Cactus and Succulents - Every 3 Week

Agave scabra

Agave asperrima

Structural Agave with thick grey-green roughly textured leaves that come to a long black point. Vertical rosette to 3’h. Will pup over time. Deer Resistant.

 

Aloinopsis rosulata

Small, jewel-like mesemb with the smoothest leaves of the Titanopsis group of the Ruschieae tribe of the Iceplants (Aizoaceae). Winter growing. Yellow flowers with red-striped petals. Will grow a thickened taproot. Prefers very rocky soils.

Aloinopsis setifera

Small, jewel-like mesemb with angular bumpy leaves. Yellow flowers in winter. Leaves turn purplish in full sun.

Ariocarpus retusus

Highly variable, possibly through hybridizing. Slow-growing to 10″d; hairy center; summer blooms. Keep dry in winter

Astrophytum asterias

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

Austrocylindropuntia subulata

Opuntia subulata

Andean tree cholla gets 12 feet tall in habitat but can reach 25 feet in Bay Area, tubular leaves, long spines. Creates a very effective living fence. The fruit often drop and root in place.

Austrocylindropuntia vestita

Shrubby, branches grow vertically. Tubular leaves are persistent. Hairy stems, red flowers. Slender stems 2-3ft tall.

Bursera microphylla

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

Carnegiea gigantea

Classic giant cactus from the American Southwest. Slow growing. Will grow their first arm around 75-100 years old and can live 150-200 years. Some populations hardy to 15F if dry in winter.

It can take 10 years for a saguaro cactus to reach 1 inch in height. By 70 years of age, a saguaro cactus can reach 6 and a half feet tall, and will finally start to produce their first flowers. By 95-100 years in age, a saguaro cactus can reach a height of 15-16 feet, and could start to produce its first arm.”

https://www.nps.gov/orpi/learn/nature/saguaro-cactus.htm

 

Ceraria pygmaea

Portulacaria pygmaea

Natural bonsai shrub succulent, to 8″h., with small thick green leaves. Stems can get 4″ thick.