Gymnocalycium Rotundulum I bought from you guys a couple of years ago. Its first time having multiple blooms. Wow!
Echinopsis oxygona Origin: South America Description: Forms clumps. Stems are variable – 2-10″ diameter; spines are variable, not always present. Large tubular showy flowers range from pinkish white to lavender, sometimes light red. Temperature: Hardy to 20F Full Sun to Part Sun
Echinopsis x “Tropical Pink”
From National Geographic, it’s a Vintage Saguaro! Mazatzal, Arizona National Geographic | February 1974 via Vintage National Geographic
Leucospermum “Scarlet Ribbons” Common Name: Nodding Pincushion Origin: South Africa Description: Evergreen Shrub Medium sized shrub with serrated leaves and red tips. Gorgeous multicolored pincushion flowers in yellow, orange, pink, and scarlet. Tolerates a wider range of soils than most Leucospermums. Temperature: Hardy to 25-30F Sun: Full Sun Water: Low Size: 5ft
An Echinopsis denudata photo sent in by David in El Cerrito. Thanks, David!
Crassula pubescens ssp. rattrayi Common Name: Red Carpet Origin: South Africa Description: Forms a carpet of lightly fuzzy leaves, green in shade and bright red in full sun. Afternoon shade needed in inland locations. Temperature: Hardy to 25F
Opuntia basilaris Classic blue cactus from the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts. Very low water, can handle high heat and winter cold if dry. Pink flowers. Loads of small glochids, very few spines. Will get 2 to 3 feet tall and spread 6 to 8 feet wide over time. Pads were used medicinally. Temperature: Hardy to… Read more »
Smooth skin, not knobbly. Gibbeum dispar
Cute South African succulents in the Mesemb Family, also known as the Iceplant Family, also known as the Living Stone Family. Indeed! To be clear the actual family name is Aizoaceae, Sub-Family Ruschioideae. And yet they’re called Mesembs because at some point in the past the family was called Mesembryanthemaceae. And some will dispute the… Read more »
Ceropegia serpentina is one of the strangest succulents with a basically bare stem that travels in weird directions. Until it blooms. Here it is just starting to open. And there are more than a dozen more buds still to come! Stapeliads for everyone!
These are among the stinkiest carrion flowers ever! Orbea lutea ssp vaga
I’m not sure who writes these monthly emails, but you’re awesome. Keep ’em coming! Love the pictures and hilarious descriptions. 🙂 If I didn’t already have too many succulents I’d be over there today buying more <3 -rachel
Rebutia narvaecense Origin: Bolivia Description: Generally clumping small 1″ barrels with hordes of blooms in spring Temperature: Hardy to 25F
Ibervillea lindheimeri vining nicely. Buds are coming too! Common Name: Balsam Gourd, Globeberry Origin: Texas; Mexico Description: Large white caudex, annual vines, dormant in winter. Vines have long tendrils, small yellow flowers and red berries.
It’s at the Farm Burger! The food was delicious.
…of a giant blooming cactus he got from Cactus Jungle! Thought you would enjoy A picture of a cactus we brought from you two years ago. Dave Nice. That’s one of our Echinopsis grandiflora hybrids.
This gorgeous Echeveria should be called “Snowy Pudding” But no. It’s called “White Rose” That’s not right. 😉
Hi cactus jungle A few of my cacti have struggled after the rains. I have attached a photo and I’m wondering if you can tell me what is happening with this plant. Is it a lost cause😞? If not, how can I help it? Thank you Brian Brian, The plant is a Euphorbia, and hopefully… Read more »
Echinopsis x grandiflora “Butterfly Mango” Another giant #cactus flower! Sweet. It’s a good spring for cactus flowers.
Hi Peter Would you be able to tell me the name of the succulent in the attached? And perhaps more importantly, what is happening with the dry, papery bits toward the crown? Can this plant be saved? I am not sure what to do next. It was lovely and plump and then this started happening… Read more »
Helichrysum “Ruby Cluster” Evergreen Perennial Showy clusters of deep pink buds open to white flowers. Large grey leaves. Low growing groundcover.
Our newest hybrid grandiflora is Echinopsis “Rocket Pink”. Nice!
Hello! I recently purchased a cactus to put on my windowsill to brighten up my room a bit, my problem is that I threw away the container right after I repotted it and now I don’t know what it is exactly. Could you help me? The pot it’s in in this picture is four inches… Read more »
Rebutia heliosa v melanistic Origin: Bolivia Description: “Short Spined” variety Clustering small stems, variable red to magenta flowers, spiraling ribs with prominent tubercles. Elongate areoles. Short, tiny brown spines. Purple-tinged stems in full sun. Characteristics: Full Sun to Part Sun Ultra Soil Blend Low Water Size: Clusters of 1″ stems
Hello, I live in Florida & would like to plant some cacti in my front courtyard. Do you know some names of cacti that do not grow too big in size for me to plant in that area? Kathleen Kathleen, Florida is a big state with many different climate zones. Also, if you are interested… Read more »
Subject: Re: April New Plants From: Les To: Cactus Jungle Hi. Just an fyi: Sarracinia Bug Bat (?) is best known as Sarracinia Minor. Sent from my iPhone Les, It’s been brought into our collection as a Hybrid. It may have also been a common name for S. minor, but we are referring to: “Sarracenia… Read more »
Hi Can you help me id this cactus. Found in Claveria, Misamis Oriental, Philippines. Thanks Ivan Ivan, It is a nice, older specimen of a cresting species, Probably a Cereus peruviuanus fa. cristata. Peter
Good News! BREAKING: Gov. Jerry Brown declares an end to California's 5-year-long drought. The state's had one of the wettest winters in years. pic.twitter.com/w3INRv9gpC — AJ+ (@ajplus) April 7, 2017
Ben brought in his gorgeous specimen Astrophytum caput-medusae, although he prefers to go by the name Digitostigma caput-medusae, which is considered a non-recognized name by the science boards that decide these things. Ben says we may have some available to sell at the Cactus Jungle in a year or two. Nice! Thanks, Ben. The horns… Read more »