to our exciting range of sempervivums, we also sell a delightful selection of cacti and succulents. These plants can be kept on a sunny windowsill, in a conservatory, or greenhouse. They're also happy outdoors during the summer. Most need to be kept above freezing during the colder months, ideally at a minimum of 5 degrees centigrade. Others can withstand lower temperatures. A few succulent species have been grown from seed obtained at our own Komsberg Wilderness Nature Reserve, which is one of the coldest places in South Africa.
The simple rule with these fascinating plants is "be careful with watering". Once a week is enough - although cacti must be kept completely dry from October to mid-March. Succulents can be lightly watered once a month or so in winter. When re-potting, use the same mixture of soil/gravel as suggested on our "Advice" page for sempervivums.
Here's a quick comment from one customer who has ordered twice from us: "Lovely plants. Great service." PM, West Yorkshire, May 16th 2018. And another comment: "The plants look amazing." GT, London, May 25th 2018.
We're now back in the UK, so orders are being posted again as normal.
However, I'm soon having a minor operation on both wrists. Therefore, there'll be no posting of orders on Tuesday 13th November nor Thursday 15th November. Looking further ahead, we will be suspending deliveries over the Christmas period to make sure plants don't get stuck in dark boxes for too long. The last date for posting will be Monday 17th December (midday).
We will post orders again on Thursday 3rd January and Monday 7th January. Deliveries will then be suspended from 8th January to 6th March as we're back working (non-paid) at Komsberg Wilderness Nature Reserve in South Africa.