Cactus and Succulents - Every 3 Week

Fouquieria macdougalii

Striated trunk to 15ft.; Open branching. Large sprays of red blooms on the tips of the branches in spring and fall, blooms when young. Grows well in rocky or sandy soils. Can leaf out any time there is rain, summer or winter.

Fouquieria purpusii

Large green trunk, with varied bark and corky spine scars, upright to 12ft.

Fouquieria splendens

Classic Ocotillo from the Mojave and Colorado deserts; spiny stems, red flowers in spring. Long growing branches will leaf out with summer rains, grow to 20ft+.

Gibbaeum dispar

Dwarf, mounding succulents in the Iceplant Family. Pink flowers fall through early winter.


A genus of nearly 100 species of flowering small barrel cactus, many sought by collectors. Their defining feature is the flowers have a distinctive naked calyx (flower buds).

Gymnocalycium friedrichii

G. stenopleurum
G. mihanovichii friedrichii

Small flowering barrel to 4″d. Grows in dry savannah. Variable cream to pink flowers. Stem can show a lot of color variation depending on sun conditions and various cultivars.


Gymnocalycium saglionis

One of the larger Gymno’s, will get 12″ across. Generally solitary. Pinkish-white flowers with reddish throats.



Hoodia gordonii

Stems to 12″ tall, clumps of many spiny branches. Tan to Burgundy carrion flowers. Stems are eaten as an appetite suppressant by the San people of the Namib. Very low water.


One of the largest genera
Species ranger in size from an inch to a yard

Mammillaria albicoma

Soft and fuzzy appearing, low clustering small barrels with cream-colored flowers.