Soft stems to 6″h., generally erect; large hairy burgundy blooms
Large hairy reddish carrion flowers, to 12″ across.
Soft stems to 12″h., generally erect; carrion blooms, 6″ to 24″
Soft stems to 14″h; large carrion blooms, burgundy with hairs
Soft stems to 3″h; small variable carrion blooms
Moderate sized caudiciform, 10-15″ across, with broad green leafy vines and blood red sap. Small orange flower sprays. Donut-shaped seeds are called Moon Seeds. Low water, but rich soils.
Flat 4″ to 6″ rosettes, slowly clumping;
Semi-epiphytic, can grow with some soil unlike other Tillandsias. Blue flowers on bright pinik/red paddle shaped spikes.
Unusual caudiciform with long strappy leaves related to Aloes with narrow 2″ caudex. Small striped starry white flowers similar to Bulbines. Tuberous roots. Native to dry grasslands.
Irregular caudex; shrubby w/long stems, small green leaves and small pink-purple flowers.
Easy to grow natural bonsai, stems and leaves can be cut back for shape. Lift plant up to expose more swollen roots each time you repot.
Mini prickly pear, pads 1-2″ groundcover
Low growing, stems flattened crescents, long spines. Seeds used for red dye.
Natural bonsai, dwarf shrub. Occasional ovoid green leaves on tips of brown branches. Tiny pink flowers. Prefers some afternoon shade in the summer.
Winter-growing bulb to 18″, pink flowers winter/spring
2ft. upright spreading vase.
Bromeliad to 5ft.; multiple offsets, long-lived bloomstalk.
Epiphytic or in ground – can reach 6ft. when mature!
Short trunk, eventually 4ft. tall
Tree to 15’h.; narrow leaves; pendant blooms
Fast growing tree to 30 ft. with bright green leaves, large white flowers in summer
Tree to 20+ft. with striking silver stripes turning ivory with age. Can handle coastal seaspray conditions.
Tree to 20+ ft.with brightly colored striped leaves
Short trunk eventually to 6ft. h., rosette to 4ft. across; Pale bell shaped blooms.
2ft long variegated leaves with blush-red marginal edges in cooler weather. Clusters on the ground.
2ft. trunkless rosettes; Can form small colonies.
Y. filamentosa “Color Guard”
Low growing w/yellow stripe down the center of the leaves, 4ft. tall bloom spikes with creamy white flowers.
Cycad grows to 3-5ft. across;
Recommended indoor in the Bay Area. Large cardboard-like leaves on wide spreading fronds. Short trunk very slow to develop.
Herbaceous stems and leaves growing from large underground succulent rhizomes. Known for its air-purifying effects, though poisonous itself.