Cactus and Succulents - Part Shade

Hoya obovata

Green oval leaves will show some silver speckling. Keep warm for best growth. Bright indirect light with a bit of direct morning sun is best. Pinkesh-red flowers. Vines 10+ft long.

Hoya obscura

Fast growing vines to 8ft, medium-sized darker-green leaves, small fragrant pink flowers with yellow centers.

Hoya retusa

Narrow flat tendril-like leaves on a pendulous stem. Small white star-shaped wax flowers with burgundy red centers.


Hoya wayetii

Thick waxy narrow green, red, and cream colored leaves on hanging vine, small reds wax-flowers.

Huernia boleana

Angular stems turn almost purple in full sun. Best with some protection in winter. Beautiful spotted burgundy and cream carrion flowers.

Huernia kennedyana

Small clumps of short, stout, globose stems. Attractive 1″ striped yellow flowers.

Huernia primulina

Stapeliad with simple, plain star-shaped flowers. toothy stems stay low.

Huernia striata

Small compact plant with branches; likes it hot; attractive 3″ striped flowers

Huernia zebrina

Clumps of 6″ stems, erect or recumbent; spotted and striped cream-colored carrion flowers with red centers


Hybrid epiphytic jungle cacti cultivated and grown for the delicious fruit. Aggressive climbers that can encircle a host tree. Large night-blooming flowers.

Hylocereus “American Beauty”

Vibrant edible red fruit with amazing dense pink flesh. The sweetest of the Dragonfruit. Climbing cactus with fragrant night-blooming white flowers Spring through Fall.

Hylocereus “Kip’s Red”

H. costaricensis “Kip’s Red”

Vibrant edible red fruit with dense pink flesh. Climbing cactus with fragrant night-blooming white flowers Spring through Fall.

Ibervillea lindheimeri

Large white caudex, annual vines, dormant in winter. Vines have long tendrils, small yellow flowers and red berries.

Jatropha capensis

Shrubby with a trunk-like caudex, to 4ft tall. 3-lobed leaves. Yellow flowers. Deciduous in winter.

Jatropha podagrica

Large irregular caudex, stems to 24″; broad leaves, small red blooms

Jensenobotrya lossowiana

Round-leafed Mesemb. White-pink flowers. Forms long draping woody branches with succulent leaves. Mist the leaves occasionally through the growing season. Grows in very rocky soils.

Kalanchoe “Red Scallops”

K. fedtschenkoi “Red Scallops”

Shrubby, sprawling stems to 2ft tall, scalloped leaves. Lots of small pink flowers.