We searched the globe to find these rather unusual, exotic plants for our Hula Perfect Planters. For instance, this Carex testacea is native to New Zealand. Growing about two feet tall, the arching sedge has the most vivid orange coloring in winter with full sun. Give this orange carex moderate water and moist, well-drained soil.
More unique, colorful plants to consider…
These three succulents have a striking, sculptural look, which is well-suited to the clean, contemporary lines of our Hula Planter. To provide added drainage, we planted these exotic plants in our Victory Brand soil. Click on any photo below to see it enlarged.
On the right is Kalanchoe thyrsiflora, a native of South Africa. Also known as Flapjack or Paddle Plant, this handsome succulent grows around 1 to 2 feet tall and wide in full sun or part shade. Watch out; the snails and slugs like this one.
In the middle is the striking Aloe ‘Johnson’s Hybrid’. The drought-tolerant succulent grows in low-spreading clumps, which bloom with bright orange flowers over a long period. Hardy to 20-25 degrees F.
On the left is the showy Crassula ovata ‘Hummel’s Sunset’ from South Africa. Also known as “Golden Jade Tree,” the unusual, bright yellow foliage is strongest in cool weather. This drought-tolerant plant is hardy to about 30 degrees F. says San Marcos Growers.
Lavender isn’t really exotic, but it does get off to a good start in a Hula planter. We planted this Lavandula dentata in our Empire Builder soil, and it’s thriving.
This particular lavender blooms with aromatic flowers almost constantly. Hardy to about 20 degrees, the shrub likes full sun and well drained soil. Eventually, we’ll plant this beauty in the ground, as it will grow to about 3 feet tall and 6 feet wide.
Here’s another photo of Crassula ovata ‘Hummel’s Sunset’. This shrubby succulent grows slowly to 2 to 3 feet tall with leaves about the same size as the common green jade plant. In late fall to winter, there are white flowers with hints of lavender. Don’t over fertilize this plant or it may turn green. Over time, we’ll prune up the bottom of this plant to show its stocky trunk and make it look more like a tree.
Meanwhile, as you can see here, our reusable, recyclable Hula Planters collapse into a convenient, space-saving size. This makes them ideal for growing these exotic plants in small or urban gardens too.
The Hula’s patent-pending air pruning design also gets to the root of the matter. The design prevents root-bound plants, and instead allows these plants to develop a healthier root system.
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