Cactus and Succulents - Part Shade

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.

Kalanchoe “Red Scallops”

K. fedtschenkoi “Red Scallops”

Shrubby, sprawling stems to 2ft tall, scalloped leaves. Lots of small pink flowers.

Kalanchoe daigremontiana

Bryophyllum daigremontianum

Plantlets form by the dozens on the leaf edges and fall and root easily. Orange flowers.

Kalanchoe prolifera

Bryophyllum proliferum

Shrubby to 6ft tall, unbranched stems with large pinnate leaves.

Kalanchoe synsepala

Serrated leaves with purple edges. Produces plantlets on arcing runners. White flowers.

Lachenalia viridiflora

Small bulb with spotted oval leaves and aloe-like flowers. Large bloom sprays with dozens of stunning turquoise flowers as it matures. Winter grower, dormant in summer. Protect from freezes.

Lapidaria margaretae

Small Mesemb with pairs of articulated grey leaves. Will form 6″ clusters. Fall blooms open during the day, are followed by new leaf pairs in winter. Easy to grow and get to multiply after 2 to 3 years, however take care not to overwater. Misting is best with a little direct water in September-October. Grows well in amongst small rocks.

Ludisia discolor

Haemaria discolor

Terrestrial orchid, small white flowers, dark striped leaves. Shade-tolerant

Macodes petola

Terrestrial orchid with small white flowers, sparkling variegated leaves, shade-tolerant