Cactus and Succulents - Every 3 Week

Opuntia stenopetala

Shrubby prickly pear to 5′; medium red spines with many orange glochids

Opuntia sulphurea

3ft tall, can spread to 6ft wide, low growing spiny Prickly-Pear cactus. Can grow in clay soils. Spines are dense and hardened. Yellow flowers spring through summer.


Opuntia tuna-blanca

Tall, fast growing prickly pear; delicious fruit (tunas) creamy-white colored.

Opuntia undulata

Tall prickly pear to 10′, trunk to 12″; low-spine, edible pads/fruit

Opuntia violacea

O. macrocentra v. minor

Purple pads, low spreading, a few long black spines; Populations vary by location.

Opuntia x rooneyi

O. aureispina x O. macrocentra

Large bluish pads, long red spines

Oreocereus celsianus

Tree cactus to 12ft. tall covered with long white hairs. Branches from the base. low growing.

Oreocereus doelzianus var. sericatus

Morawetzia sericata

Exceptionally attractive white-furred, broze-spined cactus from high altitudes where the fur protects it from scorching sunlight and frosts. Slow, but will clump with age, carmine colored tubular flowers.


Oreocereus trollii

Andean, fog hardy. Exceptionally attractive white-furred and bronze-spined cactus from high altitudes where the hairs will protect it from UV and frosts. Slowly clumping to 30″t. Red flowers.

Pachycereus marginatus

Large straight and vertical stems to 12ft, can get to 20ft. Branch from the base. Small funnel-shaped rose flowers.

Pachycereus pringlei

Tall and spiny to 40ft. with 2ft. trunk, slow growing. Edible fruit, medicinal stems.

Pachycereus weberi

Tall and spiny tree-like, to 40ft. with thick trunk, slow growing. White flowers.

Parodia chrysacanthion

Small white Ball Cactus with yellow flowers. Can handle frost but only if perfectly dry.

Parodia erubescens

Dense reddish-brown spines. Solitary, 4″d x 7″h. Lemon-yellow flowers.

Parodia mammulosa

Generally solitary, 3″ high x 5″ across. Brownish spines fade to grey-white. Flowers vary from pale pink to yellow.



Parodia nivosa

Dense white spines. Solitary to 5″ d. Bright red flowers. Will develop central wool and bristles.