Cactus and Succulents - Part Shade

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

Rhipsalis burchellii

Epiphyte that grows in the forest of Brazil near the Atlantic. Readily branching. Pink berries.

Rhipsalis cereoides

Thick triangular stems, semi-erect, will form pendant clusters. Small white flowers.

Rhipsalis oblonga

R. crispimarginata

Pendant to 8ft long with sparkly white floers along the stem margins.

Rhipsalis pilocarpa

Small and bushy, pendant epiphyte, 2 to 3ft long. Flowers at branch endings only, white. Green stems develop short hairs.

Rhombophyllum dolabriforme

Low growing Mesemb will form a densely branched small mound. Grows in rocky formations. Grows from cuttings and seeds. Can handle more water than other mesembs, less rot-prone, easy to grow. Yellow flowers in spring and summer.