Cactus and Succulents - Every 3 Week

Agave scabra

Agave asperrima

Structural Agave with thick grey-green roughly textured leaves that come to a long black point. Vertical rosette to 3’h. Will pup over time. Deer Resistant.

 

Aloinopsis rosulata

Small, jewel-like mesemb with the smoothest leaves of the Titanopsis group of the Ruschieae tribe of the Iceplants (Aizoaceae). Winter growing. Yellow flowers with red-striped petals. Will grow a thickened taproot. Prefers very rocky soils.

Aloinopsis setifera

Small, jewel-like mesemb with angular bumpy leaves. Yellow flowers in winter. Leaves turn purplish in full sun.

Ariocarpus retusus

Highly variable, possibly through hybridizing. Slow-growing to 10″d; hairy center; summer blooms. Keep dry in winter

Austrocylindropuntia subulata

Opuntia subulata

Andean tree cholla gets 12 feet tall in habitat but can reach 25 feet in Bay Area, tubular leaves, long spines. Creates a very effective living fence. The fruit often drop and root in place.

Austrocylindropuntia vestita

Shrubby, branches grow vertically. Tubular leaves are persistent. Hairy stems, red flowers. Slender stems 2-3ft tall.

Bursera microphylla

Freely branching shrub, natural bonsai; papery white bark, small leaflet pairs

Carnegiea gigantea

Classic giant cactus from the American Southwest. Slow growing. Will grow their first arm around 75-100 years old and can live 150-200 years. Some populations hardy to 15F if dry in winter.

It can take 10 years for a saguaro cactus to reach 1 inch in height. By 70 years of age, a saguaro cactus can reach 6 and a half feet tall, and will finally start to produce their first flowers. By 95-100 years in age, a saguaro cactus can reach a height of 15-16 feet, and could start to produce its first arm.”

https://www.nps.gov/orpi/learn/nature/saguaro-cactus.htm

 

Ceraria pygmaea

Portulacaria pygmaea

Natural bonsai shrub succulent, to 8″h., with small thick green leaves. Stems can get 4″ thick.

Cereus “Fairy Castle”

C. hildmannianus ssp. uruguayanus fa. monstrose “Fairy Castles”
C. peruvianus fa. monstrose

Large clusters of tightly spaced stems, to 2ft tall.