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.

Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis

Abundant thin green pads and bright yellow flowers. Grows tall, tree-like with a large round trunk forming.

 

Bursera microphylla

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