Author Archive: Peter Lipson

Art Show Opening

Hand turned wood bowls from local artist Mike Newlin, Nov. 16 – Dec. 24, 2018 at our Marin store in San Anselmo. Opening night party is Friday 11/16 4p-6:30p Fun and snacks and drinks and wood bowls for everyone!

Identifying Cactus

Hello, I found your blog online and it had been very helpful to me. I am really grateful that you answer questions from people that are not your customers, as well! I recently got a pot with three small cactuses in it and am having trouble identifying them. I have attached a few photos. For… Read more »

More Blooming Cacti

A late blooming Echinopsis grandiflora hybrid that we like to call “Tropical Pink”. Nice!

European Euphorbia Questions

HiYa, Greetings from Germany. We are looking for an expert advice and hope you might be able to help. Our Euphorbia has on the bottom of the main stem a blackish discoloration. It is not soft or in anyway different texture from the rest of the cacti 🌵. We just worried it is some kind… Read more »

Glued Rocks and Rescuing Plants

I have had euphoria lacteafor almost 9months. It has glued rocks to support and has no hole in bottom of pot. Should I transplant it to another withhold and if so, how to do it? No change or growth in 9 months. Thank you for information you can provide! Norma Pensacola, Florida Norma, If it… Read more »

Cacti in the UK

Hello I’m hoping you could give me some advice, I live in the UK and bought an Echinocactus grusonii a few months ago. The guy told me to water once a fortnight and add Baby Bio plant foot or tomato feed in each alternate. The first few times I watered it it was fine but… Read more »

Cactus Jungle, Marin Grand Opening

We are having our Grand Opening for our new Marin store in San Anselmo, CA all weekend long! Cactus Jungle, Marin 130 Sir Francis Drake Blvd San Anselmo, CA 94960 415 870-9930 March 16-18 San Anselmo Grand Opening Schedule of Events: Open 10a-5p March 16 – 30 Berkeley and San Anselmo • 30% OFF Pottery… Read more »

Marin Store Opening

Cactus Jungle, Marin – Opening tomorrow! Friday, Feb. 16 130 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard San Anselmo, CA 94960

Green Spaghetti Plant

Cynanchum insigne Common Name: Green Spaghetti Plant Origin: Madagascar Pendant “stick” plant, minimal leaves. Striped flowers. No Frost Part Shade Low Water

Cactus Jungle, Marin

Opening day is getting closer! Plants are moving in, so that means… February 16 is…. This Friday! 130 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard San Anselmo, CA 94960

Jester

Leucadendron “Jester” Sunshine Conebush Origin: South Africa L. salignum “Jester” Evergreen Shrub Dense, vigorous growing shrub with strongly, brightly, visibly variegated leaves. Red bracts are great for arrangements. Good for coastal gardens. Temperature: Hardy to 25°F Sun: Full Sun Water: Low

Gumby Plant

Glottiphyllum longum South Africa Stemless, clumping, flattened rosettes. Yellow flowers Part Sun Extra Chunky Soil Keep dry, water sparingly

Yellow Torch

Aloe “Yellow Torch” A. arborescens “Yellow Torch” Winter growing/blooming shrub, 4ft. in Bay Area Hardy to 20F Full Sun to Part Shade

Giant Colorful Aloe Blooms

Aloe speciosa giant bloom stalk with many colors! Common Name: Tilt Head Aloe Origin: South Africa Single head tree to 12-15ft.; blue-green red-edged leaves. Hardy to 20F Full Sun to Part Sun

Succulents

At the Cactus Jungle Nursery and Garden, Berkeley

Cactus Jungle, Marin

Bringing over the cactus for the new San Anselmo store! Cactus Jungle, Marin, opening mid – February.

Succulent Roof

Hi there, just want to share a sight from a walk yesterday. This is one of those free little libraries, but with an awesome roof composed entirely of succulents, on both sides. It’s off Colusa in North Berkeley. Pretty neat, eh? Doris

Cactus Jungle Opening Nursery in Marin

Cactus Jungle comes to San Anselmo Cactus Jungle, based in Berkeley, is branching out with a store on the former Sunnyside Nursery site in San Anselmo. By PJ Bremier, Marin Independent Journal In San Anselmo, it’s a new nursery for the New Year. That’s the good news for Ross Valley gardeners as Cactus Jungle is… Read more »

Reader Photos

Hi, I bought a 5 gallon of this beauty (Leucadendron “Wilson’s Wonder”) and this is it 3 years later. It’s gorgeous! Hortensia Nice!

Whippet on Break

While the store is closed for winter break (we reopen Jan 2!) the Jason had the week off.

Holidays at the Cactus Jungle

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Cactus Jungle is OPEN til 6:00pm Friday, Saturday, AND Sunday! (Dec 22-24) Christmas eve, too? Yes!

The Future is Cactus

According to Earther.com: We’ll All Be Eating Cactus in the Future Thanks to Climate Change by Katie Valentine …the prickly pear cactus, a humble plant that, according to a new book co-published by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, can serve as a lifesaving crop for many countries… “It’s actually a fairly amazing crop… Read more »

We Get Sick Cactus Questions

hey there…. i was wonder if you could help me with my cactus…. we had mealie mites and i used a insecticidal soap. then this started to happened and fast. could it be corking? i don’t think its root rot. i dealt with that before. is there something we can do to save it? Could… Read more »

Cactus Cupcakes 

Are you wondering why no nobody in New York has offered a holiday cupcake party with a cactus and succulent theme? Cupcake Decorating Workshop by The Sill has you covered, if you are available and in New York next Tuesday only. Nice! I wonder if they teach you how to make delicious cupcakes, or just how to… Read more »

Berkeley Succulents in Full Bloom

Aloe arborescens in full bloom 7th St., Berkeley Oh, those winter blooming South African Aloes! They do come and bloom at an auspicious time of the year.

Big Blue Succulent Leaves

That’s an Echeveria “Blue Dude” right there! It’s an older style hybrid, so you know it’s back in fashion now. Hurry before it cycles back out.

Succulent Wreaths

Succulent Wreaths, now at your local friendly Cactus Jungle, Berkeley

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