Cactus and Succulents - Part Shade

Hoya curtisii

Small spotted leaves, rounded coming to a point at the tip.

Hoya kerrii

Thick heart-shaped leaves on pendulous vine; wax blooms

Hoya nummularioides

Flowers are small and very fragrant. Easy to grow, indoor or in a protected spot like a covered porch, but cannot handle a freeze.

Hoya obscura

Fast growing vines to 8ft, medium-sized darker-green leaves, small fragrant pink flowers with yellow centers.

Huernia kennedyana

Small clumps of short, stout, globose stems. Attractive 1″ striped yellow flowers.

Huernia primulina

Stapeliad with simple, plain star-shaped flowers. toothy stems stay low.

Huernia striata

Small compact plant with branches; likes it hot; attractive 3″ striped flowers

Huernia zebrina

Clumps of 6″ stems, erect or recumbent; spotted and striped cream-colored carrion flowers with red centers


Hybrid epiphytic jungle cacti cultivated and grown for the delicious fruit. Aggressive climbers that can encircle a host tree. Large night-blooming flowers.

Hylocereus “Kip’s Red”

H. costaricensis “Kip’s Red”

Vibrant edible red fruit with dense pink flesh. Climbing cactus with fragrant night-blooming white flowers Spring through Fall.

Ibervillea lindheimeri

Large white caudex, annual vines, dormant in winter. Vines have long tendrils, small yellow flowers and red berries.

Jatropha capensis

Shrubby with a trunk-like caudex, to 4ft tall. 3-lobed leaves. Yellow flowers. Deciduous in winter.

Jensenobotrya lossowiana

Round-leafed Mesemb. White-pink flowers. Forms long draping woody branches with succulent leaves. Mist the leaves occasionally through the growing season. Grows in very rocky soils.