Cactus and Succulents - Every 3 Week

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

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

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 malletiana

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

Cumulopuntia boliviana

In the Opuntioideae Subfamily, similar to some of the South American chollas, with glochids and easily separated elongate stem sections.

Cylindropuntia bigelovi

Opuntia bigelovi

Mojave and Sonora Deserts. Classic golden-spined Jumping Cholla. Slow growing.

Cylindropuntia imbricata

Opuntia imbricata

Shrubby tree cholla found throughout the SW and lower Great Plains.  Can grow to 10ft. tall. Magenta flowers.