We are now CLOSED for the season. We'll re-open in early March 2024.
In addition to our exciting range of sempervivums, we also sell a delightful selection of other 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.
You can see very large, old specimens of Tylecodonpaniculatus near the end of our latest film about Komsberg: "20+ Years of Komsberg Wilderness Nature Reserve - Blood, Sweat, & Tears". Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtjsB_-siWY
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 are three customer comments, including two from individuals who have both ordered twice from us:
"Lovely plants. Great service." PM, West Yorkshire. "
The plants look amazing." GT, London.
"The plants were of exceptional quality as was the service." PB, Surrey.