Monthly Archives: April 2017

Dave Sends a Photo…

…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. Dave Nice. That’s one of our Echinopsis grandiflora hybrids.

Snowy Pudding 

This gorgeous Echeveria should be called “Snowy Pudding” But no. It’s called “White Rose”  That’s not right.  😉 

Winter Succulent Damage

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? Thank you Brian Brian, The plant is a Euphorbia, and hopefully… Read more »

Butterfly Mango 

Echinopsis x grandiflora “Butterfly Mango”  Another giant #cactus flower! Sweet. It’s a good spring for cactus flowers. 

Haworthia Questions

Hi Peter 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… Read more »

Greek Strawflower

Helichrysum “Ruby Cluster” Evergreen Perennial Showy clusters of deep pink buds open to white flowers. Large grey leaves. Low growing groundcover.

Cactus Hybrids 

Our newest hybrid grandiflora is Echinopsis “Rocket Pink”.  Nice! 

Cactus ID Is Difficult 

Hello! 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… Read more »

Blooming Cactus 

Rebutia heliosa v melanistic Origin: Bolivia Description: “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. Characteristics: Full Sun to Part Sun Ultra Soil Blend Low Water Size: Clusters of 1″ stems

We Get Florida Cactus Questions

Hello, 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? Kathleen Kathleen, Florida is a big state with many different climate zones. Also, if you are interested… Read more »

A Pitcher Plant Correction!

Subject: Re: April New Plants From: Les To: Cactus Jungle Hi. Just an fyi: Sarracinia Bug Bat (?) is best known as Sarracinia Minor. Sent from my iPhone Les, 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… Read more »

Cactus ID, Please

Hi Can you help me id this cactus. Found in Claveria, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. Thanks Ivan Ivan, It is a nice, older specimen of a cresting species, Probably a Cereus peruviuanus fa. cristata. Peter

Medusa Cactus

Ben brought in his gorgeous specimen Astrophytum caput-medusae, although he prefers to go by the name Digitostigma caput-medusae, which is considered a non-recognized name by the science boards that decide these things. Ben says we may have some available to sell at the Cactus Jungle in a year or two. Nice! Thanks, Ben. The horns… Read more »

Urban Farming in Berkeley

Apparently we not only have our local Urban Adamah urban farm, on land, but we now have at least 2 new roof-top urban farms in Berkeley. What?!? From Berkeleyside, Photo: The rooftop farm created by Top Leaf Farms at 2201 Dwight Way in Berkeley. Photo: Alix Wall Whatever challenges a rooftop presents, though, are not… Read more »


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