Cactus and Succulents - Part Sun

Bombax ellipticum

(Pseudobombax ellipticum)

Deciduous tree with succulent stems and large green/brown caudex, can form a tree over 10ft. tall. Large green leaves are smaller and red in full sun.

Brachychiton rupestris

Semi-Deciduous tree

Palmate leaves accent an elegant, rubenesque, bottle-shaped trunk. Cream and red flowers in late spring to early summer.

Bursera microphylla

Freely branching shrub, natural bonsai; papery white bark, small leaflet pairs

Calibanus hookeri

Large caudex, 1 to 2 feet, with grassy leaves, winter-growing, outside in Bay Area

Ceiba speciosa

Bottle tree to 50 ft. in ground with dense thorns on trunk. Deciduous.

Cephalopentandra ecirrhosa

Caudex develops “pimples,” or fissures, as it ages. In the Cucurbitaceae family, forms wild-growing vines with large lobed green leaves and large yellow-green squash-blossom flowers.

Cereus “Fairy Castle”

C. hildmannianus ssp. uruguayanus fa. monstrose “Fairy Castles”
C. peruvianus fa. monstrose

Large clusters of tightly spaced stems, to 2ft tall.

Cereus fa. monstrose

C. peruvianus fa. monstrose

Scalloped columns, blue; varies – some specimens very branchy, tall

Cheiridopsis denticulata

Dwarf shrublet with paired leaves in the Iceplant family. Tiny little teeth-like protrusions on the tips of the leaves. Variable flower colors from pale-peach to bright yellow. May also be the same species as Cheiridopsis candidissima.

Cheiridopsis speciosa

Dwarf shrublet with paired leaves in the Iceplant family. Variable flower colors – Yellow, magenta, red, orange and lilac.

Cissus tuberosa

Caudex-forming vine in the grape family; aerial roots, small fruit

Clusia orthoneura

Tropical succulent – it can have porcelain-like flowers any time throughout the year. Grows shrubby, 2 to 3 feet potted, but can grow 8 to 10 feet tall in habitat.