Cactus and Succulents - Part Shade

Pilea peperomioides

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

Platycerium “Netherlands”

P. bifurcatum “Netherlands”

Epiphytic fern. Compact cultivar. Grown on weathered slabs of bark, these fascinating ferns are semi-hardy outdoor in the Bay Area in a shady spot, or indoor. Keep more dry in winter, under an eave or indoor. Will grow 2 to 4ft.

Platycerium alcicorne

Epiphytic fern w/fronds to 12″. Grown on weathered slabs of bark, these fascinating ferns are semi-hardy outdoor in the Bay Area in a shady spot, or indoor in a moist location. Keep more dry in winter, under an eave or indoor.

Platycerium bifurcatum

Epiphytic fern. Grown on weathered slabs of bark, these fascinating ferns are semi-hardy outdoor in the Bay Area in a shady spot, or indoor in a moist location. Keep more dry in winter, under an eave or indoor.

Platycerium superbum

Epiphytic fern. Giant Staghorn with very broad shield. Can get 8ft! Hardy to 25F. Long lived. Keep more dry in winter, under an eave or indoor.

Plectranthus amboinicus

Coleus amboinicus

Minty aroma, can be used in cooking. Soft fuzzy aromatic leaves, tall bloom spikes with small purple flowers. great for hanging baskets.

Pterocactus tuberosus

Caudiciform opuntioid. Prostrate stems, large underground roots. Can lose all above ground stems in winter. Copper-orange flowers. Keep cool and dry in winter.

Pterostylis curta

Small rosettes of green leaves, 12″ tall bloom stalk with green hooded flower. Terrestrial orchid that prefers warm temps and some humidity, not too much water- fast draining orchid soil.

Puya berteroniana

Large terrestrial bromeliad; stiff leaves with fragile teeth. Blue blooms on tall stalks

Puya x.

Small hybrid cross-breed; thick pointy leaves, subtle variegation

Rabiea difformis

Small clumps of a few thick leaves in rocky soils. Tuberous roots. Yellow flowers spring and summer.

Rhipsalis baccifera

R.  cassutha

Hanging epiphytic jungle cactus from Brazil, to 6’l; not frost hardy

Rhipsalis burchellii

Epiphyte that grows in the forest of Brazil near the Atlantic. Readily branching. Pink berries.

Rhipsalis cereoides

Thick triangular stems, semi-erect, will form pendant clusters. Small white flowers.

Rhipsalis cereuscula

Jungle cactus growing under the tree canopy in Brazil. Will grow pendant to 3ft+. Green stems proliferate with joints as the stems grow in length. Protect from Frost.

Rhipsalis oblonga

R. crispimarginata

Pendant to 8ft long with sparkly white floers along the stem margins.

Rhipsalis pilocarpa

Small and bushy, pendant epiphyte, 2 to 3ft long. Flowers at branch endings only, white. Green stems develop short hairs.

Rhombophyllum dolabriforme

Low growing Mesemb will form a densely branched small mound. Grows in rocky formations. Grows from cuttings and seeds. Can handle more water than other mesembs, less rot-prone, easy to grow. Yellow flowers in spring and summer.