Cactus and Succulents - Part Shade

Aloinopsis setifera

Small, jewel-like mesemb with angular bumpy leaves. Yellow flowers in winter. Leaves turn purplish in full sun.

Anacampseros baeseckei

Small stacked green leaves, covered in a light coating of hairs. Erect columnar stems. Purple Flowers.

 

Anacampseros rufescens

Tiny green leaves, stems to 4″l; tiny underground caudex, small hairs. Pink flowers require heat above 80F to open.

Ananas lucidus

Tropical terrestrial bromeliad in the Pineapple family; evergreen to 4’t.

Antimima fenestrata

Purple flowers on the branch tips. Forms dense mounds, grows in limestone outcrops.

Astroloba foliosa

2″ rosettes grow to 12″h.; pups at base; light-shade, protect from frost

Astroloba herrei

2″ rosettes grow to 12″-18″h.; pups at base; shade tolerant

Austrocylindropuntia subulata

Opuntia subulata

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.

Begonia dregei

Easy to grow natural bonsai with small succulent caudex.

Bowiea volubilis

Bulbs spherical to 10″, long twining vines, sm. greenish blooms

Bulbine latifolia

Clump-forming shrubby rosettes, w/yellow blooms attractive to hummingbirds

Bursera simplicifolia

Slow growing shrub, natural bonsai; rare; caudex with peeling bark. Can get to 10 feet tall.

Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa

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.

Ceraria pygmaea

Portulacaria pygmaea

Natural bonsai shrub succulent, to 8″h., with small thick green leaves. Stems can get 4″ thick.

Cereus forbesii

C. hankeanus
C. validus

Tree-like. Blue stems will grow wide and branchy. Long spines, come in red fade to gray. Large pink flowers with burgundy-red sepals.

Cereus peruvianus

C. repandus

30ft tall tree-like cactus. Branches from base and further up with segmented stems. Bright red edible fruit, known as Cactus Apples.

Cereus uruguayanus

C. hildmannianus ssp. uruguayanus

Tall, columnar, branching cactus with large summer night-blooms

Ceropegia woodii

Vines to 2ft, heart-shaped succulent leaves; Moist in summer, dry in winter