Cactus and Succulents - Part Sun

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 acerifolius

Bottle Tree, older stems will form a wrinkly grey bark. Beautiful lobed leaves. Waxy red flowers. Drought tolerant.

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 fagaroides

Bonsai tree, large caudex w/fragrant sap and peeling bark. Can grow 5ft tall and lots of wild branches. Deciduous in winter.

Bursera microphylla

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

Calibanus hookeri

Large caudex, 1 to 2 feet, with grassy leaves, winter-growing, outside in Bay Area

Caralluma baldratii

Orbea baldratii

Narrow-stemmed Stapeliad with deep burgundy starfish-shaped flowers.

 

Caralluma europaea

Low-growing, mat-forming Stapeliad with small burgundy carrion-flowers. Will grow best if allowed to go cool in winter, but protect from frost.

Caralluma socotrana

Whitish branches, spreads readily, lots of red flowers on the tips in summer. Bare stems look like bleached coral. Large clumps 10-12″ tall. Rot-prone in winter makes it difficult to keep alive through to spring.

Ceiba speciosa

Bottle tree to 50 ft. in ground with dense thorns on trunk. Deciduous.

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.

Cereus “Fairy Castle”

C. hildmannianus ssp. uruguayanus fa. monstrose “Fairy Castles”
C. peruvianus fa. monstrose

Large clusters of tightly spaced stems, to 2ft tall.

Cereus fa. monstrose

C. peruvianus fa. monstrose

Scalloped columns, blue; varies – some specimens very branchy, tall

Cereus “Ming Thing”

C. validus fa. monstrose “Ming Thing”

A blue cactus with short and lumpy monstrose growth, to 12″ tall. Do not overwater, it is slow growing and likes to be dry.