Cactus and Succulents - Every 2 Week

Aloe striatula

Aloiampelos striatula

Shrubby, scrubby aloe with stalks to 6′, branching from the ground

 

Aloe succotrina

Great shaped spinning thin-leafed rosettes, medium, some shade

Aloe suprafoliata

Large solitary rosettes, Deep scarlet flowers on a silvery bloom stalk.

Aloe tenuior

Aloiampelos tenuior

Shrubby aloe with stalks to 6′, branching profusely from the ground

 

Aloe vaombe

Beautiful unbranched succulent to 12 feet tall or more with large solitary rosettes up to 5 feet across. Leaves are smooth and green to burgundy. Impressive fiery flower spikes mid-winter.

Aloe variegata

Stemless elongated rosettes to 8″h., dark leaves w/bands of white spots

Aloe zanzibarica

A. zanzibarica squarrosa, A. “Zanzibar”, A. juvenna

Small diameter, tall rosettes clumped close. Lime green with marginal teeth. Orange-red blooms. Great in rock gardens, can form trailing stems.

Anacampseros rufescens

Tiny green leaves, stems to 4″l; tiny caudex, small hairs. Pink flowers require heat above 80F to open.

Antimima fenestrata

Purple flowers on the branch tips. Forms dense mounds, grows in limestone outcrops.

Astroloba foliosa

2″ rosettes grow to 12″h.; pups at base; light-shade, protect from frost

Astroloba herrei

2″ rosettes grow to 12″-18″h.; pups at base; shade tolerant

Astrophytum caput-medusae

Digitostigma caput-medusae

Rare, endangered. Short round stem with supersized horn-like spotted green tubercles. Yellow flowers. Grows in shaded spots among scrub plants. Fast grower. Growth season is March thru August. Can lose tubercles if too dry in summer.

Avonia buderiana

Thin papery scales over tiny leaves; 2″l. stems; white flowers; dry, fast-draining soil

Avonia herreana

Anacampseros herreana

Tiny caudiciform, many branches covered practically solid in white “leaves”. Rare and hard to grow. Light roots, water lightly. Small yellow flowers. Keep dry in winter.

Beaucarnea recurvata

Large swollen caudex to 6+ft., 10-15ft. tall.

A stunning slow-growing specimen plant with long thin arching leaves atop thick branches and a swollen trunk. Mature branches send out cream-colored bloom stalks in Spring.

 

Beschorneria “Flamingo Glow”

Gorgeous variegation with cream stripe down the center of narrow green leaves. Flamingo-pink 6ft bloom stalks with pendant flowers in summer.

Bombax ellipticum

(Pseudobombax ellipticum)

Deciduous tree with succulent stems and large green/brown caudex, can form a tree over 10ft. tall. Large green leaves are smaller and red in full sun.

Boophone disticha

Boophane disticha

S. African bulbs spherical to 20″, fan-leafed, red flowers. Poisonous.

 

 

Bowiea volubilis

Bulbs spherical to 10″, long twining vines, sm. greenish blooms