Small, jewel-like mesemb with angular bumpy leaves. Yellow flowers in winter. Leaves turn purplish in full sun.
A. rufescens “Rainbow”
Small purple, yellow, green leaves; pink pendant flowers
Small stacked green leaves, covered in a light coating of hairs. Erect columnar stems. Purple Flowers.
Small purple-green leaves, small hairs; pink pendant flowers
Tiny green leaves, stems to 4″l; tiny underground caudex, small hairs. Pink flowers require heat above 80F to open.
Tropical terrestrial bromeliad in the Pineapple family; evergreen to 4’t.
Purple flowers on the branch tips. Forms dense mounds, grows in limestone outcrops.
Mesembs with pairs of smooth egg-shaped silver-green leaves to 1/2″
Mesembs with pairs of glaucus green leaves to 1/2″
2″ rosettes grow to 12″h.; pups at base; light-shade, protect from frost
2″ rosettes grow to 12″-18″h.; pups at base; shade tolerant
Andean tree cholla gets 12 feet tall in habitat but can reach 25 feet in Bay Area, tubular leaves, long spines. Creates a very effective living fence. The fruit often drop and root in place.
Subtropical tuberous succulent, forms caudex; rich soil, regular water
Easy to grow natural bonsai with small succulent caudex.
Terrestrial bromeliad to 10″t. w/arcing yellow and green leaves
Terrestrial bromeliad to 12″t. w/pendulous blooms
Bulbs spherical to 10″, long twining vines, sm. greenish blooms
Clump-forming shrubby rosettes, w/small yellow or orange blooms
Clump-forming shrubby rosettes, w/yellow blooms attractive to hummingbirds
Grassy w/tall pyramidal bloom-stalks, yellow blooms
Slow growing shrub, natural bonsai; rare; caudex with peeling bark. Can get to 10 feet tall.
Sprawling stems, spider-like carrion flowers. Yemen.
Caudex develops “pimples,” or fissures, as it ages. In the Cucurbitaceae family, forms wild-growing vines with large lobed green leaves and large yellow-green squash-blossom flowers.
Natural bonsai shrub succulent, to 8″h., with small thick green leaves. Stems can get 4″ thick.
Tree-like. Blue stems will grow wide and branchy. Long spines, come in red fade to gray. Large pink flowers with burgundy-red sepals.
30ft tall tree-like cactus. Branches from base and further up with segmented stems. Bright red edible fruit, known as Cactus Apples.
C. hildmannianus ssp. uruguayanus
Tall, columnar, branching cactus with large summer night-blooms
C. woodii “Orange River”
Vines to 2ft, large heart-shaped succulent leaves; Keep dry in winter
Vines to 2ft, heart-shaped succulent leaves; Moist in summer, dry in winter