It’s the Tokidoki Unicorno Pride Special Edition – It’s a 2-pack!
We sell a lot of the Tokidoki toys, mostly the Cactus Friends and the Unicornos (also spiky!) since we are a spiky kind of nursery kind of place. And now they’ve released a Pride Special Edition?!? And we are in the middle of Pride season here in SF!?!
Awesome. And we have them…
It’s a caruncled Echeveria hybrid
Post St, San Francisco
Origin: South America
Description: Forms clumps. Stems are variable – 2-10″ diameter; spines are variable, not always present. Large tubular showy flowers range from pinkish white to lavender, sometimes light red.
Temperature: Hardy to 20F
Full Sun to Part Sun
Echinopsis x “Tropical Pink”
From National Geographic, it’s a Vintage Saguaro!
National Geographic | February 1974
via Vintage National Geographic
Leucospermum “Scarlet Ribbons”
Common Name: Nodding Pincushion
Origin: South Africa
Description: Evergreen Shrub
Medium sized shrub with serrated leaves and red tips. Gorgeous multicolored pincushion flowers in yellow, orange, pink, and scarlet. Tolerates a wider range of soils than most Leucospermums.
Temperature: Hardy to 25-30F
Sun: Full Sun
An Echinopsis denudata photo sent in by David in El Cerrito.
Crassula pubescens ssp. rattrayi
Common Name: Red Carpet
Origin: South Africa
Description: Forms a carpet of lightly fuzzy leaves, green in shade and bright red in full sun. Afternoon shade needed in inland locations.
Temperature: Hardy to 25F
Classic blue cactus from the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. Very low water, can handle high heat and winter cold if dry. Pink flowers. Loads of small glochids, very few spines. Will get 2 to 3 feet tall and spread 6 to 8 feet wide over time. Pads were used medicinally.
Temperature: Hardy to 0F if very dry
Smooth skin, not knobbly.
Cute South African succulents in the Mesemb Family, also known as the Iceplant Family, also known as the Living Stone Family. Indeed! To be clear the actual family name is Aizoaceae, Sub-Family Ruschioideae. And yet they’re called Mesembs because at some point in the past the family was called Mesembryanthemaceae. And some will dispute the current family name anyway, and insist these all belong under Ficoidaceae instead. Don’t get me started!
Small dense clumps of speckled blue-green leaves sit on large tuberous roots, which can be esposed over time to form an unusual bonsai. Yellow flowers in spring.
Small clumper forms dense mats of thick open leaves. Winter-growing, keep dry in summer. Grows in limestone strewn areas.
Ceropegia serpentina is one of the strangest succulents with a basically bare stem that travels in weird directions. Until it blooms. Here it is just starting to open. And there are more than a dozen more buds still to come!
Stapeliads for everyone!
These are among the stinkiest carrion flowers ever!
Orbea lutea ssp vaga
Description: Generally clumping small 1″ barrels with hordes of blooms in spring
Temperature: Hardy to 25F
Ibervillea lindheimeri vining nicely. Buds are coming too!
Balsam Gourd, Globeberry
Large white caudex, annual vines, dormant in winter. Vines have long tendrils, small yellow flowers and red berries.
…of a giant blooming cactus he got from Cactus Jungle!
Thought you would enjoy
A picture of a cactus we brought from you two years ago.
Nice. That’s one of our Echinopsis grandiflora hybrids.
This gorgeous Echeveria should be called “Snowy Pudding”
But no. It’s called “White Rose”
That’s not right.
Hi cactus jungle
A few of my cacti have struggled after the rains.
I have attached a photo and I’m wondering if you can tell me what is happening with this plant.
Is it a lost cause😞? If not, how can I help it?
The plant is a Euphorbia, and hopefully it is just the tip that got damaged in the winter. Depending on where you live, they are only semi-hardy here in the Bay Area, so they can take damage to the tip when we get below freezing, or with heavy rains, or especially with both (See: This year.)
You can cut the top part off the plant and it looks like the damage is limited there. Cut at an angle, using a bread knife, and make sure the flesh is clean and white. If there is still some rot there, cut lower. Be careful when cutting a Euphorbia as it has a caustic milky-white sap. Where gloves, long sleeves, and eye-protection. Spray the cut end with Hydrogen Peroxide and put a paper bag over it to keep the sun off it until it is healed. Good Luck!
Echinopsis x grandiflora “Butterfly Mango”
Another giant #cactus flower! Sweet. It’s a good spring for cactus flowers.
Would you be able to tell me the name of the succulent in the attached?
And perhaps more importantly, what is happening with the dry, papery bits toward the crown? Can this plant be saved? I am not sure what to do next. It was lovely and plump and then this started happening and I am not sure what I did (or am doing)
Much thanks to you!
The plant is a Haworthia. It looks like it’s growing towards sun, maybe not enough sun where it is? It’s doing well since it can handle lower light levels for a succulent, but the result is the long stems with the dried leaves along it. You can pull them off or leave them in place, doesn’t really matter. But it is time to repot into a fresh fast-draining cactus soil and a larger pot.
Helichrysum “Ruby Cluster”
Showy clusters of deep pink buds open to white flowers. Large grey leaves. Low growing groundcover.
Our newest hybrid grandiflora is Echinopsis “Rocket Pink”.
I recently purchased a cactus to put on my windowsill to brighten up my room a bit, my problem is that I threw away the container right after I repotted it and now I don’t know what it is exactly. Could you help me?
The pot it’s in in this picture is four inches across and the ends of the spines are a dark red color.
Thank you so much!
Hard to know for sure at that size, but I would guess a Gymnocalycium, although my 2nd guess would be a Ferocactus. If it blooms young, it’s probably a Gymnocalycium. Also, it looks like it could use more sun.
Rebutia heliosa v melanistic
“Short Spined” variety
Clustering small stems, variable red to magenta flowers, spiraling ribs with prominent tubercles. Elongate areoles. Short, tiny brown spines. Purple-tinged stems in full sun.
Full Sun to Part Sun
Ultra Soil Blend
Size: Clusters of 1″ stems
I live in Florida & would like to plant some cacti in my front courtyard.
Do you know some names of cacti that do not grow too big in size for me to plant in that area?
Florida is a big state with many different climate zones. Also, if you are interested in true spiny cactus, most of them are not going to do well in most of Florida due to humidity. However if you are looking for more succulent plants then there are many that can do well – I would ask that you visit your local nursery and they will be best able to get you something that is climate appropriate where you are.
Subject: Re: April New Plants
To: Cactus Jungle
Hi. Just an fyi: Sarracinia Bug Bat (?) is best known as Sarracinia Minor.
Sent from my iPhone
It’s been brought into our collection as a Hybrid. It may have also been a common name for S. minor, but we are referring to:
“Sarracenia ‘Bug Bat’ is a pitcher plant that was hybridized.. by Larry Mellichamp at University of North Carolina at Charlotte Botanical Gardens… Sarracenia ‘Bug Bat’ is most likely a cross of Sarracenia (alata × psittacina) × minor var. okefenokeensis….
“The name Bug Bat was coined about 2005 by David Crump alluding to the shape of the pitchers resemblance to baseball bats, and then associated with catching bugs.”
Can you help me id this cactus.
Found in Claveria, Misamis Oriental, Philippines.
It is a nice, older specimen of a cresting species, Probably a Cereus peruviuanus fa. cristata.