Cactus and Succulents - Part Sun

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.

Ceropegia dichotoma

Upright succulent stems, 2-3ft, with small deciduous leaves that drop off in spring. Flowers in winter, with yellow blooms at the nodes of the stem. A unique container specimen.

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

Cleistocactus fieldianus

Erect vertical branches 10 to 20ft tall, sometimes splay outward. Vibrant red tubular flowers.

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.

Coccinia trilobata

Vining caudiciform, vines to 10ft, caudex to 2ft. Yellow flowers. Likes to be a bit more moist in summer, but soil must be well-draining. Cucurbit (Cucurbitaceae).


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.

Copiapoa humilis

Small round barrel will eventually grow to about 4″, sometimes clumps. New stems are dark purple, age to a greenish tan. Yellow flowers from the woolly area on top.

Corallocarpus bainesii

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