Far Out Flora

Foliage Follow Up First Timers


Euphorbia rigida & friends

So yesterday’s Bloom Day post was kind of lame. Lots of repeat blooms… nothing really exciting, so I finally got my act together for a Foliage Follow Up post. Not sure why we never did one before. We’ve got way more going on in the foliage department than flowers most of the time. Thanks to Pam at Digging for hosting the leafy online get together!

Dudleya pulverulenta

Momma Dudleya with new little pup. There’s another cutie on the other side.

Succulent friends

You gotta love Oscularia deltoides (the frosty blue guy crawling around in the Aeoniums). This side of the garden gets no direct sun for a couple of months in the winter, but the succulents don’t seem to care.


Othonna capensis

This teeny weeny little succulent is in my top ten favorite succulents list. It’s just so gosh darn cute.

Agave & friends

Dang it, I have no idea what Agave this is. We won it at the SF Succulent Society Sale a couple years ago and I never bothered to write down the name. Anyone know what it might be?


Sorry the pic is so blown out. This is one of the oldest and least touched (rearranged) succulent sections of the garden besides the succulents under our Agave americana.



Plectranthus neochilus & Aeoniums

The Plectranthus buds don’t count as blooms, do they? I love this plant and its herby smell. You either hate the smell or love it. It’s super tough if you have a spot where nothing else with grow. Happy Foliage Follow Up!


  1. I love the foliage follow-up idea… foliage is some much more interesting half the time anyway! I bet your garden look super good from the rain we’ve been having…

  2. Very nice collection of succulents. I have such a better appreciation for them since I started working the SF Botanical Garden. I like to really slow down and look closely, they are so unique and have pretty colors. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I think the mystery Agave may be, Agave xylonacantha.

  4. You’ve got some super succulents there for sure – love that euphorbia rigida that I can grow now that I live in NC – great photo too :)

  5. That could be a distant cousin of Agave lophantha…. may be?

  6. Flowers are so beautiful, but foliage is more subtle. For me, I could do without flowers when it comes down to it. The beauty of the succulent foliage makes me pretty darn happy.

  7. This post made me go “Oooooh, ahhhh, ooooooh!” sigh. I sure do love the succulents. The mom dudleya and baby are very sweet together.

  8. Boy oh boy, do you have it going on in the foliage department! I love your succulent garden. Thanks for joining in for Foliage Follow-Up!

  9. Do you remember where you purchased the Plectranthus neochilus? I cannot find it locally or online & would love it for my garden.

  10. Jealous, oh so jealous. You are tempting me to buy and pot up some of these that are tender here in zone 5B and add YET more pots to my basement storage hodgepodge over the winter and see what happens.

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