That’s a beautiful Echeveria subrigida in full bloom! Dowling Pl, Berkeley
Good morning – We purchased the plant next to my son in this photo from you about 2+ years ago. I cannot recall the name of it – but note it is now producing a giant shoot or blossom that is about 10 feet tall. What can you tell me about this – I have… Read more »
This looks delicious! Succulent Cake by Iven Kawi. Photo: instagram.com/ivenoven/ via Avantgardens
Hi! Could you tell me the name of this cactus? It’s a very small, low-growing, spreading, clumping one with fine spines and orange flowers. Thanks in advance, Montana Montana, That little cactus is Rebutia fiebrigii. Peter
Echinopsis pachanoi And here’s a closeup of the biggest one!
Ben’s weird caudiciform opuntioid is blooming! Pterocactus tuberosus Thanks for sharing, Ben! Hopefully we’ll have some available by fall. We can all hope.
Dominic sends along this San Pedro photo. Wow! The bees must be going nuts! I bought this San Pedro cactus from you many years ago. It has bloomed a few times with only a few flowers. This year we got 61 flowers from it!
It’s the Tokidoki Unicorno Pride Special Edition – It’s a 2-pack! We sell a lot of the Tokidoki toys, mostly the Cactus Friends and the Unicornos (also spiky!) since we are a spiky kind of nursery kind of place. And now they’ve released a Pride Special Edition?!? And we are in the middle of Pride… Read more »
It’s a caruncled Echeveria hybrid Post St, San Francisco
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 »