Large caudex, 1 to 2 feet, with grassy leaves, winter-growing, outside in Bay Area
Narrow-stemmed Stapeliad with deep burgundy starfish-shaped flowers.
Low-growing, mat-forming Stapeliad with small burgundy carrion-flowers. Will grow best if allowed to go cool in winter, but protect from frost.
Sprawling stems, spider-like carrion flowers. Yemen.
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.
Bottle tree to 50 ft. in ground with dense thorns on trunk. Deciduous.
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.
Very slow growing shrub to 6’h. with tiny ovoid green leaves
C. hildmannianus ssp. uruguayanus fa. monstrose “Fairy Castles”
C. peruvianus fa. monstrose
Large clusters of tightly spaced stems, to 2ft tall.
C. peruvianus fa. monstrose
Scalloped columns, blue; varies – some specimens very branchy, tall
C. repandus fa. monstrose “Minima”
Small bumpy columns – varied branchy
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.
Sprawling/climbing to 3ft., blooms at night, white w/pink edge
Beautiful small crests popping out all over!
Vining Stapeliad with massive unusual parachute-like flowers.
Practically bare stems will vine in all directions. Small leaves at nodes, hordes of stunning burgundy upright hairy flowers.
Dwarf shrublet with paired leaves in the Iceplant family. Tiny little teeth-like protrusions on the tips of the leaves. Variable flower colors from pale-peach to bright yellow. May also be the same species as Cheiridopsis candidissima.
Dwarf shrublet with paired leaves in the Iceplant family. Variable flower colors – Yellow, magenta, red, orange and lilac.
Caudex-forming vine in the grape family; aerial roots, small fruit
Narrow shrubby, branches at ground level; pendant stems
Tropical succulent – it can have porcelain-like flowers any time throughout the year. Grows shrubby, 2 to 3 feet potted, but can grow 8 to 10 feet tall in habitat.
Small clumps 12″ x 18″; bright red tubular blooms
Flaking bark; small flowers appear before the leaves in spring. Fragrant sap is used for perfumes. Will develop a thickened caudiciform trunk and spiny branches. Keep dry in winter.
Small and variable
Very small round paired leaves.
Tuberous caudex with leafy climbing stems, hairy; tiny red fruits, edible roots. 10 inch across, vines to 6 feet.
Upright habit with variegated burgundy red leaves, long and arching. Great as a houseplant. Deer resistant.
Trailing succulent. 10″ stems with 1″ leaves and pale yellow flowers at the tips.
3″ across, solitary. Rhomboid tubercles. Pale yellow flowers.
Depressed globose, 5″ x 7″, curved spines.