Cactus and Succulents - Part Shade

Oxalis gigantea

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.

Oxalis palmifrons

Winter growing bulb with light pink flowers. Amazing palmate leaves. Will go dormant in the summer heat.

Oxalis vulcanicola

O. spiralis ssp. vulcanicola

Small semi-succulent species with small clumps of reddish leaves

Pachyphytum oviferum

2″ globose leaves on short stems, bluish white with hints of purple in full sun. Red flowers

Parodia mammulosa

Generally solitary, 3″ high x 5″ across. Brownish spines fade to grey-white. Flowers vary from pale pink to yellow.



Parodia nigrispina

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.

Parodia werdermanniana

Grows on sandstone cliffs. Variable spines, white, yellow to brown. Keep dry in winter. Yellow flowers.

Pelargonium carnosum

Caudiciform, low to the ground, with small red and white flowers. Dry caudex will sprout new leaves quickly with water.

Pelargonium crithmifolium

Caudex-forming perennial shrub to 3ft, bushy green leaves. Winter growing, can go dormant in the summer. White flowers with red centers.

Peperomia “Hope”

Round-leafed plant, many leaves off each trailing stem. Can be grown from divisions.

Peperomia asperula

Windowed leaf edges. Small shrubs to 12″ tall, leaves have dull green bottoms and bright green tops, many vertical branches. Needs good air-circulation.

Peperomia axillaris

Windowed leaf edges. Small shrubs to 10″ tall, bright green, compact. Good air-circulation.

Peperomia kimnachii

Sprawling succulent will trail or hang down, new branches have upright clusters of leaves. Can hang over 3ft long. Groundcover under 1ft. Hardy to 30F, protect from frost.

Peperomia prostrata

Vining succulent with small round thickened leaves, green with white veining. Upright red bloom stalks.


Peperomia tetraphylla

Round-leafed plant, many leaves off each trailing stem. Can be grown from divisions. Great as a houseplant, semi-succulent.

Pereskia grandifolia ssp. violacea

Very showy rosy flowers. Primitive cactus, non-succulent, with long spines and lots of deciduous green leaves. Grows readily in tropical climates. Shrub 3 to 4 feet.

Pereskia lychnidiflora

Tree to 30ft. elliptical leaves and long thin spines, yellow/orange flowers. Mist in summer.


Asian epiphytic shade orchids, over 60 species.