Cactus and Succulents - Jungle Cactus/Orchid Blend

Petopentia natalensis

Large caudiciform in the Milkweed Family, vining with large fruit. Keep dry in winter.

Phalaenopsis

Asian epiphytic shade orchids, over 60 species.

Rhipsalis baccifera

R.  cassutha

Hanging epiphytic jungle cactus from Brazil, to 6’l; not frost hardy

Rhipsalis burchellii

Epiphyte that grows in the forest of Brazil near the Atlantic. Readily branching. Pink berries.

Rhipsalis cereoides

Thick triangular stems, semi-erect, will form pendant clusters. Small white flowers.

Rhipsalis oblonga

R. crispimarginata

Pendant to 8ft long with sparkly white floers along the stem margins.

Rhipsalis pilocarpa

Small and bushy, pendant epiphyte, 2 to 3ft long. Flowers at branch endings only, white. Green stems develop short hairs.

Schlumbergera orssichiana x truncata

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!

 

Selenicereus anthonyanus

Cryptocereus anthonyanus

Epiphytic species; bright green flat stems; night-blooming red/yellow

Stephania venosa

Moderate sized caudiciform, 10-15″ across, with broad green leafy vines and blood red sap. Small orange flower sprays. Donut-shaped seeds are called Moon Seeds. Low water, but rich soils.

Tillandsia cyanea

Semi-epiphytic, can grow with some soil unlike other Tillandsias. Blue flowers on bright pinik/red paddle shaped spikes.

Zamia furfuracea

Cycad

Recommended indoor in the Bay Area. Large cardboard-like leaves on wide spreading fronds. Short trunk very slow to develop.

Zamioculcas zamiifolia

Herbaceous stems and leaves growing from large underground succulent rhizomes. Known for its air-purifying effects, though poisonous itself.