Hybrid species, to 3’h.; blue-green skin
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.
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.
Small, jewel-like mesemb with angular bumpy leaves. Yellow flowers in winter. Leaves turn purplish in full sun.
Slow-growing to 10″d; hairy center; summer blooms; keep dry in winter
Slow-growing to 10″; smoother than A. fissuratus. ep dry in winter
Highly variable geophytic cactus, possibly through hybridizing. Slow-growing to 10″d. w/hairy center and summer blooms. Can take 10+ years for first flowers. Keep dry in winter.
Form of Ariocarpus retusus with smooth dark pointy leaves. Slow-growing to 12″. Keep dry in winter.
Slow-growing to 10″d; hairy center; summer blooms. Keep dry in winter
Possibly A. retusus ssp. trigonus
Rare, endangered, slow to 12″; Incurved tubercles. Mexico/Texas border.
Large branchy cactus to 40’h.; long needle-like spines with white tips
Small solitary globular species, to 4″d.; yellow flowers; spineless areoles.
4″d. to 8″h. with long and twisted spines, many yellow/red blooms. Highly varied patterning of white spots.
Solitary globular species, variable, to 10″d.; spineless areoles; Flowers yellow/red.
Solitary globular species, smooth green skin, to 10″d.; spineless areoles; Flowers yellow/red.
Rare form – smooth variegated skin with shades of green, yellow, or orange.
Small, slow-grower, deeply grooved
Dark green, red in sun; can grow columnar to 4ft.
Stout short spines. Stems are speckled white.
Shrubby 5-8ft. tall, will grow wide; small red blooms
Small South American cholla, to 24″h.
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.
Monstrose cholla to 3ft.; dense branches, small spines from A. subulata
Shrubby to 12″; purple in full sun; small red blooms
Shrubby, branches grow vertically. Tubular leaves are persistent. Hairy stems, red flowers. Slender stems 2-3ft tall.
SoCal coastal native. Rare, yellow flowers, shrubby stems to 3ft
Abundant thin green pads and bright yellow flowers. Grows tall, tree-like with a large round trunk forming.
Bonsai tree, large caudex w/fragrant sap and peeling bark
Freely branching shrub, natural bonsai; papery white bark, small leaflet pairs
Freely branching small tree; peeling bark, small leaflet pairs