Cactus and Succulents - Every 3 Week

Agave scabra

Vertical rosette to 3’h.; long rigid leaves w/strong teeth

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

Astrophytum asterias

Small solitary globular species, to 4″d.; yellow flowers; spineless areoles.

Austrocylindropuntia 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.

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.

Ceraria pygmaea

Natural bonsai shrub succulent, to 8″h., with small thick green leaves

Cereus “Fairy Castle”

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

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

Cereus fa. monstrose

C. peruvianus fa. monstrose

Scalloped columns, blue; varies – some specimens very branchy, tall