Clumping small stems to 1″ with variable blooms
S. cylindrica v. patula “Boncel”
Tight fans of thick spear-shaped green and white leaves. A compact snake plant makes a great low water houseplant, moderate to bright light.
Thick wide-open splayed blue-green leaves with thin red edges.. Stemless, grows from rhuizomes, will grow 3-4ft.
Thick spear-shaped ribbed green leaves. A compact snake plant makes a great low water houseplant, moderate to bright light. Underground 1″ rhizomes.
Solitary, 4″d. x 6″tall. Green flowers, hooked spines. Tuberous roots.
S. crispatus “Palmillas”
Small cactus with wavy ribs.
4″ solitary barrel, undulating ribs, variable spines
Tree-like, many branched to 15ft. White flowers, edible fruit.
Tree-like, branched to 25ft, 8″strems. Red flowers, red fruit.
Tall columnar to 26ft.; branchy with long spines; night blooms
Charming Opuntia relative with small oblong pads that are spineless and edible. Variable flowers of red and orange in spring.
Medium prickly pear, sprawls to 3ft, long white soft spines
low-spine, branches to 12″, easily break-off for propagation
Papery-spines w/glochids. Globular stems, readily propagate by popping off at the joint and rolling away, root easily.
Stunning globular stems stacked up, will break off and roll with few recumbent spines. Ivory white flowers. very arid, can handle extreme desert.
Usually solitary, stems can get 15″ high x 6″ around. Magenta flowers fade to white towards the center, and then get very dark below.
Small hedgehog cactus, generally solitary. 5″h x 3″ w.
Tuberous roots with short stems; green leaves to 1″l. with white bristles
Mini prickly pear, pads 1-2″ groundcover
Low growing, stems flattened crescents, long spines. Seeds used for red dye.
Golden spined column, slow growing, eventualy treelike to 20ft., usually branching above 6ft. White tubular flowers.
Tree-like to 20ft., branches low. Pink flowers. Develops woolly lateral cephalium.
Treelike to 20ft., branching above 6ft. White tubular flowers.