New hybrid, Aeonium “Starburst” with parent plant “Sunburst”

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#aeonium #succulent

Echinopsis “Big Bob”

I have no idea if this is just something someone told us this was called, but we’ve been growing a few of these extra fat San Pedros and they are ready for sale. Echinopsis pachanoi “Big Bob”. Is this a real name? Did we just make this up? Don’t know! But since we are not currently cultivating them and since I can’t get a confirmation on the name, I’m not adding it to our online encyclopedia. Enjoy them while you can!

Mixed Succulents

It’s cute, because it’s small, but it’s packed full of small succulents too! Small succulents? How cute! 😀


Peak behind the scenes! It’s one of our production greenhouses. Very crowded with all those plants we’re growing. For you!

Succulent Shelves

Succulent shelves at our Marin store. I mean, they’re shelves and they’re stuffed full with succulents. Succulent Shelves! Cactus Jungle, San Anselmo, CA

Mixed Succulents

We are fully stocked with mixed succulent pots, in store and online shop too! They’re very nice, you probably agree.

Cactus Jungle’s Response to the Coronavirus

Cactus Jungle will try to stay open for as many hours as possible, with the cooperation of our staff and customers, as an Essential Service because we sell fertilizers, soils, tools, vegetable starts and amendments for food crop production.

Store Rules and Standards
Nobody is required to come in.

Customers: 6ft separation for us all.
Employees empowered to demand someone leave
If you have to cough or sneeze please leave immediately. Use Kleenex or the inside of your elbow always
Do not come up to Workers, do not attempt to shake their hand.
Credit card only, no cash. Cash Handling means 7 people min. will handle the bills so No Cash.
Carry out to gate only, no bringing to or in cars.
1-person non-contact deliveries through our online store or in person to our delivery zones available w/$25 min. sale.
Gel Hand Sanitizer bottles on counter for customers

Additional for Staff: follow current Posted Social Distance Protocol, wash hands always
Tape out 6ft lines at register
Use Gloves, spray with alcohol each time you touch a pot or container from a customer
One register open only
No Signatures. Pen is pulled to register only and Staff draws a line with pen and clicks the button, then sprays the pen.
Spray every basket down after every use with Bleach Solution.
Wipe down every computer and device before using every time.
Wall-mtd Hand Sanitizer is behind counters for staff, plus many spray bottles at register, office, break room, BOH
Feeling unsure or nervous or not liking this anymore? You may go home, no consequences.

Sick Time Policy During the Crisis
Working Staff now has unlimited sick time, do not come in if sick, go home if sick

Stay safe, from Hap and Peter and the entire Cactus Jungle team.

New Shop online for Local Delivery!

Cactus Jungle is now offering local delivery of select goods and plants to our local areas. We are offering only non-contact deliveries at this time. All deliveries will be on Mondays and Tuesdays, dropped at the door, and we will call/text to let you know. Our employees are following the strictest and latest requirements from Cal-OSHA to prevent the spread of the Covid-19

To start we are offering Delivery only within the city limits of Berkeley, Albany and Emeryville; San Anselmo, San Rafael and Ross; Oakland; San Francisco. Please bear with us as we establish this new delivery service.

Please note that as circumstances change, our delivery options may change as well. We will be adding and removing products frequently so please check back.

Cactus Jungle Closure

Cactus Jungle’s Berkeley and Marin stores are currently closed for our Counties’ Shelter-in-Place orders, currently scheduled to last through April 7th.

We will return as soon as we are able.

If you would like to support us at this time may I suggest a digital gift card from our online shop? These will be good for both of our stores as soon as we are able to reopen.

Thank you for your kindness and support

Stay safe, Peter and Hap

Rose Mink

It’s Protea blooming season, so that’s a very good time of year. Right now! Blooming!

Protea “Rose Mink”

Common Name: Greyleaf Sugarbush
Origin: South Africa

P. laurifolia “Rose Mink”
Evergreen Shrub

Large pink flowers appear in mid-winter, with fine black and white hairs. grey-green leaves. Do not fertilize.

Temperature: Hardy to 25°F

Sun: Full Sun

In the Greenhouse

Cactus Jungle Berkeley and the greenhouse is nice and cozy! The sun is playing hide and seek today, but we have #dracaena and #bromeliads and #gemstones and #airplants and #houseplants and #rareplants all hanging out in the cozy greenhouse.

Oxalis palmifrons

Origin: South Africa

Winter growing bulb with light pink flowers. Amazing palmate leaves. Will go dormant in the summer heat.

Temperature: Hardy to 15F

Full Sun to Part Sun

Epi Flowers

We have a beautiful crop of mixed Epiphyllum in bloom, at the same time, at both stores! Berkeley? Yes! Marin? Sure!


Epi Flowers

We have a beautiful crop of mixed Epiphyllum in bloom, at the same time, at both stores! Berkeley? Yes! Marin? Sure!


Black Spined Agave

Agave “Pablo’s Choice” has a certain fresh blue leaf color.

A. macroacantha “Pablo’s Choice”

1 to 2ft. blue-grey Agave, compact and low. Large black terminal spines, recurved marginal spines. Full sun at the coast. Will form dense clusters that can spread 3 to 5 feet wide. Cultivar originated near Santa Barbara. Plant in fast-draining soil, grows fast with summer water.

Works well in gardens or in containers.

Temperature: Hardy to 25F

Christmas Cactus

It’s Christmas Cactus season!

Schlumbergera hybrids have the best flowers.

Christmas Cactus will bloom for up to 2 months in the winter. A jungle cactus that grows in trees – needs bright indirect sun, or dappled light

Tips to get your Christmas Cactus to re-bloom every year:
1. August, September and into October: Use bloom food every time you water
2. September and October: 14 hours of darkness, with 8-10 hours of indirect light every day
3. November and December: bring out to bright indirect light and watch it bloom!

Cactus Jungle, Marin

Cactus Jungle Marin is ready for you and all your holiday shopping needs. Wreaths! Gifts! Plants! Pots! Handmade thingies!

More Blooming Cacti

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

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 Sale – All outdoor terra cotta, glazed and concrete pots and planters are 30% Off, handmade artist pots not included.

San Anselmo Grand Opening:
March 16 – 18

• Free Coffee in the morning and wine/beer/cider late in the day.
• Snacks all day, including Vegan and GF options.
• Plant Raffles each day, come by and see what we’re raffling off!

March 16, Friday
10a-5p Cactus Jungle Staff available for repot help at our Potting Station.
Do you have a plant that you keep meaning to repot, but keep putting it off because you’re not sure what to do? Bring it in and our staff will help you pick the right soil, the right pot, and show you how to repot it!
3pm Cactus and Succulents 101 with Peter Lipson
Ever wondered why succulents are, well, succulent? Do you know the difference between a cactus and a succulent? Have you been pondering why we love these plants so much? Get answers to these questions and more that you didn’t even know you had with Peter, one of the owners of Cactus Jungle.

March 17, Saturday
11am Houseplants 101 – How to select and care for your houseplants with Kali Lader
Learn all about the latest trends in houseplants, how to pick them for your home and how to keep them alive through quality care.
3pm Propagating Succulents 101- Magic! With Anne Smith
Come talk to our Production Manager, Anne, and learn some of the tricks of the trade of propagating succulents! Learn how to take cuttings, root them out, and go from a single piece of plant to a big healthy succulent.

March 18, Sunday
3pm Dangerous Plants: How to handle plants that fight back with Hap Hollibaugh
Hap, Owner of Cactus Jungle, will show you how we repot and propagate our most spiny and stabby of plants as safely as can be done!

Marin Store Opening

Cactus Jungle, Marin – Opening tomorrow! Friday, Feb. 16

130 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard

San Anselmo, CA 94960

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

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

Cactus Jungle, Marin

Bringing over the cactus for the new San Anselmo store!

Cactus Jungle, Marin, opening mid – February.

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 moving into the vacant former Sunnyside Nursery location in San Anselmo.

Sunnyside, which operated from 1940 to 2015, was a local favorite known for its good selection of plants, helpful staff with deep knowledge of plants and its own Marin growing grounds. Then Armstrong Garden Centers opened there, but closed this summer.

That makes Cactus Jungle, based in Berkeley, only the third nursery there in more than 75 years…

Click through to read the rest. Find out when we’re opening! Find out what we’re planning!

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!

Black Rose

Aeonium “Schwartzkopf” is a classic, selling well at the nursery every year, forever. It is beautiful, it is tall and lanky, it is a large rosette this time of year as winter moves in. Nice!

September 2023

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