Cactus and Succulents - Every 3 Week

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.

Cereus “Fairy Castle”

C. hildmannianus ssp. uruguayanus fa. monstrose “Fairy Castles”
C. peruvianus fa. monstrose

Large clusters of tightly spaced stems, to 2ft tall.

Cereus fa. monstrose

C. peruvianus fa. monstrose

Scalloped columns, blue; varies – some specimens very branchy, tall

Cereus fa. monstrose “Rojo”

C. peruvianus fa. monstrose “Rojo”
C. repandus fa. monstruosus cv. “Rojo”

Large white night-blooming flowers pollinated by bats, will produce edible fruit in hillside areas with bat populations.

Cereus peruvianus

C. repandus

30ft. Branch from base, segmented stems; bright red fruit

Cereus uruguayanus

C. hildmannianus ssp. uruguayanus

Tall, columnar, branching cactus with large summer night-blooms

Cereus “Ming Thing”

C. validus fa. monstrose “Ming Thing”

A blue cactus with short and lumpy monstrose growth, to 12″ tall. Do not overwater, it is slow growing and likes to be dry.

Cheiridopsis denticulata

Dwarf shrublet with paired leaves in the Iceplant family. Tiny little teeth-like protrusions on the tips of the leaves. Variable flower colors from pale-peach to bright yellow. May also be the same species as Cheiridopsis candidissima.

Cheiridopsis speciosa

Dwarf shrublet with paired leaves in the Iceplant family. Variable flower colors – Yellow, magenta, red, orange and lilac.

 

Cleistocactus straussii

Clusters of slow-growing stems to 10ft.; dense white spines, tubular red blooms pollinated by hummingbirds

Coleocephalocereus aureus

Thin golden spines, stems grow vertical to 4ft tall. Keep dry in winter. Roots can die back easily, take care when transplanting. Lateral cephalium with small yellow flowers when mature.

 

Consolea rubescens

Tree-like to 20ft tall with large oval paddles. Orange flowers, red fruit.

Copiapoa esmeraldana

Grows along the cliff edges of the Atacama desert in Northern Chile. Small, rotund, with prominent tubercules. Variable flowers, white to yellow, grow from the woolly cephalium. Slow growing, generally solitary, to 10″.

Copiapoa fiedleriana

Very spiny small cactus, almost grey stems, small yellow flowers. Prominent tubercles.

Copiapoa humilis

Small round barrel will eventually grow to about 4″, sometimes clumps. New stems are dark purple, age to a greenish tan. Yellow flowers from the woolly area on top.

Copiapoa malletiana

Branch from the base, form large clusters of dozens of stems, eventually grow up to 6ft. across.

Corryocactus erectus

Clumping stems rise like fingers to 18″, topped with orange-red flowers. Flowers spring through summer. Great for filling in the landscape.