New Cactus and Succulents for the SF Bay Area

San Francisco Bay Area Cactus and Succulents


We are back from our Holiday break – I hope you are too. If not, lucky you! We have work to do getting ready for spring, spring when we are over stuffed with plants! You may ask what we might have now at the nursery since it’s not yet spring? Why we are overstuffed with plants now too! More Succulents for you, more Houseplants, more fun new plants too! Mostly though we are inside keeping warm avoiding all contact with the outside unless the sun comes out. Yay sun! Sun sun sun sun sun….. sun…. Yay….  oy.

But first up we have our newest annual feature for you, our discerning clientele, we have our

50% OFF
At both stores, simultaneously

On all the gifts and products we are discontinuing, you get the benefit. 50% off some mighty fine soaps and pots and candles and even our finest mugs, some older ornaments, including those red metal crabs and more than that, always more. All discontinued and put on clearance for you. 50%. That’s a deal. While supplies last, or through the end of January, I think. Sounds good. Look, what do I know, if you like it and buy our stuff we’ll do it again next year. Otherwise this will be a one time only get rid of all the older product one time only sale. For you!

Cactus Jungle, Berkeley
1509 4th Street
Berkeley, CA 94710

(510) 558-8650

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


Ross Valley Nursery and
Cactus Jungle, Marin

130 Sir Francis Drake Blvd
San Anselmo, CA 94960
(415) 870-9930

Wed-Fri 9:30a – 5:30p
Sat-Sun 10:00am – 5:00pm
Closed Mon-Tue



Euphorbia trigona “Rubra” is the reddest of the column Euphorbias, and it will get redder in summer. This being winter it is somewhat but a little less red. It is a very branchy cactus-like Euphorbia with caustic milky white sap.

Aloe “White Stag” is in bloom at both stores – a delicious combination of caramel and white fudge.

Dudleya hassei are in bloom, so while we have lots of Dudleyas right now and I have featured these hasseis many times, right now seems like the best time to share the blooming photo. California native succulents are always welcome on this page.

Echeveria elegans are the Mexican Snowball of the Hens and Chicks set. Easy to grow, fairs well all year round outside in the California sunshine. I like sunshine too!

Pachyveria “Blue” is a cute button cactus I mean succulent with deep bright blue rounded not-pointy leaves and a red flower coming.

Another Echeveria? This one is also not spiny at all, but it is fuzzy. I tried licking one once. Blech.

Now it’s to the pointy-leafed succulent. Pachyphytum compactum is not soft, not easy, it has an edge to it. If it were a little older it would certainly go get a tattoo. This one is named Harry.

Agave “Blue Ember” in 1g pots! It’s very exciting that this crazy popular agave that we have big and expensive is now also available small and not-at-all expensive. What would you pay for this fine small specimen? Would you pay $40? No! Hmmm. Well OK then don’t buy yet, I have an offer for you – what about $20! Would you buy one then? No! I’m surprised. I really thought that would do it. But you want it for less than $20? A 1g Blue Ember? Less than $20?!? Yes! Better hurry, supplies are limited.

Pachypodium lamerei for those who need their Madagscar fix. Spiny and leafy. Large white flowers. Needs lots of sun.

Echeveria “Giant Blue Curls” is self-explanatory. That means I do not have to explain it to you. Not at all. Oh for…. Here you go.


Cleistocactus straussii, some have asked if we had smaller plants available and it turns out we have a small crop before our regular spring crop is ready, so these are here for you. Known as the Silver Torch cactus they come to us from the Andes. I mean the species, these individuals are seed grown right here in California.

Espostoa guentheri is only semi-hardy around here so we like to keep them indoors, but please keep them in a very sunny window. It’s a cactus! It wants hot dry sun! Sun sun sun sun I like sun sun sun sun …. fun.


Oxalis palmifrons has been a crop 3 years in the making. We have been working very hard to get these out to you. You can thank Gianluca for our success with these very much in demand little plants. Everyone asks if we will ship this one, and we will not. No. We keep our plants for you, the store-going fans. But act quick, they won’t be around forever. And it is probably another whole year before the next crop. Collectible Oxalis!

But wait, don’t act yet, we have another rare Oxalis collectible plant for you! Most people don’t know this one. Oxalis namaquana is from South Africa and is defintely the easier one to grow. Bigger leaves too. Now that’s quality!

Euphorbia baioensis is a wild growing very spiny sub-shrub cactus-like succulent from Western East Anglia ( Norfolk! Suffolk! and Cambridgeshire!) No, I mean from Kenya. It is a desert plant, hot dry, rocky soils, leave it alone. Not from Northern Europe, not from Great Britain. Africa!

Monadenium ritchei is also in the Euphorbia Family (Euphorbiaceae) but it is part of the Monadenium genus, which, wait no they;ve moved Monadeniums into Euphorbia? I can’t agree to that. No, the flowers are so clearly different, what are they thinking? No. These are also from Kenya, like hot dry desert, so maybe they are a Euphorbia after all! No, no they are not. I forbid it.


Some very nicely behaving young Monstera deliciosa, the split-leaf monstera that hasn’t started splitting yet. We have bigger ones of course, but we are the only nursery to offer these smaller non-yet-split Monsteras. Fun to grow! Amaze the neighbors! Indoor or outside too!

Dracaena “Lemon Lime” or is it “Lemonlime”? I never can tell who decides and why they name these things like some crazy mid-15th c. Carolingian from Bohemia. You know? As it is, this striped leafed dracaena is from Sudan, though the striped cultivar is probably not native there, but rather is greenhouse grown.

Croton “Petra” has good red and green splotches on the leaves. It will get 6ft+ tall and is an ideal houseplant for someone who knows. Some call it a shrub, not a tree, but really it is a tropical houseplant.

Zamia furfuracea is “native to southeastern Veracruz state in eastern Mexico. Although not a palm tree, its growth habit is superficially similar to a palm; therefore it is commonly known as cardboard palm or cardboard cycad. Other names include cardboard plant, cardboard sago, Jamaican sago and Mexican cycad. The plant’s binomial name comes from the Latin zamia, for ‘pine nut’, and furfuracea, meaning ‘mealy’ or ‘scurfy’.” (Wikipedia wrote this entry for me. Thank you Wikipedia.) It’s a bit of a dry description. I like it! So many common names for one spectacular little plant!







Boxes of 12, 20, or 36 – 2 inch Succulents now available for shipping.
Get a great selection of the latest and best 2 inch succulents shipped straight from California.

At least 12 different species per box.