Cactus and Succulents - Extra Chunky

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

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.”

https://www.nps.gov/orpi/learn/nature/saguaro-cactus.htm

 

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.

 

Copiapoa esmeraldana

Grows along the cliff edges of the Atacama desert in Northern Chile. Small, rotund, with prominent tubercules. Variable flowers, white to yellow, grow from the woolly cephalium. Slow growing, generally solitary, to 10″.

Copiapoa humilis

Small round barrel will eventually grow to about 4″, sometimes clumps. New stems are dark purple, age to a greenish tan. Yellow flowers from the woolly area on top.

Crassula plegmatoides

C. arta

Small greyish columns of stacked rounded leaves with an almost felt-like soft appearance. Winter-growing, very low water.

Cylindropuntia bigelovi

Opuntia bigelovi

Mojave and Sonora Deserts. Classic golden-spined Jumping Cholla. Slow growing.

Cylindropuntia fulgida v. mammillata fa. monstrose

A branched monstrose cholla that will often form crests. The new growth is bronze and fades to grey-green as it ages. It uncommonly produces magenta flowers. Prone to rot if wet and cold. Prone to rot if wet and cold.