Flaking bark; small flowers appear before the leaves in spring. Fragrant sap is used for perfumes. Will develop a thickened caudiciform trunk and spiny branches. Keep dry in winter.
Small and variable
Very small round paired leaves.
Tuberous caudex with leafy climbing stems, hairy; tiny red fruits, edible roots. 10 inch across, vines to 6 feet.
Trailing succulent. 10″ stems with 1″ leaves and pale yellow flowers at the tips.
3″ across, solitary. Rhomboid tubercles. Pale yellow flowers.
Depressed globose, 5″ x 7″, curved spines.
Solitary 3″ globose bird’s nest cactus w/variable flowers
Dense subshrub succulent with small chalky white leaves and red tips. Orange flowers.
Shrubby to 2′ with finger-like waxy leaves; orange flowers
Shrub to 2′. Thick stems, erect branches; long green finger-like waxy leaves
Thick stems, elongated round waxy leaves, white with red tips in full sun, green in shadier conditions. Mounding to 4 feet.
C. orbiculata “Silver Star”
Thick stems, elongated round waxy leaves, white with red tips in full sun, green in shadier conditions. Shrubby growth habit.
Shrub to 2′. Erect branches; geometric finger-like waxy leaves
Thick stems, erect branches, oblong waxy leaves; to 4’h.
Fuzzy green leaves. Low, shrubby
Dwarf – branching, shrubby; fat fuzzy leaves with graphic marginal teeth.
C. pyramidalis x C. perfoliata
Miniature square-shaped vertical stems to 8″, drops bottom leaves.
Short towers of folded leaves, branching from the base.
Small squarish stems to 12″; long draping bloom stalks
A John trager hybrid, C. barklyi x (C. perfoliata var. minor x C. tecta)
Small stacked leaves, readily branches often laying down. Creamy white flowers.
Round leaves, thick succulent branches, broad 5ft shrub.
Readily branching, very low growing sub-shrub. Leaves will get a red edge in full sun.
Small propeller-like grey leaves with red tips in full sun. Shrubby to 18″.
6″ towers of tightly stacked triangular leaves. Red tips in full sun.
Grey leaves, criss-cross growth pattern, to 2ft.
Grows low, trailing. Small white flowers in winter.
Small squarish stems to 6″
C. pellucida v. marginalis
Cascading groundcover, more water in spring/summer
Red-tipped green leaves are small and thick, lining up along a trailing stem.