Cactus and Succulents - Part Shade

Oxalis palmifrons

Winter growing bulb with light pink flowers. Amazing palmate leaves. Will go dormant in the summer heat.

Oxalis vulcanicola

O. spiralis ssp. vulcanicola

Small semi-succulent species with small clumps of reddish leaves

Parodia mammulosa

Generally solitary, 3″ high x 5″ across. Brownish spines fade to grey-white. Flowers vary from pale pink to yellow.

 

 

Parodia nigrispina

Distinct long spines with dark tips. Cylindrical stems can get to 16″ tall, 6″ across. Can branch basally, often forming moderate clumps. Yellow flowers. Listed as a Threatened Species.

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.

Peperomia prostrata

Vining succulent with small round thickened leaves, green with white veining. Upright red bloom stalks.

 

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.