Cacti & Succulents
Cacti and succulents have become increasingly popular in Australia over the last few decades. Hardy, often visually stunning with distinctive foliage and form, they are attractive in the garden all year round.The low water requirements of cacti and succulents are also of great benefit during times of drought and water restrictions in Australia.
Cacti and succulents are very tolerant of tough conditions but do require good drainage. They can also do extremely well in pots, indoors or outdoors, with a specialist potting mix. During Summer they may require water only once a week, and in Winter only once a month. An occasional dose of low-nitrogen fertilizer will help them along. It is often said that they thrive on neglect – most problems are caused by over-watering. In fact, those plants that are grown hard, with very little water and fertilizer, are often more attractive with better shape and colour. This makes them particularly ideal for people who don’t have much time to spend on their gardens, or who are away from their homes for extended periods of time.
Roraima Nursery has one of the widest variety of cacti and succulents in Victoria. Some of the more popular genera of cacti we stock are: Mammillaria, Parodia, Oreocereus, Gymnocalycium, and Echinopsis. Among our succulent range we have Aloe, Agave, Crassula, Gasteria, Haworthia, Echeveria, Sedum, Faucaria, Yucca, Cotyledon, and Aeonium.
Some of the more unusual plants among our range include Dioscorea elephantipes (Elephant’s foot), Dracaena draco (Dragon Tree), and Furcraeas. We also stock Brachychiton rupestris (Queensland Bottle Tree) in a variety of sizes.