Cactus and Succulents - Every 2 Week

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

Bulbine latifolia

Clump-forming shrubby rosettes, w/yellow blooms attractive to hummingbirds

Bursera simplicifolia

Slow growing shrub, natural bonsai; rare; caudex with peeling bark. Can get to 10 feet tall.

Calibanus hookeri

Large caudex, 1 to 2 feet, with grassy leaves, winter-growing, outside in Bay Area

Caralluma baldratii

Orbea baldratii

Narrow-stemmed Stapeliad with deep burgundy starfish-shaped flowers.

 

Caralluma socotrana

Whitish branches, spreads readily, lots of red flowers on the tips in summer. Bare stems look like bleached coral. Large clumps 10-12″ tall. Rot-prone in winter makes it difficult to keep alive through to spring.

Ceiba speciosa

Bottle tree to 50 ft. in ground with dense thorns on trunk. Deciduous.

Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa

Caudex develops “pimples,” or fissures, as it ages. In the Cucurbitaceae family, forms wild-growing vines with large lobed green leaves and large yellow-green squash-blossom flowers.

Cissus quadrangularis

Freely branching, 4-sided stems, small leaves at the joints. Has been used medicinally since ancient times. Great for hanging baskets.

Cissus tuberosa

Caudex-forming vine in the grape family; aerial roots, small fruit

Cleistocactus parapetiensis

C. azerensis

Slender columns, 3 feet tall, with lots of short gold spines, branches low, many tubular red blooms