Cactus and Succulents - Every 3 Week

Mammillaria senilis

6″ round stems with lots of very white spines, with longer hooked spines. Large red flowers.



Mammillaria sheldonii

Small clumps of fast-growing cylindrical branches to 4″h. Purple-pink tubular blooms

Mammillaria thornberi

Small stems, 1/2″ diameter, to 4″ long, with hooked spines. Forms large clusters readily. Pink flowers.

Mammilloydia candida

Grows in rocky limestone hillside slopes. Globose stems covered in short white spines, as many as 100 radial spines. Yellow flowers. Will slowly form small clusters.


Matucana madisoniorum

Stems flattened globose to 6″. Thought to be ethnobotanical. Orange-red funnel-shaped flowers. Endangered in habitat. Sometimes spineless.

Matucana polzii

M. aurantiaca subs. polzii

2-3″ stems, tubular red flowers. Small clusters.

Melocactus azureus

Large, globular, blue-skinned with white-haired cephalium when mature. Will grow 10-12″ tall.


Melocactus disciformis

M. violaceus ssp. margaritaceus v. disciformis

Small globular, with white-haired cephalium when mature

Melocactus zehntneri

Highly variable, mostly green. Round 10″ across to 20″ tall. Large cephalium when mature with small pale pink flowers. 10 to 20 ribs.

Monadenium ellenbeckii

Euphorbia bisellenbeckii

Shrub to 3’h. with several tender vertical stems, small leaves.

Myrtillocactus geometrizans fa. cristata

Myrtillocactus “Crest”

Stunning, slow-growing, densely crested cactus. A number of different clones have more or less dense crests. Bluish in full sun. Tends not to bloom or set fruit as much as the non-crested species.

Neoraimondia herzogiana

Neocardenasia herzogiana

Tall columnar cactus with large brown central spines surrounded by smaller white spines (6-8). Branches midway up the trunk and will form a large cluster of vertical branches. Edible fruit.

Obregonia denegrii

Globular, solitary plant to 5″d. with thick taproot; spiral leaves. Collected to near extinction, it is found in limestone soils in the Chihuahuan Desert.

Opuntia “Big Sky”

O. engelmanii “Big Sky”

Large brown spines, 8-10″ pads. Will grow 6 to 8 feet tall. A robust and large selection.

Opuntia “Desert Gem”

O. rufida “Desert Gem”

Small prickly pear with lots of glochids to 10″ w/orange flowers

Opuntia “Fiesta”

Fast growing to 2ft, hot pink flowers. Covered in long white 4″ spines that glow silver when backlit. Cold Hardy.

Opuntia “Orange Tang”

Green pads spread out to 4ft wide in a low growth pattern. Abundant orange flowers in spring. Moderately slow grower.

Opuntia “Party Favor”

O. erinacea v. utahensis hybrid.

Low-spine. Spring bloom flush in crimson pink flowers, and sometimes winter.



Opuntia “Sparkles”

O. polyacantha var. hystricina, O. utahensis

Low growing, spreading prickly-pear cactus. Purple spots develop in cold weather. Brilliant carmine-pink flowers spring through summer.