Succulent bonsai tree in the Cashew Family (Anacardiaceae) with thickened roots that can be further exposed as the plant grows. Deciduous. Slow growing, no frost. Small pinnate leaves are a little bit larger and greener in shade; Tiny and deep red in full sun.
Small stems, elliptical to round, forming mats along the ground, often found in dry grasslands.
Black spines, 4-8″ long, purple pads, low spreading, populations vary.
Dotted with minute orange glochids, shrubby to 2’h.; some shade
Low shrub prickly pear from the low Andes, small red/orange blooms
Shrubby clumps, 3-4ft. high. Pads turn purple after winter cold temperatures, or in full sun. Variable spines – some have a few long spines, others are mostly glochids.
Small blue-grey pads, turning turquoise in winter. Jet-black spines. Golden flowers in spring. Moderately slow grower.
Large round pads covered in glochids, blue-grey in summer turn purple in cold. Yellow flowers.
O. macrocentra v. minor
Purple pads, low spreading, a few long black spines; Populations vary by location.
Sprawling cushions of short stems to 4″ tall. Carrion flowers.
Stems to 6″, starfish shaped carrion flowers to 3″
6″ stems and stunning variable starfish shaped carrion flowers to 4″
Sprawling stems, many tiny carrion flowers.
Variable, stems to 12″; speckled carrion flowers to 6″
Small thickened oval leaves turn purple in sun. Low-growing groundcover succulent daisy (Asteraceae) with daisy-yellow flowers. Can be used in hanging baskets or rock gardens to trail.
Small thickened oval green leaves with purple trailing stems. Low-growing groundcover succulent daisy (Asteraceae) with daisy-yellow flowers. Can be used in hanging baskets or rock gardens to trail.
Alpine, semi-succulent, with pink-tipped white flowers. Prefers full sun, but can handle some light shade.
Forms 2″ caudex, fleshy erect stems; grows full and bushy
This unusual Oxalis has twisting vertical branches that are leafless most of the year. In winter the stems are covered in tiny succulent leaves and tons of bright yellow flowers.
Succulent species with swollen petioles to 3ft. tall
Winter growing bulb with light pink flowers. Amazing palmate leaves. Will go dormant in the summer heat.
O. spiralis ssp. vulcanicola
Small semi-succulent species with small clumps of reddish leaves
Thick leaves, short stems.
2″ globose leaves, short stems, red flowers
Thick leaves, tight clumps, dark-red hue.
Thick leaves, tight clumps, purplish hue.
Generally solitary, 3″ high x 5″ across. Brownish spines fade to grey-white. Flowers vary from pale pink to yellow.
20-24 ribs. Distinctive white aureoles. Variable reddish flowers. Generally solitary 2-3″, slightly vertical globose.
Distinct long spines with dark tips. Cylindrical stems can get to 16″ tall, 6″ across. Can branch basally, often forming moderate clumps. Yellow flowers. Listed as a Threatened Species.
Grows on sandstone cliffs. Variable spines, white, yellow to brown. Keep dry in winter. Yellow flowers.