Cactus and Succulents - Keep Dry

Aloinopsis schooneesii

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.

Brachychiton rupestris

Semi-Deciduous tree

Palmate leaves accent an elegant, rubenesque, bottle-shaped trunk. Cream and red flowers in late spring to early summer.

Faucaria felina

Green, soft-toothed mesemb w/smooth surface. Small clumps of mini aloe-like rosettes.

Fenestraria aurantiaca

2-3″ clusters. Transparent tips are the characteristic windowed leaves. In habitat the leaves hide below the surface and only the windowed tips are visible. Rot-prone: low water, or mist. Flowers range from off-white to yellow/gold.

While commonly known as F. aurantiaca, can be found as F. rhopalophylla subsp. aurantiaca with yellow flowers and subsp. rhopalophylla with white flowers.

Fenestraria rhopalophylla

2-3″ clusters. Transparent tips are the characteristic windowed leaves. In habitat the leaves hide below the surface and only the windowed tips are visible. Rot-prone: low water, or mist. Flowers are white.

While commonly known as F. aurantiaca, can be found as F. rhopalophylla subsp. rhopalophylla with white flowers and subsp. aurantiaca with yellow flowers.

Frithia pulchra

Clumping succulent with 1″l. leaves; very low water, primarily in summer months; partial shade

Glottiphyllum suave

Stemless, clumping, flattened rosettes. Yellow flowers, buds clustered at the center of the plant.

Hoodia

Unidentified, but probably a hoodia. Blooms only 3/4″ across

Hoodia ruschii

To 24″h.; used as appetite suppressant, sim. to H.gordonii. Light frost tolerant if very dry.

Jensenobotrya lossowiana

Round-leafed Mesemb. White-pink flowers. Forms long draping woody branches with succulent leaves. Mist the leaves occasionally through the growing season. Grows in very rocky soils.

Lapidaria margaretae

Small Mesemb with pairs of articulated grey leaves. Will form 6″ clusters. Fall blooms open during the day, are followed by new leaf pairs in winter. Easy to grow and get to multiply after 2 to 3 years, however take care not to overwater. Misting is best with a little direct water in September-October. Grows well in amongst small rocks.

Lithops

Very low water, they get most of their moisture from morning dew, and a small amount of rainfall in the late summer.

Lithops dorotheae

2″ across w/fissure in middle; little water in Summer, none in Winter

Lithops fulviceps

2″ across w/fissure in middle; little water in Summer, none in Winter

Lithops hallii

2″ across w/fissure in middle; little water in Summer, none in Winter