A Glowing Evening at the 2023 ALCA Gala
Congratulations to all the winners and ALCA for an outstanding 60th-anniversary awards gala last Saturday. We were happy to contribute with 50 glowing agave centerpieces!
November 18th, 2023
Cultivating Future ASU Engineers
Last Friday we were pleased to invite Dr. Patrick Phelan, Ph.D., and students from the ASU Fulton School of Engineering for a tour of our Lake Pleasant yard and Phoenix yard!
November 17th, 2023
Congrats 2023 ANA Winners
Congratulations to all the 2023 Arizona Nursery Association winners and achievements. We look forward to working with the incoming 2024 President Jeff Gass!
November 16th, 2023
Our Third AWG Leadership Team Review
Another successful Innovation Leadership Team meeting is in the books! Most grateful for our “guiding lights” and their wisdom. Thank you Kris Floor, Alex Howell, Noelle Johnson, Chris Mayes, and Charlie Ray!
October 20th, 2023
Another Successful 2023 TNLA Expo
This past August our team attended the 2023 TNLA Expo in San Antonio! This is our 5th year participating in this show and we were so glad to see all of our clients and customers there!
August 12th, 2023
Sansevieria zeylanica Devil’s Tongue
3' X 1'
Part Sun / Shade
USDA zones 9-12
The Sansevieria Zeylanica, often called Devil’s Tongue or Bowstring Hemp, is an evergreen succulent plant, growing up to 3 feet tall. It is native to Southeast Asia and can also be found in tropical West Africa. It is particularly common in India and Sri Lanka and is often found growing in rocky areas. Sansevieria zeylanica are not as common as Sansevieria trifasciata, but they are just as bullet-proof and just as stunning. The long sword-like leaves are dark green with wavy lighter green/silver bands. They have rather a rugged, bohemian appearance often with rough, brown edges. Some minor leaf cracking is also common. That’s why they’re considered the snake plant with a wilder side. Drought tolerant and almost indestructible, however they will not take full desert sun. Part sun/shade or early morning sun is best.
Sansevieria cylindrica African Spear
6 ft. high x 3 ft. wide
Full to part sun
USDA zones 9-12
The “African Spear” has similar growing conditions as its succulent cousin, the Snake Plant. However, this sansevieria brings rounded, variegated dark green, tube-like leaves. Designers utilize these unique vertical strokes to contrast against leafier plant foliage in modern landscapes. A striking succulent originally from Angola, Africa, it can grow 7 feet tall. Creeping rhizomes under the soil can slowly create a dense grouping, if space allows. Plant in part to full sun, avoiding the hot afternoon sun. The leaves will not grow as tall or thick in shady conditions. Extremely drought tolerant in the growing season. Over watering will cause root rot. The cylindrica makes a dramatic statement in a landscape or indoors as a potted specimen. An attractive current houseplant trend is to braid the leaves when the plants are young.
Aloe ‘Rooikappie’ Little Red Riding Hood Aloe
16 in. high X 16 in. wide
Part to full sun
USDA zones 9-12
Cynthia Giddy, a renowned South African horticulturist, created this charming hybrid in 1974. The result is a smaller, clumping aloe that will fill small spaces nicely. Because of its diminutive size, she gave it the name “Little Red Cap,” which is Africaans for “Little Red Riding Hood.” Enchanting yellow-orange flowers will bloom nearly year round on top of densely-clustered rosettes of succulent leaves, which arch outward then down at tips. The leaves will vary in color from a deep green to maroon and are neatly spotted. Along the edges are small teeth. Create your own fairy tale with ‘Rooikappie’ planted amidst contrasting perennials or filling colorful ceramic planters around a pool or patio. Like other aloes, its extremely drought tolerant and the flowers will attract pollinators like birds and butterflies to your garden.
Greenhouse Management 2023 Leadership Award
Check out why GREENHOUSE MANAGEMENT gave a 2023 Leadership Award to Shawn Cox, General Manager of Arizona Wholesale Growers.
Read the article here!