Baja native; solitary barrel to 12″ dia., eventually 4′ tall
Solitary barrel to 12″ dia., eventually 2′ tall;
Large barrel to 18″d.; blooms young; very thick hooked spines
Solitary barrel to 16″ dia., eventually 3′ tall
Generally solitary, fast grower, to 24″; new spines bright red
F. wislizeni v. tiburonensis
Large barrel to 3ft. tall; red blooms, very thick hooked spines
F. splendens ssp. campanulata
Rare ocotillo subspecies
Thick base, spiny branches covered in small green leaves. Dormant in summer; Slow grower to 50ft.
Summer growing – requires some watering through the warmer months. Short thick trunk with multiple branches and orange/red tubular flowers attractive to hummingbirds. Keep dry in winter.
spiny shrub upright to 25ft.; red flowers in spring
Striated trunk to 15ft.; Open branching. Large sprays of red blooms on the tips of the branches in spring and fall, blooms when young. Grows well in rocky or sandy soils. Can leaf out any time there is rain, summer or winter.
Large green trunk, with varied bark and corky spine scars, upright to 12ft.
Classic Ocotillo from the Mojave and Colorado deserts; spiny stems, red flowers in spring. Long growing branches will leaf out with summer rains, grow to 20ft+.
Clumping succulent with 1″l. leaves; very low water, primarily in summer months; partial shade
Large caudex to 3ft+.; Dry in winter, vines to 10ft.
Stemless, clumping 1″ white leaf-pairs.
Dwarf, mounding succulents in the Iceplant Family. Pink flowers fall through early winter.
Stemless, clumping, flattened rosettes. Yellow flowers
Stemless, clumping, flattened rosettes. Yellow flowers, buds clustered at the center of the plant.
Caudiciform trunk; Deciduous
Unidentified, but probably a hoodia. Blooms only 3/4″ across
Stems to 12″ tall, clumps of many spiny branches. Tan to Burgundy carrion flowers. Stems are eaten as an appetite suppressant by the San people of the Namib. Very low water.
To 24″h.; used as appetite suppressant, sim. to H.gordonii. Light frost tolerant if very dry.
Clumps of 3″ stems, erect or recumbent; cream-colored blooms with red spots
Small clumps of short, stout, globose stems. Attractive 1″ striped yellow flowers.
Small compact plant with branches; likes it hot; attractive 3″ striped flowers
Large white caudex, annual vines, dormant in winter. Vines have long tendrils, small yellow flowers and red berries.
Pairs of 4″ leaves; Keep dry, winter growing
Erect subsucculent shrub to 3ft. from East Africa
Round white caudex, stems to 12″h.; flowers Feb-Nov
Dormant in winter – No water