Weird beauty from the South African desert. It is a must for collectors of Crassulaceae or extreme succulent plants. This Adromischus has short dark leaves with an incredibly rough surface which is a masterpiece of nature. It changes colours through the seasons from green to brown, red or more.
Frost-resistant hybrid, developed for non-tropical growers. It is descendant of the frost hardy Aechmea distichantha, crossed with Aechmea phanerophlebia. 'Rambo' builds a swollen monster rosette, of lime-green leaves armed with black spines. The pink inflorescence comes up from the top of the closed rosette.
Ornamental frost-hardy small-sized agave with blue leaves and ornamental fierce spines. Go to Nevada and see its habitat on white rocky ridges with almost no soil but gravel, at 1200-1900 m elevation. That is a horrible climate, exposed to all elements! It grows outdoors with little or no protection in Central Europe. It is said to be hardy to -18 C or...
Until recently, Agave ferdinandi-regis was considered a fully different species. It is a very elegant Agave, less compact than victoriae-reginae with dark reddish brown edges (not silvery). It is solitary or very slow to sucker, globose, slow growing up to 45 cm.