Cactus and Succulents - Part Shade

Pelargonium carnosum

Caudiciform, low to the ground, with small red and white flowers. Dry caudex will sprout new leaves quickly with water.

Peperomia axillaris

Windowed leaf edges. Small shrubs to 10″ tall, bright green, compact. Good air-circulation.

Peperomia kimnachii

Sprawling succulent will trail or hang down, new branches have upright clusters of leaves. Can hang over 3ft long. Groundcover under 1ft. Hardy to 30F, protect from frost.

Pereskia grandifolia ssp. violacea

Very showy rosy flowers. Primitive cactus, non-succulent, with long spines and lots of deciduous green leaves. Grows readily in tropical climates. Shrub 3 to 4 feet.

Pereskia lychnidiflora

Tree to 30ft. elliptical leaves and long thin spines, yellow/orange flowers. Mist in summer.

Platycerium “Netherlands”

P. bifurcatum “Netherlands”

Epiphytic fern. Compact cultivar. Grown on weathered slabs of bark, these fascinating ferns are semi-hardy outdoor in the Bay Area in a shady spot, or indoor in a moist location. Keep more dry in winter, under an eave or indoor.

Platycerium alcicorne

Epiphytic fern w/fronds to 12″. Grown on weathered slabs of bark, these fascinating ferns are semi-hardy outdoor in the Bay Area in a shady spot, or indoor in a moist location. Keep more dry in winter, under an eave or indoor.

Platycerium bifurcatum

Epiphytic fern. Grown on weathered slabs of bark, these fascinating ferns are semi-hardy outdoor in the Bay Area in a shady spot, or indoor in a moist location. Keep more dry in winter, under an eave or indoor.

Platycerium superbum

Epiphytic fern. Giant Staghorn with very broad shield. Can get 8ft! Hardy to 25F. Long lived. Keep more dry in winter, under an eave or indoor.

Pterocactus tuberosus

Caudiciform opuntioid. Prostrate stems, large underground roots. Can lose all above ground stems in winter. Copper-orange flowers. Keep cool and dry in winter.

Puya berteroniana

Large terrestrial bromeliad; stiff leaves with fragile teeth. Blue blooms on tall stalks

Puya x.

Small hybrid cross-breed; thick pointy leaves, subtle variegation

Rabiea difformis

Small clumps of a few thick leaves in rocky soils. Tuberous roots. Yellow flowers spring and summer.

Rhipsalis baccifera

R.  cassutha

Hanging epiphytic jungle cactus from Brazil, to 6’l; not frost hardy