Cactus and Succulents - Part Sun

Astrophytum asterias

Small solitary globular species, to 4″d.; yellow flowers; spineless areoles.

Astrophytum caput-medusae

Digitostigma caput-medusae

Rare, endangered. Short round stem with supersized horn-like spotted green tubercles. Yellow flowers. Grows in shaded spots among scrub plants. Fast grower. Growth season is March thru August. Can lose tubercles if too dry in summer.

Avonia buderiana

Thin papery scales over tiny leaves; 2″l. stems; white flowers; dry, fast-draining soil

Avonia herreana

Anacampseros herreana

Tiny caudiciform, many branches covered practically solid in white “leaves”. Rare and hard to grow. Light roots, water lightly. Small yellow flowers. Keep dry in winter.

Beaucarnea recurvata

Large swollen caudex to 6+ft., 10-15ft. tall.

A stunning slow-growing specimen plant with long thin arching leaves atop thick branches and a swollen trunk. Mature branches send out cream-colored bloom stalks in Spring.

 

Bombax ellipticum

(Pseudobombax ellipticum)

Deciduous tree with succulent stems and large green/brown caudex, can form a tree over 10ft. tall. Large green leaves are smaller and red in full sun.

Brachychiton rupestris

Semi-Deciduous tree

Palmate leaves accent an elegant, rubenesque, bottle-shaped trunk. Cream and red flowers in late spring to early summer.

Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis

Abundant thin green pads and bright yellow flowers. Grows tall, tree-like with a large round trunk forming.

 

Bursera microphylla

Freely branching shrub, natural bonsai; papery white bark, small leaflet pairs