Cactus and Succulents - Extra Chunky

Monilaria moniliformis

Likes very rocky soils. Winter-growing, flowers in the spring. Will grow an irregular caudex topped with small paired tubular jeweled leaves when active, deciduous when dormant.

Olneya tesota

Slow-growing, thorny, deciduous tree with swollen trunk/caudex

Opuntia basilaris

Classic blue cactus from the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. Very low water, can handle high heat and winter cold if dry. Pink flowers. Loads of small glochids, very few spines. Will get 2 to 3 feet tall and spread 6 to 8 feet wide over time. Pads were used medicinally.

Othonna triplinervia

Small yellow daisy flowers. In the Aster Family. Forms a low round caudex topped with multiple branches. New leaves grow starting in October.

Pachycereus pringlei

Tall and spiny to 40ft. with 2ft. trunk, slow growing. Edible fruit, medicinal stems.

Pachycereus weberi

Tall and spiny tree-like, to 40ft. with thick trunk, slow growing. White flowers.

Pachypodium bispinosum

Bell-shaped white and pink flowers. Large 2ft caudex. Can be propagated from stem cuttings. Rocky soils.

Parodia werneri

Small globose stems, usually solitary, occassional clumps. Pink flowers. Thin spines flattened back along the stems. Chin-like ribs.

Pseudolithos cubiformis

Rare Stapeliad with stunning clusters of small green and white flowers. Blob-like plant starts fairly square and cube-like but turns more blob-like as it grows to 5″. Watering is tricky – regular water in summer when hot and sunny, lower water in winter but not none – do not over or under water! More heat in summer means more water – can take very hot temperatures. Protect from Frost.