Cactus and Succulents - Extra Chunky

Ariocarpus retusus

Highly variable geophytic cactus, possibly through hybridizing. Slow-growing to 10″d. w/hairy center and summer blooms. Can take 10+ years for first flowers. Keep dry in winter.

Astrophytum asterias

Small solitary globular species, to 4″d.; yellow flowers; spineless areoles.

Astrophytum capricorne

4″d. to 8″h. with long and twisted spines, many yellow/red blooms. Highly varied patterning of white spots.

Avonia buderiana

Thin papery scales over tiny leaves; 2″l. stems; white flowers; dry, fast-draining soil

Avonia herreana

Anacampseros herreana

Tiny caudiciform, many branches covered practically solid in white “leaves”. Rare and hard to grow. Light roots, water lightly. Small yellow flowers. Keep dry in winter.

Bulbine aff diphylla

Grows in rocky soils, lots of sun. Bulbous base, narrow green upright leaves. Yellow flowers. Winter growing.

Bulbine margarethae x haworthioides

Will form a small underground caudex. Yellow flowers. We grow them outside in the Bay Area year round, hardy if in very fast draining soil, though we don’t know how cold hardy.

Bulbine mesembryanthemoides

Also Bulbine mesembryanthoides

Small fat windowed green leaves with translucent tops. Grows in rocky soils. Winter growing. Goes dormant in summer, often down to the ground. Flowers in spring. Easy to grow in fast draining soils.

Bursera fagaroides

Bonsai tree, large caudex w/fragrant sap and peeling bark. Can grow 5ft tall and lots of wild branches. Deciduous in winter.

Bursera microphylla

Freely branching shrub, natural bonsai; papery white bark, small leaflet pairs. Has a swollen, succulent trunk resembling elephant legs. Small creamy white flowers in summer.

Carnegiea gigantea

Classic giant cactus from the American Southwest. Slow growing. Will grow their first arm around 75-100 years old and can live 150-200 years. Some populations hardy to 15F if dry in winter.

It can take 10 years for a saguaro cactus to reach 1 inch in height. By 70 years of age, a saguaro cactus can reach 6 and a half feet tall, and will finally start to produce their first flowers. By 95-100 years in age, a saguaro cactus can reach a height of 15-16 feet, and could start to produce its first arm.”


Cheiridopsis denticulata

Dwarf shrublet with paired leaves in the Iceplant family. Tiny little teeth-like protrusions on the tips of the leaves. Variable flower colors from pale-peach to bright yellow. May also be the same species as Cheiridopsis candidissima.

Cheiridopsis speciosa

Dwarf shrublet with paired leaves in the Iceplant family. Variable flower colors – Yellow, magenta, red, orange and lilac.


Coleocephalocereus aureus

Thin golden spines, stems grow vertical to 4ft tall. Keep dry in winter. Roots can die back easily, take care when transplanting. Lateral cephalium with small yellow flowers when mature.