Author Archive: Peter Lipson

Cactus Leaves

Cactus leaves, they’re real! Tubular on the opuntiods. This one is Austrocylindropuntia subulata Monstrose. Myrtillocactus cresting in back.

Taking Euphorbia Cuts

Hello. Our Euphorbia has a top part that has grown quite large and the stalk will not be able to support it much longer. it is already leaning a lot (this photo is a few months old and it has gotten larger). Is it possible to cut the top part off and plant it? How… Read more »

70+ Years From Now

Dear team, I would like to plant three Dasylirion Wheeleri in my garden. However, could you comment on their lifespan? can they live longer than 70 years? Thank you, Matt Dasylirion are long lived, will grow a trunk and all, but I do not know if they live 70+ years – you can check with… Read more »

We Get Golden Barrel Questions

Hello, I came across your web site and saw that you answer questions, so I thought I would try sending one. My friend gave me a large golden barrel pup from her father’s outside golden barrel cactus that lives in LA. I have been waiting for it to callus, and I went to check it… Read more »

Mixed Succulents

It’s cute, because it’s small, but it’s packed full of small succulents too! Small succulents? How cute! 😀

Greenhouse

Peak behind the scenes! It’s one of our production greenhouses. Very crowded with all those plants we’re growing. For you!

Mixed Succulents

The mixed succulent pots are shining in the morning light after the overnight rains! We like it.

Houseplants at Cactus Jungle

Our houseplants are fully stocked, ready to go! Online, in the shops, and here we are at the Marin store! Have you been to our store in San Anselmo? Come by, stop and check us out. We are open! We are delivering locally!

Succulent Shelves

Succulent shelves at our Marin store. I mean, they’re shelves and they’re stuffed full with succulents. Succulent Shelves! Cactus Jungle, San Anselmo, CA

Mixed Succulents

We are fully stocked with mixed succulent pots, in store and online shop too! They’re very nice, you probably agree.

Canary Islands Euphorbia Tree

Hi my name is jack. I currently live in the canarys islands fuerteventura. I have just took over a property to maintain there garden. I am just looking for some advice how to prune the euphorbia candelabrum. The customer would like it reduced in height. They are not particularly bothered about it flowing at this… Read more »

It’s a Bulb!

It’s the Oxalis namaquana, a rare little Wood Sorrel bulb with giant yellow flowers, as you can see. Usually most of the flowers are through the spring, but occasionally you get some through the winter. It’s a winter-growing bulb, so it can happen!

Can We Help with a Cactus ID?

Yes we can! Dear Cactus Jungle, I purchased a cactus from a garden centre in the UK. They were unable to tell me much about my purchase. I have been looking at your website and the cactus bears a striking similarity to opuntia monacantha variegata, which you sell I just wondered whether you would be… Read more »

Sedum or Senecio?

Hi there- I found myself on your website when doing a Google search for the plant in the attached photo. I am a landscape designer in San Diego and a fellow designer suggested that it might be Sedum rupestre ‘Silver’; I’m not so sure because the plant height is more than 1′ high. Can any… Read more »

Friday Whippet Blogging

Is this a whippet blog? It is! This is a Jason whippet blog. Jason agrees that we should abolish the police.

Cactus Jungle’s Response to the Coronavirus

Cactus Jungle will try to stay open for as many hours as possible, with the cooperation of our staff and customers, as an Essential Service because we sell fertilizers, soils, tools, vegetable starts and amendments for food crop production. Store Rules and Standards Nobody is required to come in. Customers: 6ft separation for us all…. Read more »

New Shop online for Local Delivery!

Cactus Jungle is now offering local delivery of select goods and plants to our local areas. We are offering only non-contact deliveries at this time. All deliveries will be on Mondays and Tuesdays, dropped at the door, and we will call/text to let you know. Our employees are following the strictest and latest requirements from… Read more »

Cactus Jungle Closure

Cactus Jungle’s Berkeley and Marin stores are currently closed for our Counties’ Shelter-in-Place orders, currently scheduled to last through April 7th. We will return as soon as we are able. If you would like to support us at this time may I suggest a digital gift card from our online shop? These will be good… Read more »

Grass-leaf Hakea

Crazy Australian flowers. So pink! Hakea francisiana Australia Evergreen Shrub Upright shrub with slender green leaves and pink-red blooms winter through spring. Needs very good drainage. Do not fertilize, except trace minerals. Temperature: Hardy to 18F Sun: Full Sun Water: Low Size: 8-15ft.

Snake Head

Aloe peglerae snake head bloom stalk starting to make its way up!

Rose Mink

It’s Protea blooming season, so that’s a very good time of year. Right now! Blooming! Protea “Rose Mink” Common Name: Greyleaf SugarbushOrigin: South Africa P. laurifolia “Rose Mink”Evergreen Shrub Large pink flowers appear in mid-winter, with fine black and white hairs. grey-green leaves. Do not fertilize. Temperature: Hardy to 25°F Sun: Full Sun

Cape Aloe

Aloe ferox starting to bloom! Origin: South Africa Description: Single large toothy rosette on tall stalk, outdoor up to 8ft. Temperature: Hardy to 20-25F Full Sun to Part Sun

In the Greenhouse

Cactus Jungle Berkeley and the greenhouse is nice and cozy! The sun is playing hide and seek today, but we have #dracaena and #bromeliads and #gemstones and #airplants and #houseplants and #rareplants all hanging out in the cozy greenhouse.

Golden Barrel Cactus

That is one supreme Echinocactus grusonii clump. It’s one plant! Practically a whole planet’s worth, I think. 🌏 🌐 🌍 Echinocactus grusonii Come see our planet shaking Cactus at our Marin store now!

Oxalis palmifrons

Origin: South Africa Winter growing bulb with light pink flowers. Amazing palmate leaves. Will go dormant in the summer heat. Temperature: Hardy to 15F Full Sun to Part Sun

Tree Aloe

Mariposa St., San Francisco That’s a nice Aloe marlothii hanging out in the Dogpatch. Nice? Just nice? No no sorry no, I meant awesome. Gorgeous. Fancy.

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