Cactus and Succulents - Part Sun

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 fa. monstrose “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.

Cheiridopsis denticulata

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.

Cheiridopsis speciosa

Dwarf shrublet with paired leaves in the Iceplant family. Variable flower colors – Yellow, magenta, red, orange and lilac.


Cissus tuberosa

Caudex-forming vine in the grape family; aerial roots, small fruit

Clusia orthoneura

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.

Coleocephalocereus aureus

Thin golden spines, stems grow vertical to 4ft tall. Keep dry in winter. Roots can die back easily, take care when transplanting. Lateral cephalium with small yellow flowers when mature.


Commiphora schimperi

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.

Corallocarpus bainesii

Tuberous caudex with leafy climbing stems, hairy; tiny red fruits, edible roots. 10 inch across, vines to 6 feet.

Cordyline “Paso Doble”

Upright habit with variegated burgundy red leaves, long and arching. Great as a houseplant. Deer resistant.

Corpuscularia lehmannii

Trailing succulent. 10″ stems with 1″ leaves and pale yellow flowers at the tips.