It’s underway at our San Anselmo store! Rev insta @4revever is the artist. Nice!

Houseplants at Cactus Jungle

Our houseplants are fully stocked, ready to go! Online, in the shops, and here we are at the Marin store! Have you been to our store in San Anselmo? Come by, stop and check us out. We are open! We are delivering locally!

String of Dolphins

Also known as Dolphins Necklace. It’s a cute little trailing succulent that is all the rage all of a sudden. First it was hot in Japan and now it is hot in the US too. I blame Instagram. We’ve posted it on instagram too, of course, because of course.

Senecio peregrinus
String of Dolphins
SW Africa

Fascinating little diving dolphin-shaped thick ovoid leaves leaping all over the long trailing stems. Rot-prone, keep dry. Bluish hue with more sun.

Temperature: Hardy to 45F
Part Sun to Part Shade
Low Water

Crassula “Buddha’s Temple”

People ask if we have Crassula “Buddha’s Temple” available and for a number of years we’ve had to say “no”. Until now. We finally have a real crop ready, to size and on the floor and ready for sale. Nice! Hopefully we will be able to keep these growing on for years to come so that anytime anyone anywhere (Berkeley, Oakland and the San Francisco Bay Area) wants one we will have it available. Now and forever.


Crassula “Buddha’s Temple”

Miniature square-shaped vertical stems to 8″, drops bottom leaves

Hardy to 25F
Part Sun to Part Shade
Low Water

It’s the Cactus Pets 

Joy got the Cactus Pet bunny, “Hoppy”! 

And yes, we sell toys at the Cactus Jungle. Everyone loves a cactus toy! 

In the Newspaper

It’s Cactus Jungle in the SF Chronicle. And by inside I mean on the front page. Nice!

Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle
Laura Wehrley (left) looks for succulents at Cactus Jungle nursery in Berkeley, California, with assistant manager Jeremiah Harper (left back) showing plants on Monday, June 1, 2015.

California on Monday officially began its unprecedented push for water conservation in cities and towns, marching out orders for hundreds of communities across the state to make reductions of up to 36 percent.

The rest of the article is behind a pay wall, so if you are a subscriber you can read the whole thing! You know, some people even still get the newspaper delivered right to their front porch at home. Nice!



New concrete succulent pots available at the Cactus Jungle!


Hand-crafted locally by Brian, SukkulentsBYB.


And here is where we pot them up with our very own adorable succulents.

Terra Cotta Pottery Spring Sale

Spring Terra Cotta Pottery Sale – March 21-31

30% off ALL Terra Cotta Pottery

Special Preview Sale
Friday March 20 9am – 5pm.

Cactus Jungle Nursery and Garden
1509 4th Street, Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 558-8650

Open 7 Days
9:00a – 5:00p Weekdays
10:00a – 5:00p Weekends

Special Dwarf Drosera as seen on our recent Australia trip. We hunted them down! They were near Sydney, in La Pelouse. Right here on the map. Nice!

Upcoming Classes:

Sat March 28, Terrarium Class

Sun April 19, Succulent Wall Panel Class

Sun May 17, Succulents Class


Winter Succulents


We’re potting up terrariums and mixed succulent pots and filling hypertufa pots with lots of very colorful Sempervivums like this one! It must be almost a holiday type if season coming up.


Palo Verde in Berkeley


The new giant Palo Verdes, they’re the spineless “Desert Museum” variety, take over at the nursery. You can’t see the store anymore!

New Terrarium Glass


New terrarium glass arrived today! This case seems a little smooshed. I wonder if it all got broke? Uh oh.

The Latest News at the Jungle


It’s Anne’s latest mixed succulent pot. Echeverias in hypertufa? You bet! Very colorful and modern. Practically Moderne. Nice!

Airplants Wall


Angela has been very busy today putting together our biggest Tillandsia selection yet.

Airplants for everyone!



Rikki’s latest succulent terrarium has already sold. How long was it out? Less than a day. So you know it’s good.

Cactus Jungle

cactus jungle

Cactus Jungle! with a bit of an autumnal feel to the photo. Or at least that’s what Photoshop calls the filter. I think its a bit of a 70s feel. I was there you know, the 70s man, and I went to those 70s summer camps back then, so that was the filter of my youth. At camp. Not at home, where we didn’t have a particularly filtered life. But camp, well, that was covered in 70s filters.

Cactus Flower Weekend


The flowering cactus are out in full force, full bloom, full glorious sunshine today and all weekend long! Now is definitely the time to get an eyeful.


These are all what we call Echinocereus grandiflora Hybrids, but others call them Tricho-Lobivia Hybrids. I would tell you why the others are wrong, but that would probably bore you to tears, so I will only leave you with this one word of advice: Don’t trust the Botanists.

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Terra Cotta Pottery Sale

I don’t use this blog to advertise the business very often, but when I do it’s usually to promote our annual pottery sale. You know you can get 30% off all terra cotta pottery right?


Have some pictures of pots!

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Propagating Echeverias

Echeveria perle von nurnberg

Echeveria “Perle von Nurnberg”

These have been propagated from leaf cuttings. It takes a couple years before you get such large and beautiful plants from a single leaf. But it happens!

Echeveria derenbergii

Echeveria derenbergii

These are growing in what we call a “Mud Flat”. Here, let me google that for you. Well, that’s not what I’m talking about. I wonder if I can find any pictures online? Here we go. And here’s a pretty application.

So that’s how we do it.

And a bonus! Here’s a leaf cutting with plantlet and rootlets for you.

Crassula leaf cutting with plantlet and rootlets

New Cactus Jungle T-shirt!


Karsten models the newest Cactus Jungle T-shirt, and it’s blue. With an extra big new logo.


Keith models our previous newest Cactus Jungle T-shirt, in a fine charcoal color.

Graphic enough?

Frog in the Greenhouse


It’s the VERY LOUD little Pacific Chorus Frog in the greenhouse, trying to poach flies from the carnivorous plants. #cute #frog

Photo by Rikki

Succulent Terrarium Toys

Glass Figures 4

Glass Figures 5

Glass Figures 6

We have these adorable new glass figures out at the nursery, ostensibly for terrariums and such, but really, who needs an excuse…

Glass Figures 1

Glass Figures 2

Glass Figures 3

And that’s only the half of it. We have 12 in all.

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